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tie court rules that suspected russian arms trafficking are victor borge nicknamed the merchant of death is to be extradited to the us. russia standing by to switch on iran's first nuclear power plant which will be under the strict
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control of the us tomic watchdog. and follow our close of t.v. a thousand kilometers north of moscow to see how life in the arts and crafts now no harm to paul remains virtually unchanged for generations. this is r.t. coming to life from moscow marina joshie welcome to the program of a suspected russian arms baron viktor of what will be extradited from thailand to the us a thai appeals court delivered the verdict after a lower court rejected washington's extradition bid the ruling says boot will be santa to american soil within three months he was arrested two and a half years ago in bangkok in a wide grid operation was by u.s. agents washington wants boots on charges of terrorism and supplying arms to colombian rebels allegations he denies because units are has more people in the
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hollywood's lord of war there are over four hundred fifty million firearms in world wide circulation that's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. the only question is. how do we were in the other eleven and his alleged real life proto. type russian businessmen think that it would nickname the merchant of death denied all accusations of arms selling and laughed off parallels . and i feel pity for. his statement never changed even when he came from behind bars in the infamous bangkok hilton he was arrested in thailand in march two thousand and eight in a joint sting operation by local and u.s. authorities he was apprehended in the final stages of arranging the sale of millions of dollars of high powered weapons to people he believed to represent
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a known terrorist organization the far not many people were willing to give that type of credit given to him by american prosecutors he's possibly a merchant of some death but he certainly isn't the man the u.s. media would call them. around quite a lot. and i would think that ninety five percent of his plots were ordinary commercial goods. or all sorts of things so we're only talking about five percent of the cargoes possibly being. illegal in a long and drawn out extradition hearing that took over two years the united states changed added and modify their charges against mr boot to include violating international trade law as well as arms trafficking his family believes at some point it became a process for the process instead of
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a process for justice. friday's court ruling so is the thai justice is entirely under u.s. pressure there's no justice. who worked on four previous hearings for a year and a half clearly showed there is not enough evidence of my brother's guilt for some reason it turns out to be enough for the appeals court the u.s. kept. coote the prosecutor general and then to send the letter to thailand's ambassador to the consequences if my brother is released this. case is political and not criminal. boots trial and tribulations have been ask loosely followed by the media as hollywood's version of the life of the merchant of death unlike a scripted movie there are no punchy closing lines thoughtful soundtracks or a list of all those involved in production unless that many believe is even more interesting than the lead man himself. catarina as r r t moscow.
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russia is ready to launch a rod's first nuclear power plant on saturday saying the joint project will show that to iran is entitled to the peaceful use of nuclear energy the russian built reactor will be loaded with fuel under the strict controls of the un's nuclear watchdog the plant is expected to be fully operational about a month russia will help to run the facility supply the fuel and remove the waste that's expected to ease fears of tehran using the span rods to make nuclear weapons iran is under un sanctions aimed at pressuring tehran to abandon its uranium enrichment program on a boy the looks of the construction of the plant. it's been a routine for more than a decade hundreds of russian constructors streaming to their workplace three shifts a day six days a week building iran's first nuclear power station. it's been a long wait launched by germans in the nineteen seventies the construction was
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halted after the revolution when russians to call for the task was to feed a new reactor into a no ready existing building to destroy its. direct construct is always more difficult to build from scratch. the normal requires a much larger space this is one of the reasons why the launch of the station has been postponed so many times for the rainy and it meant the delay in their nuclear dream for local russians more time away from home. little works in the local kindergarten while here has been disputing finishing touches to the station she's explaining to her peoples what it's all about. why we need nuclear power stations transit in flight condition it. she locks it in let's look at the last economy the conditions are good here every family has a separate house something that we couldn't afford to have the launch of the bush
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air plan is a major political and economic milestone for iran but for the russian constructors who built it it's a very joyous occasion two out of about three thousand only one in town were able to bring their families with them the rest committed themselves to lonely and rather tedious lives but now everybody is counting the days until they go home. so gay is one of them after seventeen years of marriage he had to adjust to a bachelor's life again now he's gearing up for the opposite transition. very happy to go i miss my family. just as a rainy. societies are slated for the rest of the world the russian village and bush air is it's wrong to buy walls guarded day and night to buy the uranium police women are required to observe the muslim dress code men have to forget about alcohol and drinks life is especially mum not for the local teenagers. i
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wish we had more freedom there are not many things to do here and girls always have to cover their heads it took me a lot of time to get used to it. the construction of the plant has always been in tangled in big politics but it is also the lot of little man and their families spent years away from home building iran's nuclear dream. works on a boycott or the iran. they minute opening of the nuclear plant has increased speculation that the facility could be the target of a military attack by israel or the us. from a u.s. pressure group on middle east policy says organizations within america are trying to sway public opinion in favor of armed action against iran. to groups that are pushing the u.s. to invade iran or certainly attack iran either financially or physically are the same groups that pushed the us to invade. iraq during the the mainstream
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jewish organizations in this country i'm saying and because there was a four page time. in the new york times for training. the head of iran as extremely dangerous and really in the sea and he looks almost diabolical and the ad was run by all the mainstream musicians in the united states or at least a very large segment of this is who is pushing the american public to believe incorrectly that their iran is a threat to the united states that iran is a nuclear threat. and coming up later in the program freedom of speech versus freedom of religion faith range over more plus adverts that oppose building a mosque near ground zero. and seventy years after russian revolutionaries death a man of europeans are finding his ideas still relevant that's on the way.
