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you can the let's. see don't need to go. run this in the can it was a virtual retreat. the. russian countdown is football's governing body gets ready to decide who will host the twenty eighteen and twenty twenty two world cups. the countries bidding for to host the world cup twenty eighteen and twenty twenty two are making the final push with russia as one of the paper its. brushes premier goes head to head with a talk show host larry king in an interview that sheds light on everything from wiki leaks to european missile defense. and concern over european debt rocked the euro zone with a list of nations facing a hardship if you want to grow. six
am in moscow good to be with you here on r t our top story the fight for the right to host football's world cup has entered its last stage with candidate countries making their final presentations russia's bid for the twenty eight hundred turn into is said to be one of the strongest but it still faces stiff competition from western europe artie's team is covering the events with our teams tests are reporting outside the fee for media center in zurich. now we saw a lot more of the big names coming into town i was just at the afifa headquarters convoys coming in the media waiting outside so there's a lot of excitement surrounding the event of course well we've heard that prime minister vladimir putin won't be coming because he doesn't want to put pressure on the fact well we'll talk more about that later on but first let's have a little bit of a background and a look at russia's bid. twenty eighteen we believe this banner at russia's latest international friendly described how france felt about russia getting the world cup
but does the country with a rich football tradition stand a chance of becoming hosts. the dutch coach of the national team certainly hope so even though his home country is among the big. we need the world to. put the infrastructure. because the majority of the. many experts agree with that notion believing that russia lags behind its rivals in terms of food infrastructure but that is about to change according to those behind moscow's bid this is the denominator stadium moscow's oldest this is where history's greatest football goalkeeper russian spent his glittering career the game's legend did not live to see his home ground being transformed it is now under construction to become an ultra mordant stadium.
all in all russia plans to build sixteen stadiums for the world cup games a graphic presentation shows clearly that all grounds will be high tech the head of russia's bidding committee says even if it loses the right to host the cup it has won in other ways to look at. every promise that we have. to the city is being fulfilled right now as we speak we do have a lot of things to build but it's no secret and. we have already started that even . the first choice. of sixteen stadiums will be built regardless of the outcome of the december second footballers playing both in russia and abroad are relishing the prospect of playing on world class pitches but they say russia needs the world cup to both revive its one strong football traditions and to open the country to the rest of the footballing world. i will be playing at that cup anyway but i think it will be the biggest victory for my country if it gets this
world cup. brings people together. it's a great tournament even in south africa it's a great success you know and something like that is a huge thing and i'm sure the people. experts say thursday's voting in zurich will be completely unpredictable the british press however believes that russia's bid and the joint one of spain portugal are favored to win the russian delegation hopes it will be able to impress defeat executive committee just as russia's elim big team didn't want tamala to win the winter games for sochi. russia. reporting from moscow. well there's been a lot of attention given to russia the russian bid especially from the british press one of the main questions coming from them is whether prime minister vladimir putin is coming well now he said that he will be staying home and he's also made comments on the media allegations of corruption in
a fever and now joining us in the discussion is r.t. sports presenter andrew farmer now andrew what do you what impact do you think it will have on russia's bid well it sounds like bad news doesn't it that mr putin is decided to stay home but actually could be a p.r. masterstroke because he's actually sounding very sympathetic towards fee for in the executive committee saying he's staying at home because he doesn't want to put pressure on them he's come out to criticize the timing of the media campaign which is alleged corruption within feet for saying that this whole event which is here really to decide who will host the next two world cups has turned into something of a smear campaign so i think members of the fee for executive committee hearing these remarks this evening could actually be quite appreciative ok well he's not coming but russia does have reinforcements right. here along with chelsea owner roman abramovich they'll be pushing brushes case despite peter not being here it's worth mentioning that russia still leads this race in the minds of the bookmakers
they're the clear favorite still with england second they have their prime minister david cameron here along with prince william and david beckham pushing their case then it's spain and portugal back in five to one they were the joint leaders at one stage with russia i don't know what happened there and then we have belgium and holland bringing up the rear but what's more is going to be a big day the contenders for the twenty eight hundred world cup will be making their final presentation to russia is going to make their presentation last now that could be a good pick some say that that's actually an advantage for russia i think it could be because there will be the last message that the thief executive will hear before they make another point worth making is that sepp blatter defeat the president has the casting vote on this occasion and what that means is various friends of. and the winning bid will need a majority a majority and twelve votes now it could mean in the final round would be two teams left to choose between and they could both get eleven speech now if that happens but a casting vote will be left to mr black that he has made very positive noises about
