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look. take it or leave it russia says it's only prepared to participate with european anti-missile defense system on a full partnership for the details stay with their t.v. . understand us foreign policy one must first understand a very basic. us government wants to dominate the world ensuring influence abroad under the flag of spreading democracy party looks at how the money from u.s. taxpayers pockets ends up funding america friendly politicians go to sea. and one hundred years after the death of one of the world's greatest writers we are
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told stories works and philosophical ideas are as alive in particular as we are. this is our team welcome it's eleven pm saturday night here in moscow is kevin owen with our top story tonight and russia's doors are open to discuss its participation in the european missile defense but it wants a fair and equal role in it after nato secretary general made upbeat remarks on the issue president medvedev just later appeared to suggest a slightly more cautious stance cattery design of a wraps up the main details of the nato russia council in this. the european anti-missile defense system that was widely discussed both in the nato summit and in the russian nato council the nato secretary general mr rasmussen spoke at length about its importance and about how much of that as the nato member states want
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russia to be a part of it as a strategic partner and as a key player not only in the region but also in. a guarantor of the global security that supposedly this anti-missile defense system would provide coming out after the talks of the russian nato council mr rasmussen made a few very optimistic remarks that now many chose to believe. major major and the sorry the there the. corner of the capability to defend european territory and populations against me is there an attack. and they extended an offer to rush or. cooperate with our so. let us do this together. and i'm very pleased that president medvedev there has taken up that offer from the russian president that he came in today's if the speaking to the journalist said
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that he was a bit more cautiously optimistic about the potential for relationship between nato and russia he said that there are conditions to cooperation between russia and the alliance and one of those conditions one of the most crucial conditions is that of a full partnership in the involvement in the european anti-missile defense system. we have agreed with our nato partners that we would pursue donnegan the european a.b.m. i mean god his should be that our participation be equal and i will stress this it can only be as pontin's no other form of participation for the sake of the parents is acceptable by the we participate fully we exchange information take part in this is in making we do not participate at all mark obama took a chance to reiterate the significance of ratifying the start treaty that once again urged congress to do so not only for the future of european security but also
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for the future of american security and a general sense of stability in the world arena but also for it because it symbolizes the new start the so-called reset in ties between moscow and washington and to not ratify the treaty with damaging to those ties which are crucial to relations not only between moscow and washington but the entire international community i have received overwhelming support from our allies here bad start the new start treaty is a critical component to us. european security my expectation is is that my republican friends in the senate will ultimately conclude that it makes sense for us to do this jealous of course pressed wealthy with the us in the russian leader to speculate on what will happen to relations between russia and the united states should the treaty not be ratified both leaders said that they hope it won't
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come to that because it will mean that a whole lot of work and a whole lot of effort would have been wasted but of course both leaders reiterated once again the fact that they believe this treaty will get ratified and the sooner the better. katrina's over a correspondent the more common paul ingram is executive director of the british american security information council we spoke to said he says although barack obama is facing an uphill battle in the senate the ratification of the new start treaty is a question of when not if. this this treaty is good for european for american and for russian security it's it's the logical extension from the original start treaty that lapsed last december and there is now no official very clear verification treaty between the two countries so this this this treaty maintains takes on arms control for one foot and and takes the first step in
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a very long road to that is around obama's vision so he's certainly not about trying to score political points here he's exposed himself to some extent to two opponents who do seem to be trying to use this treaty themselves to score political points against him very very difficult political situation but i have to say if that treaty comes up for ratification on the floor of the senate it will pass the debate is when it comes up for votes and the objections are largely about not having enough time to properly scrutinize the treaty senators have had eight or nine months to do this it's plenty of time compared to previous treaties so it really is quite baffling as to whether there really any concrete objections to this treaty coming from the senate also at the lisbon summit moscow pledged to help they deal with the transportation of cargo in and out of afghanistan as well as the fight against drugs there jenna's pepe escobar says that nato now needs russian
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support because it's made so many mistakes in its recent history. everywhere that nato intervene from the balkans to iraq to afghanistan it's an absolute mess because you cannot go every anyone who's been to brussels know that you cannot . even agree on the sauce you going to have with your stick jenny magic on a common foreign military and economic policy and on top of it the big decisions are all in washington they're not in brussels brussels is a kind of our next to the pentagon so even afghanistan everybody history tells us you cannot win a war against scattered tribes we choose nato mission in afghanistan they don't need all because they were more or less forced to be there according to article five of the nato charter so they are there to basically just to support the americans and try to find osama bin laden lot more and i'm and also will you which are not in afghanistan by the way they're in baluchistan or he was serious stuff so
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what is nato doing over there not see now they're trying to make an arrangement with the russians so they can extract their through through tragic is that in the biggest and russian territory. buying influence doesn't come cheap the promoter can tax payers of funding and to their cost the u.s. is spending billions of dollars to finance opposition politicians and parties overseas that fit in with washington's foreign policy plans well in the second part of a special report makes artie's jihan her visit explains how it's being. a. great party but who's picking up the tab apparently the american taxpayer nine billion dollars spent by the united states agency for international development on promoting washington's democracy initiatives. a new model for influencing a target country's internal politics and favor of u.s.
