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‘ his wartime comrades are so many of his wartime comrades are [10w so many of his wartime comrades are now being turned against him. the party have already put in motion a series of meetings to consider his expulsion. it has been suggested that the military offered to sweeten the deal, leave now and face no retribution. it is not clear how long he will hold out before the curtain closes on his career. our correspondent is in demba ba we and is in zimbabwe and i put it to him that we are nearly at the end of mugabe's role. yes, you get the sense that power is draining away from robert mugabe almost as we speak. he just does not have any friends, any allies hardly, left. you have listed them there. the war veterans, the people he thought that war of independence with, they have called for a huge rally on saturday in harare. tens of
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thousands of people, they want, on the streets to pressurise mr mugabe to step down. zanu—pf branches across the country calling for him to go and think they have got no confidence in him any more. the military taking over in the capital harare on wednesday, putting him under house arrest, despite that bizarre scene we saw today when he had been house arrest and suddenly p°pped had been house arrest and suddenly normed up had been house arrest and suddenly popped up in academic robes handing out degrees to graduates at the university in the capital, but he has got fewer and fewer allies and i think for him time is running out. it is just think for him time is running out. it isjust a think for him time is running out. it is just a question, think for him time is running out. it isjust a question, really, they are trying to negotiate with him to go with some dignity, perhaps in return for some guarantees about the safety of him and his wife, grace, and his family. ben, ido and his family. ben, i do not know they can put this into context for us. as you were saying, he is under house arrest but is not, because you've out about! there is talk of him staying on as a
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figurehead. why is it so when is —— why is it so important that robert mugabe is handled so delicately? why does this respect women for him? well, i think there is, among many zimbabweans, especially those who did fight in the war of independence, they do have respect for him, even love for him, some of them. but that has been tainted by not just his them. but that has been tainted by notjust his age, he is 93 of course, but the fact that it seems to many people in zimbabwe that he had almost effectively handed over power already to his wife, 41 years hisjunior, a power already to his wife, 41 years his junior, a woman power already to his wife, 41 years hisjunior, a woman who has been called gucci grace because of her extravagant, flamboyant called gucci grace because of her extravaga nt, fla m boya nt lifestyle. people just could not stomach power running this country after what has been such a really disastrous rule for the last few years, in terms of the economy, by robert mugabe. they could not stomach agrees mugabe then
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taking the reins of power. i think thatis taking the reins of power. i think that is why the military have moved this week. i think that is why now zanu—pf and also the war veterans are all same time for robert mugabe to go, and definitely for agrees mugabe to go. a new transitional government is what is being planned by the government if they can make it happen and if they can get mr mugabe to step down quietly and with some dignity. that was ben brown speaking to as early from zimbabwe. it is possible that britain's prime minister, theresa may, went to a mini eu summit on sweden on friday open to come back with some positive news on the brexit negotiations. if that was the case, she definitely did not hear what she was hoping for. you will remember how the uk wa nts to for. you will remember how the uk wants to start talking about future trade relations, but the eu has refused to do that until other financial issues are settled. the earliest those trade talks could start is in december, but the president of the european council
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said that will not happen unless much, much more progress is made. while good progress on citizens rights is being made, we need to make much more progress on ireland and ona make much more progress on ireland and on a financial settlement. in order to avoid any problems with our work calendar, i made it very clear to prime minister me that this progress needs to happen at the beginning of december at the latest. if there is no sufficient progress by then, i will not be any position to propose new guidelines on transition and the future relationship at the december european council. that was donald tusk there and you probably heard there was some talking going on. mrs may limited her comments to a brief statement on the way out of the gathering. we are agreed that good progress has been
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made, but there is more to be done. we should move forward together towards that point were sufficient progress can be declared, and we can look ahead to what i have already saidi look ahead to what i have already said i want to see, a deep and special and comprehensive partnership between the uk and the remaining 27 members of the european union. thank you. just to recap, the uk wants trade talks to start and the eu has flagged up three sticking points. taking you through those, we have got the amount of money the uk will pay to meet its liabilities to the eu. the so—called divorce bill. also, the status of european union nationals in the uk once brexit removes their existing rights. and finally, what will happen to the only land border between the uk and the eu? that is the frontier between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. well, our europe correspondent adam fleming has been watching developments from brussels and send us an update. just listen to donald tusk, the
