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moving parts or thanks so much for being on the show thank you very much for having me it's already well that's all the time for we have on this episode of the kaiser report with me and stacy herbert and i want to thank our guest in a cool foster writes under the name stone lake over there at the automatic earth and if you want to send me an e-mail please do so at kaiser report at r t t v dot ru until next time this is my guys were saying by all.
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every month we give you the future the best in science and technology from across russia and around the world. join us with their knowledge update on our jeep. with. data generated from the electrical grid. institute you can do to do it in california. hundreds of energy sources present black and. let's go to support of. one of russia's most wanted man the suspected chechen terrorists it's a client is said to have arrived in poland despite threats from a farthings to arrest him. the possibility of akhmed zakayev the rest is as
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unclear as the information regarding his whereabouts find out more on our team. and russia has its sights on reaching an arctic agreement with canada hot on the heels of signing a few more patient pacts with norway. the u.s. senate panel is set to vote on the start treaty if the nuclear constable is passed it will head to the full opera house for approval. or welcome to you live from our headquarters in central moscow this is archie it's eight pm here in the russian capital and six pm in warsaw one of russia's most wanted terrorist suspects is said to have entered poland despite the country's
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threat to arrest him upon arrival are commands are is thought to be attending an international chechen congress near the polish capital he currently lives in britain where he has political asylum considering the of zoravar is following the latest developments. at the moment it's all very confusing and very unclear because even the information regarding this was acquired whereabouts specifically his arrival in poland is so far being a brought to us only by one news source that's a television channel a polish t.v. channel and they're citing unnamed sources so even his whereabouts are at this moment unconfirmed and the very fact that polish authorities would say in advance that they would arrest the man should here arrive in its territory is somewhat confusing as well because it is not unknown for law enforcement agencies to give their suspect a warning of an imminent to arrest so this could just be yet another plot gating
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statement towards russia that they will arrest the man should he arrives because of course there is an outstanding interpol arrest warrant for an issue for akhmed zakayev he's wanted by russia on a number of different charges but even of the process even if they do detain him the process is a very complicated one the prosecution can't exactly lead on the police and make him detain the man and even if they do after an initial period of detention a polish court will then have to decide whether there are grounds for further detaining mr zentai of and of course then the entire matter of his extradition to russia has to be decided by yet another country the united kingdom which has granted him political asylum in two thousand and three it is very unlikely that a supplier for will be facing trial in russia any time soon of course he has been granted political asylum in the united kingdom to seven years ago and since then russia has repeatedly asked to be its. british colleagues to hand the man over to extradite him so that he could stand trial here in russia of course he faces
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charges of homicide kidnapping extortion various terrorists and extremists happy to videos so a large number of crimes that he's accused of and yet the united kingdom insists that this was a client is a political refugee. but he has remained a law abiding citizen on its territory and therefore the agreement that russia and the united kingdom have between them to share extradite all those accused of various crimes in each other's territories that agreement does not stand because of course he has been granted political asylum so the question of his standing trial in russia is a very ugly likely one even if he is detained in poland and then later sent back to the united kingdom. are two or three nagar children reporting there well john mclaughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris says that if poland arrests this will be a considerable step forward in prosecuting terror suspects. i think there's no
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doubt that if poland were to detain him it would be an enormous breakthrough for russia certainly in the fight against terrorism but more generally in its new. political friendship with its neighbors we've seen over the last year and a half big turnaround in western foreign policy towards russia it's very important to understand that there is a link between the caucasus and between russia's enemies in central and eastern europe there are links between the people from the north caucasus and the baltic states and we can see that the world chechen congress itself is being held in poland so the caucasus has always been a geopolitical lever which russia's enemies have used to to basically undermine russia and if as i say poland were to abandon that policy by arresting zachariah if something which would presumably finish off the world church in congress or at least this meeting of it that would be an extraordinarily important and symbolic
