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month we give you the future the best in science and technology from across russia and around the world. join our technology update on our jeep. with. data generated from an electrical grid. you can do to do it in california turn folgers of energy sources present black and. let's go to support of. violence and irregularities cloud got a problem in three elections all signs that the political process here is fading
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join me for an update. in other news one of russia's most wanted man terror suspect documents a cry of awaits a court decision on his extradition from poland. and deadly secrets down below our two looks at the efforts to rid the baltic sea of world war two munitions which still pose a danger. to . life from our studios in central moscow you're watching r t with me and he said now it's eight pm in the russian capital and eight thirty pm in kabul and polls have closed in afghanistan's parliamentary elections after a day marred by reports of voting irregularities and deadly militant attacks across the country with the u.s. troops pledging to pull out of afghanistan by next summer many fear the elections
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show the contrary is far from stable and still plagued by corruption charges paul the slayer is in the afghan capital for us. by and large this was certainly not a successful day for afghan democracy there was an extremely ill voter turnout with some polling stations reporting that less than a quarter the number of people turned out today compared to the number of people casting their ballot last year during the presidential elections the first results will come in next week wednesday with the final tape tally been tabled at the end of october but these certainly won't be elections associated with violence more than eleven people were killed throughout the course of the day more than a thousand polling stations were i'm able to open the doors particularly in far flung rural communities where the taliban has strong control we've also heard some of the electoral complaints commission and it says that what the course of the day it's received numerous reports on irregularities some of the complaints were by
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people saying that they saw you know action officials accepting bribes some of the reports were about the fate of those two cards and also reports about the so-called indelible ink which was supposed to last more than four days and that was supposed to indicate that a person had voted and prevent them from voting a second time but we've heard many stories of people being able to wash off the sink in just a matter of minutes the afghan parliament is meant to be installed early next year but it is reports of a vote rigging in the coming weeks materializing in fact become larger and if many of the two hundred and forty nine candidates who take up seats in the parliament turn out to be the preferred candidates of president hamid karzai people here will feel even listen to music asked him about the political process one of the main reasons for such a low turnout today was violence but the other reason was a lack of enthusiasm and support for an administration that many people feel is corrupt by and large people also feel that this is an administration that by western governments that has not listened to the will of the people the cause my
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administration will be for that deal it gets revised by these reports of irregularities and violence it certainly seems as if they haven't been able to. stem the violence throughout the course of the day this will soon is being touted by many on this as a missed opportunity by kamikaze and his sponsors to actually win support from the afghan people and also to win support for the political process here in afghanistan the bonus troops mean to leave this country by july of next year they said that they will only do so if there is a security system in place that can ensure political stability and security would suit me based on what we saw today this does not seem to be the case well for more on the vote we're now joined by dr abdullah abdullah an afghan opposition leader who was had made cars eyes main challenger in the two thousand and nine presidential election thank you for joining us this evening dr abdullah with reports of voting violations and widespread taliban attacks have these elections
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really been worth it is it going to make a difference for the afghan people. i think it is worth it because this is the only process available for the afghan people and they have by by voting by turning to the polling stations perhaps in their lead to flee the numbers that people have rejected violence in the way of life which taliban are proposing go presenting that's that's the important the importance of participation but then of course there have been a lot of security incidents that have been critical of it is it will be a little bit early to pass judgment on the creative ability of the elections as a whole but this stuff the ability of the process will depend on the actions of the i.e.c. in e.c.c. elections complaints commission when when you declare that these are taken placement campaigns up by just
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a they just whether they will be attended to just wanted to professionally in a transparent a very different manner or not but as a whole i would say the. this is the process that we have opted for but it should have been much better because after the presidential elections we had one year of time in order to predict and fix the total system this has not happened unfortunately but in spite of that i would say that hopefully this is this is a step forward in the institutionalization of democracy in this country that's why in fact you withdrew from the second round of the presidential election last year claiming massive fraud i am i correct in understanding that you have hope that these elections are much different than those. are i would say i would have hoped that this would have been much different from last year's elections roll previous parliamentary elections it doesn't look to be dark to much different in there but