rush's bait over the last few weeks and who knows if it comes down between and it comes down to two teams to choose between he could push it to russia but right well there you have it the race is very very close and i've spoken with a lot of people basically the essence is nobody really knows who is going to win and. she's. winning something really crucial what you want to get down to. the special coverage. is almost she throws final whistle looms on an international face off for the future of the two thousand and eighteen world cup play. to find out it will be hosting the world's largest sporting event on a. question. new here on our team and an hour long interview just aired on u.s. television russian premier vladimir putin has been quizzed by t.v. host larry king it's a second time the pair of crossed swords and this time proved no less informative
than the first for more we go live to our correspondent guy in a chicken standing by in our washington studio. so take us through some of the highlights of the interview. well mad lyric a started off with a question that is a big a big one not only in the west but also in washington well why didn't report their run for office in two thousand and twelve when they're basically fair said they'll figure something out with me on the dollar is sort of indicating that they are first of all partners with the current president and don't see each other as rivals to pair up larry king brought up the comical comparison with batman and robin a comparison about a us that one might gave to a russian leadership to the lot russian leadership at a classified table posted by weetabix here's what prime minister what is that to that. why don't you do you know that mr medvedev and i would cycling the issue of future cooperation which is actually come on how we were going to build our relations when deciding on how to design the election campaign the
presidential election in two thousand and eight we fully realised that many would try to sow discord within our common approach is building of the state of russia and economic development which is because our cooperation is a significant factor in the country's internal policy but frankly speaking we could not imagine that it was going to be done in such a bold pushy and impudent way so such a claim is of course aimed at insulting as to the pride and provoke steps which would destroy the beneficial corporation in managing the country i must say that we've got used to it already and ask those who make such attempts to calm down the queen legalist. regarding what was leaked by the whistle blowing web site prime minister putin said he doesn't see a catastrophe in what happened to sort of suggested u.s. diplomats be more cautious with their internal correspondence but he also said there is a number of fact sports who believe the hype around weiqi leagues was created on purpose to be able to lead or maybe use it as an instrument for reaching political
goals nothing is known for sure but experts are looking into that as well promise to put in also i was asked to comment on on another leaked cable with the with the us are two of the fans saying democracy in russia has this should be here in the countries ruled by security services said robert gates is deeply misled here he said russians will feel people they elect me to ask this but he also had something to say about the democracy in the us take a listen. yes i would like to remind you that twice twice in u.s. history there were cases that presidential candidates who went to one election was supported by a big number of linked is who were chosen by the least number of voters who is a democracy so when we say to american colleagues that this fear has issues in the system that we stay away from is it's our tradition and so it's going to be and we
stay away but i would like to advise our colleagues to stay away from the way we live. with this here a little bit off the topic here but also regarding wiki leaks a new portion of classified cables was released also russia related the u.s. ambassador in washington is is writing about the former moscow mayor yuri will scoff you're right he was and so on and so forth how he bribed the kremlin while bush was fired by the kremlin is september as we remember it because the president didn't cross didn't trust him anymore it's kind of the point about to the point about how much of the stuff released by week of a.z. is actually new store or six many of those cables are speculating on on rumors sort of hearsay. so that's the internal russia issues what about the international issues that came up during the talks. womad primus the ports and larry king certainly had their touch upon some major international headlines for example larry
asked president medvedev asked about prism innovative three since they. say that if washington then and nato don't figure out a joint sort of even approach to the planned missile defense shield in europe it could trigger an arms race and puts and made it very clear that it is the last thing russia would want russia's actions will only be in reaction he says and russia will never be the want to provoke an arms race take a listen. to use the. but if we receive only negative answers to our suggestions and moreover if there is an additional threat in the form of a new missile shield does russia will have to maintain its security by taking suits images won't you missile strike systems against the new threats. and create a new missiles it's not a choice we do not want it and it's not a threat in any possible way we're just talking about what is waiting for has in
case we can't reach an agreement and collaboration that's it i repeat we do not want this at all that we know is that is the. he was also asked about how big of a concern iran is for russia is that the possibility of any country getting hold of nuclear weapons is a matter of great from concern for russia that's why russia insists the iran must fully open up to international watch stocks make it make its program fully transparent and if it is peaceful and her mr bolton said there was nothing wrong in developing it as of now we said russia doesn't have enough reasons to suspect the rand is aiming to build nuclear weapons he was asked about of ghana's them put in so that the u.s. and russia are on the same page here russia's actively supporting their international allies mission there and helping them with whatever it whatever it can be the only thing russia will not do is send forces there. what he said there was yet another headline story they talked about of course a lot of people here here in the q.r.s. are interested in those ten russian spies arrested in the poured from the u.s.
