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and there was as the homes were completely destroyed and now we know thousand homes have been i mean when by these five feet they step up to the rescue centers and people have been piling up we. know that help out just to do anything with to help these people we have lost. that we didn't have a minute that prime minister to think about to help us fight as we've pledged one hundred thousand dollars every family has lost their lives and we can hear more from them now. year. affected by the wildfires will receive compensation for new homes which will be built before the end of october this year not everything has been done to fight the fires but it's not the right time to place blame so now we need to consolidate all forces to fight the disaster. situation remains extremely difficult. in the most affected areas in central russia have merely stabilized it still remains intense and unfortunately there is no
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forecast of the temperatures going down now we see this cause for this over the past couple of days the smoke is still really hanging very thick and we're not sure how much you can see the forest behind me but the first attention is completely dried obviously that was the perfect situation so unfortunately for them to be susceptible to these fires that we see people really still in shock at what's happened and how much damage these have been able to do over the past couple of days. it was very strong like a hurricane the find came from the forest and spread with devastating speed trying to stop it but it was catastrophic we couldn't do a scene. at first we try to put the fire but it was impossible so we started to move things everything we could police and firefighters told us to leave. it's not scary now scary is when you see the fire this was hard to
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get over. this heat wave will come to an end soon but. for the immediate future certainly the hot temperatures so to continue the perfect temperatures to cause these fires already we've heard this morning into millions and millions of dollars worth of damage and everyone just very anxious to contain the situation. so witnesses have been sharing their experiences of the deadly wildfires on the internet some are being uploading their own videos of the drama. because the more you filming this. slow or slow or stop it. the bloody hell. get out of the car even if you don't know the way we're shut the door this man was shot in the. region about four hundred kilometers from where we are here in moscow a group of men were trying to escape from the burning village using the only paved
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road in town themselves trapped by walls of flames they had to turn back when. one of the men later described this as being in hell. all the news now emerging he crews are hunting for more than two thousand barrels of highly toxic chemicals floating down the chinese river towards russia it was thought the drums might reach the country in two weeks but some experts now say they could arrive within days auntie's you got to explains the potential danger. to river is one of the biggest sources of fresh water in russia's far east and in the city as well standing now and it's ecology is still under up with threats because china is just several dozen kilometers away from here and so is this a river which joins the where the place where this emergency happened the chinese authorities do say that they've managed to extract several ferals which have been previously washed into the river as a result of the biggest flood in
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a decade the china has experienced several more thousand barrels are still in the water in the sun for river and or en route towards the border and towards russia china has built eight beers in order to prevent them from getting here but there are several factors suggesting that anything could happen for example out of the seven thousand barrels which of initially got into the water three thousand of them contain toxic substances including acids which make it cause harm to humans and animals and it's not clear how many. these so far extracted barrels actually contain these toxic substances there are also reports that some of the barrels may have sunk to the bottom which makes them up but tension future of threat for the ecology and also obviously makes it much more difficult to extract them to the surface this is not the first time that china as it has experienced such problems back in two thousand and five a huge chemical spill has left millions of chinese without the supplies of fresh
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water this time the authorities on both sides are monitoring the situation at the emergencies ministry here is already monitoring the quality of the water so far they haven't reported any abnormalities but they do see that they are already planning ways to distribute fresh water to the local population in case the contamination does happen of course we will be monitoring the situation and we will report on this story as it continues to develop this is r.t. live here in moscow a little later in the program the close up team visit the town of blood of skin the region of russia where traditional architecture has become a canvas for contemporary art and satirical cartoons. the stunning veterans who sided with the nazis during world war two against the soviets a gathering in the northeast of the baltic state has sparked outrage over why the country's authorities are welcoming fascist sympathizers and some of those who wanted to oppose the meeting have been barred from entering as artie's country is
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out of a found out. during the years of the second world war nazi forces established twenty labor and concentration camps here in the stone yet this is the site for one of the revival of concentration camps where thousands of jews were executed between the years of one nine hundred twenty one and one thousand nine hundred five today members of a stone in latvia and lithuania anti fascist organizations laid flowers lit candles and paid their respects to all of the victims of the nazi killing machine but they are a minority here. in the baltic states specifically in a stony a just a few meters away up the road a sort of a huge rally is going on just. by abuse only and government. turnout with a lot is new to this report and media coverage about them but they are not anti fascist organizations good later neo nazi organizations tonight with members that are not all going to be twenty one or as this study unit that was established by
