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ninety percent have been signed the bank has not been established yet but that is something to look forward to the bank the idea of the bank as a matter of fact was created as a way to fight the world's economic crisis and there of course there's also the issue of nuclear power as russia is going to build a nuclear power plant in missouri so plenty of things to be discussed but that is going to come in the second on the second day of the day when is the president's visit to moscow what he did today was he attended a conference indicated to two hundred years of independence of latin america and he read a lecture there was one president is known for being talkative but she did to joke about the fact that he is not going to do the same thing this time around and he will try to keep the speech short one. and some people think i'm unable to speak in public for less than five hours i'm going to prove them wrong yet them and of course the desire the president also talked more about cooperation between him and russia he did mention the fact that the west is seems to be very concerned with the
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result of becoming a nuclear power but she said that the only nuclear energy they're interested in is interested in is nuclear energy that is going to be used in peaceful matters she also talked at length about the soviet union and the legacy that the soviet union left in the world she praised as the country that no longer exists and keep issued a number of regrets on the fact that it's household affairs and of course it being at the missile and president bush others to do talk about the united states as well and in no uncertain terms of where they want to see the most of them you must have heard a mexican leader say poor mexico so far from god and so close to the united states all of us latin americans could say the exact same thing are poor america so far from god and so close to the downed empire the yankee empire that has hurt our confidence so badly but it still has been considered as sort of the first socialist state with a slant towards communism by
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a lot of countries in the west of course one of the things that it is a president mentioned during his lecture today is that it's time to get away from the bipolar world or from the what single called the world benefit that russian men still are starting at to follow political establishment in the world and of course you have to remember this is the president of all the country who has made several very important social changes in the country allowing the people in the less unfortunate areas to dissipate more actively in the political life of the country but my colleague john hof is actually renting as well and she has filed this report for us welcome to democracy one o one venice well a style. there is a people's revolution underway here. is indisputable is that it never would have happened without this man coming to power the figure larger than life at times as president. the idea that social reformers prioritize the country's majority poor activate participatory democracy in this country. a system which invites the poor
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not just to vote but to get involved in the political process itself supporters of this process or the president are known simply and perhaps more vaguely as. in the wealthy neighborhoods it's called communism but in the slums it has a very different meaning in las vegas as a community leader isn't president chavez it's freddie mendoza here during more than thirty five years we've been fighting achieving improvements to our condition of living he is the guidance for the community decisions these are the policy makers of those decisions they are school teachers and bank tellers and the unemployed regardless of who you are or what you do for a living everyone has an equal say in how this part of the body oh is governed it doesn't matter if it's in the middle of the night or raining whatever time it is the communal council is present and available for all of the neighbors of the caravan and mega for cultural activities for
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a sickness for whatever is needed far away from the businesses the malls and the fancy hotels in the inner city are the slums of caracas the concept here come from the bill a very and revolution it was introduced to them by president bush chavez the idea of participatory democracy happens here john huff is our tea could arcus venezuela . and still to come in the program a new twist in the ongoing court case of jailed you course tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky the report coming up tonight also. iranian president seems determined to tone the west find out why israel and the u.s. are concerned. first it's difficult to make it to the top in u.s. politics especially if you're a woman though it seems some. female politicians are making headlines not for the strong but for their motive fear campaigns critics say a pretty face of the republican party p.r. machine is all it takes to get noticed and as it is going to teach you can reports next that's especially true of one rising star right now it's been raising eyebrows
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. it to christine o'donnell a republican nominee for senate just weeks to become a household name in america among her credentials she campaigned against masturbation you're going to be pleasing each other and if he already knows what pleases a man he can please himself then why am i in the picture she even preached abstinence the sad reality to tell going to slag off. x. yeah yeah i'm a young woman in my thirty's and i remain chaste right and there was a time the chaste woman even said she would try the dark arts i was telling it in which some would argue she blurted it out ages ago and it's no longer valid so where is she standing now when running for a seat previously held by vice president joe biden i'm not aware. i'm nothing you've heard i'm you but i'm going to many say christine uses
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the same tools as her fellow mama grizzly sarah pailin the most effective of which is stoking fears and experiences either country is going to grow p.r. experts say experience has little to do with becoming a media darling in america all you have to know is how to push the right buttons the people make the decisions not on principles but. on emotions and when you know how to manipulate emotions you can get even the worst candidates the most preposterous candidates women seem to be especially good at fears and steering emotions in this election season meet sharon angle a woman who came from nowhere to become a republican frontrunner for senate among her wishes to take the united states out of the un phase out social security and shut down the tax service although few