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now take a look at some other stories from around the world and b.p. has rejected claims it is withholding key information needed for the investigation to the gulf of mexico oil spill trans ocean the firm which owns the rig has asked for full disclosure of details about the explosion at the platform which killed eleven workers and started the leak the company is already facing more than three hundred lawsuits for damages caused by the disaster but denies responsibility. the u.k. government has urged libya not to celebrate the first anniversary of the release of the lockerbie bomber. was released by scottish authorities on medical advice here only three months left to live and there was anger in the u.k. . the hero's welcome in tripoli on his return the foreign office said similar scenes would be insensitive to the families of the two hundred seventy people killed in the attack. the u.n.
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looks set to reach its started of four hundred sixty million dollars in aid for pakistan's flood victims nations have been increasing their donations after the un secretary-general ban ki moon asked for more money at a special meeting of the general sample before the address and we have to some have been raised the secretary general appealed to governments to give more generously than in previous disasters saying the floods were a bigger catastrophe than many thought over twenty million people have been affected by the disaster. to train carriages have plunged into a river in southwestern china after floods washed away part of a bridge heavy rains caused support columns to collapse leaving part of the trains a span of about the fast flowing water the carriages held together just long enough for everyone to skate. plans to build a mosque near the side of the nine eleven terror attacks in new york are fueling anti muslim feeling among some americans now adverts opposing the mosque have appeared on the city's buses look for the effect freedom of speech is having
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a freedom of faith. here in the u.s. media capital millions of messages for the streets but only one advertisement for new york city its. emotional reaction to its inflammatory i think the ad. very offensive this ad has been slapped on twenty six buses in the big apple on the left a plane crashing into the north tower on nine eleven on the right the proposed mosque slated to rise two blocks from ground zero the red text ask why there isn't the latest offensive delivered by critics opposing the development of an islamic center two blocks from ground zero this woman pam geller reportedly paid eight thousand dollars for the process no i'm not trying to spread islam i'm trying to spread openness and you know what we are hoping to pander and criticism and and and so you know what does it mean in
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a country founded on religious freedom shows sixty three percent of americans of the development of an islamic cultural center so close to secret ground i think it's a great and i think it is an absolute disgrace that people would think about building a mosque with three thousand new yorkers and americans more than one hundred of those victims are muslim americans if you're saying. there's a group of people who are. willing to spend a lot of money to advertise that we're islamophobia r.t. got an exclusive tour of that nineteenth century building in lower manhattan it turns out it's already been serving as a temporary mosque for the past year as a citizen. and as president. believe that muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else in this truck and throughout the country the new york dispute has become a central campaign issue perceiving the november elections some would say the national debate surrounding the so-called ground zero mosque has been freedom of
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speech against. freedom of religion now is. this issue has become a political issue but it's also become an issue of security because over here just thirty feet from the building a park police car it stand still all day to make sure things are i mean c. r t we. have been seventy years since leon trotsky one of the leaders of the revolution of die nine hundred seventeen was assassinated by an undercover soviet agent trotsky spent his last days in mexico after being deported for opposing joe's of stalin's policies but his socialist ideas are finding more support among those hit by europe's financial downturn as lore and it now reports. gone but not forgotten to many of the ideas of leon trotsky embody genuine socialism revolution an international coalition of the working classes and bureaucracy they might seem
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like outdated ideas but across europe they're alive and well trotsky's murder at the hands of an undercover and cave agent took place seventy years ago and five and a half thousand miles away from here in mexico but here as in many other places around europe his theories live on through organizations like this one which calls for the working classes to seize power from the capital lists and start the permanent revolution work his power is a movement active in twelve countries from the united states to sri lanka the organization simon hardy says it's relevant today more than ever as ordinary people feel they're suffering most common economic crisis brought about by the rich a lot of work of socialists now is focusing on talking to working people about how they're suffering and the recession and engaging in the political arguments and ideas which will help them fight about against the governments against the
