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you. the russian president pledges drastic measures in a bid to create a better investment climate in the country. decentralizing power and stifling corruption gold's voice bides may be made to defeat her at the international economic forum in st petersburg during me and used to now wait for more details in just a moment. also this hour a u.s. congressman preparing to cut off funding for the media campaign saying obama lays acting illegally in not seeking full approval to extend american military involvement ninety days the white house however denies it needs permission from capitol hill. plus a new wave of protests in syria as the u. moves towards a sad round of sanctions against the country with critics fearing it's part of
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a build up of the build up of the not that media style intervention. news for russia under around the world this is all she with me thanks for joining us russia must press on with modernizing its economy in the next few years regardless of who takes office president medvedev has been outlining the country's direction at the st petersburg international economic forum saying political will is needed to force a major overhaul and he also warns that these states major role in the russian economy along with corruption threaten development and must be told she's an isa now reports now from st petersburg. well there are certainly a lot of obstacles and president medvedev knows that became very clear and has for real with his whole term as president that he thinks modernization is the way to go
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into the future with russia he clearly outlined all of the obstacles that the country is facing first let's take a listen to what he had to say about modernization of softball for russia and it's called. if the studios choice is not only a major green you will of outdated elements in the economy but all public institutions used we need to hesitate to say sorry about many bad habits we can focus only on the step by step development that would be a mistake which we should focus on the following improvement of the investment climate in russia to create new jobs in the regions creation of police and other security forces the improvement of the effectiveness of the jurisdiction system and finally the modernization of government employee approaches and the centralizing power. of course one of those bad habits so to say as the president phrased it that he was talking about was corruption it's no secret that corruption is widespread and loss of course in many other emerging economies is widespread as well and the
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president clearly wants to fight it this is the morning he have for us and officials that are corrupt. the noose around the neck of those who practice corruption should be toilets and and the whole of russia agrees with this without exception which corruption is very difficult to do with the government should be purged of corruption in a more decisive way for that purpose we should enhance the way those suspected of corruption are dismissed from public service. but joining me now here is a few years first to speak more about modernization and the challenges that russia is facing especially in terms of the economy is danielle transgressions from u.c.l.a. thanks for being with us i'd like to begin with the president's speech of course once again we heard the trend of monitors ation corruption decentralizing the government. what are the details problems if you could tell us briefly that are hampering this process of life well these touched on some very familiar themes sleep that a lot about the corruption the need for police reform the need for the judiciary
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and so on. it's just find that life that's part of the trial but the problem really has been implementation many speeches let in many programs so that they'll say it's less clear ground level that this has really changed the way that you're that's because that's the simplest how do you think those spot steps to begin to be taken where does it need to start at the lowest level it's the start of all of the civil tenuously. i think everybody knows the most effective techniques fighting corruption to improving the effect of the state and that is to introduce more political competition all the sleep at the same time let increasing freedom. or sometimes we exaggerate the west. that the restraints on the present are such rigid but still to have for the genuinely independent publication some television
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trial it's. helped tremendously the question is whether it's egypt at this point is here to take more risks introduced elements of political competition let media freedom the force that all will answer the push for modernization as well tenuous reason thank you very much for being with us by here at the economic forum we'll continue our coverage over the rest of today and tomorrow as the world's modern innovators top business executives and world leaders gather to debate the challenges facing the modern world and of course the economy. moving us involvement in the nato military campaign in a beer has just two days left before and ninety day limit to military action without congress' approval runs out the white house says it doesn't need permission from capitol hill but as again let's check out now reports that some congressmen say president obama is violating american. u.s. lawmakers are saying that president obama has to either stop waging war in libya or
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ask for congressional approval under the u.s. constitution to wage a long term war the president needs to get authorization from congress analysts say the obama administration will certainly find a way to get around the requirement by referring to his rights as commander in chief as well as certain legal speed you know up to this day the administration has refused to say war when it comes to their actions in libya they call it kinetic military action as a result of that kinetic military action civilians are bombed every day as group of international observers is now in tripoli including a former u.s. congresswoman cynthia mckinney we spoke with her a few days ago she said they heard and they counted eighty nine blasts in just one day those are civilian neighborhoods eighty nine bombs dropped in just one day there is a lot of concern that the voices of those who are caught up in that war in tripoli go unnoticed in the international community but here in the us it seems the voices