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at the same time the people. showed up and did the expectations are that there will be more than five million people. turnout will be more than five five million people could have five six million that's days them it so that in itself shows the enthusiasm of the people in spite of all the problems and challenges in spite of the fact there is a possibility of fraud in massive fraud so while our hopes for a better lections we are concerned because of that a post that we have received that it might be motorola's not like what we what we hired last time about now the us is planning to pull out of afghanistan next year of course there is going to be some criticism that these elections are simply a way to display it's a functioning country when really it seems like it's far from that. the issue of pull out u.s. troops pull out next summer that's i think that's
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a little bit mixed message in the perception about this is also very mixed and confusing but at the same time we do know that it's not a pullout of the troops that in turn. forces this is this might be the start of dollar down while transitioning the authority to the national institutions afghan institutions whether the afghan institutions will be able to assume responsibility and what will happen in the course of one year to come to diverse the momentum which at this estate it's in favor of the taliban these are all questions which remains to be answered but at the same time unless the international community leaves the situation behind what i've guns kind of stand on their own feet then of course withdrawal or pull out will be counterproductive. why do you think the us continues to support who need karzai is administration despite various corruption
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scandals. i would say that this is likely to trump international community to live with the status quo in he's he presents to school yes but isn't it a status quo this has been a mistake in the right opportunities that through constitutional ways through presidential elections an electoral system there would have been a change but unfortunately the international community opted for living with a status quo that's a mistake i think that that has led to alienate the people of afghanistan in this enfranchise meant the people of afghanistan and also the message from the international community that they are supporting democratic process they are supporting the transparency in their government and anti corruption policies these are all. deceived mixed feelings because in has not been perceived with seriousness these messages in it is damaging to their credibility of the international community and i think unless we have the people of afghanistan in our
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side in fighting against insurgency i don't see an end to it i don't see a sect says so. with the failed part in their failed national government. that will not be. failures of the national government cannot be said to do with more troops from outside sources from outside more energy and more support from outside this is the situation that afghans are to start with and the international community should also start. if that so-called status quo remains in afghanistan do you think that western style democracy can never work on the inside violence is running on the streets of kabul and across the country. i will say that as i had predicted before the presidential elections last year that if the same situation frontin you the situation can only to tell you date this is exactly what we are
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witness to in terms of governance issues of corruption rule of law and justice and security as a whole so this is the sort of sliding down the downward trend. to an absolute failure i list a list we look into the mistakes of the past we draw lessons from the mistakes of the past and we give the people of afghanistan back their sense of direction so this is a stage the afghan leadership. can say it in itself is. leadership and then last sense of direction and then how can it be a hope for the people all partner with the international community to find their way out i see no way out i would say that. you know we need senate stalemate all right dr abdullah abdullah afghan opposition leader and former presidential
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candidate thank you very much for your time this evening. you know with our t. live from moscow still to come for you this hour find out what danger lurks in the depths of the baltic sea and the efforts being made to make the waters say. a polish court is due to decide whether to extradite one of russia's most wanted terror suspects admits a copy of was detained in warsaw on friday and later released russia is demanding his extradition in connection with atrocities in the north caucuses artie's alexy years have ski is in the polish capital. i have left this building was district court late on friday night feeling almost like a free man it is hard to say whether he is a free man now as the court as you said is still to decide whether extradite to russia or anywhere else or not we heard comments from the officials working in this court that according to the country's largest lation that has
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a political refugee status in the u.k. this applies to the whole of the european union and that's why he had to be set free immediately i'd like to remind two of us that he was detained early on friday morning in the polish capital warsaw on charges that he is on the international wanted list by the interpol and that's why the polish authorities had to detain one of russia's most wanted terrorist suspects now many experts in poland have already been very surprised at the decision by this court saying that usually the fact that a person is on an international wanted least is more important than a rescue political refugee status and that's why it is still unclear what fate lies ahead of all in all. eleven criminal acts russia believes moscow believes that he. militant group in the northern caucasus which was involved in a lot of different crimes from brutal killings to kidnappings in the northern caucasus