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capitalist class so that they don't have to bear the brunt of the crisis i'm a disc. ten thousand in europe about cuts in public spending and job losses this summer has seen violent protests most notably greece socialists around europe believe those demonstrations were successful in their view they stops the greek government imposing harsher austerity measures and according to german trotskyist greek s.a.v. that's just the beginning i think if they can develop a real program which is for example stop all the paying off the debt start nationalization of the banks start nationalization of the big companies put them into workers' control and management i think that will. lead a way where you can really fight back the measures of the government also spread these struggles to other countries in southern europe for example but also to countries like germany according to the trotskyists we're heading for an autumn of discontent with demonstrations and general strikes across europe attacking austerity measures and governments the aim is to spread leftwing ideas and plant
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the idea the economic crisis wasn't brought about by individual policies it stems from capitalism itself when capitalism went into a bust phase in two thousand and eight when the recession. the governments decided to give the banks as much money as they wanted there was billions and billions of dollars given to the banks in buyouts. but when it comes to ordinary people we suffer cuts we suffer austerity measures so it's about making a political argument and making clear the problems of capitalism itself and therefore there's a real target of socialism marxists trotskyist say genuine socialism minus the cult of personality and the bureaucracy was never given a chance to prove itself in europe it's never managed to get more than two couldn't support at the ballot box now its supporters think capitalism is on its deathbed and it may be time to try out trotsky's philosophy lower and that. that is time now
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to pack your bags as we take you on another tour of the lesser known parts of russia with our close up team. and today we are one thousand kilometers north of moscow in the small town of cargo the tower was an important trade center back in the sixteenth century as it was situated between what was then the only russian seaport our home goes and moscow however its history dates back as far as the eleventh century despite the town slowly falling into obscurity its art and architecture of a very much alive as artie's s. are still you know found out. a town frozen in time. these stone churches and centuries old wooden houses once owned by rich merchants stirred the imagination. once upon
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a time cargo paul was one of the wealthiest towns in russia thanks to bustling trade by the onyango river but it began to fade into obscurity when sea trade was moved to st petersburg and later on when the railroads were built bypassing the town. life here is simple quiet and for the most part that much when these nothing has changed some have automatic machines but they still come to wash the things in the river after they wash them in the machine the room makes the linen feel fresher. today there's no real industry and guarded wall so people have to make do with what they do best making clay toys roofing. this is our main work and means of support this figurines are my life now i can picture my life without them it's thanks to bloody parents that the ones dying craft was restored in the one nine hundred sixty s. they call it doesn't art potters used to make clay dishes and used leftover equate
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to make toys for children tourists flock to their home especially for these had made. pieces of ancient local culture and to get very hands dirty as well the cargo pools got more to show for itself than just play figurines. as far back as i could remember and five generations of my family have been involved in some form of ont. because art brought back smiles and color into a place otherwise left behind by history but always on the lookout for a sturdy piece of history are the people of mali could at least open air museum the largest in russia they've managed to save some of the majestic and ancient wooden structures typical from goggle ball these massive wooden structures were brought to mind you could really piece by piece that reassembled and restored here an intensive labor of love for the museum's team of restorers. most houses in the
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north are built from pine wood but the windows of this one are made from fur fur dries out and disintegrate over time we want to preserve it and restore what we can . for vladimir it's enough that their family restored a piece of card because history and are keeping it alive after all a new feels way of life is all they've known pretty quickly realize that in this place it's all about the simple life and going back to basics i'm here at a call in a laundry room where locals bring their clothes more often views during the winter so if you'll excuse me i've got work to do. does our cilia arty cargo pull in the region. out of a can spare the time to travel that far shore away martin andrus takes us just beyond moscow as he continues his tour of the golden ring. our destination today is
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a little gem of a place a quite old town that sits in the shop. corner of the volga river it's part of the beauty culture history in fact it was even often the terribles favorite location so we're always well the answer to that is as we continue our tour of the golden ring cities. and again watch martin and his adventure in full in about ten minutes time here on r.t.e. and before that let's take a look at what's happening in the world of business without us.