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interests to financing training support and guidance to be. u.s. forces and foreign countries another democracy promoter the national endowment for democracy received one hundred thirty two million dollars during two thousand and nine nearly all of it from u.s. government agencies but these are just the tip of the iceberg there is an entire network of organizations involved in the democracy promotion business although all organizations insist there is no political affiliation the board of directors for both n.d.i. in iraq i suggest otherwise former secretaries of state national security advisers members of congress and even clinton bush and reagan administration officials they all have a history in washington one deeply rooted in sustaining the current foreign policy priorities understand us foreign policy one must first understand a very basic fact the us government wants to dominate the world.
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this is what democracy promotion brought the people of one door us. while usa id requests eight hundred thousand dollars for strengthening governance and democracy in one door us journalists and activists are being brutalized and killed under the u.s. backed government. in egypt a revolt against the us backed policies of the hosni mubarak regime has mobilized these agencies to co-opt opposition groups and sharing the results of the upcoming elections will be beneficial to washington many who study these agencies believe the soft money working behind the scenes is directly linked to the cia they had to have this new organization with a nice sounding name a democracy and it and i sounding name which would be free of the taint of the cia and that's when there was a reason the energy was created usa id has implemented democracy promotion initiatives in over one hundred countries in the past twenty five years this year's
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budget. and billion dollars according to usa ids website spending ten million dollars in a target country increases that amount to democratic change five fuld how much of your tax money would you like to go to promoting democracy in venezuela. not that much which would be ok if foreign governments were giving our politicians money for the election campaign no that would bother me and here in lies the hypocrisy we have a very clear lure on the books prohibiting foreign governments from interfering in our actions of supporting any candidates with money so we do exactly what we are home encouraging transparency is a stated core element of the u.s. government's democracy promotion efforts in foreign countries however here at home the agencies themselves are far from transparent so detailed budget programs are
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unavailable to the public and contact with the media is limited over the last six weeks r.t. repeatedly requested interviews with usa id and the d i r i n n d r i all of our requests were either tonight or on answered jan toughest our t. washington d.c. . news of a special report later today on this channel about one of america's most controversial political scientist norman finkelstein of the film gives a balanced portrait of a man called so freighting jewboy someone a street fighting revolutionary by others is quick taster of what's in store for. librarian mother did not write with her because. she was afraid. and she was very good for the. chief though. i was frankenstein's monster. we don't have the problem. every. effort is made by the
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palestinian or the european side to negotiate an end to the violent attacks against israel which i have no fear of war. so long as you have no. calling the leader of the state of israel one of the main terrorists in the world. we are supposed to be seriously examining history but you mention a few words about jewish culture happening and people get so upset this is i'm sorry to say it's a form of emotional blackmail. is
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being dubbed the birth of international law or the first trial of senior nazis in the german city of new ramberg sixty five years ago twenty two architects of those horrors faced the tribunals made up of representatives from the soviet union at the time the us great britain and france well this weekend officials of the allied nations will attend an exhibition in your birth to mark the anniversary of the trials but as it is a legacy as your school reports next summer in parts of europe a single watering revival of nazis and decades on from the atrocities committed in that name. this red army veteran was close to the trial which changed his story his best friend. acted as a prosecutor on behalf of the u.s.s.r. in the new hearing sixty five years ago could have says if it wasn't for the outcome could have been very different. he understood that the trial was not only about here. it was not just a few people who had to be punished but. mass killing his speech impress the judges
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so the number of those in the grows dramatically in a trial which lasted for almost a year twelve high ranking nazis were sentenced to death it was a milestone in history the nuremberg trial laid the foundations of international law as we know it in particular it created a precedent of judging people for starting a war against other nations so nowadays we all know what a crime against humanity is nowadays the most a free europe acknowledges the positive effect of the nuremberg tribunal but some nations have a complex relationship with the past look there's a monument to the soviet army liberators and here just meters away is the monument to soldiers who fought alongside u.p.s.'s troops. is still only an anti-fascist activist andrei says this historic paradox is reflected in the current state of affairs in this baltic country. even looking at the crumbling state of this