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region also mosco believes that as a kind of was somehow involved in a terrorist attack in most infamous theater siege the north. in moscow which was one of the most painful pages in modern russian history. is definitely one of the most wanted man in russia he was granted political asylum in the u.k. in two thousand and three and ever since most school has been asking london to extradite but so far all attempts have been futile this detention in warsaw which happened on friday morning. is the closest moscow got so far to actually get things that drive back to russia for a trial but so far it is as i've said unclear whether he will be extradited to all the comments we've heard from the local politicians and authorities say that this decision will not be politicized that poland will act in full accordance with its own law and international legislation and we of course are waiting to hear any
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developments on the story and the future fate of one of the most wanted men in russia well that all can a political analyst from commerce newspaper told us why he thinks poland won't extradite the client to russia. i think that despite current approach mint and russian polls show relations and despite russia strong pledge pledges to extradite him i don't think that we expect him to come back to russia i personally would be very surprised if he's extradited for simple reason that still this is a very politically charged issue and the as you understand. the relief they also have the only mutations they have all on domestic agenda and they can go too far in that so i see it this as a sort of get in mild game you see it's all in all i think he would not go to russia they were conflicting reports some said that he was not informed that he might be arrested but i think the reason is that he simply understood that polish
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authorities had no guts just to arrest him and percent contraction and in fact it was proved yes to do and polish prime minister said that russia should not go to fly expectations definitely i think this is. a moment of truth for our relations at a moment just to see how mature this relations are of course what he's facing this those are very serious accusations but definitely he would be intitled the best lawyers and the case would be fully transparent and it would come under close scrutiny of international community of international human rights activists so i don't understand why such a big fuss or what that's why he can go to russia can be extradited. well there's more on many of the stories we're covering on our website r.t.e. dot com let's take a quick look at what else is online for you right now that space the crew for the next mission to the i s ass has been confirmed find out who's going and what
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they'll be doing in orbit after the launch in october. and riding retro style the russian and ukrainian presidents get behind the wheels of soviet made cars in international rally. well some dangerous work is underway at the bottom of the baltic sea to remove world war two munitions is expected to take at least two gears to dispose of thousands of mines and mortar shells piled up on a sunken german ship there some of the reports. cold word but determined to do or does a man on a mission and that mission is to monitor the state of all german munitions. everything was new she got the visibility is low just a couple of meters there missiles every web somewhere in boxes and tightly packed
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together the boat could be from world war two it's wrecked some shells actually laying on the seabed but. one and a half kilometers of shore seventeen meters underwater and turned suddenly sile still on board this german ship is just one of the many reminders a world war two in the baltics the russian emergencies ministry list some was ninety underwater hotspots in this area alone but only a few have been checked several in a little bit with you know both of these missiles are very dangerous there are none that have rusted away and become homeless on the contrary some of that we take out here in very good working condition when. there's some can ship is on the russian emergencies ministry to do list but with money tight and bureaucracy lawn and complicated it's not something that can be done quickly and while they wait local fishermen feel the weapons will still get their chance to fulfill their deadly role boats have been known to return to port with all torpedoes in their nets captain
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valeri or motion knows only too well the dangers he says they deeply and that goes the bigger the trouble it can bring out. once a fisherman from our village at thirty six missiles in his net he was fishing near it on cape and brought the multiple tees they put all the missiles right on the deck what else could you do though relatively small in size the baltics is the most densely mined area with around one hundred fifty some of the new missions to bear it there the clock is ticking louder now as time and seawater are against the residents of the whole area could be helped by a sudden explosion unless the urgent measures are taken that sound like a troll are. well just about nineteen minutes past the hour let's take a look at some world news in brief for you and pope benedict has spoken of his deep sorrow over the sexual abuse of children by priests but on the verge day of the torah of britain he said the scandal had and he shame upon the catholic church and