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president of the european council, the man sharing that crucial summit of eu leaders in mid—december, we doubled the side of the brexit process ca n doubled the side of the brexit process can move from phase one of talks about divorce and withdrawal related issues, onto phase two, trade, the future relationship and any transition deal. the stuff the british government really wants to get its teeth into. he is prepared to do that. in fact, there are teams of people quietly getting ready for that to happen in brussels. but, and this is a big but, donald tasks as it can only happen if the uk gives more clarity on some big brexit issues, namely how do you calculate how much money the uk all as it leaves the eu? they want specific commitments from the uk on that written down. how do you avoid a ha rd written down. how do you avoid a hard order? in other words, physical infrastructure between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. that would have a big impact on people's lights, the eu wants detailed commitments from the uk written down. and here is the crucial thing. he says of that has to happen by the first week of
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december if there is to be enough time for them to prepare for the summit to get onto these two when it actually happens. sounds like quite actually happens. sounds like quite a tough deadline. that was adam fleming. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. the opposition mayor of the venezuelan capital has led house arrest and left the country. he said he planned to travel the world to speak out against human rights abuses in venezuela. there has been no word from the venezuelan authorities. the former catalan leader has appeared in court in belgium as he fights to avoid extradition to spain. he left catalonia at the end of last month following the unilateral declaration of independence which the spanish government is treating as an act of rebellion. and its woman has come forward claiming that she was groped by the former us president george hw bush. the woman, who says that she wants to keep her identity a secret, claimed the incident happened when she was working as an interpreter in
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2004. she was working as an interpreter in 200a. there has been no response yet from the former president. and donald trump has now spoken up, but while he could have offered his thoughts on several individuals, he chose to target a senator from the opposition democratic party, al franken. it comes after a journalist that this portal onto social media dating from 2006, but appears to show al franken groping her while she was asleep. he has issued a statement apologising for his actions, so cue mr trump on twitter. he also went on to add... now, it is worth pointing out that al franken is not the only politician whose actions are being scrutinised. he is
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the only one mr trump is tweeting about. the president did not, for example, comment on republican roy, who is hoping to win a senate seat in alabama next month and has been accused of making sexual advances towards several teenagers. —— roy moore. roy moore denies those claims, which he says are politically motivated. for analysis on all of this, i spoke to our washington correspondent earlier. donald trump has more sympathies towards roy moore, although he did not endorse his rival in the primary for the senate nomination in alabama, after the fight he said he rana alabama, after the fight he said he ran a good campaign and seems like a good man, so he is on the record supporting roy moore's candidacy in alabama. to be perfectly honest, i was down in alabama watching that race and the people who support roy moore are donald trump's days. they are the antiestablishment populists
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in the republican party, so i think donald trump is concerned that if he goes against roy moore here, he is going to be once again going against his base because donald trump had endorsed his primary opponent. meanwhile, it was very easy to go after a democrat like al franken. that seems to be why donald trump was very quick, less than 2a hours after the accusations came out, donald trump was on twitter tweeting about it, with that 1000 words photograph comment. anthony, i understand that the state republican party have said that they are behind, very outspoken, they are ‘s candidacy. what is the actual national party saying? —— behind roy moore's candidacy. if you listen to republicans in washington, from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell on down, they had condemned roy moore. they say that the women who are accusing him of making sexual advances towards them, and even sexual assault, when they were teenagers in the 19705,
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that there are accusations are credible. the5e that there are accusations are credible. these are all women who have come forward separately. they do not know each other and the idea that this could be some sort of conspiracy, a5 roy moore has alleged, 5eem5 somewhat conspiracy, as roy moore has alleged, seems somewhat far—fetched. they have said that he should withdraw from the race, even some republicans have said that if roy moore happens to win in december, on the 12th, and gets to the synod that they will try to expel him as quickly as possible. he does not have a lot of support in the national republican party. the hourly of courses you never did. mitch mcconnell and the republicans did not want to win that nomination. nothing really has changed there. i understand the matter involving al franken has been forwarded to the ethics committee. if the scene taking place for roy moore? —— i5 the scene taking place. he would have to win his election first and if you did, that would be something that the senate ethics committee could review. gloria allred, who
