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now we haven't heard anything officially from the georgian side of the russian politicians have been coming out saying that there was no need for them to keep trying to stop a spy ring in georgia and that these allegations are completely found last now there is a history of problems between russia and georgia on these situations. in two thousand and six russian military personnel that were arrested in georgia accused of spying now that would lead to a breakdown in that relationship in the relationship between the two nations that resulted in transports and services to between the two countries being temporarily suspend as well the relationship between the two countries hit its lowest ebb in two thousand and eight following georgian aggression in south of russia sent troops into that region resulting in the conflict in august of that year and in two thousand and ten and march this year we saw two russian citizens on one georgian receive a lengthy prison sentences here in russia for espionage activities now to discuss more about this situation i'm joined by and it from the new you raise your
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foundation mr katyal thanks very much for speaking to us what's the situation with relationships between russia and georgia at the moment i'm afraid it's a stalemate we seem to be moving nowhere it seems that both sides are waiting for something for some changes to come from the other side but i can foresee no changes are on the horizon to happen if those changes are trying to take place well i think first of all. big questions like territorial integrity of georgia. the states in the caucasus start with small issues there are issues like transportation like contacts between russia. like business relations like environment there are many issues the question is whether the two sides have political will to stop addressing these issues. thank you very much so russia and georgia needing to take small steps before they can take the big leap towards resolving the relay. ships. all right here thanks very much indeed for this update
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. and coming up in just a few moments zero tolerance russia's new drink driving ban is getting tough games to countries shocking record of road deaths but some say it goes too far. also how russia and nato have joined forces to destroy heroin labs in afghanistan and wiping out two hundred fifty million dollars worth of narcotics. comedian jon stewart has more clout in america than president barack obama that's a view of voters on an online man's magazine who picked the daily show host as the most influential man of the year in the u.s. and our reports the saturday he's putting his popularity to the test in public. when it's an bots get in the way of political promises were promised during the campaign change you can believe in right it wasn't change you can believe in in
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eighteen months when the media war was over with fear and anger. and the minds of a population are attacked with misinformation there's such a lack of truth on the airwaves were being dumbed down by the news business who are americans left to trust according to a poll conducted by an online men's magazine comedian jon stewart is the most influential man in america after eleven years on the daily show how four million voters bumped him up to the number one spot and i would be concerned if it was they said larry the cable guy was the must trust him comerica so i feel like. one way of earning the trust has been confronting the mainstream media we need help from the media and they're earning us dissecting the lies being spun by pundits taking over t.v. screens in america but. i know you don't think it's going to kill you doing it how do you hear it on the border
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collies doing the learning period. no. no. no do you think it is dangerous well i wonder what the letter would have to say about. the security in the us these days it is taking the comedian to show that the lack of trust in the media is what's causing programs ratings to crash i have privately amongst my friends and also an occasional newspapers and television show. mentioned this show as being bad you made the right choice you are leaving this place you know where you are in the last guy out of a burning building draw on. and you are so up and so comedian jon stewart became the most trusted man in america he calls crap like you sees it and always uses humor humor and simpler reasons to he's just a handsome man he's just
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a handsome trustworthy fellow but it's far from just believing he's appreciating the humor for the first time a sitting president has appeared on stewart's show just a couple of days before the midterm election democrats this year she would be running on. please baby one more chance. in the same pool stewart won the number one spot obama didn't even make the top twenty with tens of thousands of americans if not more headed to jon stewart's rally to restore sanity this weekend the fight for truth in media and in politicians is moving almost right into the homes of the political elite and even those stewards denies being a man of politics there is this idea out there that comedians do not have a personal political agenda but has one i can say that we do if the comedian were to push his agenda forward the most trusted man in america would have his followers
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join him which should be the scary thought for all those politicians media pundits and the rest of the establishment so far the way to earn trust with their own people once they see it you're going to r.c. your. now people trust jon stewart because he questions power and that's what jeff cohen journalism professor at is like a college things but he warns the comedian don't become a politician. you know i don't know that he's the most and but i think one of the reasons he's so popular is he his program is a small d. democratic spirit you look at people in power with skepticism you look at them. questioning what they're doing you have an attitude about them that's the democratic spirit that our country was founded on that we are all the laurels about the united states is this democratic spirit but when you look at the corporate mainstream media you see a lot of cozying up to power so i think the reason jon stewart in there is they
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make fun of they make fun of. they make fun of the media elite themselves and russia's came to build on its historic links with southeast asia where the president in hanoi for the s.c.n. summit and it's a meeting of the region's main nations which home advantage will spend two days and get now a close ally jewelry saudi times trade levels are already at record levels between the nations and they'll be boosted with more than a dozen of new agreements among the most important is a deal to construct vietnam's first nuclear power plant as our national reports the socialist republic is counting on. vietnam in the twenty first century it might look like a throwback to cold war times but it's not the case vietnam is modernizing its economy growing at an increasing rate and it's looking to his old allies to help spur that alone. we're cooperating with many countries but among them is one