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step. russia and canada are neck in neck in a race for the arctic's rich resources are always challenging mascots claims to a portion of the polar sea bed but russia says it won't give up your group is going to have has more on the north in dispute. both russia and canada remained firm at their status claiming that part of the arctic sea bed known as the a woman also for ridge belongs to bear to authorities moscow says that its claims are based on scientific fact and according to the russian foreign minister said russia will continue sending expeditions to this area with the limo and also the loneliness of bridge was discovered by russian explorers but today we want to prove scientifically that it's a continuation of our main line in providing our data to the un as canada and now denmark is also thinking about lean clean into the luminous of ridge but any such claim must be based upon scientific data provided to the un commission and do you
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have the last word in any case in two thousand and seven a group of russian scientists or do you send a don't to be alone also fridge study of it and found concrete conclusions that it is a continuation of the russian landmass they've been planted a russian flag there meanwhile canada there's also filed claims on this stage are you saying back to the a woman also for h. is off the canadian stage or yes we will submit our data on the loan is awfully age and we're confident that our case will prevail by scientific evidence the arctic is a huge area and truly doesn't belong to any country but at the same time it's thought to hold up to twenty percent of the world's untapped resources of gas and oil which makes it quite an attractive area for many countries up port from russia and canada other states are also keen to stablish themselves in the octaves
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and they include the united states denmark and norway according to some analysts this mean lead to some type of conflict just now during the meeting in moscow the foreign ministers off of russia and canada have pledged to resolve the state or the dispute. strictly diplomatically and scientifically and there is already an example of how such a dispute could be resolved peacefully just recently russia and norway resolved a decade so warm the territorial dispute on their borders in the bar and see it now be agreed for a soul to stablish the border and also to share the natural resources which are held in that area so hopefully that will be done in the case of russia and canada as well. are. reporting there you of course are with r.t. live from moscow coming up later in the hour join our close up team as we explore russia's far east and the wonders of
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a three hundred region. tucked in between the russian mainland japan and the sun coming island is the island of minute on named off the french seafarer who discovered it it is described as the pride of the succulent region we'll take a look at what's in store for us here. in moscow hopes the u.s. is getting a step closer to ratifying the latest nuclear arms reduction agreement the senate foreign relations committee is holding new hearings on the start treaty before submitting it to the rest of the senate for final approval while under the agreement both countries will cut their nuclear arsenals by a furred russian lawmakers are ready to ratify the document but want to sign off at the same time as washington the head of russia's state duma foreign affairs committee spoke about the main reasons preventing the u.s. from getting started quicker. the major problem is that this time the or certification process in the states coincides entirely with the election campaign
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one search of the senate is to be reelected which means that many senators consider this situation not in terms of whether this agreement is good or bad for the united states but in terms of much it may contribute to their own electoral can be a little bit because the document itself is too much important for the national interest of the united states for the national interest of russia for the global national interest to be mixed up with anything else our colleagues in the senate intend to supply the certification law with complimentary interpretation statement and this of course makes this situation a little bit they believe that in case it happens we on the russian side it will have to come back to this issue again analyze the interpretation statement which is probably to be approved by the committee of the senate and in case it will be needed to do something similar so we have many are no defectors and i hope the two
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will be able to ratify the treaty by a liberal on both sides by the end of this year this is the most realistic date. british special forces are undergoing their biggest cuts since the second world war the country's minister of defense says it needs to downsize the elite special air service after having its budget flast and while the decision may help the government save money critics say the true cost of axing what is a global after that could spell disaster or does more and that reports. weld renowned elite notoriously camera shy these are britain's special forces at work in afghanistan they're seen as one of the greatest assets the u.k.'s army has to offer but even they aren't immune from government cuts the ministry of defense is being forced to save between ten and twenty percent of its budget for the s.a.'s