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the german forces here in a story of those people fought against the coalition forces during the second world war killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people but sugar and if you don't know their heralded as heroes they all wear the usual german every ghalia they sell things at their rallies which commemorate the german troops your german before says with a turnout and with everyone. nearly wrapping up all of the information that is being pushed towards them the fascists organizations here in the stone you however receive a very different kind of treatment despite the fact they are allowed to organize rallies here in a stony after everything is being done to prevent them from reaching the destinations to prevent people who live outside a stone yet to enter the country they're being detained they're being blacklisted they're being turned away at borders which technically don't even exist because it's tony and all the baltic states are members of the european union and here even
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when the rallies do take place every single thing is done to put anti fascist organizations under a tremendous amount of pressure members of the secret police and the stony and secret police cars constantly patrol them they have requests coming in from the police saying that apparently their volume of their rallies and their speeches needs to be turned down because it into rights the neo nazi rally that is taking place just a few hundred meters up the road very ironic but very. that are sweet experience of course for all of them many of the speakers at this anti fascist rally were in tears as they remembered their relatives who were butchered by the a stallion for s.s. forces by the nazi forces during the years of the second world war some could not even finish their thoughts as they try to speak and bring up the memories of their loved ones. u.s. forces in afghanistan have just experienced that too deadliest month since the
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invasion in two thousand and one and locals are now rioting against the presence of foreign forces and american veteran told r.t. the troop surge is adding to anti american feeling in the country as afghans don't feel protected basically the general sentiment of the people is that they're tired of seeing i could get by forces every day the u.s. and coalition for short in the country anti-american sentiment grows because there is there of the population does not feel safe they do not feel protected like the counterinsurgency campaign assumes that it can do the other problem of this whole scenario is that kabul is supposed to be one of the safest places in all about gave them a stamp and if kabul isn't our peoples then you can surely bet that the rest of afghanistan which is ten times worse than now well in all counterinsurgency campaigns when you insert more troops the first thing that happens they see a spike in violence or a spike in debts and it's to be expected there's no way to stop there that's the
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nature of conflict. and the u.s. secretary of defense warns the king of classified documents related to the war in afghanistan could lead to even more deaths among the troops however wiki leaks which published the material online rejects the accusation saying the pentagon is just trying to divert attention from the thousands of lives already lost while it is going to journalists are going to crucial says the documents reveal little that hasn't been known for years. one of the top american collaborative in afghanistan has been known for a long time leaks actually there are two of them the first he's going to present it affectively works for the united states and it's well known for almost nine years and believe it turned out there was no repercussions from taliban and all of their associates and the second most notorious us collaborate in afghanistan he's got his eye abroad in kandahar who according to the u.s.
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main media has been one of the most cherished cia asset eighty eight of the top drug kingpin all across the country for taliban hakani and would be doing here. for this mujahideen troika they know for sure for almost nine years that all caught his eye brothers work for the u.s. government so if the top u.s. intelligence assets well known for the whole world for almost nine years and nobody tried to harm them why the united states should be so concerned about the third rate informants somewhere in the countryside. for years into ethnic tensions have been high in the former soviet republic of kyrgyzstan it stems back to when joseph stalin dropped the region's borders throwing part of what was considered neighboring into his territory the most violent clashes between the two
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groups took place in april this year well you can find out more in our special report coming away in the next hour here on r.t. . the state which provided citizens with. its own. celtic. when the government should take. a break. right. up to the killing and. well now let's have a quick look at other stories making headlines around the world at this stage of the day the death toll from the worst floods in pakistan for decades has reached eight hundred one million people have been affected by the waters triggered by monsoon rains but some four hundred thousand stranded in remote villages they loot
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roads and damaged bridges have hampered rescue efforts a state of emergency has been declared with torrential rains expected to continue over the weekend. and of quake has rocked southeastern iran a day after another quake in the country's northeast left over two hundred injured there are no reports of anyone hurt in the latest earthquake but there is extensive damage iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to quakes experiences tremors almost daily. well now a close up team travels around russia so you can see some of the country's lesser known areas and this time we'll take you to the region. lies just eighty kilometers from moscow has existed since the thirteenth century the picturesque town has many hillside churches however it's not all about traditional religious architecture its houses have become
