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of all the status the less the blame russians demand equal justice is the spotlight fulls on cases of influential figures using their connections to invade prosecution . do for another crisis as the u.k. prepares to reveal massive public service cuts economists warn the country is on the verge of plunging into an even deeper recession. and criminals in the us heroes at home the kremlin awards russian secret service agents at the center of the biggest spy swap since the cold war. around the clock around the world this is all in moscow good to have you with us the daughter of a powerful siberian official will be retried over a horrific car crash that left one woman dead and. other paralyzed public outcry
was sparked when initially it was revealed that cover was not going to be charged over the incident which took place a year ago c.c.t.v. footage showed a toyota varing onto the pavement and then the cause driver only checking for damage ignoring the critically injured pedestrians and pregnant at the time of the crash got a three year suspended sentence and was given time to raise her child it was alleged her high profile mother regional electoral committee official could have tipped the case in her favor but as r.t. sarah firth reports it's not the first time a kid with connections in russia has been accused of escaping justice. when valarie day it was maze down by a car it was the beginning of a long and very difficult road to recovery it was there but the battery was not there and the seriously injured but that was five years ago and since then you think i'm able to say that but investigate he suffered horrific injuries and the
memories of that day still very clear in his mind. i remember exactly how it all happened moment by moment my friend oh yeah and myself we're standing here as we parted he left across the street on the green light i remember the green light vividly i had turned and began walking in that direction when i heard a sound and saw something flying towards me the driver of the car was eighteen year old. daughter of a former high ranking f.s.b. officer for larry's case or they being denied a criminal trial did make it to the civil courts. we asked for one hundred thousand dollars in compensation but at the time of the trial she claimed she was just a poor student with twenty dollars monthly allowance so she was ordered to pay three thousand dollars to me and she did in installments but even before the trial she was actually a major shareholder in
a commercial bank. in moscow. larry made eight attempts to have criminal proceedings launched but was refused every time. if an ordinary person had been in her place they would have faced criminal punishment long ago the incident is too serious to refuse to open a criminal case there seems to be a category of the population in russia which is immune from criminal prosecution for larry's repeated attempts to get the case tried in the criminal cause i've let the accusations against him with the abuse of the family claiming he jumped in front of the car and was trying to extort money from known in response to larry made an online play to president dmitri medvedev. i'm hoping for your objective help mr president. an investigation into the legitimacy of the refuses to launch criminal proceedings has now been ordered. but
i made my online statement not because i want compensation for my hills but because i've been falsely accused and because of all the corruption i want to just go. with the full investigation yet to be conducted abuse of her remains in the driving seat whilst the larry left to slowly rebuild his life with the help of friends and family surf airth. cheney had been squeege in. well fred ware from the christian science monitor says media coverage helps bring privileged offenders to justice. you know this is not an unfamiliar scenario in a lot of places it is perfectly common in almost every country that the rich get a better ride in legal systems if only because they can hire better lawyers and and find their way navigate through the system better and the thing you notice is that the intensive press coverage on that forces the authorities to make a show of treating them equally the more publicity the more light that shone on
this the better the better it will be and that was fred with moscow correspondent for the christian science monitor. coming up. a storm is looming on the british horizon. the difficulty is that when you've drunk three bottles of vodka then you may well think that you're capable of putting the world to right but at the same point in time you know you're going to wake up in the morning with a hangover as the u.k. fights to recover from the credit crunch some say nothing's been learned and the worst is yet to come. that story still ahead the first the leaders of france and germany say their countries are facing the same security threats as russia and efforts to tackle them should help in building a new partnership with moscow nicolas sarkozy and merkel were meeting ahead of a summit with dmitri medvedev in the small french resort town of deauville katrina's are of this report. they're going to be some very serious issues of
