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revolution further from prizing spreads through the middle east with tens of thousands clashing with police in egypt look at how europe could be affected. the parallels are being drawn with the last decades colored revolutions in the post soviet space including common symbols and common dissatisfaction. the americans have done their bit we also have procedures historic amused arms reduction treaty between moscow and washington is becoming as real as ever after the russian president gratification documents. russia's parliament considers a new color coded warning system to prevent future terror attacks deadly suicide
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blast of moscow's. news from russia and around the world this is in moscow a night curfew has been declared in egypt tens of thousands of protesters are continuing to clash with police and military on the streets across a number of cities. it comes as internet access all across egypt is completely shut down and local phone services are reportedly off in some regions of the seven people being killed during the turmoil was inspired by the month long. uprising swords lead of the post eighty dead and a cabinet reshuffle. reports the images of angry protests in north africa last summer striking parallels with elsewhere. georgio two
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thousand and three. and ukraine two thousand and four. cutest on two thousand and five. and egypt twenty eleven i think these are all completely different revolts well think again and not only because their race fist was one of their symbols if you look more closely you look at the people who are leading this are being coached in the they're being coached by u.s. intelligence services the same way the orange revolution was in ukraine or the roles revolution was saakashvili and in georgia a string of revolutions some bloodless some north to rock the boat soviet space at the beginning of the twenty first century there were a number of common factor is an uprising against the regime rooted in a popular dissatisfaction with standards of living hence the collective name
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colored revolutions amazingly their outcomes have been quite similar to six years ago key of independence square was the birthplace of the orange revolution it promised a new dawn and major changes for the country but ultimately all aspirations came to nothing. lawyer grigori sudan is one of those disenchanted with the outcome of the orange make over he says the bright promises of the revolutions leaders have in reality pushed the country into an abyss. and corruption preserve the country became divided on the. issue was nothing changed for the better it changed only to the words. of the next elections revolutionary hero received only five percent of the world the lowest percentage for acting president of the world it was a similar story in georgia where they had the optimism of the rose revolution soon gave way to disappointment and eventually to mass protests their anger with
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president saakashvili was met with a response that was all too familiar as gas grenades and water cannons were used to quell the unrest. and then stand the revolution of two thousand and five or so quickly turned sour last year or so yet another popular revolt but those false dawns and bitter lessons are far from the minds of those clamoring for change in north africa. or no danger emerges when the power overturning the government which they thought illegal and autocratic like in the case of tunisia and egypt does not have a political platform and a government to put things in order in the country the danger lies in the personality of those who would desire to use the revolutions which happened in the arab world we have to take care that the far right or any other forces with an imperialistic mood will not take advantage of this situation if those are really people's movements they should not have let anyone interfere with death there is
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that. experts agree that it may take some time before the world will see whether the revolts indonesia and egypt will change things for the better in these countries just as they have a common opinion that if these uprising flop europe will be the first to suffer from waves of immigrants. ski r.t. yes. well for more on the unrest in egypt and elsewhere we're joined by dr stephen ek of it she's so shipp professor of political science and history at the american university of paris thanks very much indeed for joining us instability has been gripped the greater middle east ever since the revolt in tunisia what do you think do you think we might actually see further protests in the wider region. there maybe more protests but there seems to be a general consensus among those who study the region and look at it in you know it very closely that this is not likely to overthrow in the immediate in the short
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term anyhow the regimes of egypt or other countries to me it seems is going there are always surprises but it seems that tunisia is going to make it through it remain a unique case here partly. because it's a small country has a large middle class it's very educated. will see what's going to come in the near future if anybody can get any country any people can move to a moderate liberal democracy the nations can do it i spent over a year in tunisia i taught at the foreign ministry i know the tunisians and i also think that knowing them well that tunisians if anybody can do it that the nations can move to a stable and liberal democratic system well let's talk about egypt because the situation really is heating up there we've seen the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton addressing the violence in the country there and urging president hosni mubarak to go ahead with reforms what is the u.s. agenda here i mean bearing in mind of course they see egypt as a strong ally but what is their agenda. in general terms we can say the agenda
