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and i thank you up right now for more on the stories we covered at r.t. dot com slash usa and come right back here at a half hour for more news. h.l. martin here broadcasting live from washington d.c. coming up today on the big picture. the latest in some instances. the future of
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coverage. today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada.
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tragic to stand a former soviet republic became independent in nine hundred ninety one.
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that were an independent state is important but it's only good as long as it's backed by economic performance. unemployment is the greatest issue in this independent central asian country meaning one and a half a million migrant workers flock to russia from tragic just on a loan they have left their country to feed their families. after the breakup of the soviet union we had a very hard time but then we somehow learned to take things in stride. the situation got even worse following the devastating civil war that broke out during the first years of independence the nation still healing its wounds even a decade on the problems are numerous from drug trafficking from neighboring afghanistan to acute shortages of electricity and drinking water.
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each morning a camel appears on this road running from the hills drive his cause beside the animal to feed it. now it needs something to eat it. local say the camels owner deliberately turns the animal out there's no food for it in the man's household. emoji dove and his family live two hundred kilometers south of tragedies dance capital to shun very close to the border with afghanistan he has ten children. this cow provides for.
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each member of his family has a particular job to do the mentor in the vines and women do the washing and bake bread while the kids work in the vegetable garden. images of gathered cotton stalks left in a field after harvesting they used them to heat the oven in order to make flats round cakes the stalks do produce some heat but certainly much less than firewood does. i. cut it out get on with it. like i can cut him many times the peasants live below the poverty line. some don't have jobs at all others barely scrape by. when i do creams elder sons are old enough to earn a living they'll be sense of broods to look for a job. my brother has left for russia to work there he will be a helping hand for my family we've got very little money. social
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problems create first old breeding ground for crime an increasing number of people have fallen prey to drug dealers as they use them to traffic narcotics across the border with afghanistan through the so-called northern route. for my family still on heroin finds its way to educate stan and then on to russia and europe. in two thousand and ten to take his son's law enforcement bodies confiscated more than two tons of drugs coming from afghanistan. closely need roups of criminals who are different from members of a particular role to play they include masterminds traffickers go betweens receive pins and consumers. the whole network is a will world machine. police in the whole amount of confiscated
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heroin into a special of oratory here it becomes clear that drug traffickers are willing to resort to any trick to make sure their supply gets through and one of the consignments laborde free staff discovered heroin tucked away inside dried grapes. ok these reasons were soaked in water before hand soon recede could be removed then tiny packets of herion were inserted in the place. the republic of tragic is down is situated in the foothills of the permian range in central asia it is a landlocked country bordering afghanistan in the south as biggest on in kyrgyzstan in the north and west and china to the east the country significantly lacks major transport routes due to its vast distance from the sea. cover ninety three percent of the country's terrain. stone is regarded as one of the world's poorest countries according to the international monetary fund half of its population subsists on
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less than two dollars a day the country's difficult economic situation is largely the result of the civil war which lasted from one nine hundred ninety two to ninety ninety seven. the standoff began here on the square. it was called freedom square at the time. we lost our political identity it was a time when we were seen as wild savages fighting one another. for several years after the collapse of the soviet union various political clans interjected stan were locked in a bitter power struggle according to official figures the armed conflict cost one hundred thousand lives the country found itself on the verge of a humanitarian and economic disaster although the civil war ended in one thousand nine hundred seven the country has not yet been able to repair the damage done.
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one of the biggest problems intelligence is tan is a shortage of drinking water. according to international humanitarian agencies nearly half of the country's population has no access to fresh water. each day members of abdul karim family have to bring it from a nearby village and even then it's only fit for drinking after it has been a boiled. at the water is turned kilometers away each two year bring fifty cans of water by will bear. sometimes or get the donkey to do the whole thing it makes the job easier like the. locals in the village of can do chey entergy is down south of built a water reservoir children of the most frequent visitors here there's a vision in this country is that the children i would judy supply the households with water. and do you count here for whatever.
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yes. how often. each morning. people fill up their pails and cans while animals use the reservoir as a watering hole. their research warning is in poor condition because too many villagers come here from all over to take water it will have to be fixed again when spring comes around. since independence came twenty years ago the water supply systems have fallen into disrepair today the government earmarks funds for the construction of water pipelines local businessmen to have been attempting to build some but the problem still persists regardless. as you can see animals roam around the place leaving their waist behind people use filthy
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vessels for water the reservoirs not covered by interfering and the water is not this infected with the risk is enormous here people may be taken ill with diarrhea typhoid hepatitis and other water borne diseases. several million times each man and separated from their families. a lack of money compels them to look for jobs in other countries most of the migrant workers head to russia. addition by moscow line is almost always filled to capacity. most of the passengers a young men many of them are likely to get employment in russian cities as street cleaners loaders or construction workers. from. the need to feed my family seven people all in all of course there's a household to maintain back home the cow and vegetable garden i'm going to be
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marrying off my daughter soon i also need to finish my house and shorts i need money. they get out we're almost in moscow. it's on. the muscovites go to europe to earn money because their salaries in moscow are too low for the we go to moscow for work. it's profitable for us to work there. if they're lucky enough to find a job these people will be able to send money home in a month's time according to the european bank of reconstruction and development each year migrant workers transfer about two billion u.s. dollars to their relatives the sum is equal to half of tragic is dan's g.d.p. .
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conditioned by express has arrived in moscow. township migrants will begin looking for new jobs the very next day. wealthy british.
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market why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with max cons or the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to kaiser report on our team. but the few other of is a small village ten kilometers from moscow workers from countries of the c.i.s. a building country houses here. are monk them. i am. sure this is radio to g.q.
