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i'm there for the main headlines heretick dozens of arrests in support of. russia after he's named president for a third term. presidential candidate senator john mccain calls for a fully fledged military campaign against the syrian regime red cross and. parts of the city of homs where civilians caught between government forces and the armed opposition. but president obama promises his support for.
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washington saying the u.s. will not hesitate to use force to wrong getting nuclear weapons israel has been pushing for military action against islamic republic which critics fear for the region. following the presidential race in russia and the spotlight current protest movements in the country. hello again awoken to spotlight they interview show on party i am called and today my guest is. the election is over but russia's main cities are looking forward for another week at least how fierce political debates massive street rallies began on sunday when blatter put his supporters flooded moscow's main
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supporters more are scheduled for the coming days both pro and anti the action is sparking mixed reaction but it's clear that a lot of consider these protests through democracy as some of them were reflected in his electoral manifesto so is it a sign of growing political turbulence all rather a sign of consensus that well we're asking not that we have to have their political analyst one of the lot of reporters faces during his election campaign and the head of the european institute for democracy and corporation. russia's december two thousand and eleven parliamentary elections took place amid serious rolled accusations usual protest wasn't long in coming as crowds flooded the streets of russian cities demanding fair elections and liberal reforms noticing that the poll just one pointedly piece from many analysts praised them as
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a rise of civic promise to contain and his allies to give them skeptically but didn't reject them entirely which in responded to some of the protesters demands in seven detailed articles widely seen as electoral manifesto. welcome to the show thank you very much for being with us. i wanted to ask you about the latest news about the nouns and. concerning. the present mcgregor made an announcement that the cross in general should truth choir into the case of other crafts team so this third mean. he will be released from prison or not well that will be decided by the court somewhere so i see but why what was it announced on election day and why now and is
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it somehow connected to the campaign is going. to be quite honest as far as i am concerned as far as the spend list. is clearly building his way to be a leader of a liberal part of society and i think that fits his picture saying things about the other of course came from the legal point of view it's always called that could decide whether the prosecution. was held. view. legal requirements of the law so i can't predict any outcomes of the maybe the movies i was in i was laying in the book is the issue of color of course which seems to be. object
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point of headlines in the western media is the least problem that. is so important for the russian society. the very interesting thing you say. who's leaving room and who no longer being president is is trying to become the leader of the liberal party of the russian society while. this is a very poor evolution of political life in russia because before you if you want to be in politics in russia all you have to think about is is to be closer to the president as well civil to be closer to putin he should be. more as you. know he's not trying to be constable he rose trying to be sort of opposed to point to winning winning the vote of the society is is this a significant change that we will see i think it is because it's all signifies that
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russia's political life is changing and is becoming closer to what we. see in the west with special aggression features and but as far as i am concerned i think the instrument really is dedicated to pay in politics and that is clearly at least for the moment. as far as liberal protest concerned the worst in my opinion seems all chooses to ignore all disregard the fact that the way this thread protests sentiments are of different origin and the majority of process has to do with this as affection of people that put in who started to move from yeltsin time stopped somewhere in the middle and they want to continue. the what i can say for the whole liberal
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opposition but at least for the leaders of the belladonna square which are in the eyes of the majority of society the bankrupt of the ninety's they would like to turn back and so there are protests and protest in the majority of protest you wait. expect mr putin his next term to. energetically attack such problems as immense social inequality because social state is not what we have now and of course he helps those who are and the virtue of perishing which has never been done before but he is not he hasn't touched this. origins which is reproduce all the time these foundations for this such social inequality but in russia we
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cannot live but in a social state because all conditions are different from the west. anyway. victorious election campaign is over but the political activism is far from subsiding. as more and. russians have demonstrated an unprecedented level of political engagement within up to the presidential vote the biggest moment anti government releasing years preceded sunday's election and more really as i get to come within the next five days wouldn't supporters were the first to make their voice heard. over one hundred thousand people gathered on my national square below the kremlin wall so a late into the night after in the show results were published to celebrate putin's weigh in where in the motional addressed his supporters. could we have won in an open and fair battle but this wasn't just the election of the president it was