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what's been seen as the strongest apology yet comments were made at westminster cathedral where he was leading mouse earlier in the day he met with prime minister david cameron. cement is being poured into b.p.'s oil well in the gulf of mexico bringing it one step closer to being sealed b.p. expects the well to be completely filled by the end of the day the oil leak has been plugged since a temporary cap was placed on the well in mid july the explosion at the deepwater horizon rig in april killed eleven workers leading to the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. and anti japan protests have swept china they marked the anniversary of the japanese invasion of the country seventy nine years ago demonstrators in several cities also demanded the release of a chinese man arrested last week after his fishing boat collided with japanese coast guard vessels in disputed waters. time now for the weekend business update
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with you there with us. time for the business update a very warm welcome innovation partnership technology and these are the key themes of the source international investment forum which is into its second day the forum has attracted over six thousand business representatives from russia and other countries and we continue to bring of the top speakers and issues from sochi which is also hosting the twenty fourteen winter olympics. business people say russia is a great place to invest but all the putting their money where their mouth is i'll correspondent nicholas poole asked businessmen why investment volumes don't always keep up but expectations. talking some of the delegates here you get the impression that russia is one of the golden children of the world economy along with its bric
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cohorts brazil if you are in china speaking with the presidents of such heavyweights john deere and boeing they see tremendous growth potential here given the changes the been made in recent years ten years ago i couldn't come up with a number of things that we want to see improve quite frankly we've seen a lot of improvement in the last ten years i think that the real issue for us is that we know we can count on the russian manufacturers to provide us what we say ten years ago there is a lot of risky business here not today. from mr putin set the tone in his keynote address on improving the investment climate in russia expired at the virtues of russia saying it's cool through the crisis in some style and that all the photo ground for investors but there's one big problem in spite of the evidence and through the as if the money is not flowing brush it's. very interesting position between europe and asia the going to be the provide the from what he sees for asian
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markets to continue to. see to be very successful i think. and that's why i think you for your best this is. basically for russia we also see . a key part of a blow to the bush all the delegates all we've spoken to at least agree that this is not just a free jump it's more about a t. exercise this is a genuine opportunity to profit. the investment forum has already been a success with a number of business deals been signed precious cross that region has signed contracts with both russia and foreign investors valued at more than ten billion dollars o.j. case three match a passion kerry coral sea bank or among those willing to participate in that region is development saga and is currently in talks with russia's call make us and less to take a final decision on cooperating with too much of engineering project by the end of this year. well the forum has focused on modernization in many spheres and that
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includes news of a traumatic turn around the fortunes of russia's car industry. we did preserve critical technologies in skilled labor during the crisis is in now thanks to the fact that we have discussed and accepted the program of auto industry development up to twenty twenty we have a clear path to improve the range of cars soon we will see absolutely different cars on general platforms it will be integrated into world's best standards with new quality and features. the banking sector has been battling with enormous debts coming out of the financial crisis whether or not the president off the association of regional banks or russia says the sector is seeing a recovery. of. the banking sector this year is on the whole developing world in july we saw a turning point in terms of profits which in the first eight months of this year
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equaled twelve billion dollars whereas profit for the whole of last year was six point four billion which means we have doubled those profit results already this year however many banks are still suffering losses these losses are mainly due to a build up of large reserves in order to cover debt problems and unfortunately the share of debt is still high. and a quick look at how the russian markets were faring on friday the r.t.s. for the my six were mixed at the close of trading marking like in the black and white six finished down point nine percent shares of foreigners gold were down one and two percent after russia's biggest producer released its first top that profit from one hundred five million dollars that's down more than thirty percent from the same period of last year. and it was a quite a week for the markets but they still managed to trade slightly higher i see metropole senior analyst gave us his views. so this week we saw a combination of profit taking on the other hand which store investors continuing
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to going into the market and investors starting to catch up to the new markets around the data we soar strong data out of the united states namely industrial production came slightly above expectations because of the russian market and this week it actually took clues from the global markets performance and. also but very slightly specific factors that affect on the russian market in this way where they're whipping on the ruble which was quite significant and came somewhat unexpected i think it's a temporary situation and i think we're going to see a ruble strengthening again taking back some of their losses. well that's it for now and you can get all the latest news coming from the international investment forum in sochi from a web site r t dot com slash business. and
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