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there is a conflict there is still violent incidents are not way but but but there is also another way of considering a man who is to say that this is structured into the politics of northern northern ireland in many ways it can be managed it can be contained and indeed for many politicians using this type of conflict is very much part of their political repertoire in many ways northern ireland politics is still structured around the conflict between unionists and nationalists and i think this is very much part of most in a sense a time to sort of. almost to a logical fault line tectonic shifts periodically but never leads to that about the breakdown russia's political elite is divided over the proper response to the magnitsky act the minister believes that america should not be banned from adopting russian children. for sanctioning lawmakers to the death of a lawyer in police custody that story ahead for you here in. the
u.s. an area planning to boost their military links some experts suggest that washington is trying to counterbalance russia more analysis on that after a break. and before all of that coming up very shortly in the tasha has the latest news from the business world stay with us this is r.t. here in moscow. it's. courageous and creative. elegance and
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a record level of more than fourteen billion dollars that secures russia's position as the world's second biggest arms export are the main buyers were india and algeria and vietnam president vladimir putin has recently stress that russia needs to normally keep the existing multibillion dollar contracts but also secure new ones to compete with fears international rivals so i've got kitty pilbeam here to fill us in so katie fourteen billion dollars that's not bad ha it's a lot it's always actually being seen as a a really positive rate is substantial is an improvement i will be able to see that for three years running now russia's exports of have actually increased as i say three years running so that is substantial and russia now supplies weaponry to fifty five countries in toto really enough to maintain its position as the world's
second exporter. the us also not just up but that's made putin also announced recently that we have had this fourteen billion dollars made but in terms of contracts and deals made this year it's been fifteen billion dollars so it looks like those numbers attached to our own. going to continue increasing and it's such a fierce competitive environment because the contracts are so pretty and they tend to last for twenty thirty fifty years but the u.s. is still number one yet and it looks like you know russia is doing its job catching up at all in terms of numbers if we look at the figures you'll probably be able to see that i would actually be honest and say no novel but it's certainly going in the right direction and the u.s. is definitely the top in terms of the world is definitely the one to be in terms of exporting and you'll be able to see really annually in recent years it's been around the ball mark of thirty billion dollars the u.s.
defense actually reported officially figures of thirty four point eight billion dollars for twenty eleven and this year we don't have the official figure is expected to be around the same mark then as sasha and to really evaluate bruce and when he has commented on the need to really compare themselves with the u.s. to compete with the he said he's made efforts to spearhead russia's efforts to fend off competition from the likes of the u.s. and europe as well so he he's got competition at the forefront of his mind at the moment but judging from the numbers that we've just seen clearly russia has like a very long way to go to go with the states so what does it need to do to edge closer to its main rival so i think president vladimir putin has definitely knowledge about and he said right going forward this is going to be top of the agenda and he said that we want to keep hold of the contracts that we do have india the biggest seller of russian military arms wants to keep hold of india also wants
to really concentrate on getting relationships with other countries as well really improving upon those and also technology is always a big deal natascha because russia is often criticized for not being up to western standards because of the old soviet me. sceneries that he's talking about diversifying and also in routing in that sector as well not so competing with the west in terms of quantity but also china in terms of costing as well i mention europe as well be a competitive i'm talking about germany and france because they used to make the top five in terms of top five military weapons as well it does sound like it has pretty serious rivals and it is catching up so what does next year look like well i mean i mentioned india being the biggest just so they want to concentrate on that relationship and actually a big contract is coming up it's all insider knowledge at the moment it tends to be
with this kind of industry but at the moment there's talk of them buying up forty two sukhoi superjet fighter jets forty two that's an excess and a thousand engines as well and that would have about two seven billion dollars in that contract would run three to twenty thirty so that is huge that would be historic for the russian economy as well as that we've got to do with iraq as well it's pending at the moment and is topping four billion dollars at the moment so as i say keeping hold of these oil contracts i mean india if we talk about the relationship with india they've already purchased one hundred fifty jets from russia so they're definitely ones to keep hold of and in terms of competition as i say is this and really it's all about who's going to be victorious it is a real fierce weapons industry well it's definitely a battles that russia can't afford to lose you know they sure are indeed as i think you very much respond katie. look at the international