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old friend an old reliable friend we trust greatly russia. russian cars are on the streets of vietnam while vietnamese streams are a much loved delicacy on the russian dinner tables last year alone the trade turnover between the two countries reached almost two billion dollars with both hoping to increase to ten billion. russian money big companies are flowing to vietnam bringing millions of dollars of investment which is a good sign of healthy relations. but the biggest venture a still had russia is to build vietnam's first atomic power plant it took several years for georgia some environmentalists to find the right place when vietnam to the country's first nuclear plant they turned the central province one child on haiti's locals call it the land of sand and so on. there is no rain here
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now it's raining but it's for the first time in the last few months and as a result few people live in here and that makes it an almost ideal place for a future project and the plans include a power stations within the next two decades we think the first unit we launched by twenty twenty it will provide us with cheap and safe energy to meet up to fifteen percent of the rise on demand local people welcome the idea of their region which is among the poorest in the country becoming vietnam's and edgy powerhouse communities here have traditionally been dependent on fishing and raw is growing but now the sense of brighter future. infrastructure and give us opportunities i think one day my children could be working. for this they work hard got a good education to be smart it's an honor. to the hungry man admits his knowledge about the biggest country on earth starts and ends with paris and.
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but his sure that the joint enterprise apart from profit will help forge closely between the two nations it seems the russian vietnamese friendship that goes back to the vietnam war now works well for peace and prosperity for both but one long reach over the red river north of annoying vietnam the country's longest for years it symbolized a long friendship between vietnam and its strongest ally the big communist brother u.s.s.r. its vietnamese name could be translated as rising dragon and it seems the dragon it's still flying high twenty years on after the collapse of the soviet union russia is among vietnam's closest partners griffin ocean r.t. vietnam. still have for you this hour here on our team tank top. taking the big easy carry out the pen so did that at the time you. cd really does provide a unique of the cheetah to see the footage of the big fish and the thing that we
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have these big income but that you wait to. actually sarah first gets on board the latest super eagles and the russian military arms expert. before that russia has a zero tolerance approach to drinking and driving but still alcohol is blamed for around two thousand deaths a year and opponents of the last think it's actually too strict they say new breathalyzers are so effective just eating food can push motorists over the limit. operation mini break the driver is in full swing it's the latest attempt to combat russia's drink driving problem one of the worst in the world these offices are equipped with brand new breathalyzers and all go zero tolerance more with allows no alcohol at all and to drive the system. instead of arresting more people who are reckless seen and drop people undeterred by the new laws and the the several dozen
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drug was stopped by the police and this night all test clean authorities say that the combination of tough legislation and more in terms of policing is having the desired effect not everybody agrees drivers' associations have been up in arms they say statistics show the drink driving has been on the wane in recent years regardless of legislation and they claim the new laws are unworkable and discriminatory drinking a small minds of alcohol has no impact on driving licenses being confiscated from those whose ability to drive isn't impaired. it's the same question current through their city gave dieudonne is asking. for our benefit sergei tries a government sanctioned breathalyzer. after a cup of tea he takes the test again now he's over beleaguer limit. i got one of these government sanctioned breathalyzer for my birthday last year when the legislation was introduced i tried it and was surprised to discover alcohol content
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can be triggered not just by drinking small amounts of beer or by bread spicy food in milk now i'm starting a campaign against islam because i am not a criminal with the sort of gay is still driving and hoping his coronary experiences won't cost him his license while the police hope that the number of drink driving related there falls from the two thousand recorded last year whatever it takes you go over on the moscow. well take a look at some other stories from around the world and president obama said there is a credible terrorist threat to the american people after an international security incident packages containing potentially explosive material hidden in toner cartridges were intercepted on airplanes in the u.k. and by the flights were in route to chicago from yemen as part of what's thought to have been a test run for a larger terror attack both packages were addressed to u.s. jewish organizations. at least twenty six people have been killed and more than
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four dozen injured in a suicide attack in central iraq a man william self up in a crowded cafe in the town of balad brew seventy kilometers north of baghdad the attack was in an area mostly populated by shia kurds a common target for sunni insurgents. indonesia's most volatile volcano is erupting again spewing ash on neighboring villages some schools have become inaccessible and are temporarily closed it follows the tsunami that hit several islands on monday leaving almost fifty thousand people homeless the number of dead from the two disasters has reached four hundred forty three but scores are still missing. russia has worked alongside nato special forces in afghanistan for the first time the joint operation against drug producers saw the destruction of four labs and seizure of almost a ton of hair with moscow has been trying to bring the scale of the drugs problems to washington's attention for quite some time. now reports.