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that will mean getting rid of those too old for combat duty and axing one of its part time battalions my concern would be the vast numbers of going in they're going to be out of work that have been in the military environment. combat environment hostile environment for a number of years all of a sudden they go off on themselves with a skill set that i can't use in the civilian community pretty harsh offer for. out of a job some say the decision to axe old soldiers is a false economy they're the ones with the know how and in valuable experience and economists a proper look at what the u.k. is defense needs actually are rather than just paying off a bit here and there i don't think that sort of. approach is really going to work i think what you really need to ask is what britain's military needs going to be over the next ten twenty thirty years and so far as we can predict them and then design your own forces to actually accommodate those strategic concerns over than just
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trying to save on paper clips and stationery u.k. special forces have been active in all the major conflicts in recent years iraq kosovo east timor and now afghanistan where nine and a half thousand british troops are currently deployed but the question is whether the british army will be able to play a peacekeeping or military roles in foreign conflicts in the future and that at the same time it's rising economic powers are increasing their military forces that's going to create some nervousness from a period in which nato countries. but also. european countries enjoyed a certain technological superiority. not just discomforts defense cuts ultimately main european countries will be increasingly dependent on multilateral alliances to ensure their national security defense review is currently underway with results due to be published in the late what insiders hoped
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for is a wide reaching decision on the u.k.'s defense priorities what some are afraid they're going to get is paper shuffling and useless cutbacks in persons already overstretched ops forces your average. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is meeting with palestinian president mahmoud abbas after the latest round of middle east peace talks in egypt and jerusalem the israeli and palestinian leaders held two days of direct negotiations although no breakthrough emerged president abbas says help quit the talks of an israeli ban on settlement building in the west bank is not renewed israel completely rules this out despite this u.s. officials say progress is being made during the talks israeli warplanes conducted two rains in gaza following palestinian rocket and mortar attacks are met yousef vines or for hamas told r.t. the palestinians don't expect the talks to yield any results. we got all
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these talks. the things that i give you that is there and this is something that. people actually doing these things from time to time. and. again is the people of gaza has no. these kind of dogs because we don't believe these talks will lead to something significant in the future. that's coming up to quarter past the hour let's take a look at some other stories making news around the world the pope have been welcomed in the u.k. by queen elizabeth in the first visit of a pontiff to the country in almost thirty years benedict the sixteenth will lead an open air mass during his four day trip tens of thousands of people gathered in the streets to greet him but protests are also planned across the country over the
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pontiff policies on gay rights and abortions and child abuse scandals in the catholic church. at least nine people have been killed after a blast ripped through a mini boss in southeastern turkey three others were wounded officials say a remote controlled explosive device on the road caused the blast they suspect the attacked what tack rather was launched by kurdish rebels who have been fighting for self rule in the country's south east since the eighty's. and a row over france's crackdown on roma migrants has overshadowed a summit of e.u. leaders in brussels the european justice commissioner had called the deportations a disgrace comparing them with mass expulsions during world war two the statement angered french president nicolas sarkozy prompting germany and italy to raise the issue at the summit the european commission plans to take legal action to stem france's policy which it sees as being against european rules.
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now our close of team has once again hit the road to bring you the best of russia. well today we take you to russia's far east of the country's biggest island off some honey for many years it was at the center of a route between moscow and tokyo because of its rich oil and gas resources today stockholding is one of russia's most developed regions and its breathtaking landscapes and rich flora and fauna are still largely unspoiled by tourists and the likes of yourself ski discovered. g.'s russia closeout team is back and this time we're seven thousand kilometers from the russian capital moscow in the russian far east in the island of cycling and this is the soccer in the region indeed one of the most prosperous in in russia located around four hundred kilometers from the
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russian mainland and separated from the russian mainland by they are straight it is quite a big island one thousand kilometers from north to south and about three hundred fifty kilometers from west to east it represents a new region a very rich in terms of biological resources now the island of cycling that's home to more than one thousand species of birds and animals as well as flowers and plants and more than a third of them are considered to be endangered and are placed in the so-called red book of endangered species now of course all this beauty has to be protected somehow and we did a report explaining what this protection is like in the far east of russia. risking life or limb special troops to send those speeding boat in the middle of the pacific. coast guard in the russian far east this is an almost daily routine they find. annual turnover of illegal fishing and mounts to millions of dollars.
