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in some petersburg she's available in hotels a story and a little ambassador in a small school to kowtow to trip on a sotto to true school toto gold you know tilson to elvis you still dostoevsky. in a sea of calmness if you visit. nato's
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role in the changing world fresh strategies and a full in relations with russia as the months members meet in lisbon. that's right the sixty one year old alliance has introduced a new strategic goals the first time since one thousand nine hundred ninety one for many say that nato is still facing an identity crisis and i'll have more from lisbon. also the dangers lurking beneath the dome covering the saga of chernobyl nuclear disaster news it so by days we investigate what potentially deadly poison could leak out. and
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a glimmer of hope for russia's minor offenders who could soon have the option of a fine little community service instead of a stay in an overcrowded prisons. twenty four hour news from russia and from around the. this is. in moscow good to have you with us one of the summit to find as one of the most important nato is meeting in portugal to decide what its future should be and whether it's even relevant gauging more closely with russia and deciding on a strategy to stabilize afghanistan and get out to you shoes well this is part of an identity crisis for an organization created sixty years ago to oppose the now defunct soviet union to joins us live from the portuguese capital lisbon where the
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summit being held so low on the opening day of the meeting what is no one has come out of it. well we just saw the nato introduce new strategic goals now these are the first time that we have seen new goals introduced since one thousand nine hundred nine before even the attacks of september eleventh which sent the alliance into war with afghanistan and now although the secretary general anders fogh rasmussen did say that this is going to make a more effective nato that this dates nato for the twenty first century this comes at a time when many are questioning the relevance of nato and asking if it serves a purpose in this day and age and you know what even though these new goals came out a still a lot of those questions remain unanswered for example rasmussen said that nato will continue to commit to defer to defending one another nato members have it will maintain article five they will continue to defend other members if they are attacked now this comes at a time when we've seen that in your decades long war in afghanistan that continues with many nato members committing to pull troops out or rigorous testing their
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resources or growing weary of the near decade conflict so that's one issue of contention that is likely to remain in addition we heard him call for more efficiency among nato members to kind of leverage resources but there's questions as to whether this is possible you know this is a time when many countries are cutting their military budgets nearly half of the nato members are facing not so critics are saying they don't know if countries can afford to defend one another. when it comes to the dollars and cents or if they even should so these are some of the issues that are likely to remain that still are unanswered one thing that we did here and this new strategic goal is talk of a nato russia improvement in relations this has been a real theme at this summit and made into the strategic goals as well take a listen. we will also all park nose around to grow more tylenol and more corporation with nato than ever before because all apartments
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you are proving to make clear concrete contribution to international peace and security that is a subset us we will reinforce in particular with russia. so you heard it right there push for improve relations between nato and russia and for them to work together of course we'll know many more details about that tomorrow when the nato russia council is expected to be underway is of course and that's when the russian president dmitry medvedev will be there in lisbon raising hopes that of course a new impetus can be injected into nato russian relations what exactly do you think the two sides will focus on. one major issue that they will be focusing on is sure to be afghanistan this is an area where now russia is actually helping nato in its mission and many analysts say that nato really needs russia's help right now nato
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russia is helping with supply routes are helping fight the drug trade there and they're sure to discuss areas where there are shared concerns as far as afghanistan goes now also it's expected that they'll discuss other areas of shared challenges one of these is a commitment to a nuclear nonproliferation nuclear disarmament so that's another key issue and of course missile defense missile defense. initiative it's in the new strategic goals however this is going to sticking point between nato and russia in the past for years and now at this summit nato is calling on russia hoping that they'll get on board and they want russia to cooperate they believe that that russia and nato members share the threat of glisic missiles and that they can work together on missile defense now political analysts that we've spoken to say that they do believe that there is the political will on russia's side but a lot is in the details which we have not heard a lot about that remains to be discussed at this summit so a lot will depend on what comes of that bill all right plenty more from the over
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the next day or two thanks very much indeed for that update from has been lower list of that. other news now scientists fear the silence of the chernobyl nuclear disaster still has the potential to cause an even greater catastrophe in concrete bunker covering the air is nearing the end of its life and no one can be sure just how badly the debris beneath still is going to shift has this report. almost a quarter of a century since the chernobyl fallout a special confinement structure called the is still preventing more radioactive emissions into atmosphere this structure the circus was built in nine hundred eighty six just months after the disaster that you know build nuclear power plant back then experts predicted that this would last for only twenty years until two thousand and six that is but it was strengthened and improved extending its lifetime for five more years the biggest question is how much nuclear fuel remains under the surface some experts believe that there is none as most of it did