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a canvas for contemporary art as katherine to discover. where else so close to moscow would you hear church bells ringing so often every fifteen minutes at a dozen churches similar tanny asli this beautiful chime can be heard in the provincial town of moore of school located just eighty kilometers away from moscow and it's the closest cause of the kaluga region to the capital it takes so while defenders hilltop position thanks to the architects who started to build the town in the early fourteenth saying morris comprises of several unique churches like the christian old believe us church also the legendary. monastery adds to the towers must see list but more of it is not only about traditional architecture and golden day rooms and crosses it's hauser's our can of us for contemporary art to self-taught artist cheney is recording the history of his hometown through his
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paintings but his art his service comes that applies. to charm of the russian provence to which nothing it seems could be added it couldn't. be returned construction engineer has turned a whole town into a giant canvas of rock and his native born collect food culture and splashed images of churches historical figures and still live on its walls in all one hundred new rules orders in the ninety four percent of people who in town don't visit on galleries and and museums. and thus they can take in the outdoor exhibition perhaps is not the greatest art of all time but still this is art the town's mayor liked up cheney gives images until the muralist turned into a satirical commentator after the artist made
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a wall sized political cartoon featuring a local governor he became persona non-grata. what they're worth three paintings on this wall one is left two others will whitewashed under the pretext of this house being repaired the mayor has already destroyed ten of my works the biggest mural decorated a local bakery now that it's been whitewashed some locals have unclaimed the bread to tastes wars well side is too holy for up to make up his brush including the opposite of the mayor's office this painting for example depicts historical figures space travel theorize a constantin ski while based on your own right opposite the mayor's window is typical soviet satire well done cucumber sets. the mayor didn't appreciate the humor of tunic of was fined several times and even faced court charges a local newspaper criticised him as
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a moral especially after he painted a controversial image of a religious martyr in a town where every second citizen is a regular churchgoer but surprisingly the biggest local ministry doesn't think the artist touched a raw nerve or go to the words we say i can painting is the bible and colors the same could be said about these paintings they are the history of our town and colors it's especially good for the young people who are raised up without knowing their roots. monk maxime turned to religion at the time of perestroika in russia images of abandoned churches and wide washed icons are still strong in his memory he's convinced that the artist should not give up and should continue with his dream of painting all of board of school with his meals. so you have contemporary art that will go down in catalogs all tourist keech which hides the true all
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protection all the one who might have the answer is x. spent in russian architecture in history professor william brown felt that helen thank you very much you're welcome to brown felt so what do you think about the murals that we've seen well some people might find them interesting from a sociological point of view but for me the main thing in board of skin is to the extent to which it's architectural heritage has been preserved it's a remarkable accomplishment and gives great hope for the future of the houses the church is. a wooden houses with their decoration and of course the great monastery this is a unique ensemble and i think the state of preservation is extraordinary you told me that the four of how did this special place in the hearts for you what is so special about the stone well i mean part of it is the landscape the river that runs through it and creates a natural park also creates a very interesting topographical relief hills ravines is one of the reasons why
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there was a settlement here in the fourteenth century because it could be fortified but now that provides an exceptional view of the surrounding nature as we see from this very point that we're speaking. to one can appreciate is the interaction between the natural environment and watch the people here have created over the centuries you mentioned that the town is extremely well. the first time you visited bored of it was twenty years ago it's taken how has the tone changed since then certainly for the better i think that there's been investment here in new developments and some cases that can be a destructive influence but in bordeaux skitt seems to have helped revive the town every town needs a realistic economic base or else that becomes nothing more than a museum but boredom because of managed. to combine the economic growth and the preservation that's a very important lesson in russia what should the tone be known internationally
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what about i don't know outstanding people who leaked well. that is a question for people who are interested in promoting the town as a tourist destination for me the important thing is to preserve the heritage and then people will find about it in their own ways and for their own reasons and i think because been doing a very good job of preserving that heritage and let's hope the town will stay just as well as the next generations to thank you very much but that's not what showed professor william brumfield expert in russia not such an history from the town of bor of sc in the region. where without he would come tonight from moscow and that brings you up to date for the moment but we have a lot more coming your way in about twenty minutes from now. trying to cope with the longest heat wave on record have flocked to a big event in the heart of the russian capital more on that in all sports updates a little later this hour. i'll be back in