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along with a team of officers we come on board a fishing boat they check documents to see whether the versal had any right to fish here. this particular boat was legit but officer got a boost said this was an exception rather than the rule but xander told us of the biggest highlight of his three years of service here. we identified a vessel belonging to poachers we asked them to stop and fired flares they didn't reply so after an hour we had to open fire after about twenty minutes they stopped probably being too scared of us seating at them that was one wild chase alexander came here from the other side of russia and despite nonstop action and hard work he enjoys his time here that is because he projects some natural beauty from human harm the beauty which is visible from the very first glance. tucked in between the
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russian mainland japan and the circling island is the island of mine on named after french seafarer who discovered it it is described as the pride of the sakhalin region we'll take a look at what's in store for us here. until two thousand and four the island was part of the boarders own and was completely restricted to visit is now the speech rest place is open to tourists plants and animals are its top attraction. the island is unique because it is located far from the mainland and is practically untouched by humans that's why many endangered species or both flora and fauna can be found here the underwater world here is also unique because a warm currents in the sea when you're on is by ride of the far east while some go
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to the sakhalin region to enjoy the sights others convert the island's nature's riches into a healthy dollar it is home to the biggest seafood processing factory in russia the tonight show hundreds of thousands of of tons. fish get caught in the nets too late to produce delicious salamon caviar almost a necessary attribute of anything in russia the owner of the enterprise says a good fishing season can bring in more than one hundred million dollars net profit . and to a large extent this is old to do what succulent offers environmentally the tonight show operates in only and natural habitat farms selling the feed you have to give them a lot of. all sorts of matters in mind to biologics and things like you have to make sure that it actually survived and this is the natural environment and again while filming is certainly much better than many farm spaces it's a natural product if you can see the fish is alive we deliver it live to the
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factory and you get the best product you can get and mild climate unique natural sights and delicious seafood succulent can all for a diverse holiday for those who are not afraid to travel ten thousand kilometers from europe the question is whether this distant land would ever be able to become a major tourist destination alexi russia's ski odyssey reporting from the cycling region. well it seems singer sting could run into some trouble with the police in russia during his tour in moscow and st petersburg a communist group called for his arrest their demand was provoked by the rocker's recent suggestion to legalize marijuana becoming describe the singer as a leading proponent of drug use should be an example for the younger generation regardless of these troubles though at least sting now knows the russians love their children to. see him.
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well that's where the news folks this hour from r.t. and ten minutes from now we'll hear from a harvard university professor an expert on russia and prospects for the start treaty but before that let's get the latest business news with you here. hello and a very warm welcome to the business news business leaders from around the world are arriving in sort of the twenty four thousand olympics r.t.s. nicholas bull is that is there. the newly refurbished sochi airport is open it's the first of the olympic projects to become operational at a cost of just two hundred million dollars it represents just a fraction of the board of work going on for the olympics the company behind the
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development is basal aero. pass because basic element group which is involved in a number of other projects here as well including waste disposal a new seaport in the olympic village the airport is coming on time and on budget that is off the base of the arrow explains the project had a number of advantages over all the sites in and around sochi first of all we didn't construct the building itself which we didn't need to move the concrete and the salmon and. the sand and all the heavy material so we were not effectively using a roach too much. with the equipment we fortunately delivered to most of it before this. construction phase started around us so we didn't expect this many difficulties but other sites i believe would be experiencing. the opening of the airport coincides with the month konami for prime minister putin to be giving the keynote speech on friday morning addressing the issues of modernizing the russian
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economy and improving its investment climate we'll be bringing you full analysis of that speech posix pensive coverage of the wider forum on friday and saturday. several companies of basic elements holding may fall over on their way to i.p.o. the curbs deputy director general spoke exclusively to r.t. . we're planing to listen to more companies in the near future you know in general you know or going public this is just one of the potential sort of the just for you know for capitalization of our guesses is that you know the companies from lower energy sectors to develop more you know they're more ready to become our target is that all of our companies are being developed to the standard that we're able to list and you time one you know one the market sayville bill would think it's that i said that it's so it's more important for us to focus on internal efficiency and
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you know the internal keep you know capacity to push its ability its own self or still so that if you decide to go public you can do it in your time all depends on the markets you know if markets open up and become positively fifth can be very quick. and another republican former yugoslavia has agreed to join the sol stream project prague minister of the republic of spurs in order a dog was in moscow on wednesday to sign a cooperation agreement on the south rim gas pipeline russia's energy minister said of course said it was in europe's interest to create favorable conditions for sol stream thought it added that there was no real alternative to the project. i'm going to work with this but we're being told that the project is too expensive and this is not needed in europe i'd like to draw attention to the fact that the gas will be sold at the market price that will be formed in europe well the european consumers should not be worried about the cost of the south stream construction this is a concern to shareholders the more guest there is an offer in europe the more
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market price will drop which is in the consumer's interest. that we are absolutely sure that there is no alternative to the south stream project confident that the construction of the south stream will provide regular gas deliveries not only to the whole of southern europe but also to many consumers in the rest of europe. let's have a look at the markets in moscow the r.t.s. and the my six finish low on thursday bucking the trend where the shares of russia's biggest oil producer ross left more than two percent on reports the company may win an extension of tax breaks for its bancorp oil field. seven style plans to invest two and a half billion dollars in developing the door to iron ore project in liberia the company has won permission from liberia's government to develop the field which contains around one billion tons of or it will produce from twenty seventeen about twenty million tons of may.


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