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vaporize into the atmosphere and was spread around the chernobyl exclusion zone but many experts believe that there are ninety five percent of nuclear fuel still remaining under the surface and that could be tons and tons of nuclear material that. we believe that the nuclear fuel under this account for gross is no longer a solid mass like it was twenty four years ago there was more of three layers of dispersed dust so should the presence of those crops we could see a very powerful explosion at the facilities as powerful as a nuclear iran. in order to avoid another catastrophe europe invested in the building of a new confinement in two thousand and seven french company was allowed to start the construction of an arch like steel structure to cover the facility three years later the project is underway with more than five hundred engineers building the new circle for gears next to the contaminated plant it won't be just the frame yeah
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it will be a technological complex as multi-functional crane system will be installed inside the new structure eat. a final step in the new safe confinement should provide this environment for the works in far the projects initial cost was thought to be half a billion euro now sources in chernobyl report that figure has almost doubled but in the fight for the continent's safety knows is too much the new confinement is expected to be completed by the year twenty thirteen and is expected to last for another hundred years the only question is what is the fate of the nuclear power plant in chernobyl some say that it may be dismantled under this new dome but that is only a speculation for now we only heard that this is a process which may take another seventy years and there are no technologies to this date which would allow this to happen. r.t.
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reporting from the church noble exclusion zone in ukraine. we're coming to live from the russian capital still to come in the program this hour new hope for russia's first time offenders. to the prison system could see fines and community service replace jail sentences from line across. there's been little sign of improvement in russia's volatile north caucuses according to president dmitri medvedev he's meeting security forces and local leaders in southern russia to discuss how to bring stability. is following the visit to his cost for us. terrorism cannot be counted singlehandedly to successfully applied terrorism is the task of many this was the main message as the lead to solve the north caucuses gathered for a meeting with the russian president dmitry medvedev the talks were devoted to security in this russia's most volatile region they were mostly held behind closed
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doors the president opened the session with a very harsh criticism of the work of russia's police and security services there indeed twenty ton was a very top number of terrorist attacks group four fold compared to two thousand and nine according to the country's national counter-terrorism committee some sixty terrorist attacks were prevented this year and over three hundred terrorists were destroyed by the russian presence today the to the great people the two sticks in russia are not something he would fully trust. statistics so often misleading there's no trust in them i want to once again draw the attention of rural forces to this fact there is no trust in the statistics but often just to including interior ministry with. police this in the works now to make it possible to make the statistics exact. all according to the statistics which the president
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doesn't find trust worth enough it's been relatively stable in chechnya this year but violence has been on the rise in the republics of english and traditionally peaceful cover deniable carrier there were over one hundred terrorist crimes carried out there six times more than in two thousand and nine the president today called this upsurge in violence as russia's biggest domestic problem a year ago when a similar meeting was called in he ordered a full rasha full of local law enforcement also as part of the measures to improve the situation as separate antiterrorism group was formed which now works along with a national counter-terrorism committee also the president formed to get. these republics saw russia's. new federal district and many saw this massive the crime is now stepping away from military force approach and is now going to focus on social and economic development. moscow says it wants
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a fair trial for the russian businessman vic to boot the president's aide says russia will continue to provide consular assistance but has made no judgment over whether or not he is guilty he's accused by the u.s. of arms trafficking inters them charges he denies after being extradited from thailand earlier this week he's now in solitary confinement in a new york jail but could face life behind bars if found guilty his trial is set for january next year. well you can always check out more stories on our web site in addition to what you see here on screen or t.v. dot com that's the web site it helps keep you up to date and here's what else you'll find online right now beginning to on about lighting up a new survey reveals russia has more smokers per capita than anywhere else in the world and find out about the calls to stop the problem. plus customers classes for hitting the hundreds of american men enroll in a pickup boot camp to learn it will tricks for meeting women for more on that story
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and plenty of other features head to the web site dot com. russia's pretty criminals and first time offenders may soon see jail time swapped for fines and community service as part of the ongoing reforms to the country's criminal code designed to put an end to unfair sentences and relieve overcrowded prisons katrina's are of explores the alternatives in store for some of the inmates . the fourteen hundred women serving time here have one thing in common at some point in their life they all made a bad choice well you know paul i went over to my friend's house to get some minor back that he owed me but he refused to pay up so he didn't have any says so his canary bird sitting there and i took it as collateral later the police came and said i stole it after breaking and entering the price for a stolen canary bird bus instead of that i was sentenced to three years in prison and i'm currently serving out my first. this extraordinary specter of russia's