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gun up in a puff of smoke. for drug producing labs in the mountains on the border between afghanistan and pakistan more than a ton of heroin and morphine destroyed in the process this is rushing nato working together closer than ever before in a first ever joint operation on a grand scale. these laboratories are in the mountainous area near the pakistan border after we gave information to our u.s. and afghan partners the three sides plan the operation for three months we used about seventy special forces units three landing helicopters and six supporting ones the whole operation lasted less than four hours as we discovered and destroyed for drugs reducing lamps and seized more than nine hundred kilos of heroin it took russia nato and afghan anti-drug forces three months to organize the joint operation and only three hours to carried out the estimated value of drugs
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destroyed a quarter billion dollars and about two hundred million single doses of heroin but many believe this is just a start this is a very unwelcome news at. not enough but it's a good start i think to a fight that dragged. eradicate the drug problem in afghanistan we should not look at it as an afghan problem it's a global problem russia's too close to get a sense of comfort and has been asking for help from international organizations in fighting drug trafficking across the border an influx of opium leads to an exponential increase in the number of drug users and the profit from the drug trade is said to go to sponsor international terrorists who threaten russia southern regions here's a statistic say thirty thousand people die from drug use every year predominantly young people i think it's important to realize the growth of the drug trade has grown to forty four times since the beginning of the u.s.
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led operation in afghanistan. and we must remember that a u.n. mandate exists which orders coalition forces to counteract drug trafficking should be winter may be thoughts approaching but russian leaders relations seem to be only now heating up officials on both sides the joint efforts seem to be the true relaunch of relations in action and hope that this is the beginning of the end for outcome drug trafficking in the coast guard see full scope. and former u.s. drug policy spokesman robert wiener can't believe it's taken the u.s. so long to come around to the view of red acacia it is unfortunate that it has taken this long to really come together with you there's been a reluctance in the united states to even go after the drug trade in afghanistan it's been a policy of the military to let it go and that's tragic and it's unbelievable to me that it took russia to tell the united states where the drug labs were when we have a hundred thousand troops we've spent eighty billion dollars on intelligence we
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have one hundred thousand additional contractors so we had to know were crawling all over every inch of that country but it took you to in fact to out the united states to force us and to embarrass us to cooperate with you to stop the drug trade which is in the interest of the entire world including the united states. that was former u.s. drug policy spokesman robert wiener in new york an exhibition to showcase the latest arms equipment available to military and civilian security forces has taken place in moscow r.t. sarah first went along for a ride on one of the new super vehicles at the front line of the war on terror. politics. that's a fourteen inch not. so that means a provision of state security say the live devastation at the moment we're told they only got a ping this ceremony and throughout the day they gave me ten months of life back the officials just the russian forces a capable of this is
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a three day event that combines full connected specialized exhibitions one with the international exhibition at police and defense technology another is the international specialist exhibition of technical systems and facilities the bodhisattvas and special life that submission of the medical equipment and technologies in that area is one of the largest advances in russian is a very unique event with the full from the russian government it's a mix of this in the rest of the seven states in the way it doesn't take the full capabilities the full system and the equipment you have a demonstration by the russian in terror and then it's a question of a combat operation and you can see now that the landing that i have also. been a specialist so to speak like it is taking this building ever so this was a high ranking official says gives all the participants of the exhibition the chance to get up close and personal to some the specialized military equipment like this heavily armored vehicle. take
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a look they could easily carry up to ten sodas at a time and you can see that it really does provide a unique opportunity took the disappearance of the exhibition to see exactly how these vehicles were in combat situation brings up today time now for other business with kareena. hello welcome to weekend business program thanks for joining me one of the world's top auto parts suppliers has opened its fifth plant in russia kind of as much as ramping up production here as more foreign carmakers are expanding their operations but as medina coach there reports the relative lack of locally produced components is putting the brakes on the russian auto industry. dashboards bomb her radiator grills and other components that's what this newly built plan and the kaluga region