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thanks very much welcome to the business report with me asa but first this hour russia house spend some four hundred million dollars fines in the forest fires that have swept across the country over the last month bounce according to the emergencies minister said a short well it takes all includes money for the construction of new houses and cost of say states with employing additional rescue forces in the fleet week for five years that the western russia fifty three people lost their lives and some of the hall for panels and well let us. now russia's banks are enjoying a revival after the suffering through the financial crisis deposit levels all at an all time high while confidence in the security of the sector is on the rise both at home and abroad their courtship of our reports. the russian banking sector has emerged lean and mean and from the crisis best buy bad to low depositors
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and a weak loan market confidence in the sector slumped as the world's economy went into reverse at the beginning of two thousand and nine russian banks were being asked to pay higher rates of interest to borrow money on the international markets to offset the perceived risk in the sector just eighteen months later and that has changed what we're seeing now is a recovering well all sort of business activity picking up this is why the corporates are actually showing some demand for new credit this is actually the reaction on the bank side in the first seven months of this year domestic banks sold more than eight billion dollars of foreign currency debt a four fold increase over the same period in two thousand and nine among the companies that have made the move to the euro markets burbank gasper and bank and bank of moscow banks accounted for sixty five percent of total corporate
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international debt sales from russia this year up from twenty percent last year a significant growth although still not back to pre-crisis levels but the. ones we are seeing are really the first steps towards the euro bond markets after the crisis the market has changed but it is not like it was back in the summer of two thousand and eight russian banks have moved from a vicious spiral to sakho public confidence in the institutions has returned bursting deposits to record levels this in turn has reduced the risk associated with the sector ultimately meaning the banks can see. financing cheap. business r.t. . he may become the first russian a private oil company to operate in vietnam on thursday to find a memorandum of intent with local company petro vietnam b.p. says it may sell russian oil to the country and capacity one of its oil refineries
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the company doesn't currently have any assets in vietnam but the reports that it might be interested in cooker and some current and buy it shareholder which is between. now one of the largest buyers of russian gas ones even cheaper prices for the blue fuel german company made the demand according to russia's verda mosty newspaper or last year gazprom agreed with at least a five year period by. prices in cancer worth over two billion dollars now the beginning of august deals the chief executives of the company will start losing revenue if its main supply don't lower prices well in the early twenty ten gazprom agreed to supply fifteen percent of gas to on spot prices meaning that two hundred million dollars less revenue for the russian giant. ok let's check now on how the markets are getting on
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a visit to asia where shares. concerns about the economic outlook following the worse than expected we can jobless numbers you give us so you can use the u.k. index was the hardest hit down this sentence resists for the bank of japan would hold an emergency meeting hong kong's hang seng also slid. over to europe where stocks have detected early trade on friday down for the third straight day in tracking those u.s. and asian losses of all u.s. states. fears of a double dip recession at the forefront of investors' minds. i'm closer to having solved today all positively ruptures markets will be so now trading in the red on friday this is a continuation of the day's downward trend that was despised energy still scales promise to go on attempting to stem losses on a light sweet edge toward seventy six dollars a barrel. on the news
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a brief now we sell sells and last year it celebrated in july despite the heat wave they rode a bigger than expected point six percent year on year that's the best showing since november two thousand and eight sales as so sugar posted double digit growth compared with the previous month wallflowers cereals and price also. moskos prosecutors a filed eight lawsuits against the russians to discount airlines of your norva sky express when all the claims relate to flight delays from july to life quest went from being among the best in terms of reliability to the worst with fifty percent as home of all its flights suffering hold ups however face the prospect of losing its allies that is the company has managed all of those number of delayed flights in organist so that's good news for everyone wanting to travel with ok that's all i've got for you this hour more news that about fifty minutes time before that
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