course on the table as the three leaders tackle various issues relevant not only to the european community but also to the international agenda issues such as stability and the middle east the ongoing situation in afghanistan and iran nuclear agenda those are all going to be discussed by dmitry medvedev on his colleagues from france and germany but it's also issues of course that are relevant to your app specifically and they are expected to dominate the talks here and specifically the issue of global european security proposed by the russian president a little earlier russia's cooperation with the north atlantic treaty organization is also going to be discussed of course and that will be dove tailing into the new proposal for a global european security plan and various other aspects of european corporation of course the aftermath of the global financial crisis and the various effects that it has had on bilateral trade on european trade on russia's relations with those
members of the e.u. the negotiations to have a visa free regime of all russian citizens wishing to travel to europe right now of course we know that russian citizens are obliged to get a visa in order to enter the european union that's according to the shanghai an agreement that is currently enforced and for a number of years of officials have been talking all over the possibility of removing the visa regime and making travel for russians into europe visa free and that is yet another issue that if a certain to raise with nicolas sarkozy and angola merkel and of course many russians are keeping their fingers crossed that something definitive will come out of those talks catrina sort of their intent was cloned from the european council of foreign relations told me earlier in all it's even improving toys between most and walsall could pave a way to a new era in russia relations. there have been indeed greater reasons within the e.u. about how to manage the relationship with russia what we've seen over the last few weeks and months is
a narrowing of these divisions and in particular the the very important fact of the polish russian rapprochement has really engineered a whole new dynamic and i think the u. today is much less divided than it was two or three years ago and this is the background against which this meeting has taken place and i would almost argue that it couldn't take place without the background being washed as now i think that's an absolutely crucial fact there was a big split between berlin and also especially about how to manage the relationship with moscow that was a source of strain in the pro to term relationship that has now gone and we are seeing a much more positive dynamic overall. in germany experts are divided over chancellor angela merkel's comments that immigrants there need to do more to integrate she said attempts to create a multicultural society. but critics have built her speech as a way to score cheap political points a survey found a third of people in germany believe foreigners are taking over and the ticker hain the founder of the amadou and turn your foundation which works to combat racism in
germany tells me earlier that the immigration policies have to be addressed across the whole of europe. we have specially east germany a lot of the groups this is these are hardcore neo nazis who killed a lot of people and we have also a big the rise of anti immigrant feelings in the population of west germany so now with this discussion we have in this moment things are raising in their fear that there will be more victims of rape or violence immigration is the future you cannot work and live in a globalized world in the middle of the world in europe without immigration and moving populations. so you have to really make a good policy of immigration all over europe and we see this there the history of
good europe with this long history of nationalism and small countries is now. is now getting into a crisis so neat we'll need a long time to to make it better but you have to in front of us you have to really change the policy of immigration inside europe this is very important you have to make adapt the educational system and adapt all the. all the self understanding of the states they are not anymore only white or only swedish or only portuguese or only german they are multicultural places in the world. and there was an article in the founder of the image you and turn your foundation when on the way this year an arty italian invasion you can find out why a new surge of italian troops in afghanistan is being blamed for wrecking a series of secret operations. but first the u.k.