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represented one of the accusers of roy moore, said that the synod should look into it in some sort of a separate investigation into this. the idea that they would start holding hearings on roy moore before he wins election, i think that is a bit unlikely. a5 he wins election, i think that is a bit unlikely. as far as al franken goes, bit unlikely. as far as al franken o bit unlikely. as far as al franken goes, we are bit unlikely. as far as al franken goe5, we are hearing that people on the left and right within congre55 are saying that this is something that should be handled by an ethical investigation. you're not hearing nearly as many politicians calling for al franken to outright resign office, not the same way they are talking about roy moore. to stay with us on world news, because we have got all of this board, including a last four sport at the atp finals in london. pakistan's general election has seen
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benazir bhutto claim victory. this will lead to a black majority government in this country and the destruction of the white civilisation. pa rt civilisation. part of the centuries—old windsor castle, one of the queen's residences, has been consumed by fire for much of the day. 150 firemen have been battling the blaze which has cost millions of pounds worth of damage. hello again. the headlines:
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regional branches of robert mugabe's zanu—pf party passed a vote of no confidence in him. also, the european union has told britain that much more needs to be done before the two sides talk about post—brexit trade deals. sport now, and here is lizzie greenwood hughes. thank you very much. chris coleman has left hisjob thank you very much. chris coleman has left his job with built to take over as manager of the champions that side of sunderland. he had been in charge of wales for five years, taking them up from 48th to 14th in the world rankings and reaching the semifinals of the euros in 2016. but he was bitterly disappointed after the nation failed to qualify for next‘s world cup and has been negotiating a new contract. sunderland are aiming to confirm the deal by sunday. he will be there its permanent manager in four years. meanwhile, we have learned that
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northern ireland have given their permission for their manager, michael 0'neill, to speak to the scottish fa about their vacant manager'sjob. he scottish fa about their vacant manager's job. he was also bitterly disappointed that northern ireland ju5t disappointed that northern ireland just missed out on qualifying for next yea r‘s world just missed out on qualifying for next year's world cup. he has been in charge for six years, leading them to last's euros, their first majorfinals for 30 them to last's euros, their first major finals for 30 years. tennis, elton's david concludes the semifinal at the world finals in london. he had to beat dominik team in their last group game to progress and did so in straight sets. 6—4, 6-1, and did so in straight sets. 6—4, 6—1, including a 15 point unbeaten run. his opponent in the semifinals as tournament favourite roger federer. it is always a tough match, of course, to play roger. it will be fool like every day. a great atmosphere on the court and it is so nice to play a semifinal against him. i have nothing to lose. he is playing so well but i will try to raise my level to try to win against
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him. 0n him. on two goals, and defending champion matthew fitzpatrick leads that the halfway stage of the european tour championship in dubai. he is a shot clear on ten under par after freddie's second round fellow englishman hatton i5 freddie's second round fellow englishman hatton is just freddie's second round fellow englishman hatton isjust behind him ona englishman hatton isjust behind him on a stunning nine under par 63. justin rose picked up a couple of shots to sit third on the leaderboard. now, england's women's cricketers have lost the ashes series after a heavy defeat in the first twenty20. australia now have an unassailable lead and have regained the game is to be with two games to spare. batting first, england started badly, losing their captain ‘5 second ball. at one point, they were 16-4. second ball. at one point, they were 16—4. wyatt's maiden 50 helped them to 132-9, but it 16—4. wyatt's maiden 50 helped them to 132—9, but it was never enough and australia cruised to a six wicket victory with nearly five overs wicket victory with nearly five over5 left. the star batter hit 86 not out. they had them concerns over
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their batting line up before coming into the series but i think they have found some exceptional batters and we knew they were going to be a tough team to beat in australia, in their own conditions. they certainly seemed to play well out here and it was always going to be a tough challenge, but we have still got a lot to play for. trying to at least tie the series. i know they will get to retain it as they won it last time but we have got a lot of pride to play for. and sir bradley wiggins i5 to play for. and sir bradley wiggins is set to make his competitive rowing debut next month's british indoor championships. the five—time british 0lympic championships. the five—time british olympic champion will compete in the race in london on the 9th of december. he retired from cycling in december. he retired from cycling in december 2016 and admits he may be a little bit delusional. good luck to him. that is the sport from as for me. thank you very much. the united nations has held its first conference on weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets without human control. what you or i might call killer robots. experts attending the talks have