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and it's a general principle in american foreign policy today is that the united states will encourage regimes like the regime in egypt to move toward democratic reforms and they won't necessarily do that publicly with a high profile they'll do that discreetly and even privately be because the americans do not want to push too far too fast and too publicly said that they would that would destabilize the regime of an ally on the other hand the americans do we would like to see some movement toward democracy so it's likely here we've heard that from from president obama he's asked for calm he's asked for the for the regime and for the government in egypt not to apply excessive force but he's also asked for the population for the protesters to bring some calm to this so i think we can say that the ultimate american goal here is a quiet but stable transition to more democracy and nothing that would lead to
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a breakdown in the government into chaos that might even provide the possibility for for example the muslim brotherhood or other extremists to take power in egypt what about the wider implications aside from north africa many fear that you are of could ultimately get caught up in this heavily from the violence i mean what could this mean in terms of immigration and indeed an increased terror threat from what have been stable countries. well if everything breaks apart in particularly in the french speaking of north africa that that could lead to massive waves of immigration and that is a worry for europe especially of the european countries on the northern shores of the mediterranean spain and france and italy but the france would be the major player in the destination for these waves of immigrants because most of them also have some friends they speak french after all these countries were part of the former french empire and they're also with france a lot of. arabic speaking. population and so if any country who is extremely
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worried about this or could be worried about it is france on the other hand the european union and france could play a positive role france can't get directly involved in tunisia price nicely because of its its imperial past its colonial past that but france can work with other europeans through european institutions to try to bring some stability. democratic transition in tunisia so it's more likely in a positive sense we're going to see the european union and its institutions try to shore up. with the tunisians are calling their democratic jasmine revolution that's probably that's more likely in the near term to be the relationship between europe and that would likely be more likely to be a positive one for the moment precisely because europe doesn't want to see a fall apart. and boatloads of desperate people across the mediterranean who or striving to. achieve it there as their final destination france well from
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paris we appreciate your comments your insight into this dr steven ek of each associate professor of political science and history and i thank you from the american university in paris your work. it's been a long time coming but funnily a key nuclear reduction treaty between russia and the us has been fully approved by both sides present to me team even if signed the ratification document on friday the last step in a lengthy process and i'll teach you go to has this report. only a form of formal exchange of documents between the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and us secretary of state hillary clinton is left before the treaty can officially step into power that's already planned as we're hearing for the fourth or fifth of february in munich. most of which is this is a very significant event for our country due to agreements we have with the united states the americans have done their bit we also have finished these procedures
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both chambers of our parliament ratified the start treaty certain remarks were taken into consideration to satisfy the parliaments on both sides but the most significant thing is that after the exchange of ratification papers between our foreign ministers it will define the size of cutting nuclear arsenals for the next ten years. speaking on a separate issue president meeting with you've also said that russia is keen to continue the negotiations on the defensive project just waiting for nato reaction on this proposal but this is historical deal the third such treaty between moscow and washington the first two were signed back in one thousand nine hundred one and in one thousand nine hundred three with this latest one is set to reduce the number of strategic arms on both sides by over one third so it's a significant step both in the relations between the two countries and in terms of global security sure the negotiations lasted initially for over
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a year then it took around nine months for the treaty to be ratified after he was signed by the two presidents of the us congress did make some special statements as they're called are non-binding there will not affect the implementation of the treaty basically the congress outlined washington's right to modernize the remaining city g. forces and also. said that this treaty would not i thought that u.s. missile defense plans after it. ratified by the state congress this week the state duma first try to fight it and then the federation council of deputies have also made a special statement to first of all that securing moscow's rights instead out of this agreement even if it were the writings by u.s. missile defense plans in europe and secondly they've held lines that the these recommendations and statements made by the u.s. congress are non-binding and they do not free washington from its obligations as
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a bit in the street so some of these are once again non-binding recommendations and statements they will not affect the actual implementation of the treaty we're just waiting for the formal exchange of documents now which will officially put it into force and that could happen as soon as it early february. europe is going off reporting their well for more we're joined live by fear from the moscow state university of international relations thanks for joining us here in the studio where it took a lot of time didn't it for the two sides to decide on this but they still ratified it with some different interpretations just how successful would this treaty be then if the two sides aren't exactly shoulder to shoulder and don't see eye to eye on every element of this new treaty i don't think that these differences in the interpretations are fundamental of course there are some. potential problems.