is bracing itself to hear about public spending cuts worth tens of billions of pounds the coalition government will reveal the comprehensive spending review on wednesday it aims to dramatically cut the budget deficit and put the country on the road to financial recovery but some economists say the worst is yet to come as reports. the start of a new working week in the city of london in the eye of an economic storm life goes on as normal but those who work here know that the financial crisis is far from over. a lot worse to come i think we're still to come i think the worst of it has more to come how much a lot more they're talking about the financial crisis we've already had but according to some economists we ain't seen nothing yet certain respected finance he is a saying that the other than solving the issues that caused the last financial crisis
governments and central banks like the bank of england behind me actually leading us towards an even bigger meltdown and they can see even seem to agree on was to do in europe the powers that be are stopping the money printing machines over in the u.s. the federal reserve has just announced another round of quantitative easing but who's right nobody is right i mean that's really the problem the difficulty is that when you've drunk three bottles of vodka then you may well think that you're capable of putting the world to right but at the same point in time you know you're going to wake up in the morning with a hangover this is the point where we're working up in the morning with a terrible hangover in a new book the gathering storm a group of finance has got together to say that governments have learnt nothing from this crisis policymakers are applying old models in their economic projections and that could lead to inflation hitting ordinary people hard debt will have to be repaid and restructuring will have to begin but in the city there's
a fear that people are in denial for sense of security i think yeah i think it's very convenient from the political perspective and overall feel good factor to. to feel better you know people want to feel better you know but it's the fundamentals are not great people are still in denial of. the moment when the tax man starts. it seems people who can buy them will be a problem that idea may come home to roost as early as this week when the government announces extensive cuts to public services we shouldn't assume that the period of extreme global weakness which followed the lehman brothers collapse is the worst episode in this long drawn out depression there could be much worse episode still to come. and here in the city of london that would really put the cat among the pigeons nor am it r.t. london. well now let's have
a look at some other stories making headlines around the world at this stage of the day students have blockaded entrances to schools and set vehicles on fire in paris and they join nationwide protests against increasing the retirement age from sixty to sixty two years the cuts in spending nearly a quarter of gas stations across france are run out of petrol as truck drivers throw their weight behind the strikes also fears that charles de gaulle airport in paris could be left without fuel workers say they won't stop protesting until the pension bill is abandoned the senate is to hold a deciding vote on wednesday. the trial in turkey has started into the case of more than one hundred fifty people charged with links to a separatist kurdish guerrilla group and the ten elected mayors are among suspects who have been held in prison for eighteen months and the case is being closely watched by human rights activists it comes at a time when the turkish government is trying to reconcile with the kurdish minority who have been fighting for autonomy since nine hundred eighty four. thousands of
flame their homes after a super typhoon hit the northern coast of the philippines literally just a typhoon is capable of causing catastrophic damage on land is already drowned in a state of emergency has been declared it's been four years since another storm of similar strength triggered mudslides and left dozens of people dead. in a world updater this an indian high court has begun hearing an appeal by the only surviving gunman of the mumbai terror attacks two years ago pakistani nationals muhammad is expected to contest the death sentence handed to him in may he's accused of mass murder committing a terrorist act and waging war on india in his accomplice were convicted for the bloodiest part of the attacks killing more than fifty people here and is due to last several months. russian secret service agents sent back from the u.s. the summer in a high profile spy scandal have received state awards from the president dmitri medvedev all of employees of the russian intelligence services in a ceremony at the kremlin palace. has more. this story was
probably the biggest spy scandal between moscow and washington since the cold war in june american offloads announced that they've arrested a group of ten people who are suspected of being secret russian agents were working for many years in the united states under cover we've all been detained had gone and undergone trial were found guilty of being on registered illegal russian agents had their property and belongings or taken away by american authorities they were also banned from ever coming back to america unless a big green light is given by the white house itself they're also all bridgette from ever publishing any information on their activities while were working undercover for russia in the united states and then they were deported from america in exchange for four people who are serving time here in russia after having been found guilty of being poor and spies this whole ceremony was held in the relatively
secret atmosphere we don't exactly know how many people received the state awards we don't know exactly what state awards they were decorated with according to the president's press secretary that he to mark over the people who are in the center of the last summer spy scandal between moscow and washington who are also reportedly awarded state awards and now out of those ten people deported from the united states probably the most popular figure was and is on a chop and who is a young very successful businesswoman she used to have a british husband she used to have british citizenship which was actually taken away after this scandal last summer and this she's got the type of character we usually see on cinema screens in james bond movies and not in in news reports that's why probably the most attention from the media was aimed at her as this story was broadcasted across the world and there are reports in some russian
media including the echo mosque we radio station that on a job one was also there and was also given a state award but this is still unconfirmed information and more of speculation be unofficial at the moment. you can get the latest on everything we're covering here on the screen on our t.v. on our website. comments online in terms of look at what's there right now for you as the russians for example are hot some of the city's catwalks are heating up as designers from all over the world display their spring summer collections for russian fashion week. and just who are the russian matthew chance to see if your knowledge of these wiseguys is good enough to get you into the closed circle.