this summer which is said these individuals have done nothing subversive in the uighurs they were deployed there to operate in a case of all in the case of diplomatic crisis between the two nations but not nothing like that is happening but between the u.s. and russia take a listen here. and i would like to repeat those people. to u.s. interests i'm sure that nobody don't suspect that any country including u.s. intelligence by the way the methods of the insurgency agencies. from the. good none of those people. any of the agencies need to be secret prisons was. very slow what a beauty to say about relations between russia and the u.s. . well back talking about president obama he gave a positive assessment of his international effort to said he was thankful to obama
for you know softening. the negative rhetoric towards russia and in practice for for the fact that he scrapped bush the mission this all the fans planning europe something that irritate and washoe a lot he was actually asked about what he thought of george w. bush important said he liked bush's of person he like his family but he said they differed on their ways of solving problems about latest book apparently put found some some inaccurate says in his accounts there he didn't specify the details but said bush might have forgotten some things but promised he would remind him of those when they meet in person so that's all the serious stuff and anything come up to lighten the mood. well sure absolutely the conversation was definitely not all heart talk for sure they joked around a little bit larry asked him about his english you know at one point but it's an even delivered his speech in english we remember that one puts instead he's
learning and is actually having a lot of fun doing that he said what they're doing now with his teacher is learning some songs in english imagine how disappointed i was when larry didn't ask him to sing something anyway prime minister didn't miss the opportunity to invite larry king to moscow everyone knows who's quitting and puts and actually gave sort of a tribute to larry at some point he said long live the king i believe larry larry king is done a record number of interviews putin was a was on his show once before in two thousand it was just a few months into his first presidential term as we remember even then he appeared as someone who likes straightforward questions without sort of pushing around beating around the bush and this time king's questions were straight to the point and put his answers sharp and crisp as always so it was a very interesting conversation to listen to or at our. reporting live from washington thanks for that report. another eurozone country another threat of an
imminent bell out italy the third largest economy that uses the euro and there are fears that the country may start plunging in the same direction as greece and ireland with the euro falling the amount of money it cost rome to lend to debt ridden countries is dramatically rising spain portugal and belgium also at risk of being poured into the crisis doubts about the future of the single currency and the self have been intensified by fresh protests sweeping the continent with people angry about facing savage cuts to pay for it all european parliament member nigel farage says countries are trapped inside the euro zone and should get out to save their economy. if spain went down remember that the debt they've got is about seven times the size of the and so we'd be talking there about three hundred fifty billion euros and italy bigger still and so you get to a point where there is no more buyout money where the euro would its full would cease to exist i don't know whether that will happen in the next few weeks but it
remains a real possibility when i joined the euro there were people like me saying there was no benefit for the country as most of their overseas trade was denominated in sterling or dollars anyway and that to join the euro they would have to have also officially low interest rates and for the first seven or eight years of their membership of the euro irish rates were three to four percent lower than they would have been had the irish kept the poland what that meant was that the property boom became the most massive speculative bubble and that's why the bust is as bad as it is and now. finds a. way eurozone interest rates are going to head up over the next couple of years at the very moment that they're trapped inside a deflationary downward spiral what we're talking about is free trade is the ability of companies to buy and sell goods from our next door neighbor in countries look the swiss do that without being you members little we do that without being
members so. if what the united kingdom wants is free trade she can have that without being part of a club that makes three thousand new rules for us every year and cost us a membership fee of nearly fifty million pounds a day out of the seven billion pounds that the british government has said it will guarantee for the irish frankly is money hold down the drain what we should be doing is saying to our friends in ireland we will help you come out of the euro and get back to having your own currency otherwise frankly we're wasting this money mr gross said of the two years ago he said the european union was the first ever nonmilitary i'm what i'm trying to do is expand so that have it into the euro. join the european union next year over year after you think that all the while they're expanding people will say well it must be going well it'll take their attention away from what's going on with him sadly it's too late all the opinion polls show that in germany in greece and britain and in the right across the