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warned that time might be running out as the technologies gather pace. the meeting in geneva marked an initial step towards an agreed set of rules governing such weapons. let's now talk to a professor, a robotics expert from the university of washington in seattle. thank you very much forjoining u5. of washington in seattle. thank you very much forjoining us. and there was even talk of an arms race at these talks, following on from these. why are people so worried? should we be? i think it is... it might bea should we be? i think it is... it might be a cause for concern, of course. i think much like any other technology, there is always progress that happens and what is interesting to note here is the fact that many of our current weapons systems are already using targeting mechanisms and artificial intelligence, so i think the question is a resolution, and what resolution would you be able to target? is it a building, a
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room, a person? of course, one can say that this is a conversation to have a bout of technology. any technology can be used for good or bad. it is important to consider legislation and it is important to consider the conversation early so that we are not taken aback when something happens. i understand that it is all based on neural networks, but these networks can be fooled, can they not? much like any human can be, the false positive rate, the times that it can go wrong, is definitely not there. no machine or a human is infallible. the challenge is whether the system actually knows that it is doing something wrong, and if it can learn from its mistakes. i think there is a lwa y5 from its mistakes. i think there is always a question of context. humans are sometimes have better contextual information and sometimes robots do. it is interesting also that we often trust life and death decisions to our robots already. if you look at traction control and our vehicles,
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we trust our artificial intelligence to break for us in we trust our artificial intelligence to breakfor us in eyes we trust our artificial intelligence to break for us in eyes better we trust our artificial intelligence to breakfor us in eyes better than humans can. there is always a context to consider where the system can actually be useful for you and we re can actually be useful for you and were a human's decision is more releva nt were a human's decision is more relevant and more correct. ‘s 0k, professor, thank you very much. we are going to stay on this subject. i wa nt to are going to stay on this subject. i want to show you the latest human style robot. this is one of the latest creations of an american engineering firm. without that! they are not scary, are they? the team behind this robot hopes will eventually be agile enough to carry out a search and rescue missions. a5 carry out a search and rescue missions. as you can see, it is already capable of pulling off 5tu nts that already capable of pulling off stunts that many human gymnasts would be very proud of. that does not look like a killer robot. i would be happy to work with that. do not forget, you can get in touch with myself and some of the team through twitter. stay tuned, more coming up. goodbye.
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thank you forjoining me for a world where the round—up. we'll begin with the violent thunderstorms affecting central and eastern mediterranean. this potent area of low pressure has brought about some really intense thunderstorms. so much rainfall across southern italy and in particular grace. these photographs showing the devastation across the south east of greece, particularly near the athens area, were thousands of homes have been inundated, cars washed down 5treet5 of homes have been inundated, cars washed down streets and they have u nfortu nately washed down streets and they have unfortunately been several fatalities from these floods. it looks like there is more to come in the next few days. any last 2a hours, big thunderstorms spiralled around this area of low pressure, firing up once again, the dark blobs indicating the hideous. a little eastwards into western turkey, this storm is slowly pushing its way
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eastwards. the centre of it remains between italy and greece, over the ionian sea. it is going to move its way eastwards, and that centre could move way eastwards, and that centre could m ove a cross way eastwards, and that centre could move across the greek mainland from saturday into sunday, delivering some violent storms, pushed through into the aegean and then potentially into the aegean and then potentially into the aegean and then potentially into the bo5porus towards monday. the risk of intense thunderstorms, flash flooding, frequent lightning, hailand flash flooding, frequent lightning, hail and tornadoes and water 5pout5. into north america, this vigorous area of low pressure will move through the north eastern great la kes to through the north eastern great lakes to the course of the week, he and skill force winds, heavy rain and skill force winds, heavy rain and also some snow. it really will be quite cold with the risk of ice problems as we head on into the start of next week as well. another bunch of arctic air will move on towards the central plains as we head on and towards choose did. it looks like the run—up to thanksgiving is going to be a cold one across the northern states. into the caribbean, we have had some widespread heavy rain, once again around puerto rico down into venezuela and panama and costa rica.
