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gold silver are very cultural commodities but the physical stuff i mean the physical gold if there were not some paper work on there's eighty times more paper over there than the physical metals and then in asia some emerging market is even there william mentioned but i also want to do a really really really create there are actually those people in the united states who are aware of what's happening what you just ask about the tea partiers and wow where where where there's growing in their belts needs to be tightened for example the woman their own ron paul the texas congressman ron paul who was also the presidential come here before so that's that's really one of the few also they have but right now they don't look like they want any chance to order more to move ahead and gain where i generally see where the economy goes maybe we'll all get together in the next corner many thanks to my guest today in hong kong frankfurt and boston and thanks to our viewers for watching us here r.t. see you next time and remember prostate beach. if you.
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pilots are being hailed as heroes after managing the safely crash landed a passenger jet in northwestern russia the plane encountering problems when king navigation and communication equipment failed the crew glide of the tupelo one before before landing at a disused airstrip no passengers were injured. anyone serious about solving global problems such as nuclear proliferation knew that without russia and the united states working together little would be achieved the u.s.
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secretary of state says russia is a vital partner when it comes to solving global problems and speaking in washington hillary clinton stressed the need for cooperation in solving the issues of nuclear disarmament and global terrorism. britain's a special envoy to afghanistan has stepped down from his position amid speculation he was forced out. cooper coles who advocated open dialogue with the taliban it was a strong critic of u.s. led search. the seizure of st petersburg during world war two took the lives of over seven hundred thousand people next we meet those who survived stay with us.
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this is no ordinary tram it's a rest site on the streets of st petersburg historians the economy of a remembers what it was like writing these trams nearly seventy years ago in one hundred forty one german troops encircled the city then cold leningrad to isolated from the rest of the country the siege lasted for nine hundred days. leningrad was the country's second most important city off to moscow at the time. nazi leader outof it looked for details troops to counter the soviet union's european territories by november nine hundred forty one leningrad was a priority objective in that plan a.
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million strong german army hundreds of tanks and thousands of backup were massed against the city. at the same time finish troops advanced from the notice the nazi advance was halted in september nineteenth. then enemy troops had already inserted. a massive bombing campaign was unleashed on leningrad in the autumn of nine hundred forty one. the diet where houses were one of the first time. the gates of the german asteroids. they housed most of the city's food supplies. all of the warehouses were destroyed that is in all their modern facilities here.
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of smoke because she looked out of the window of her flat. at first trees caught fire. and then the flames spread to the wooden buildings it's a good deal the fact that fire wiped out the government supply of sugar reserves the so that there's us the most distressing thing with all the city's population idea still a tell girl who would come here along with many other piece together earth and make tea out of it to chase leningrad residence all the destroyed warehouses as a terrible omen soon after the air raids food in leningrad was worth more than its weight in gold. was introduced in the city the front line lay just a few hundred meters from makeshift checkpoints people believed they would be able to hold out hoping that help would soon be on its way everyone was trying to
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survive as best they could. and the sound of a metronome was broadcast through loudspeakers in the streets and it became a symbol of the leningrad siege a fast rhythm and. if it slowed it signaled a retreat. by the first winter leningrad had no heating power to abandon trams stood motionless in the streets the water supply system froze and the pipes inside apartment blocks burst people had to get water from a hole in the nirvanas ice and this is where the air in the water was a big problem let alone to the sixth floor where i lived the staircase was the slippery because of spilt water. they couldn't make it and had to go back. leningrad residents burned anything they could to try and. books and furniture went into the stove firewood was very expensive. there were food shortages to residents
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were issued with rations affixed. the russians were just a fifth of what they had been at the start of the. citizen was entitled to two lumps of bread a day weighing just one hundred twenty five grams each the bread was made from chemical and milk. in order to survive people. and cookies made from wood glue fried with pine tar oil based paint. once a year gets dressed up decorates his jacket with his medals and goes to a nearby school. there. to talk to schoolchildren the same age he was during the siege. everyone will have their piece of bread the siege survivors bring a few loaves of bread for the children to see exactly what
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a daily ration look like. bread weighing one hundred twenty five like schoolchildren everywhere full of curiosity and have a million questions to ask siri jethro's it inspired. difficult how did to send letters to the front where were the young children considering all the preschool. that did their homes warm. their houses people used furnace. iron stove. they used all the. residents burned furniture. and newspaper well yeah. they made the rounds of basements. to pick up whatever he could find what. i thought. this is people. give them when they didn't. they kept the faith.