european union increasingly the publics of europe are holding the political class that have done this to them in increasing contempt. commentary from nigel farage here a peon parliament member you can catch the full interview with him at r.t. dot com or on our you tube channel. meanwhile russian president dmitry medvedev has been attending the meeting of the organization for security and cooperation in europe it's the first time the fifty six member group has gotten together in a decade russia wants to restart relations with the group but says it must modernize ties suffered after moscow suspended its participation in european conventional arms treaty three years ago after the u.s. announced its missile defense plans for europe also at the summit president medvedev once again pushed his initiative to create a pen european security treaty. but he has one good idea that we can deal with the new treaty we have proposed would be aimed at guaranteeing common security for europe i think everyone who supports it here it's been discussed for two and a half years maybe the stereotypes of the past are still strong and this initiative
is ahead of its time but its turn will inevitably come will. and as a measure some of us see isn't false when we get the view from inside next as we hear from the organization the secretary general is coming your way stay with us. mr bush of us thank you very much for talking to us during this summit to what
extent is organization for security and cooperation in europe is interested in proposed by president. whether proposals by present medvedev had one great merit because they were sort of a wakeup call that not. everybody was happy with in the family of greater europe with the current arrangements regarding security that a fresh look fresh approach had to be given to those issues very clearly energized the discussions and you will see as you know there was a so-called call for process and i think this made the ground work for the efforts of the cars a german ship of see where see this year and the strong push by the coveted ship to have this summit which we are having and which anyway. to renovate and to give
a new foundation to european security the mere fact of the fifty six hour meeting here means that they care about having a better atmosphere about known each other the better climate and that they care about giving you the trust the new impulse. fresh admission to this organization you will see where they are together on equal footing where they are. equal members of the same family not as members or as this or that group where it is a russian major corporation leave organization for security and cooperation in europe as a military organization i see there are different different tracks through which a community security and greater europe can be built it will be a noisy certainly but it will be also in different organisations the fact that lisbon was a good meeting that there was a successful nato russia council meeting there was also
a successful meeting of contributors to i suffer. gives a good back to the work we are having here in a stand up and they continue with contacts between the european union and the russian federation the continued contacts individual states have among themselves various combinations all these created network of good will and they would network of mutually supporting exchanges it is out of network because this continuous process of consultation incorporation that we are going to overcome current mistrust and current difficulties belonging they always say mission in the caucuses was rejected out the georgia south and south a set here what lessons have been there and some that it is not only the sea vision that the caucasus which had or didn't have an impact on the conflict as you know they were much broader cases there with he did its duty as the early warning to the studio in terms of for trying to address
a crisis when it happened and may i remind you that we had no less than twenty military monitors which were present between september two thousand and eight. july two thousand and nine and which was the first ones to try and help stabilize the situation so the lessons. however for everybody that you cannot escape difficult issues that you have to address and relentlessly you have to take every opportunity to create conditions for exchange for political dialogue this is what is happening regularly in geneva this is what is happening in the contact so-called i.p.r. at meetings between the different parties where they were she is also involved regarding station and cells of c. shop there is no question that it is a difficult issue but it is also an issue where there is some very hard work doing including going on including here in most of the world's heroin is consumed on
our seed territory two point five million russians are addicted to drugs that come from afghanistan and increasing quantities n.y. is always c. powerless to stop the drug flow considering that the political will is there. well following the mandate we received from our ministers in two thousand and seven in madrid we have been working very seriously alongside with inflation members of the principal states of the with the to strengthen the borders between afghanistan and the central asian states by intensive training of central asian border police the customs office drugs police along with. afghanistan and the problems generated by drug trafficking are at the heart of the concerns of the worst how can washing forces help to prevent drug trafficking some
afghanistan considering that russia has repeatedly said that its forces will not be sent to afghanistan but we're also working side by side with c.s.t. oh which also has a committee is there and with russian forces which are present in the. so what is important is to have a. good coordination very good coordination between international organizations were sent by corporation with c.s.t. or with c.i.s. but also was new when we see you with a council of europe when it is involved in order to all work in the same direction and to have a very positive synergy to make progress thank you very much. thank you.
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