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again, through the weekend, that could be the risk of flooding in this area. some big storms around, but further north it is a lot quieter into mexico. this is a tropical low which have brought about some intense downpours into west bengal of india in the last few days. through the weekend, likely to be heavy downpours here but it will ease down from part two of the weekend. maybe some more thunderstorms on sunday in some parts but brighter on monday. further south towards sri lanka, there will be further showers and thunderstorms. back home, for saturday, it looks like it'll be a north—south divide. colder, bridge across scotland, northern ireland and the north—east of england. quite windy here but further south and west, cloudier skies with outbreaks of rain and something a little bit milder as well. it looks like is meant to be —— i5 milder air will eventually spread north and wind out into monday. you can see a full weather forecast for the uk and
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about half an hour later. —— in about half an hour later. —— in about half an hour, right here. this is bbc world news. state television in zimbabwe has confirmed that eight of the ten regional branches of the governing zanu—pf have passed a vote of no confidence in robert mugabe after a military ta keover in robert mugabe after a military takeover on wednesday. the president of the european council, donald tu5k, has warned theresa may there needs to be much more progress on brexit talks before discussions can begin ona brexit talks before discussions can begin on a future trade deal. the former catalan leader, carle5 puigdemont, has appeared in court in belgium as spain tries to excite him. he left catalonia last month after the unilateral declaration of independence —— extradite him. anthony lynn summer has fled house arrest and crossed the border from venezuela into colombia. he said he planned to travel the world to speak out against human rights abuses in the country. at 10pm we will have a
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full round—up of the news but first it is time for in the shadow of red 0ctober. steve rosenberg travels across russia to find how people view the 1917 revolution. it is 100 it i5100 years since the russian revolution. a seismic event for the world. there is a quotation which 5ay5 world. there is a quotation which says the october revolution opened a new era in world history. i is start of a - experiment and of start of a great experiment and of russia's bloodiest - we are éfiii‘ii’ libii'yflzi’é £592-
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the old russia. it is only a painting, ju5t oil and canvas, but to me it conveys the drama of 1917 so powerfully, as if russia is warning the world of the damage revolution can do. we are giving warning the world of the damage revolutio many :10. we are giving warning the world of the damage revolutio many of we are giving warning the world of the damage revolutio many of them re giving warning the world of the damage revolutio many of them are iving warning the world of the damage revolutic many of them are what you le55on5, many of them are what you should not do. but this is the historical mi55ion should not do. but this is the historical mission of russia, we protect the world from mistakes and sometimes we take them on ourselves. the bolsheviks promised a very different kind of world and here was the perfect symbol. soon after the revolution, this man's great grandfather leon invented and instrument that used electromagnetic waves both vladimir lenin was captivated by it. but it would also
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come to symbolise the tragedy of russia's revolution. during the terror of stalin, the inventor was sent to the gulag along with millions of innocent soviet citizens. 100 years on, st petersburg i5 100 years on, st petersburg is still full of the symbols of 1917, like lenin. it'sjust full of the symbols of 1917, like lenin. it's just that they mean less to modern today,
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lenin. it's just that they mean less to modern - today, this st mullahs choir! mullahs choir i5 ! mullahs choir is more petersburg children's choir is more likely to sinkjohn lennon than lenin -- likely to sinkjohn lennon than lenin —— likely to sing. two young russians, the ussr i5 distant history. and the authorities appear to have little interest in encouraging interest in the rough and revolution that work in the russian revolution. there are no commemorations on the scale of the french bastille day also the coup in 1917 i5 scale of the french bastille day also the coup in 1917 is not something the kremlin of 2017 wants the public to remember. when it
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comes to interpreting 1917, the people in power in russian today are put in two directions and this is the dilemma. 0n the one hand the russian revolution produced these a bit union which vladimir putin has often praised. 0n the other hand, “is from
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anyways, from the people side, from the government side. come on, it's let the government side. come on, it's 215t century, you don't have to kill anybody to make significant changes. their only weapon is their voice. they are chanting russia without putin and putin i5 they are chanting russia without putin and putin is a thief. it happens to be president putin's birthday. the riot police moved in to stop them. st petersburg i5 birthday. the riot police moved in to stop them. st petersburg is blood amid putin's home and it is clear the authorities are determined not to let this protest spoil his party —— vladimir putin. these protesters are not making a new russian revolution. they are making a point, that government is beholden to the people. it is a faint echo of 1917.