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a test of political maturity and independence and we have shown that nobody can impose anything on it's. the following morning showed putin really had reason to celebrate he gained more than sixty percent of the vote which secured him victory without the need for a second round two of the four other candidates in the presidential race sergey miron of and why do you need hearing on ski work week to congratulate the president elect however putin's nearest rival communist given that is you got off with just over seventeen percent of the vote came out with criticism. this election was neither fair nor legitimate here elections mean of your dialogue between the power party and the opposition but the ruling party never took this to billionaire mihail prokhorov who came in third in the voting took the results philosophically promising to stay in national politics the problem is not whether i'm personally
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disappointed or not it's all citizens who decide if they decide there have been no critical violations during the elections then that is an objective reality. although the presidential election was described as the most transparent with all of the polling stations been equipped with webcams there still were reports of violations alleged irregularities are central to the post-election and you put in rallies question in a prime minister's landslide victory. we heard about the these guys prancer some of december in moscow to see what portion actually was pretty ambiguous in his reaction to the mass opposition on the one side he was calling these people banner lines and he accused them of being directly paid by by hillary clinton result on the other side he published his his articles appealing to the middle class and trying trying trying to look good in the eyes of those of the
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angry angry citizens and as we clung this isn't this sort of a contradiction no not at all first of all we have to recognize that the leaders of the protest and in the leaders have said only more the lies supporters and that was the result of polls shortly after those. public manifestations on the square with more of. the no no no to fold. but on the other hand let us talk a little bit about russian middle class. the social scientists and political scientists also seem to ignore the fact that russian middle class is very different from the west there is no sign of russian middle class becoming so what the french
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called. and the germans. by the in the beginning of. middle class rise in the west middle class was also very nationalistic even and pat's reward to its. own service state is the nation that was the motor of friendship. russian middle class was never revolutionary lenin who can't be denied political. feeling yet he immediately the clear russian goals are reactionary are you know. i mean middle class can't call the liberal opposition roof it is reflecting the interests of russian middle class i know so many of the middle class or even richer who are where it has always been who have always been for
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putin because of his national conservative stand also. really tried before and now to be a little bit liberal a little bit patriotic a little bit conservative get everything well that is what a leader of. a nation should be because president must be a president for all and of course everyone once reform i think of our political system so it's not only the demand of liberal opposition it's i am quite conservative but i am sick and tired of those parties. so. head of the european institute for democracy incarceration spotlight we'll be back shortly after we take a small drink so stay with us don't go to. wealthy
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welcome back to spotlight i haven't just ruined that my guest on the show today is not. head of the european defeat for democracy and corporation and one of latin republicans campaign finances during his houris victorious rather. election campaign that earlier well we can see these seven articles on different issues published by the jury is an actual campaign in different newspapers were sort of for his election manifesto were a program that he will start fulfilling on the seventh of march when we will be
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integrating as the president regression federation so let's go step by step the first article i think it was in in his best year it was called russia is concentrating and putin was addressing that middle class that you just taught about two minutes ago and he was promising a brighter future for the people and especially for the little class do you consider this. as putting ourselves to the principles as his as his effort to make friends with our position to call no i don't think so although it is addressed to the whole nation but i would like to tell our viewers that russia is concentrating this is a quotation from of our famous foreign policy chancellor prince got in the middle of nineteenth century and it bears all
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the contents of this motos which is. which is. saying that russia must must do well on its. internal problems to be strong and this is the most important and more important even the. out eric t.v. you were quoting intensively only. when you were here full upon your fly. a couple of years ago you were in the studio and you were. at the story and so does that mean that you personally took part in formulating this. record. is one of your preferred rother story is that i think you know. the. the sharpness of political life in the recent several months stimulated political thinking and political sort and i would say that these political
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manifesto of mr putin has no. nothing has been known by us in the files because it's much deeper than all. in all regular and customary political slogans during the elections because all of these parts all these articles have drawn analysis from very far and trace the roots of our problems. and so it reflects the putin and his team and fully understand this seriousness the depth and the deep rooted ness of all these problems let me quote another article in the north to call our national union is a recently put in was separating the ethnic russians from other ethnic groups in russia and he even called them the state constituting nation the russians which as