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of missile defense system and this issue is not reflected in the preamble and it is not strictly regulated or interactive so it is a potential problem for the future however i do think that currently of the treaty is beneficial for both sides and if you lost many say it's symbolic very saying a lot more about really not so much about the nuclear also but about relations between the two countries how do you now see the future developing developing between moscow and washington now. i'm quite optimistic how are these challenges russia and the u.s. will have to find mutually beneficial ways to interact. and to address. terrorism. continue to put of creation of nuclear weapons the global development and there are still some problems in biliteral really. the congress. not much
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economically into a dependent so that you have economy and trade is very important most important in the security issues mentioned nuclear proliferation of course in respect of other countries here we have two countries show an example to the rest of the. well do you think we will see other countries following suit. i believe that. new treaty will not be a direct motivation for other countries to reduce their nuclear potentials. russia and the us very special cases. so quiet. not similar. in comparison with other great powers however this is a positive signal and. russia countries showed that they do not think that the enlargement of nuclear potentials is reasonable and these are some
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people might say this is a crazy time when you see the perceived threats from north korea and iran where we see that the two big countries now reducing their nuclear arsenals is some people may say this is not the time to do that well and this is this is more or less reasonable for them because. they see they regard nuclear weapons as a guarantee of their security and they will strive to get in their nuclear weapons do you think a bomb or obviously he in the presidential campaign he said that he wished for a nuclear free world obviously this is a gesture towards that but it's is it really realistic to think it will never get to that stage of the genie is out of the bottle is it's a isn't it well. to think that it is realistic even in the long long time perspective because nuclear weapons regarded as one of the key is one of the
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fundamental factors of national security and it is relevant for russia as well for the united states today and moreover i think that it is even not desirable no to have a world free of nuclear weapons we should take into account and we should remember that. the nuclear weapons played a significant role was a set. in fact during the cold war it didn't turn into the promoted peace it promoted peace talks and so. there is a problem the political affiliation and. the possible misuse of their weapons by terrorists and i'm very sensitive towards whatever and this is a. protocol for us to corporate. very interested to hear what you have to say that's it for the moment thanks very much indeed event of affair from moscow state university of international relations thanks very much here in the studio great to hear what you have to say. when i russia's parliament is considering a new anti terror warning system following the deadly suicide bombing at moscow's
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domodedovo airport on monday president dmitry medvedev has already fired several officials over security lapses which allowed the tragedy to happen and out easily and has more now from inside the state duma. as it stands right now russia does not have a unified system which will allow the country and the security services in the country to act together in unison in case of a terror threat now is that the system will be somewhat similar to the american system of warning basically there will be three levels of terror threat which will be imposed in the country first level color coded blue will mean an increased level of a terror attack a second level yellow will mean a high level and this thirty five will be color coded red and it will be critical level also federal security service has proposed that a certain unified governmental body be created in order to act where that when and if any of these terror levels will be imposed on the country you know just look how much we needed this system in light of the dome of did of attack you know they are
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trying to find the culprits and they will find them and the culprits will be punished some have already been punished but what everyone is seeing is that there was no relevant information and now according to the rules we will have to inform the society both the threats facing the russian government has allocated more than one hundred twenty million rubles to help the families of the victims and the wounded some of that money will go towards the funerals which are being held today in moscow and in the moscow region and of course a lot of that money will also go towards treatment of the wounded horses who are still in hospitals more than a hundred people remain hospitalized and are being treated for their wounds which they received in the terror attack and my call the good side the boy has met with some of them devout muslims these to france usually pray five times a day but the jumma did have a blast. ever since multiple shrapnel wounds bound them to hospital beds they've been praying nonstop. for is that i never have to witness such
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carnage again they came to the airport to pick up their reality flying in from. you missed the explosion by several minutes and still can't make sense of what happened . in the morning people who did it come up possibly call themselves muslims a true muslim should be striving to help others not killing innocent people those who did it will answer for it. yet for many of those whose life was damaged by the blast the promise of the almighty is rare earth is not enough the domodedovo airport had already been implicated in terrorist attacks in two thousand and four when two passenger jets were blown up made their. everyone who is in charge and makes decisions in the company the airport management must face justice some or. as some russians vented their anger with law enforcement for not being able to prevent their attack others through the initiative into their own hands hundreds of volunteers turned out bad blood than a few stations pavel is
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a first comer and explosion really seemed to prick his conscience it is worth going from when something like this happened before i was concerned like everybody else but i never did anything to help but based on the thought i had to get involved instead of just bashing our security services and blogs. while the tragedy at the airport prompted many russians to ask what they can do for their country improving security is still the main thing their country can do for them accent avoid r.t. moscow dr richard bloom a security expert at embry riddle aeronautical university says the responsibility poor for preventing airports from terror attacks is not down to security officials alone. it certainly is not possible to secure and protect all vulnerabilities and if you know ports that is why intelligence collection and intelligence analysis is really crucial one other point about another crucial
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activity and that has to do with military and military intelligence off and so forth really shouldn't identifying people who are at the right far far away from the. way before the to be implemented a suicidal terrorist operation. by the way if you'd like to comment on any of the stories we're covering here at the moment on t.v. then you can have your say by simply logging onto our website is r t dot com good to hear what you have to say time for the business update with dimitri that's in a moment stay with us life here in moscow.