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after the revolution, lenin moved the russian capital from after the revolution, lenin moved the russian capitalfrom st petersburg to moscow which is my next stop. the spectre of commoners i5 haunting europe, karl marx wrote. in this park the ghost of lenin i5 haunting me. whenever i look, he is there. lenin i5 haunting me. whenever i look, he is there. lenin is the red star of this show, it is like a freak show of fallen idols. there are an estimated 14,000 fallen idols. there are an estimated 1a,000 statues of this man in the soviet union which means that wherever you went in the ussr there was probably at least one lenin thinking about you, taking care of you, orju5t thinking about you, taking care of you, or just watching thinking about you, taking care of you, orju5t watching you. close by there is a lenin museum, a
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soviet shrine to the russian revolutionaries. take a look over here at the wall. there is a quotation which says, "the october revolution opened a new era in world history." the signature is lenin. but communism did more than cast statues of him. it preserved his body and put it on display. lenin i5 more alive than the living, declared one soviet slogan. but they had to create a whole scientific institute to maintain the corpse. 0ver create a whole scientific institute to maintain the corpse. over the years it has replaced some of his
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skin and flesh with plastics and other material. his mausoleum on red square was a place of pilgrimage in the ussr. vladimir lenin quite literally was cult viewing. vladimir lenin had not wanted this. before his death he expressed a wish to be buried alongside his mother in st petersburg but it is one of the ironies of the russian revolution that the man who led it, who waged war on the church, who once said that there could be nothing more abominable than religion, that this man, lenin, ended up the closest thing communism had to god. put on display here in the mausoleum and deified like a soviet saint. but 100 years after lenin's revolution, might now be the time to consign the mausoleum to history and commit his body to the ground?” mausoleum to history and commit his body to the ground? i believe that
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he should be buried and not as some say because he deserves a christian funeral, because he was not a christian, he was anti—christian. but simply because i believe that this symbol of the revolution should find its top place, not the red square. over our dead body, says the communist party. if lenin i5 if lenin is buried one day, stanislav‘s services may be required. his company decorate funeral accessories like crucifixes and coffin handles. there is an irony to him being in the business of religious images. he shows me his family tree. stanislav i5 of religious images. he shows me his family tree. stanislav is the great, great grandnephew of vladimir lenin,
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the bolshevik who declared war on religion. whether or not his body remains on red square, to most russians now vladimir lenin i5 red square, to most russians now vladimir lenin is little more than a museum piece, a curiosity from a lost world. from moscow i head east to the ural mountains and the city of ekaterinburg. it is the morning service. a5 0rthodox prayer merges with the
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scent of burning incense, you could almost feel yourself being lifted closer to god. and yet, if there is one place where heaven meets hell, it is here. for this is known as the church on the blood. murder was committed here. the victims now elevated to saints, tsar nicholas ii and his family. in our house where the church now stands, they and their most loyal servants were executed. the bolsheviks shot and bayoneted them. it was a bloody and brutal end to russia's last tsar. having murdered the tsar, the bolsheviks tried to conceal their crime and buried all memory of the
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monarchy. but they failed. it took 60 years but eventually dumber deep in this forest near ekaterinburg, a discovery was made. found here were what were believed to be the remains of emperor nicholas ii and his family. in 1998, the russian government confirmed their authenticity and nicholas, his wife alexandra, three of their children and four of their staff were laid to re5t. later, more bones were found in the same forest, believed to believe the t5ar‘s missing 5on in the same forest, believed to believe the t5ar‘s missing son and daughter. but the church has not recognised the remains but that might be about to change. now there are new investigations using more advanced methods and the church participates in this investigation. there is a very strong chance that the church will recognise the so—called ekaterinburg remains as