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monument it's clear that iraq government doesn't see the red army see if yours instead that the glorify those who fought on the side of fascists that's despite the fact a large part of our country would never support such ideas in april two thousand and seven this clash of opinions spilled onto the streets the historian government ordered the relocation of a soviet soldiers statue from central to the outskirts of the city thousands of dissenters protested and clashed with the police. monuments to free estonia was put several hundred meters from the square where the soviet bronze soldier statue used to stand it resembles a cross and in the very heart of it is an emblem which was used by the a stone s.s. legions back in one nine hundred forty s. . from swastika marches to mass as veteran gatherings sixty five years ago prosecutors in newton there could not have expected a legacy like this the trial was meant to make sure fascist ideology stayed in the
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bloody cross but the rise of real nazis middle eastern europe is a sign that these ideas still live on let's see russia ski r.t. reporting from tallinn is stone a. couple of top world news stories brief a german magazine qaida sociate islam is opposing a terror attack on the german parliament says it is planned in february or march next year with two militants having already arrived in berlin several weeks ago now this information comes from a tip off apparently by jihad is to the german interior ministry with other parts of the country also reportedly targeted to police have been posted around the country at train stations airports and tourist attractions. rescue efforts to reach miners trapped underground coal mine are on hold because of fears of a second explosion twenty nine miners are missing more than a day after a powerful blast tore through the tunnel the two men managed to escape with slight
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injuries is still not know whether the other miners survived rescue organizers who said the level of toxic gases is still too high to send the crew but. it's been a century since that's the world russian writer leo tolstoy the author of celebrated novels war and peace and. big robert throughout the country tolstoy also a controversial views on religion which makes communicated by the russian orthodox church visited his family a state south of moscow to find out the feelings that modern russians for. leo tolstoy liked his family estate because it was as far from the madding crowd as you could get a place where he could feed darks and get lost among birch trees without anyone disturbing him. a century after his death it's an easy thing bought solitary group after group falling into his house not to minute for contemplation
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we. just had to learn has never been short of visitors and start during the hi susan some are spring and autumn we have trouble handling the fall of tourists it's pretty hard to get it you have to call it a certain time to book a visit on a particular day otherwise you just won't get there. it's. a great great grandson of the writer my dear tolstoy ken my side many of his famous ancestors novels by heart but he says few of the museum's visitors could do the same russians are proud of tolstoy but more is the brand than a favorite author according to polls only eleven percent returns to his books after finishing high school. unfortunately most people never go back to question call it torture to being forced to read it as call ins to prefer reading was trendy and popular these days there's nothing bad about that is just a pity that those people miss out on religion which are. just a few hundred metres from tolstoy's estate this philosophy still serves as
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a pillar of strength for this family all fred and elaine put their vinnie called belong to do have bourse a christian group that with the help of toll floyd moved to canada in the late nineteenth century fleeing from persecution in russia twenty years ago their descendants came back settling in the village told stories abound most of his life what happened is the void that was in me in canada disappeared and its spiritual void i found myself here the boy like tolstoy who despised exploitation. fred and lane have building their new home all by themselves even though it's already taken them a decade my actual story they strongly believe in pacifism and a unity with nature and above all they see told stories ideas as timeless i think his ideas haven't yet been reached and they are just starting to be tapped into and that's why i think russia has
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a great future and i thought form is throughout his life was to begin renowned for defying all sorts of conventions including his own. leo tolstoy once out of the dark is terrible because it means the end of everything but this doesn't apply to his own legacy during his lifetime his readership was in defiles and a century after his death the count goes in millions last year war and peace was named the greatest book of all times by music magazine bringing an ultimate moment of peace to this bleachery warrior. we've got more of the writers legacy in just under ten minutes time you're an arty swallowed his from little to his great grandson that's coming shortly after the start of the business that's next. hello and a very welcome to the business news mike many of the governments around the world