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a matter of fact some are country but it's the preamble to the russian constitution so. do you approve of that i do and i applaud so you think we should change the culture that you should and we should return return. the point the reference of national ethnic nationality into the passports russian language russian doesn't mean necessarily city it's a state of mind as all serious decency of the russian cause and history have mentioned because russians are those who are bearer of the national cultural code then you as me we lived in the soviet times when we remember bad guys from nerves dawn said we're russian reside now you're more russian you're jewish. i never said that. i didn't even understand what it was only i didn't hear me and meant what
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made this one of the happening so look in your passport i mean don't. you are trying to emphasize to say. the russians were anxious and which would not consume it is was in fact true and russian right in soviet life. and it was a car then it was one of the cards the kremlin played and used to play no consensus and there were many and i was going say i wouldn't say that was a real. which is spread by. our dissidents angry etc because i would have believed my life and i only now being an adult and mature i now remember that some in my class of my classmates made aware of different origin at that time we didn't even realize or didn't even think about such type of my identification there is no
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signal you i know you are difficult to do you believe that it's possible in modern russia to build a society where every person who considers himself persian whatever his origin will be will be considered russian by the society as gays actually exist. because russian it's not true it's not in the top and he for the first time didn't venture century he never mentioned russian people as. there are of statehood because and culture because we are all citizens of russia but culture as product of spirit is not produced by if there are no emirates culture there is an arab culture and we as citizens of russia we promote a better political system etc but tales and literature is composed
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only by cultural elation. reserved eat. and if you compare the russia's internal life russia has always been a multi country from the very beginning the famous russian historian clue just mentioned that contrary to the western europe where states where from the very beginning career oriented on the formation of a unique. monarch ethnic and confessional and it is russia's team of russian pre-christian prince was international. and the question very important part of putin's manifesto the economic order published in the bed of misty he prime minister. described the dependency on commodities of russia that has not been overcome this by the it was
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constantly repeated the goal of the government and putin. made with his presidency the article lacked explanations of the reason of the failure to overcome the the dependency can you and as one of the election faces explain it well during the olds and. what we watched it was. said in the estrella zation of the country in. terms of twelve years it's not twelve it's only eight and of course prime minister charge of the economy during these recent four years the percentage of commodity. in the budget has vanished now it's. less than thirty percent it's still norma's figure so we have to move but certainly one must. invest
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immense effort to. acknowledge is also can help in creating. trumps all fulfilled people also on it also is investment into original russian territory so were exactly russian people were the main qualified personnel in all plants and. when. the plans were down. they became. lupin. and that's also creates problems so without any accent on nationality if you invest into industry russian pete ruff an engineer instead of selling. letters real or chain is. going to move me to look for a hearing become ingenious and their social status is improving and that
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harmonizes the relationship between and the engineer diploma and street were under oath for. that very important fear is the is the former international relations of russia and putin in an article in the moscow news he called the us and the western allies all mentioned in the article on foreign policy as the destabilizing force in the world does that worry you as one of the as one of the principal russian abass news in europe today. by them or. someone who is very droll i mean not with this limits and players but the journalists with. them weekly community are you worried about. i think the west and especially the united states have
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a lot to this illusion of russian society in the spirit of support where we were drawn protecting. drunken intoxicated wreck by infighting piled corbucci of new thinking the west used. to be uppermost the traditional boat sinking and we watched how the west absorbed. all these fears of. many centuries. russia and even known was moving the military infrastructure we know that the international law is undermined because. you know with the rich cannot persuade us there were aggressions on interference into domestic lives so the security council resolutions were misused and the sobranie at the
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foundation of post list into public international law is now. you know so vague and so we must see to it that there is some. legal system left for us otherwise. as far as i understand you though what what the worst those concerns you. want. ok thank you very much that is the only reaction here i really sincerely and in his manifesto you cannot find any desire for risky confrontations not only on national was my guest probably share a she's that of the european inspiration for the prophecy and proper ation and one of their campaign phrases from the article that a philosopher was stay on r.t. and take.
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