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the bones of the royal family. nicholas ii the bones of the royal family. nicholas i! believed his right to rule came directly from god. he was an inflexible autocrat whose instinct, faced with descent, was to crack down hard. the communist labelled tim bloody nicholas. and yet as it realises the evolution, today's russia 5trike5 yet as it realises the evolution, today's russia strikes a different note. back at the church they have a rose tinted view of saint nicholas. i always compare him with the captain ofa i always compare him with the captain of a big ship called russia. he was on this ship to the end, to the end of this big country. at this school in ekaterinburg, they embrace the traditions of czarist russia. this is a lesson in cossack singing, dancing and sword spinning. and they
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organise regular school trips from here to the church on the blood to reinforce the connection to nicholas to russia's imperial past. but what about russia's future? i asked the children if they would like a new tsar. i'm sure that in previous times it was good to have a tsar but today it i5 was good to have a tsar but today it is difficult. times change and we cannot speak about having a monarchy at it was earlier. but i suppose that our president is the kind of man who governs the way the tsar
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tried to govern in a way. he is a real ruler and a real patriot. russians are waking up to their history. they are not trying to replicate the past, they are just trying to remember it. it is time for the final part of myjourney. i am off to the other end of russia, seven time zones away. this is the capital of the russian far east. here, china is closer than most of russia. the cradle of the revolution field world away but then i am more than 6000 kilometres east of st petersburg. lev live5ey. he and the russian
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revolution both have one thing in common, they are both 100 years old. lev has survived three famines, he has fought in four war5. in his lifetime his country has disappeared twice. first czarist russia and then soviet russia. how does a nation survived that kind of century? after the revolution, it would take five years and a brutal civil war before the bolsheviks conquered the russian far east. the decisive battle was near khabarovsk. there is
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a giant panoramic painting of it at the local museum. soviet mythology painted the reds as triumphant heroes, the anti—communist white army deservedly crushed. in songs and poems, in paintings and propaganda, the message was clear. the reds were on the right side of history. but this version of history i5 crumbling, ju5t history. but this version of history i5 crumbling, just like the battle site memorial to the red heroes. that is because, as russia today reinterpret its history come the official view of the past is changing. and as it changes, communist heroes become fallen idols. the tsar becomes a saint and the great 0ctober socialist revolution, red 0ctober, becomes a dark chapter in russian history. in
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this school museum, which is open to the public, they display gun5 this school museum, which is open to the public, they display guns and bayonet5 unearthed in the forest. they try not to take sides on red or white, but not everybody welcomes that. backin back in his flat, lev shows me the accommodation he got from josef stalin. at the age of 100, his view of history is unlikely to change. for me, this has been a journey not ju5t for me, this has been a journey not just across russia. it has been a journey into russia's past. 100 years after the revolution, i
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feel that this is a country where history is in flux, where the past never 5tay5 history is in flux, where the past never stays the same. 0ne history is in flux, where the past never stays the same. one thing i have realised about russia is that the past here keeps changing, right under yourfeet, a the past here keeps changing, right under your feet, a bit like the past here keeps changing, right under yourfeet, a bit like shifting sands on the beach. and that is confusing, it is disorienting for many people. one moment they are being told that the relevant lotion was great, the next it turns out it was great, the next it turns out it was not that great after all —— the revolution. 0ne was not that great after all —— the revolution. one day religion is the opium of the people, the next it is the life and soul of russia. so often hear history is rewritten and reinterpreted and reshaped according to whoever is in power. in russia, it is not just to whoever is in power. in russia, it is notjust the to whoever is in power. in russia, it is not just the future to whoever is in power. in russia, it is notjust the future which is unpredictable, so is the past. cold there is now across the uk,