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welcome to your company halts on the heels of his economic speech udev also russia's president is calling for new legislation to me she would bet it is promoting a draft bill to create an integrated financial service regulates it will supervise both the financial markets and insurance companies to in the streets which were previously monitored by different state bodies so that. the regulator will exercise control and monitor all investment of insurance companies it will also determine the rules of their operation eventually the financial regulator will be responsible for creating transparent and comfortable conditions for the business of the respective draft bill has already been prepared. now to travels the world economic forum is more than halfway through but it has been more than intensive for the russian delegation but many major deals being announced it's now turn time to turn expressions of will into action investors say that's where russia can prove its commitment to become a magnet for foreign investment. joined
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now live by our correspondent daniel schorr who is and good evening to you daniel so what's have three days of hot debate resulted in for russia. well in those three days russian leaders have divided the russian economy into three parts you've got the old economy the new and the future economy feel like let's start with the new where they have really had success in that area along with the other two because all storage fees in russia proved the largest ever food deal in the history of the country when pepsi co's takeover bid for wimbledon russia's largest dairy and juice producer was approved and pepsi co now wants to go on and create the world's largest dairy producer based on wimbledon and that's what the head of win but then told me yesterday then the old economy if you like the natural resources sector continues to go strong the world's largest energy company exxon mobil tied up
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a deal for more than a billion dollars to explore the black sea for oil and gas with rosneft russia's largest oil company and other western companies have used this forum to look for new opportunities for the future for example the world's largest advertising group w p p is in talks with quotes one or two companies in russia to purchase in the country and expand its presence on this new emerging markets all right daniel they were key speeches by deputy prime minister chevelle of and president medvedev and what were the key points that international investors made into this let's start with the president's speech his ten point plan very precise very appreciated by the audience in its precise design conciseness he spoke about no more nationalizations and the creation of a sovereign fund on the country to help private investors the government would pool and share the risks and costs of foreign investors investing in the russian economy he also spoke about if you're joining the w t o finally the world trade
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organization this year and then the o.e.c.d. the organization of richer developed companies countries and then creating a common economic space with the european union very exciting talk of a common you can economic space from the. take to the pacific and then minutes to shove all of was a bit more general talking about russia would guarantee foreign investors rights a move to a people based knowledge based economy and u.s. business leaders that are spoke to rule very enthusiastic very appreciative i don't much different mood from last year when there was still some suspicion if you like about russia its motives and distrust ability and i've really seen today and over the course of this form pretty much the transform ation if you like of russia from the ugly duckling if you like of. investment in the economy into the swarm of business all right thank you very much indeed a correspondent daniel bush reporting from switzerland. timeouts are going to be
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markets in the u.s. trading is still underway commerce department said friday that the gross domestic product grew to nine your rights of free point two percent between october and december that's up from two point six percent the previous quarter but as you can see there not impressive enough for investors they are selling off taking in profits. european markets ended the session down largely unmoved by the g.d.p. data still to press on the downgrade of japan's credit rating here in russia second at the closing picture for friday the markets close on a negative note overall m i six index and point seven percent with trade uneasy as bulls couldn't find new reasons for growth while the audience actually managed to get some gains but just. take a look at some of these stocks friday's trade energy shares were leading the fool on the my six investors were cautious as conoco phillips said it would plan it was planning to sell the last two percent of its shares in nucor also russia's federal
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antimonopoly service and koreans in the justification for oil product pricing was adding tension but the bank of moscow as you can see the impressive gains of eleven percent one of the most volatile stocks of the week why is that. bank of moscow approved the president of b t b as head. of its board and this was saying that this effectively meant that russia's second largest land has been given the green light to acquire the bank which was founded and owned by moscow city government maybe was the first expressed interest in the assets but then the bank claimed it wanted to buy one hundred percent of seems it has lost the race. that's all we have at the moment i'll be back in a one hour with updates i'll see that bell is next with that line. for
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