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will produce and more importantly that's what the fast recovering russian call market lacks at the moment the kaluga plant is just one of a serious of russia projects run by magna in late september the canadian company also announced the opening of three plants in st peter's best the total investment into the kaluga project top seventy four million euros the plunge will manufacture components from false fagging school into renal and trying for certain products we are using. but there are a lot. but there are lots of the parts we still have to import. data for example from from from outside. pretty sure that this will change over time experts say this year global cop production could exceed pre-crisis levels with seventeen million vehicles rolling off the assembly lines russia will
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contribute about one point seven million to total by twenty eleven for many of this are simply if somebody's hand rather than build from scratch the biggest bottleneck for production in russia is the lack of social components there is plenty of manufacturing plants but the source of supply of world class quality components is pretty limited and a lot of the plants that are being set up a store importing a vast majority of components so now the big question really to consolidate the restoration of the russian car industry the growth potential of the russian call market is such that x. prize believe more foreign manufacturers will be looking to set up joint ventures with domestic phones but as the industry here expands some kinks in the manufacturing process need to be arming analysts say russia needs to produce more high quality muslim. ponens if it's to fulfill its potential as a base for foreign comic minds in the. region. russia will
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increase gas supplies to poland by as much as forty percent following the signing of a new agreement after nearly two years of negotiations and legal delays the deal has been the outline of the contract was agreed in january but then a long process to comply with european antitrust law deputy prime minister said the talks the talks in warsaw also agreements in other areas of the energy sector. in the power industry we plan to explode russian electricity to poland. partners to participate in constructing a baltic nuclear power plant but the shareholders and in other fields. are informed about the privatization of some oil assets that would take place in the near future and we agreed that russian companies would be able to participate in this. and less likely markets finished higher on friday here in moscow the r.t.
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has raised earlier losses and managed to pull into positive territory the markets gave more than one percent made his lead supporting banks bad law says otherwise expand bank of two percent. after climbing past the sixteen hundred level at the beginning of the week couldn't hold on to those games despite the rebound of. the week below where they started well and that. explains why. market started off quite well earlier in the week and then it came off towards the end of the week and the really big talking point of the stimulus package coming out of the u.s. can keep pump enough money into the u.s. economy to not only get the u.s. economy back on track track but to get those dollars into it's a global assets one of which is russia is to say it's a russian companies and the two sectors that are really in the public eye right now the first is the banking sector and the second is the utility sector and banks is
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all about the privatization this announcement that russia is going to be privatizing states and spank and b t v as a lot of people pretty excited and you know there's been some pretty positive changes that have taken place but from the management and in the way in which those banks are being being driven they're looking much more of the pan russian platform and people quite enthusiastic about that so the banks have done well and then the utility side there's a lot of speculation about when tariff reform will actually take place and we had some very good news this morning that finally the markets expectations have been met and you know tariff reform seems to be on track and so we've got a lot of money coming into the utilities such as well. now russia central bank has left its cayman financing rate unchanged at seven point seven five percent for the third straight bank i see i said we could in consumer demand and second prospects in the economy in the global economy post at west however alpha bank president says
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there was no room to cut rates further i would support it because they can for very serious years on inflation. the budgetary problems still there. for the budget station the soft i would say. also the way to report it would be a state so i guess they could behave adequately. as all of this is by no go back with more in about fifteen minutes john.
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your. spring the nineteen forty five on our. welcome back your weather t. here's a look at the top stories reports of a russian spy ring being busted in georgia threaten what's left of relations between the two but experts believe it's just another tbilisi p.r. stunt. powerplay plans for russia to build viet nam's first ever nuclear plant fuel closer links that's a present of a had a chance to run away for a summit of asian nations. and funny business a poll shows the most trusted opinion maker in the u.s. is a t.v. comedian while president obama doesn't even make the top twenty. those with the how lines here are teen x. martin and his takes you on a tour of haunted moscow looking for creative ways to celebrate halloween in the
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russian capital. this weekend thousands of people will dress up as witches or ghouls and celebrate halloween but when it comes to actual ghosts in the russian capital whether you believe them or not well there are several famous spooky stories here now this is an old abandoned ferris wheel kind of eerie just like many of the cities around the world this capital has its fair share of creepy locations false lies.


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