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milderair cold there is now across the uk, milder airfighting back cold there is now across the uk, milder air fighting back next week and the battle between them could meana and the battle between them could mean a wintry flavour especially in scotland. on friday in scotland it was sunshine with heavy showers. the be5t was sunshine with heavy showers. the best of the weather was in southern england. by the weekend it will flip round. scotland will have the best sunshine although a chilly breeze. this weather front extending to the south of the country will bring some cloud and patchy rain will stop a touch of frost to begin the day will
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stop some early showers in northern england but the sun will come out in the afternoon. a lot of sunshine in scotland, some blustery showers, private cloud in northern ireland and the rest of the country will have increasing cloud with some patchy rain. a bit less chilly in parts of wales and south—west england but it'll still feel quite cold. this cloud and rain retreats to the far south—west of england on saturday night. that allows clear skies to spread into much of the uk and that means another frost on sunday morning and could be quite sharp in places. that means that there will be some sunshine to come across scotland, northern england, much of the midlands and east anglia and the south—east. in northern ireland and wales and the south—west on sunday, we have cloud with some patchy rain and it is trying to feed to the north—east which does not make much progress through the day but after the cold start, even with the sun shone, the temperatures are
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struggling. but going into monday we ta ke struggling. but going into monday we take the cloud and rain and push it north—eastwards added that cold air, ju5t north—eastwards added that cold air, just showing up that hint of snow po55ible just showing up that hint of snow possible as the moisture reaches to be told air in scotland on monday, especially in the hills the risk of some lower levels so keep checking the forecast. a me55y picture in scotla nd the forecast. a me55y picture in scotland on monday, some rain and some snow and a cold day but in england and wales and northern ireland, the milder air moves in with plenty of cloud and some outbreaks of rain. the weather has another go at getting rid of the cold airon another go at getting rid of the cold air on tuesday, bringing in another band from the south west, travelling north east but again tuesday night into wednesday it will need the colder air in scotland and there could be some snow especially on higher ground. it looks as if this latest system on wednesday it will have some success in taking the milderair will have some success in taking the milder air across scotland. a
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heavier band of rain comes in from the south—west and stronger winds on wednesday as well. but if the setup for the second half of the week, low pressure in the north—west and high pressure in the north—west and high pressure in the south—east and a mild flow of air coming in across the uk. these are the details for the uk. these are the details for the weather next week. we have established it will turn milder because the flow of air around the pressure systems but that will bring in lots of cloud and some outbreaks of rain at times and notjust rain but the risk especially in the first half of the week of some snow, perhaps not just half of the week of some snow, perhaps notjust on the hills. a5 half of the week of some snow, perhaps notjust on the hills. as we go into the following weekend, still this battle taking place. while air across much of the uk but look at the blue lurking to the north. eventually the colder air will move south again. it is just a question of when. and of course we will keep an eye on that for you on the weekend. the brexit secretary says the uk is making compromises but eu leaders
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aren't being flexible in return. as the prime minister meets her european counterparts, a call for them to take a different approach. we have been, actually, offering some quite creative compromises. we haven't always got that back. criticism from ireland which demands a written guarantee there won't be a physical border with northern ireland. it's 18 months since the referendum, it's ten years since people who wanted a referendum started agitating for one. sometimes it doesn't seem like they thought all this through. we'll be looking at the obstacles stopping the uk from moving on to crucial trade talks. al5o tonight. four people are killed after an aircraft and a helicopter collide in mid—air over buckinghamshire. how much longer can robert mugabe hang on as his own party in zimbabwe
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