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and he really does change it is good i wonder how people could survive on such a tiny piece of. the parents gave it to their kids so they could have children. this is a fascist took the life of my father just me to vengeance death and the destruction of leningrad tempi i swear i will fight the nazis and help our troops at the front have to be there and i will defend. at the time he says if people wanted to survive in the besieged city they had to force themselves to stay. here. instead of lying in bed. because they spent all their time lying in bed by drinking a lot of water. they were too weak to. cost them their
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lives. people were dying in increasing numbers. anyway. many people but once they fell to the ground. they never back up. because if you tried to do. more subtle you yours out a little town boy. but life in the city never came to a standstill the composer dmitri shostakovich was putting the finishing touches to his seventh symphony to be performed at the heavily damaged concert hall of the
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leningrad for the monic society and. historians or economy ever was in the audience. she recalls that many people defied the bombings and went to the concert hall to listen to the classical music. people were everywhere. but they were in likewise khulna and they were on the balcony his new year's stay at some people who weren't even the stand in behind this chants those they added that's how bandleader you wanted to he is now using you that is the symbolized so we would one of the first to victory is some one by leningrad to address it and they all get out of. the symphony was had not only in the concert a radio broadcast carried it to the front line of the leningrad. germans in the trenches had it too. late
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a german soldiers wrote in their diary that they'd been amazed by the steadfastness of the people of leningrad. and. the years that. many of the musicians locust were some months from the fronts for that. litho washed them but marcus trunk is full nearly to the shoe stucco which sing a funny after only a few rehearsals is that they say that a. good music was in harmony able us a lot of them would need to sing and deviate of them was. this route was known as the lines and became the only the c.p.p.
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. clumsy thompson because presumably make it not a good choice of supplies to the city in the front but nine hundred forty. this and subsequent complaints called send them to community college. and. they're out of a directed traffic on this vital road. yes because that was the starting point of the road. began on november twenty second two that's nine hundred forty one. a monument. where the lifeline that saved so many lives began. often comes here to pay tribute to those who died during the tragedy is. the broken ring road of life kept that ring from ever becoming used to. order over the tragic. order to ensure a safe passage for the tribe. she says that each time she visits this place she
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recalls the horror of the first winter spent time to siege. the ice house people looking off to the road while enemy troops attempted to cut. the road of life with several times occasionally the ice cracked sending trucks and that precious cargo to the bottom of the like this in gold it will mushroom the driver couldn't see the cracks because it was covered with snow the truck and its driver went down beneath. the tracks headlights were shining beneath the water for a long time after that. such policies have been scouring the lake bed in the past year they found schools of trucks. lifted from the lake bed go to the appropriately named road of life museum. for
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these tires were produced in germany in january of one thousand nine hundred thirty three can you imagine. you're sixty three or sixty four years under the waters of lake. the museum's director alexander. expeditions. he says lifting many of the. takes time. one of the trucks sank with a load of skis for aircraft to land in snow. skis are scattered within a radius of one and a half meters. from the water and they'll be one of the museum's most valuable exhibits. the road of life remained operational for eighteen months during the time over a million people were evacuated from leningrad reach some four hundred thousand
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tons of food and other supplies will brought into the besieged city. of mushin the . sweeny thousand people work hard. to move food supplies. to those and to evacuate children the first since the middle besieged city country's interior. despite the selfless efforts of those who helped deliver them the food supplies that reach the blockaded city were not enough to meet the needs of all of its residents. the nazis persisted with the bombardment of. bombs together. the. last.
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i i. i. i. i. see in one hundred forty three million people called leningrad home. by the start of nine hundred forty three one in five residents had died of starvation exposure. and. the people of leningrad suffered most during the first winter of the blockade but even then many continue to work among them was starved of the plant cultivation institute feed. its offices and seed bank are in the city center since it was impossible to evacuate the institute's vast collection of
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seeds during the war scientists kept watch to protect the unique collection from faffed and rats. what they are tearing the blockade the collection was stored in boxes like these. there is a hole right here is there were thirty dead on the other side of the same one that . the rats made holding them in devour the seeds of this human. force is one of the institute's oldest workers now she and her colleagues tell the real story about the heroism of the scientist on the verge of starvation who never touched one potato seed in the collection. the institute's seed bank is still a national asset. bank values the collection at eight trillion dollars.