airport one of most close three major hubs along which had a mate of on demand did it go has launched a new terminal on tuesday our correspondent explains why the capital's number three airports trying to catch up with its rivals. this opening of a brand new hub is very timely since the russian capital is considered the second busiest in europe alone is ready its welcome there's a million passengers next year then you'd certainly know has by floors with the basement level connected to russia's only on the ground. will be able to get on the train and arrive in the center of the russian capital within approximately half an hour now that's what concerns travelers but let's not forget that besides the airport services they will also be thousands of jobs and investment opportunities created around the block about getting back to the airport now which like i've already mentioned will be a major addition to the moscow transportation hub travelers will have
a choice of destinations and airlines of course and they want to rush as a major carriers has already made a hole for themselves and let's now take a quick look at the markets here in russia equities finished the day was pretty have to gains the r.t.s. finished more than one and a third of a percent higher the mice exposed and slightly more modest gains just under one percent as you can see there and on to the currencies here in moscow the russian ruble and did the session higher to both the euro and the dollar while the global economy is trying to fight the downturn that will doom world famous let's call off the house and the lawn is finding its own financial battle the ballerinas and the chorus went on strike forcing the cancellation of the much anticipated room e.o. and juliet valley from here scheduled for wednesday to performers claiming their working conditions are on bearable requesting more money a time when at least unemployment rate of more than eleven percent is one of the
highest in here. and that's the latest from the business desk you can always find a lot more stories and interviews any time at r.t. dot com slash this is. in japan the average height for men is one hundred eighty two centimeters ten centimeters shorter because of that some employers refused to hire me one of them even told me directly that i was too short to deal with the clients computers already spent three months in this hospital and plans to stay for another four to add the coveted seven santa majors to his stature invented by the famed soviet orthopedic is good for you is there a friend in nineteen fifties these frames were initially used to treat fractures in deformities by cutting bones and slowly pulling them up or therefore stimulating tissue regeneration it was out of was able to receive arms and legs and people who thought they were crippled for life be sent to the other patients. and their
lives will go when professing desired frame bicycle parts sixty years later his invention is increasingly being used to help people what eager to fracture their legs to become a few centimeters taller than the ultimate goal is still the same fixing somebody is live both literally and figuratively about a third of patients admitted to be always out of center nowadays seeking surgery for medical reasons most of them are men and most are not what you would call vertically challenged professor novick of who operated on many of them says it usually comes down to a man's pride some of the first patient to turn to us with a leg length i mean a quest to meet his fifteen centimeters to still want to surgery because it's panos to than him we like to say that we need to break their legs in order to fix their head maybe nothing wrong with them from an orthopedic point of view but there is
something psychological that prevents them from living their lives fully being happy and we fix it like lengthening surgeries are banned in many countries and even the out they're pretty expensive in russia the entire course costs eleven thousand dollars about one tenth of the similar package in the united states. financial considerations were one of the reasons that brought this washington state native to western siberia yet his main motive for the surgery had to do with how he fared in the otter's in america advertised as one seventy five i was one sixty seven or one sixty eight and so one eight centimeters would have brought me right to average so i just wanted to be average for women height isn't so important you know i think girl can be short and it's not a big deal i think a guy is like expected to be taller just before the operation moses mad at russian girl who found he's a regional hide quite in dealing yet he still want to have
a day surgery adding seven more centimeters to he self-confidence she told me the whole time you're crazy you're normal you're perfect. so now it's like oh you're so what a compliment for somebody who's used to falling short of his own expectations. from our studios here in moscow. the news continues now on russia's foreign minister believes it's wrong to ban americans from adopting russian children but said the u.s. should take responsibility for any dissent that phrase could be part of moscow's response to washington so-called magnitsky act. reports. to be among these he was a russia lawyer who was suspected of being involved in money laundering he died in