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russia has taken steps georgia says budget deficit but with parliamentary and presidential elections approaching it steering clear of unpopular austerity measures instead texas ought to be raised particularly on business and a pool reports. taxes in russia are going up from the beginning of two thousand and eleven the increase would be the equivalent of two percent of g.d.p. to reduce the budget deficit which is expected to be a little below five percent but these will not be temporary measures. there is a difficult period ahead and there will be a new trend for taxes which will not be temporary taxes are going to increase you know many countries excepted such measures but priority should be first given to ending tax breaks and creating neutrality in the tax system which applies equally to all companies which he would measure which is cause most concern among more makers is the decision to increase insurance payments for companies to thirty four
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percent from fourteen percent although this will have little impact on nonresident companies operating in russia the increased insurance premiums on payroll funds will apply to the first four hundred fifty thousand troubles every sellers of foreign companies pay higher than those traditional small businesses will be executive four percent which is a dramatic increase compared to what's happening today for nonresidents i for the companies that trade does russia rather than operate in a country it's completely irrelevant there are fears the cancellation of tax breaks could be a deterrent to those wishing to invest in russia but the head of tax and legal practice and c.i.s. . of says that's unlikely we as a country will not be able to attract investors by simply reducing taxes. completely you really need to create the stimulus. that would. it will. incentivize them to invest in russia the finance ministry is trying to have its cake and eat it by reducing the budget deficit scaring business and for the most part the experts
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believe this will be possible as even off to the tax when it's the government will be taking a small slice that in almost any other developed country. business. a look at the markets now they have russian equity markets closed flat to positive on friday birth to sixteen hundred point benchmark finishing just a tenth of the cent the my six had an up and down session and ended just a little time. looking back at the last week there were russian markets were pulled in both directions with virtually all fools upbeat economic data from the us encouraged the bulls why don't play sion wars and china feel the best. the markets and that of the week slightly down but largely unchanged the past week has seen. the continuation of the tug of war between the blues and the bears you know there are people who are seeing a lot of beat economic data coming out of the u.s.
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coming out of asia a lot of quality a peals a big general motors which was very well received a lot of good news in the market and good developments but the biggest fear now is inflation is special in china where the central bank had to act to stop the rapid increases in prices there's also talk that both china and hong kong can take measures to arrest the rep of the growth in real estate prices to prevent the bubble and the soul but between these two kind of big positive although improving global economics and certain positive corporate developments and the fear of rising inflation in china and therefore maybe elsewhere in the world these two opposing factors have resulted in the share prices and in the week slightly down but essentially flat. russia is creating a special zone to boast industrial innovation a so-called titanic valley a well they set up and central russia by the end of the
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hip hop is expect a tech track to national and pouring invest us in the hope of a shift from producing raw materials to a more advanced output are chased him a fake reports. the russian government is an enthusiastic for special economic zones gambling ports and high tech i've either got one or it's under development so why not do the same for titanium it was just about what it was it will give enterprises the opportunity to develop it use value added products and also bring our partners here with the technology and cruelty tradition of titanium valley wants to attract shipbuilding power plants engineering potential chemistry medicine and nuclear engineering will be located in the ural mountains next to the world's biggest titanium producer this m.p.o. of the smart people which it can use first of all we are inviting our partners and our buyers but these are the companies like boeing or airbus get three hundred was
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royce is fully corresponds with their games to cut costs we are ready to invest some two hundred fifty million dollars into two teams ali even though the decree to set up the economic zone will not be signed for another couple of weeks companies are already showing an interest via some feel of the smaller to spend seven hundred million dollars in preparation and it's not the only one its neighbor russia's leading pipe producer chel pipe is also actively modernizing for six hundred thirty million dollars. that's also. part. of. this. however the creation of the titanium value will not be swift but in four years could be needed to create the infrastructure to take prosser business r.t. girls. that's all we have time for now but you can always get more stories from our web site r t v dot com slash business.
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