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there was a lot of edible material around we. barley and plays lots of it we . look there's nobody ever touched it. starving people. that's why. they never thought they might eat from the seed bank. russia's largest museum of fine arts was ready for evacuation. crates for exhibits and being brought into this building on the embankment of the of the very start of the. priority was given to paintings and objects from the collection of antiques to wagons with paintings and sculptures was sent to the urals but another wagon was left behind as the city became encircled the museum's valuables was stored in its basements. just empty
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frames hung empty. despite the hardships of the blockade. and science conferences to inspire the people remaining in the city. and. museum director. says that quite often participants were brought in on stretches unable to walk themselves because they were too weak from some of the. poets translators and scientists were brought in from the front it was a formidable task. to people here. imagine people coming from the. front line though where the city's fate was being decided that's a whole different story. a historian and a blockade survivor as vivid memories of those events. in
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the spring of one nine hundred forty two leningrad announced the start of a seed sowing season they said leningrad residents would have to supply themselves with food so that tend. to be used as vegetable gardens as well as providing grain people in the city were given plots in the main square just outside. you want us but it's. tough to ask. those units and they've brought in the new but almost the because nothing. that was it would. be disease greenfield. is where we grew county chooses this it would be about it south is a good reminder. of how it used to be. the
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crop lived up to people's expectations people turned down to reap the harvest in a call to nine hundred forty two somewhat easing the food problem even in such harsh conditions people never lost hope and helped one another to survive during the siege. was on the verge of death from starvation when a friend. saved. a life how are you still held on c.u. i could hardly get here you know didn't i get here on foods. sixty. min a for help to survive. using crutches. goodness nina still toying with this little thing. it's my truck you know this can't you walk without using or you fight but drive on. your rope each time they said to this table they talk about how many foot was saved but women recall every
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single event of the day when nina came to visit but only to find that her friend was dying here when a fire was too weak to go to the shop to collect her bread russian. market is going to put on my coat and filled the boots forgotten to covered myself with a couple of blankets and was ready to die when suddenly i heard somebody watching the four door it was lena i know you covered yourself with the small blanchet here and when they go away to the cures that is where we are born holding on to a chance as it was to go it was. only a few weeks later when they found a job but the kid. i most of leningrad industrial plants turned out weapons even during the siege. i. guess
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they yell on the bus this is where i stood guard with the rifle we patronize the saw no one could pass for as they did. when she started the young man a foe but on the legs she stands at one of the factory shops where she used to she says production was never holds a drama gives of struggle the plan turned out tanks shells and mines at a rate of three million items a month people that work for sixteen to twenty hours a day despite the cold and hunger i. see here i slipped in fact to a shell close to the warm boiler if it was like living in barracks never went home because of the children barden it is just that many were. guus lived at the factory is doing its own little woods. occasionally some of the seed city's inhabitants mustered enough strength to go to the theatre after their excruciating day. in. the
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musical comedy fair take up performances going to they always played to a full house until a shell hit the building. but it didn't bring the curtain down completely they just moved buildings and carried on. mubarak to murder her good lord girl of. god you. are boring. i don't know little girl call ah god you don't know all. the theatres oldest actress is one hundred years old this year. they say used to be a beautiful girl if this is a nice photograph speak naturally i should have seen how beautiful i was. when the
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phantom was bombed she moved to the front line to a pedophile sylvia troops giving more than four thousand performances during the whole police was so powerful that sometimes the soldiers even asked her to sing more quietly in case the enemy. get the record that once somebody visited this theater to ask me to come to smyrna if there was a hospital that anyone did in sick people there with mind you says the boss no applause for you then why not i said when you know hands it was a truly festive occasion in the spring of nine hundred forty two when the electricity was restored in leningrad and trams one small run along its streets and . that. share of friendship dating back to the bulk. of the tragedy by writing and.
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this is the mom this is the only tramp over the blockade to get. the tram as a symbol of the siege stirring up many memorable stories. at one time i was on board a train when the shelling started i jumped out and fell to the ground that moment a shell hit the tram. insipidus says i was incredibly lucky i just made it out of the transit time of. the street signal to people living under siege. police said to each other the tram was running again. this must mean we're still alive despite the blockade. we will live on it will survive all of us.


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