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believe that these candidates will gain actual political power but what is. we're going to see a lot more anger and. less effectiveness in the congress that is not able to do what it needs to get done some blame the media for giving so much coverage to candidates whose qualification is questionable the american media is so screwed up on matters of substance and so ready to do the flashy the superficial they love the quick quote from the pretty face even if the pretty faces don't get political power they are popular enough to raise issues and affect politics now is the time when many americans are disappointed at washington for not delivering on promises women are generally good at expressing their disappointment they're even more successful when they do it in a nice red suit with snappy quotes and a big smile and their very eyes for now these women with their lack of qualifications seem to be a laughing matter in the political arena but there is the big question who will
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have the last laugh come november. second r.t. washington d.c. prosecutors in the case of mikhail khodorkovsky say they will not push for a maximum prison sentence the former c.e.o. of the oil company you cos and his partner are accused of stealing three hundred fifty million tonnes of oil now this is the second the set of charges against the. country in a zone of has been following the hearings. the prosecutor said that despite the fact that that bill ski did not flat out admit his guilt did say that the company that made the decision that concerned to specifically those amounts of oil those decisions were all overseen and the final go ahead on those decisions was made by ucas the main company and of course he as c.e.o. therefore cording to the prosecutors bears full responsibility for any decisions made by yukos itself or its sister companies during this time so they believe that
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they have all the evidence necessary to prove the guilt of the file so that both steve and his call the club believe that if despite the fact that they have not yet received a flat out confession for the case as been gone in the going on for years we felt that he was arrested on charges of money laundering tax evasion and various frauds economic crimes and was found guilty and imprisoned serving an eight year prison term later in the his in his conviction in his jail time prosecutors filed new charges against the man and those hearings have also been continuing for a while but russian president dmitry medvedev signed a new amendment to the existing criminal code saying the those found guilty of economic crimes should die in the maximum prison term for those economic crimes should be reduced from fifteen years to ten years so those amendments of course apply to because of that both steve and his colleagues. may visit we also know that
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one of the men who was involved in the yukos case the so-called yukos case as it has become known in the press and worldwide. mr erlich sanjana was a released from prison earlier this year due to his a complicated health conditions he's suffering from aids and his condition his health condition was rapidly deteriorating from prosecutors ruled that the man needs to be released and the bail that was previously. set for him for it in the store but i'm out of money a very large amount of money that was also revoked and he was released many of course viewing this as a potential change in the current climate hoping that maybe piles of that he will of course be released but the prosecutors say that everything that has been concerning this case has been done by the book by the law and of course any further crimes that they do believe mr for that ski or mr libby to be guilty off will be brought to court with evidence and if enough evidence is gathered as they have
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believed to be the case with this current of progress with this current development in the case of an alphabetical to ski. catarina reporting there from moscow for us you without a hub soon. once upon a time this was not just the hope of a powerful trading republic but possibly the birthplace of russia's democracy russia closer team takes you to one of the most ancient cities in the country believe. more days news before the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad's taken aim at his foes the u.s. and israel once more but this time it's not just a caustic speech he's on his first ever visit to lebanon raising western fears of arms deals and political collaboration between iran and the militant group hezbollah the president's been visiting villages along views really border movie u.s. and israel and called intentionally provocative they see it as emphasizing a ram support for hezbollah and its conflict with israel i spoke to james then
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slowly he's a writer on mideast politics and security he told me i would give this year's visits mostly aimed at highlighting his country's efforts to help rebuild lebanon after the two thousand and six war. as well as weapons are a bit of a strategic surprise and we saw that in two thousand and six where they launched antiship missiles and had a certain degree of technological advantage when it came to anti-tank weapons as well but in addition to the thirty thousand the same missiles that it was posing. with since the two thousand and six conflict i think the iranian deals are far more interesting in terms of the welfare aspects they spent over a billion dollars we construct in large parts of southern beirut yesterday there was a energy deal signed between the iranian foreign minister and the lebanese energy minister that could provide much needed gas and oil supply to a electrical infrastructure here in lebanon that is on its legs really and i think that is much more interesting in terms of iran's use of soft power to improve its relations with lebanon rather than simply weapons alone. russians clinched