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legislation has been questioned by many including the country's lawmakers a system of alternative punishment for a lesser crimes in the works with people found guilty of minor law violations facing fines and house arrest rather than jail time used up to get only you can't put someone in prison because they still two chickens are legal system no deals with these things and effectively there are harsh punishments for small misdemeanors and in some cases punishments which are too late for me ger cranes we need to balance the system because despite recent statistics crime is on the rise. add that to overflowing prisons abysmal health conditions on the inside tougher integration into society after serving time and the true nature of this problem becomes even more evident even financially that reform makes sense according to official data over a million people are currently imprisoned in russia with twenty percent serving up
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to three years for misdemeanors substituting their jail time with house arrest will free up the prisons lessen the burden of taxpayers and most importantly not give people who have stumbled a reason to fall. if a person goes to jail following some silly act of his or other certain circumstances because he comes out as a lifelong criminal but we have relevance to the backslide amounts to thirty to forty percent at the very least i mean almost half of them later become criminals. but there is much to do before these amendments get implemented into the legal system the electronic surveillance bracelets for example will rely on russia's glowing ass positioning system and it's not yet ready neither is the legal system with law enforcement not yet capable of the required fishable surveillance the proposition to stop throwing those found guilty of minor crimes behind bars is something that the women in this penitentiary can definitely get behind but even if
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the law is implemented the people serving time now may have to face the fact that they will have to serve and pay their debt to society in full without enjoying the benefits of an alternative punishment catherine as our party moscow region. time now to check out some news in a wild update first to new zealand an explosion of a coal mine in self island twenty seven people are missing five others managed to return to the surface with minor injuries rescue workers were at the scene trying to make contact with the mine is the country's emergencies minister says the cause of the blast isn't yet clear. and he. cholera outbreak has now reached the country's largest prison where two thousand people held about thirty in mates have been infected killing ten people over the last four days almost twelve hundred people have been confirmed dead from the epidemic so far earlier protesters clashed with u.n. troops as they blamed peacekeepers from nepal for bringing the epidemic into haiti something denied by the u.n.
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. china now an unusually heavy small gets hit the capital will be reduced visibility causing widespread disruption the air pollution has come from a growing number of factories and villages built on the outskirts of beijing two major highways linking the city to the north are being closed health officials have asked people with respect to problems to stay at home to a small has dispersed by cold expected saturday. while the u.s. is stretching its finances to fund too costly overseas wards huge amounts of cash are also going towards extending its global influence in more subtle ways it's left many americans wondering whether it's a justifiable use of their tax money in the first of a series of reports. explains what is at stake. but. this is what u.s. backed regime change used to look like back in the days in a bid to ensure u.s. political and economic interests were safeguarded cia backed coup d'etat was
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announced a democratically elected leaders from him and most of back in iran to sell the door again day in chile. in their place all too often brutal dictatorships and governments that committed heinous crimes against their people. to replace the overt support for dictatorships a new concept for regime change was born one that sounds and looks better democracy promotion we do this through surrogates and we do this through non-governmental organizations and we do it through people who are less suspecting of the evil that may lurk behind their actions and perhaps they were before. have we learned some lessons of our guard you bet do we do it better you bet is it still just as highness as it always was you bet the concept of democracy promotion is simple finance train and politically back local opposition forces around the world that support washington's agenda but in america in eastern europe with the velvet
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revolutions in africa. the middle east or really all over all over the world and so the us set up these different mechanisms now for penetrating the civil societies and the political systems wouldn't have countries that are going to be intervened and to assure that the outcomes would be pleasing to two washington's foreign policy objectives so while the goals remain the same it's no longer the cia but the u.s. agency for international development usa id and its partners spearheading this effort millions and millions of u.s. taxpayer dollars go every year into funding for political organizations from campaigns in different countries around the world that promote u.s. agenda and most us citizens are unaware of the fact that that's how their money is being spent to meddle. and influence and interfere in other nations affairs the concept of facilitating regime change to democracy promotion has garnered widespread criticism congressman ron paul once wrote it is particularly orwellian