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of the majority of americans those who oppose the u.s. military involvement in libya also go unnoticed by the white house the administration continues to stress the good cause that they pursuing leiby of but some analysts say the administration also seems to be in denial when it comes to the will of their own people regarding the issue as well as constitutional procedures legal experts say there is not much congressman can do to force the president to comply at least with the u.s. constitution because there are ways to get around ways the obama administration seems to be using extensively most congressmen now criticize president obama for as they say ignoring congress but top of the hill observers say it's mostly political games that the lawmakers are playing to score points by snubbing the president come the day to actually vote the majority of them will vote for more military spending as they always do but there is a small bipartisan group of congressmen ten people in it who went further than will review. they sued president obama on the grounds that he's violating the
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constitution but everybody here knows that the lawsuit is certain to be dismissed on procedural grounds because the u.s. supreme court has determined that members of congress do not have standing to file such suits and this is where it hits a dead end and it makes many wonder whether or not u.s. lawmakers actually have the capacity to effectively represent the people. of russia radio host common russell says he doesn't believe however that congress will pull the plug on u.s. military involvement in libya the problem is that when there was a prior lawsuit during clinton's four into the former yugoslavia dentist to sit in the group of other congressmen and even at that time filed a very similar lawsuit saying that it was illegal and it went to a district court but the district courts the individual congressmen did not have any sort of standing the reality is i think still a majority of congressmen are are you know going to support the the actions in
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libya and afghanistan and so on congress is not going to. come and say that we shouldn't be doing this and try to defund it and besides obama is currently using discretionary department of funds discretionary funds to get around it anyway so you know it's a question of how effective it would be it works to their benefit we do live in a military industrial complex type of world where they have they have the purse strings they have the power. well you know it r.t. so coming up this hour it's opens up another front against the palestinians. now based on its financial web tel aviv withholds millions in tax to the palestinian authorities leaving tens of thousands of workers without their paychecks and we'll find out why. precious continue to oxy were it with at least sixteen people reported dead in clashes on friday between police and demonstrators are demanding president assad's resignation meanwhile the u.s. planning a third round of sanctions as the crackdown on protesters continues but and who
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actually is brian becker says western powers want to replace the dumbest regime with a proxy that also have the interest the e.u. if it adopts these new sanctions the third wave of sanctions there incrementally as school lady in the u.s. and western european intervention into syria i think that we're going down the road as we went in libya where one step leads to another step there climbing the escalation ladder they have a very sort of selective concern for the lives of protesters and democracy movements or movements that call themselves democracy movements you take bahrain they're they're they're condoning the crackdown on peaceful protesters i think what's really happening is that syria syria has been targeted by the united states and also in principle lead by. france and the u.k. for regime change and i think they see this growing protest movement and the possible slippage of the country in the direction of civil war as an opportunity to
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overthrow what has been considered to be independent government in syria. let's now bring you up to date on some other top stories this hour the alarms being sounded by the i.m.f. that the world economy now faces increased risks it's as debt ridden the european countries and the u.s. of playing with fire as they make moves to combat deficits and making it worse is america's internal wrangling over raising the national debt ceiling and they say that even if the country only technically defaults its credit rating will suffer on double reverberated worldwide. you know while greece has appointed a new finance minister in a major government to shuffle to try and save for a catastrophic collapse of its financial system leaders are trying to force through deeply unpopular cuts which sparks fly and street protests this week recently used to secure billions of euros in a second a year and i love bailout well germany and france say
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a quick deal is vital to stop greece's debt problems spilling into other countries . north korea is accusing seoul and a.b.c. none of its citizens to stay in the south or warning that it could worsen relations between the two countries but also that it won't extradite the group which defected by boat last week saying they have asked to resettle in south and in february the north responded angrily when its neighbor refused to send back for fishermen who asked for asylum. one hundred people have died and over sixty are missing after the floods in china forced more than half a million from their homes central and southern regions affected on the high state of alert with troops and drafted into your house rescue efforts there's been significant property damage caused by some of the was flooding in fifty years weather forecast say to rancho rains will continue until the end of next week.