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a deal to host the legendary formula one grand prix for the first time the motor racing event will take place in sochi the city hosting the twenty fourteen winter olympics the f one drivers will compete on a challenging circuit and use the brand new infrastructure built for the games. this is the movement that russian formula one fans have been waiting for it took more than three decades to find a suitable venue and to convince the formula one manager of the world's most popular racing competition can be held here many other locations including moscow and st petersburg did not pass the test so no it won't be just skis skates and sled just that will get sochi into the headlines in two thousand and fourteen in addition the city will be hosting the russian grand prix the contract was signed by the formula one owner bernard ecclestone and trust the governor alexandre several russian companies including bus they'll look oil and megaphone are among the sponsors prime minister vladimir putin met with ecclestone and welcomed the advent
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of formula one to russian soil the government will also provide support for the project it will take two hundred million dollars to get the track up and running and the rights to hold the races will cost the city of all fourteen million a year however the organizers say the profits will be much higher so she won't be just a ski resort in winter and the black sea beach resort in summer but also a popular destination for f one fans in the low season during the autumn months so now the contract finds russian sports officials have a reason of their own for same pain shower. reporting from so cheap and former f one driver he told me that formula one and russia need each other. well to be honest russia is it's been trying for a long time to have a formula one race and it's well over g. you know russia is a great country a great economy and one formula one really needs to needs to be in russia as much as russia needs a formal race why it's gotten so she i really don't know that's obviously it's you
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know money normally is is the key factor in why things happen and why they don't harm so i'm sure it's it is in this case whenever i go to races there are other in monaco and played together definitely is a lot of russian from there so there is maybe a little bit on the underground in russia at the minute because there is no race but you've got a driver there now and petroff he's done a good job intermittently if he can raise his game a little bit more and become a permanent fixture for woman you've got a driver there you're going to have a race there and there's a reason why from the one company huge in russia. the idea of and talking to us often our travels northernmost take some time out to look at what the world's largest country has to offer as we look at russia close up. and focusing in on the map today we travel to vallecano of karada it's about five
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hundred kilometers northwest of moscow it was founded over a five thousand years ago indeed it's one of the country's oldest cities it's also the cradle of russian democracy where its first parliamentary style body leave ha and. go or grow up never looks and it brings. the city of love good as the place of major historical interest in medieval times it was a european wide trading center and also a freedom loving republican like almost anywhere else in russia so it's not surprising that the city authorities are trying to capitalize on its history right now they've got to tell us which they face having to attract more people and also the people they do attract making them stay longer and spend more money now talking about the reasons for it people might want to come to know god here's an overview of its history feature here they gather in the small city of not garage to celebrate the past a time when novgorod was the capital of a trading empire that spans from finland today edge of siberia mr at the risk of
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logic you know we are the army of the ruler of novgorod from the height of its prosperity you know many people have forgotten but we are keeping the memory alive . russia's all the slavic city novgorod was founded more than a thousand years ago centuries before st petersburg it became russia's gateway to the west non-god filled the whole of europe with candle wax becoming one of the most prosperous cities on the continent once upon a time this was not just the hope of a powerful trading republic but possibly the birthplace of russia's democracy. at the sound of a bell the city population assembled on the main square there they voted on the most important issues facing the. republic a new ruler was elected after an old one died each part of a city how did government and military commanders were invited from neighboring states at the. glimpse of what
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a different russia might have been like instead of simply they could have been freedom and democracy but it was not to be moscow printers keen to get their hands on its riches subjugated the city and even carter the way the assembly bell in fifteen seventy not god became the setting for one of the bloodiest chapters in russia's history we were going to. win ivan the terrible came for a visit a feast was laid out for him then just as the guests were getting drunk he suddenly got up and banged his staff on the floor that was a signal for his henchmen around up the citizens of north going to begin torturing them for two weeks a thousand people were killed every day the legend says a river is reddish in color because of all the blood that spilled into it moscow needed political power st petersburg its economic significance and later the soviets desecrated its religious symbols for bearing of riches. that is the biggest
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tragedy before world war two the soviet authorities melted down most of the enormous bells whose unique peel charm across the city from saints a fierce cathedral russia's oldest church chorus still haunts the just love who dreams passionately that it might one day return. we have all the blueprints if only we had the money we could rebuild them exactly as they were my only dream in life is so here's and so here's bells ringing out over the city again. like the whole city has to be happy with what he's got and live with hopes of a rebirth of glories. see no girl. beautiful place civil liberties and what kind of society britain is becoming under scrutiny next. to conservative member of parliament.