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to call us manipulation of foreign elections promoting democracy how would we americans feel if for example the chinese arrived with millions of dollars to support certain candidates deemed friendly to china for years terrible we used taxpayers' money to go over and use our military and our cia and these programs are saying this is what you ought to do and influence and there's no authority for that it doesn't work it was a lot of people to despise us and tomorrow segment we'll introduce you to the political figures who became national and international stars of the help of u.s. democracy promotion funding and explain exactly how the system works. r t washington d.c. . well look cross talk is all the way for you here at all before that let's check all the business news with you. hello and a very warm welcome to the business news trade between former soviet states has
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accelerated shelter this year at a meeting of c.i.s. prime ministers and st peters that question a question said the french a percent increase evidence of improved corporation the customs union of russia belarus and kazakhstan forms the new trade and is that a whole reports although some thorny issues remain progress is being made. of stone are gearing towards full scale integration and speeding up the next phase of the customs union the single economic space where the free trade and a common external trade policy the meeting of the prime ministers of the three countries is taking place within the framework of the economic community which also includes kyrgyzstan to decreased on its biggest. moldova or of india and ukraine some of these countries are also showing interest in joining the customs union now the key document is a final agreement on the single economic space of russia belarus and kazakhstan
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which is due to start functioning next year and to provide more mutually beneficial opportunities for its members in a free trade area i would like to remind you the customs union of the trilateral union of russia belarus and council which came into effect this year has been designed to simplify the movement of capital between the member countries under a unified tariff and customs territory now the creation of the customs union has stirred up the long lasting negotiations on russia's accession to world trade organization after russia said it would see the accession in a joint. account now according to russia's president a few questions remaining in the negotiations with the european union on the matter and they should be solved quickly at the same time the first year of the customs union has revealed some serious discrepancies currently existing export duties on russian oil for valorous almost brought the countries to an oil war well it's
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annually buys about twenty million tons of russian oil at domestic prices for two years is only a fraction of it at home most of it is being refined. to europe at much higher prices feeding the belorussian budget today's meeting may finally put an end to the conflict as the russian prime minister vladimir putin has promised to lift all the duties on russian oil once all the documents on the single economic space are scient. over approaching the customs union doesn't come without course finance minister alex it could really believes that russian oil companies may have to pay an extra fifteen billion dollars in charities to text home and i say sion. national. and this will be compensated for these costs by either subsidies or it increase in extraction taxes. there's no point in privatizing russian to clutches for the time being that's according to the head of the state corporation which
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controls several hundred center prizes in russia. showed him a bit of it is that it's not reasonable to privatize russian technologies for the time being i would even say it could be harmful privatization would hinder the development of the enterprises under control we first have to transform the enterprises into joint companies create holdings and distribute companies between them and also help them develop financially. a look at the markets now the russian equity markets close flat positive on friday we are just broke the six hundred point benchmark finishing just a tenth of a cent m i six has an up and down session and just. looking back at the last week the russian markets were pulled in both directions were for actually equal force upbeat economic data from the us encouraged the bulls while inflation war isn't china and all the bears the markets ended up there weak. but largely unchanged. the past week has seen. the continuation of the tug
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of war between the balls and the bear is you know there are people who are seeing a lot of economic data coming out of the u.s. coming out of asia a lot of quality is a big general motors which is very well received a lot of good news in the market and good developments but the biggest fear now is inflation is special in china where the central bank had to act to stop the rapid increases in prices there is also told that both china and hong kong can take measures to arrest the rapid growth in real estate prices to prevent the bubble ever saw between these two kind of big positive all. improving global economics and certain positive corporate developments. are all rising inflation in china and therefore maybe elsewhere in the world these two opposing factors have resulted in the share prices and in the week slightly down
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a bit essentially flat that's her business update for now get more store a small web site r.t. dot com slash business. culture is the same us you are going to go back to the other any one of them was not worth the difference of immediately after the end of the second world war major
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nazi leaders were put on trial for war crimes there is no doubt such crimes were committed. in those so many years of time as some former prisoners are still along. as well as the fortune of. those so many years of past. summer hoping to find the same. others take their executioners no longing for justice. those so many years of past. memory is still in my eyes as well. as hope and hate. wealthy british style. that's not on my list of. the bigger. markets
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