if. it is join the u.s. led surge in afghanistan which will bring the number of attending troops in the country to four thousand by the end of the year but a leaked report suggests that rome is not following the rules of engagement it's an italian troops carried out secret operations involving raids on afghan villages resulting in civilian deaths jenna's for but it's says the italian presence there is more to do politics than the fight against terrorism. the government is now talking about it because basically we is fighting a war in denial in afghanistan what's happening is that we are there are fish fully on. peace keeping rebuilding our reconstruction mission because that was the way the government sought to detail in public opinion our engagement in afghanistan which is an engagement which is not well seen but probably public opinion being very costly in terms not of money of course but also
in terms of risks and lives of our soldiers in a place which is seen by the public opinion as very remote and not really only to the nation's security because the obsession with terrorism which is something that some countries. namely for example the united states or britain feel particularly strong it's something which is felt less strong only if one in italy the problem is that we're not there because our government or our establishment in general is concerned about the situation in afghanistan so we're not really there for strategic calculation if one a we are there because it's a way to han or to clearly sion and to friendship that we have with the united states it's more a political engagement if you want this is something which is very crude and it's something that of course is not subject of public statements of course but that's basically the substance of our stand in afghanistan and this means that we have really no strategic thinking about our staying there we are there because nato is
there. well that was the attorney general is for but it's you more than time. we'll be back with a recap of our main stories for you know around nine minutes from now but first our teammates the political analyst if you just love me can all three believe russia's priorities lie in both the east and the west that's a special interview coming up next here a naughty. which
is love the kind of thank you very much for your time and agreeing to this moment now one of your recent article says that russian democracy is still making baby steps this is also something that we've been hearing for the past twenty years what is coming and it's way to becoming full fledged the most important thing is history heritage. all the worst in countries started democratic development. in the eighteenth century they have no legal basis for democratic development russia doesn't peon illegal state. and when you start to create democratic institutions with no established legal system. that causes corruption. causes
only potence all those and poulder. it causes wars about you know wealth it causes. wars about property when property in the rights of the world well established so i think that is the major problem for russia no. before making great steps leaps in democratic development the government has to establish the legal system here their democracy will develop naturally and so are also. called russia pacific countries does russia see itself as one i think russia should consider itself as you are a pacific power. russia is still looking for its identity some people say russia is a european country and it is because our culture is european and world trade
relationship mostly with the european union more than sixty percent of foreign trade on the other hand russia is bigger than europe. your asian country because most over its territory is in asia and there is also quite an important side of the russian life but in my mind for russia the most promising geopolitical reintegration is europe pacific like one more country in the world which is here a pacific and that is the united states you're pretty much answered my question but if we were as of now to say where do russia's priorities lie can it face to the east and the west equally our priorities are east and west russia is european or. asian some people say russia is just an independent central power some say that russia should be part of the western community. some say that russia should look
eastward or southern southward. my feeling is russia can build on its relationship with the west but it is quite unrealistic to assume that it can become part of the west goes integrating into the western community it means membership in the un nato which is quite problematic russia in my mind is too big and too russian both for a rypien union and for nato. they're not eager to see russia inside well go as are. pursuing by opposing common european security strategy russia's goal is to make russia part of the european security the irony of the situation that russia which is an important country in europe. a important
state is not poured over european security system as of today the european security system is nato and where the part of it so the proposal of need video to build common security space is to bring russia and some other countries which are still like ukraine into the common european. security decision making for you on those politicians who believes that nato is an outdated. every organization which exists is not outdated it exists. and of course some missions organizations are somewhat old dated and some of the thinking inside nato. though data the nato bureaucracy is sometimes old data nato was created. as you may remember keep america in germany and russia.
well america in the real purpose of nato but you know keeping. germany down the russia dated missions but sometimes it looks like that these missions are still there you know barack obama's new federal securities tragedy says that as no one country even the strongest one can actually face to the world challenges alone is this one politician speaking or oil really see a change in a war the order well i think there is a change in the united states which is consider long term. of course a bamma started this change taking. several things the problems americans have in different crisis there is like in iraq and afghanistan where americans first moved unilaterally almost unilaterally and figure there.