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i'm talking to dominic robb who's a conservative m.p. here claims that successive new labor governments made what he calls an unprecedented just salt of british liberty rob thank you very much for talking to r.t. now you've written a book called assault on liberty what do you mean by that well i think if you look at the individual measures we see whether there are proposals to extend pre-charge detention control orders identity cards some very intrusive surveillance powers
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used not just for serious stuff like counterterrorism so that most people would understand but things like surveillance of bins following children home from schools to. check their catchment area things like that i think we've seen a whole so shift in the relationship between the state and citizen and that's what we need to change it is a bit of a dichotomy there isn't it the government have to be seen to be protecting people but at the same time protecting their individual liberties have they overstepped the mark well that's it i mean the last government was typical played a lot of politics with this and they presented this is a sort of seesaw trade off and yet when you looked at the measures one by one they wrote it off freedom debate very little for our security the proposal to extend attention that charge to ninety days. was not justified on the evidence that we actually saw about police investigations id card something that was said would help stop illegal immigration and terror and and terrorism as well it was very clear when we looked at both the the very vulnerable design of the cards but also the way
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the system would work in practice allowing foreign nationals coming for three months before they need a car well that's no use to stopping terrorism so the real danger is that we've given up a lot of our freedom and it hasn't made us any safer top what can be done now to reinstate see where you're seeing a range of things to go home of his counterterrorism review which is great we've seen the new coalition government scrap id cards i spoke out very very much in favor of all that there's a whole freedom bill that we're going to be debating shortly a great opportunity to repeal some of the draconian legislation and some of the unnecessary legislative graffiti that we've seen littering parliament over the last thirteen years we've had three thousand new criminal offenses hit the statute books but it hasn't come up violent crime police record violent crime has gone up that's just i think a few of the example of the kind of things and the way we can change the conversation the state has with citizens it sounds a lot like this government will be dedicated to undo ing a lot of what the last government did without actually having any kind of original idea it's a well i'm not sure that's true i think protecting british liberty is
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a fantastic tradition of got in this country but i think it's also very relevant to what we've got today but the idea is to have less law so you're going to create a new law you're going to try and get rid of some of the old stuff but i do think it's important that we actually take stop presenting this thing as a debate between having on the one hand security and liberty on the other hand one of the things i'm going to be talking about in the next month is the importance of strengthening the justice system not just so that we've got the safeguards that protect the citizen but so we can use it to take the game to the terrorists i think we should have a much more abbas prosecutorial strategy where you simply bog lift the ban on the use of intercept evidence so there's also new ideas and i hope some of them will get some favorable. action from the home office in the government as a whole things like the european investigation order seem like they would make it easier for terrorists and other criminals to be prosecuted your watch surely that's a good thing one thing be great if it was limited to counterterrorism that would be
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perfect great but it isn't and we've seen the european arrest warrant we has gone up from twenty four requests coming to britain in one year to over a thousand and i'm afraid there's a lot of british citizens who are either innocent or against whom the charges are very shaky being swept up in this and i feel the european investigation order would only exacerbate that risk because what it basically allows is for an investigation authorities to demand not requests demands british police forces of cash cash strapped at the moment going on those sorts of pressure with a tight budget situation is going to demand that they prioritize every one of the requests they get i think that's bad news for the enforcement but i also think it's bad news for the british citizen because the protections around that data with bank records and d.n.a. whether whatever it may be just not there in countries like bulger area will remain what do you support a referendum in britain at this stage as to whether we should carry on being a member of the european union when i think it's too late for
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a referendum on that i think at some point and of course once the dispute has been treaty entered into force the whole issue of the referendum became legally moot politically it's still a very hope what do you think the biggest threats to civil liberties in britain today is i'm not sure there's a single biggest threat but for me henry porter journalist put it quite well he said we seem to be lost on liberty reflects and i heard phil johnson from the other end of the media spectrum from the daily telegraph say this we used to instinctively react against the states incursions into our freedom to offer free space and i think that we've got to do i think the single biggest challenge is to stop scrutinise text the case for these new laws these new powers and one of the suggestions. today was i need to have one queen's speech every five years in a parliamentary term that maybe you can get too far but i certainly would like to see a sort of chilling effect on the legislative hyperactivity we saw in the last government do you think that's the fault of an apathetic population that isn't really taking
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any notice of a slow but steady erosion of liberty i think is a little bit of that i think the media are a much more acutely sensitive to now on both sides of the political spectrum and it's the guardian of the daily mail the very conscious of this issue now but of course it affects one person at one point in time and they may complain about it they may try to raise the profile of a justice but we picked off one by one as individuals in different ways in different parts of our life and and civil liberties always being inherently vulnerable to that kind of slowed abuse but we've got to do is recognise it as a much bigger issue and protect that tradition of liberty we have in our country otherwise our children are going to find themselves growing up in a in a very different kind of society with a very different kind of culture. thank you very much thank you.
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more news today. these are the images. from the streets of canada. for asians are all day. almost seventy years of the red machine would show lead people wanted to leave the . to make changes. but was it possible to change the groceries regime so quickly. with.
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the calls of the fundamental changes in the state of people's minds on. this is the hour to news channel from moscow welcome if you just joined us on kevin ollie midnight. these are our top stories tonight. chavez kicks off a diplomatic tour in moscow is russia venezuela to pull together and shake up the balance of world power. pandora's box open women in u.s. politics are accused of playing dirty swaying voters of the motional tactics where they lack professionalism. russia's formula for success hosting the twenty fourteen winter olympics isn't enough for the black sea resort of sochi now it's racing ahead to welcome some probably about a sport. it might be hard to reach but they come chat kid potential in russia's far
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