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stand where they are for you every day and every hour. after breakfast the worker says about plastering the walls while on the job the conversation turns to charge of his son and the hardships they went through bank home. of the of the if i had enough money i wouldn't have come here i would not have left my kids behind their growing up without a father it was better during the soviet union. my dream is to earn enough money to build a house and buy a car on. buzz otherwise she could of another worker from tajikistan has already earned enough for a wedding ceremony he wants to marry his daughter of by has been building houses in russia for six years now people living in a faraway tragic village looking forward to his homecoming in time for the ceremony . whether somehow decided against buying any particular gift for my daughter
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molly's the most precious gift also only to her so that she can buy what she chooses with. the two hundred guests are invited to a wedding ceremony intention to stand a special law forbids anymore from attending in rural areas wedding ceremonies are held in the daytime some locals say this is a long running tradition others maintain that this is because villages are often subjected to power cuts. only major cities receive uninterrupted electricity supplies. the situation showed a marked improvement following the commissioning of the russian built sank to the hydroelectric power plant in the country's south the opening ceremony in two thousand and nine was attended by the presidents of russia and has done.
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russian companies own the bulk of the power plants shares after the plant went on line electricity shortages dropped by fifteen percent. in the plant has paved the way for economic progress in tajikistan which had been held back by energy shortages as for russia it will be able to enter new markets are considering whether to take a stand shares a border with afghanistan or a country suffering from massive energy shortages. the sank to the power plant also significantly boosted the job market for local specialists. hello. generators two and three are on generator florrie's and standby mode all actual parameters on the normal.
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hydro power plant has also given small enterprises a chance to develop. this factory in dition bay makes even is from semi precious stones and for a while how about of design it survived this engine tangy can be graphed several years ago onyx amethyst that is lazily and cords become something more than just rocks in his hands each month the factory process is taking up tons of raw materials. and he did the medical review we make such bowls vases and candlesticks each item has a name. this ball for example
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is called a high yama. we feel this is a good way of promoting our products all sorts of crystal bowls currently in vogue we focus on lepas lousy light it's regarded as a national stir. souvenir is made at this factory a kitchen many museums around the world many heads of state have items made of touch examine precious stones in a collections. that was. the bride and groom in the village of sort of falls into education stands north have just been showered with gifts. and biggest surprise is the appearance of passer by and she called off the father of the bride. he's just arrived from moscow . was.
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better by is back welcome home as a. male argue the happiness. oh just look at my daughter was. waiting ceremonies have very old traditions for instance the male and female guests each p.l.l. in separate rooms this is always followed by a prayer and this may only bring happiness to the great lay should be a wonderful housekeeper be happy together that i that and when everybody starts to dance the bride is supposed to put her head down and sulk. and the wedding wouldn't have taken place if president by she could of the master of the house and
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prolong to stay in moscow i think we're going to take the bride to divide. i granted a everything is as it should be they have been waiting for me because i'm the boss here there will be no weddings without me around everybody thanked me for coming on time. after lunch everybody goes to the bridegroom's house to continue the celebrations there is not enough room indoors so most of the guests gather in the courtyard the party continues well past dusk and ends at ten pm shop. to get. to. the town of who jumped into g.q. stands north it's home to sell ton normark mother of the country's most celebrated
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handicrafts when his family makes knives using a technique that goes back at least five hundred years at the moment so tan son is in the workshop. all three of us make knives. as well as our father. my elder brother has a workshop in the city. he works there with our younger brother. was. the old master stays at home most of the time he looks after his grandson he recalls that he has made several thousand lifetimes of his creations are used by people all over the world in the. the. three zone and also country can't exist without cheney craftsmen. myth like
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any craft is a nation's culture and its face. but in life we work hard always plenty. but if we are lazy chances are we will live in poverty even in paradise. there read it free blacks and he sells his knives as an old market in the town of who jumped. much like his ancestors did hundreds of years ago. i was proud of my soviet citizenship if you're occurred to us that one theory we might wake up faced with power cuts or no milk in the shop. an electro optical telescope or a facility was built in a tragic mountains way back in soviet times the russian space force refers to it simply as the window. after the collapse of the u.s.s.r.
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this military facility became part of independent. today military men live in the garrison with their families and is effectively a part of the russian territory. the commanders are to report on where the weapons and personnel are in complete order standard seize the weapons ammunition and personnel of the command center are present and correct. the a ring which tracks objects in outer space is situated in the foothills of the permian range at an altitude of two thousand two hundred meters above sea level. there are unique telescopes in these very cool domes they scan the universe in three dimensions military people call this reconnaissance sensor the eyes of russia's space force. the station is unique in the during the night it can spot space objects at a range of eighteen to thirty five thousand kilometers. it's been built here
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because visibility in the sky is much better than anywhere else most of the nights a clear night with no precipitation or dust. the electro optical reconnaissance center is said to be russia's most valuable military installation in the republic of georgia is done there are similar centers monitoring the universe in other countries too but this one is much better suited to observations because of its location the second unit has reached the outpost we are ready for hand over. and over committed. under a government look came to the space tracking station after finishing a vocational school he enjoys working at a place with such a unique geographical position many russian military men dream of being stationed here. i work twenty four hours and then have three days off i spend this time with my family. we go hiking picnic by the river and
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visit historical and cultural places in the sun by the. locals living near the garrison want to work here is well. another secret building is situated a few kilometers from a telescope array here the ticket stands president. has built a villa for himself but only a handful of people are aware of the existence of his now to negotiate with the law . now that his daughter's wedding is behind him as a bicycle of is heading to russia again to build more houses. he's unlikely to know anything about reports by the international monetary fund predicting forthcoming growth and sometimes it industries but even if he does he has no time to waste he
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needs to feed his family here and now. you will be clients a while before the tragic worker sees his family again. download
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