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a kind of i'll be back in about seven minutes from now with a look at a new story in the meantime stephanie is next with the business stay with us for that. hello welcome to the business put it in. russia has declared a state of emergency in four more regions hit by the west drought in a century twenty seven regions are estimating about losses and market watchers warn of new price hikes but that you have to have reports. crickey soil and dead plants situ poke a loop to pictures can be seen in many russian regions the heat has burnt out more than ten million hectares of green fields we tavis may fall by quarter this year like many other films hundred and counting his losses amounting so far to fifty percent of his films yields grain production vegetable production in essence all crop production that's open field crop production and primarily the dairy industry
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but we're losing a significant volume of milk because of the heat but as soon as the heat is over we'll eventually bounce back the quality of the feed won't be quite the same the cost of the feed may be quite the same drownd has a knock on effect on almost every agricultural sector the cost of producing green milk beef and hogs has doubled cattle breeders have lost their grass and now they're running out of cheap green as drought continues dot clouds are gathering around the finance ministry as they contemplate their inflation forecast seven when we also observe the similar rally all the cultural markets it's true that russia received. local inflation so personal i just upgraded the inflation forecast for this year but greatly by zero point five percentage point from the level of seven percent off five percent this is not that very. i don't believe that
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this level will constrain the canonical choleric marketplace there's no reason for panicking and promise to keep prices at acceptable levels so the government doesn't have to intervene looking into the future they can see another problem looming we have to change your whole policy on insurance there's only about ten percent of the crops have been insured and the insurance companies are not very friendly towards. not only. insuring the crops but they're not terribly friendly on pain obviously once that once the situation happens he says insurance companies should change their approach but also feel most mature more responsibility rather than stretch you know their hand to the government and then you can slow the business. despite ending friday's trading session in the red it was a good week for the russian stock market as the head of research at metropole
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explains overall again that we were quite strong and when out on the talking about equities we're talking about. commodity is and other risk assets the russian market. did really well this where you can you know addition to the support of god from international markets from the performance over international equity markets it also got a strong dose of support from austria in commodity prices we sold prices morning. five dollars and this is where you can actually stay in there a new era of oil has begun that is in the gulf of mexico suggests the problems of one oil company may go global there are many more reserves are in hard to develop fields and that's pushing safety on technology higher up the agenda seen a demand for reports. one hundred days and counting the gulf of mexico oil spill becomes a turning point for the whole oil industry and perhaps the global economy top
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exploration rules are coming into force just as easy as oil is running out and or g. companies will be forced to explore hard to reach fields and the extreme surroundings deep water and arctic conditions i showed you what you know we are entering a new era of all that i just told you not enough records to use anymore the risks are very high it was like all these mexican shows with. the water story robert dudley pioneered international level security and labor norms in russia now he's facing a tougher job setting in lower threshold for ecological risk across b.p. all oil companies involved in sheltered spot ration are already working on a common security fund the accumulate emergency deposits chief jobs for what is going to be needed to make that commitment to safety for the environment for workers. priority number one we're going to see a sea change quo boy as
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a result of what's happened in the gulf and hopefully that sea will reach the shores of for safety security and risk management could be the oil industry's new motto and russian oil giants wouldn't be immune is in the new innovative our business are cheap. and that's often the business here for now but you can always find most stories on our website that's our flash.
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question is that so much of a moment taxpayers and i mean to say she's mean a lot of people have areas sweating it out a good part of the world is experiencing a crippling heat wave is this a trend or simply freaking weather one. for.
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with you twenty four hours a day this is r t come to live from the russian capital top stories now this hour russian inferno twenty eight people have been killed and thousands left homeless as forest fires rage on in a record breaking heat wave. toxic fishing chinese authorities struggle to retrieve thousands of barrels of dangerous chemical waste from a river that supplies fresh water to southeastern russia. and also reporting the defense authorities block county fascist protesters from entering estonia as nazi soldiers are commemorated in the baltic country. be back with another update for in less than fifteen minutes from now in the meantime join us for journey back in time as we are look at the secrets of the ancient towns along russia's historical golden ring wasn't andrews's in the town of vladimir to discuss its glittering white stone cathedrals which are on the world heritage list stay with us for that.
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hello and welcome to plug in here on class about a couple of the ancient rules here lies the soul so i'll trust it's always there and it's a toss i was as it's one of the closest golden ring cities to moscow it's a popular day trip enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of tourists every here. people who lived in this area of russia five to twenty five thousand years the city was founded in eleven o eight by olga to be among the most a match for the city gets its name on.


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