prison before a court could make a decision on his case the minute he act passed a recently in the us is a law which allows sanctioning russian officials suspected of being connected to human rights violations but by many in moscow it's seen as an end to russian law and a proper response to it has become a source of some heated debate some deputies of the state duma want to see the response include banning all americans from adopting russian children in connection with all the cases of abuse sometimes even that's like the story of twenty one month year old. who was suffocated to death after his adoptive american father left him in a locked car on and on a hot day in the open sun or the story one. american adoptive mother put her child on a plane back to russia along carrying only some underwear and
a note and it's not only the cases themselves but the lack of a proper reaction from american afterwards to prevent these cases from reoccurring including the lack of some heavy jail sentences are causing so much outrage in russia and if it's clear that all those responsible for the abuse have to be punished the issue of introducing this ban for all americans to adopt the russian children has become quite a rift in the russia's political elite we have heard earlier from the minister of educational support against the ban but i was met with some heavy criticism by some members of parliament who accuse the minister of wanting more for russian children to be adopted by americans rather than to develop properly in conditions for them here in russia now we've heard from the foreign minister also spoke against the ban there is definitely some heated debate on this issue would set to continue as the state duma still. reviews the draft. syrian rebels say they've delayed the
execution of a ukrainian journalist. and his kidnappers had threatened to kill her last thursday but one of the free syrian army commanders said they given the freedom to report one more chance reports had suggested that the rebels were seeking a fifty million dollars ransom from ukraine whose foreign ministry says they're doing everything possible to secure her release the armed opposition in syria also claims to have control of a palestinian refugee camp in the capital which was earlier shelled by government warplanes mask is said the camp was assisting terrorists hundreds of palestinian refugees enough louis flee to neighboring lebanon. bug area has denied reports that it has invited the u.s. to permanently station military forces on its territory the country's defense minister responded following stories in the local media however buggin officials have been holding talks with the pentagon seeking to boost military links they're planning to almost double the number of joint exercises in twenty thirteen there's
been an american military presence in bulgaria since two thousand and six. one military and two bases and. the war activists brownback told me that this is just the us trying to extend its influence. we've seen that there is a strong motive force to maintain the cold war even without the soviet union and to incorporate the countries of eastern and central europe the former warsaw pact countries into an american sphere of influence through the medium of nato and so i think what the troop deployment the creation of more bases there already for. the incorporation of this as part of the nato strategy is one threat to russia a threat to the national sovereignty of the people of the area because they have foreign military bases and it incorporates makes it more secure as part of an american political and economic as well as military formation. well let to bring us
up to date with a moment i'll be back with more international news with the news team in about ten minutes from now in the meantime we have a short break stay with us this is all to you live in moscow. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so for lengthly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
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become part of me now i've fallen off so many times sometimes that bites as well it's part of my every day life. i horn's been home to it rats like you just laugh for centuries most still live off the land cattle and fish every evening local villagers place their nets and in the morning the catch is always good. we always have enough here. if by call is often called the pearl of siberia and when i said to be the pearl of by call it so lend a fake forests. and vast staps. it's also a place of traditions respected by locals and travelers a like. an economist turned adventurer has crisscrossed by called shores and
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fall is because of the spirit of the horse coming to his dream he said make an instrument from the tree the sounding board from the leather of my face the strings . and to remember me make an engraving of my head of the instrument he did so i called the instrument again which means come back and this melody on these human is called. the. two boys one of the most famous groups in the republic their next goal is to. sure broad they say for you are peons it's difficult to pick up and sing so i asked them to teach me and see if i can do it. cheerleader and they were. chen oh you then loaded that was sure they can know who. you think gary are all. but now it is
a moody part of the song and not the actual throat singing which i wouldn't even try to refute. so maybe you have to be born here to be able to sing like this i thought so until i met she looks like it vinnie and i don't even speak their language but she is from japan. most of us too far in my answer that she planned from two hundred years ago until sappy here she's not planning a professional singing career she keeps practicing just because it's become part of her nature. on the edge of human capabilities. struggling with a dream. layout to become the first.