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israel has been holding back millions of dollars of palestinians money leaving thousands of people without any wages it's tox revenue that's supposed to be passed back to the palestinian people but says the political groups hamas and fatah reconciled the payments stopped poulos here has been meeting some of those who are suffering at the shop and. we are we gods the palestinian ministry of finance his job is to check everything that comes into this building but he has no control over what goes out least of all his salary which is paid by the ministry and sometimes comes long overdue if my salary comes later it's like my life stops i simply cannot do anything i have a wife and four children to feed and when i don't get paid on time it makes lots of problems for me and my family. i want to cleave the ministry gets its money from the israeli government it comes in the form of customs and tax treaties that television collecting on goods arriving at israeli ports and destined for palestinians the arrangements and one thousand nine hundred three is part of the
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oslo accord giving television control of the international borders between israel and the palestinian territories with the money transferred each month to the palestinian ministry of finance which uses it to pay wages except now we're talking about seven hundred five million dollars for this ministry papers can be five hundred fifty pounds or. one of the military if they were free the situation itself . palestinians fear that tel of of could again choose to withhold tax money like it did last month israelis argue they have every right to do so if they suspect the money could be used for buying weapons this salaries to the hamas terrorists are paid for the same bank account so i don't want to find these terrorists. in order to kill me but palestinians insist the monies for ordinary workers it is. sore because on one hand it's a punishment but on the other hand it's a punishment it's
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a collective punishment that would mainly weaken the moderate elements within the palestinian society and play to the hand of the extremists the relationship between hamas and fattah is a turbulent one but both groups are trying hard to work together ahead of september's planned declaration of statehood no doubt israel will be working even harder to thwart them should it feel its interests are threatened policy r.t. minor. israel's other big worry is one that concerns the rest of the world as well as we report at home. so i knew how to al qaida would need friends for both the united states a terrorism expert tells us aligned how the world still needs to stay on the lead. and also here and calm i beethoven it and subzero water is full of free diving champion who is very useful been to go away it's.
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next march hendry's runs rings around moscow and he's exploring one of the capital's orbital roads but one which is perhaps one of the pritchett still find.
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hello and welcome to the moscow outsell in the program this week i'll be exploring the capitals gautam ring approximately sixteen kilometers in succumb friends it was a recently created in the early days of hundreds as a tree lined boulevard took place the city's outer wall today is undeniably the heartbeat of the russian capital i'm a salsa theorised makes of the moscow river at the famous public outdoor space gokey pog. the golden ring consists of seventeen individually named streets and squares. it's not the same circular layout as the moscow metro a mistake many people commonly make the brown line actually overlaps it in several
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areas and features metro stations outside this facility also known as the cell to a console in mission new visitor to the russian capital the famous thinks they'll take golden ring road back to a starting point it will keep chalk down to amusement park was named after the writer maxine gorky. bluefins in one hundred twenty eight in covering an area of three hundred acres along the river the outer space is currently undergoing a major run. it's the perfect place to relax in the city and the place starts. moving around the ring. and had to. drive around the ring you'll see it's a cultural mishmash of apartment blocks shops and. drive. including.
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just make sure to get on the right a mistake i. travel . exceptionally. it's much cheaper than public transport cities. in one hundred thirty five has to expand. to fill in with many buildings which
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create the. whole route completely rebuilt instead. of fulfilled and today the grid and buildings around the ring change constantly most notably you can see the. skyscrapers that were built between nine hundred forty seven and. nine hundred fifty four. the seven sisters symbols of stalin's vision and still stand proud. there are many buildings around this location pretty bridges impossible. places to . some a sun. impressive looking building a five star hotel situated not far from the kremlin. views of the city. moving on next week you'll see
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a house of music it has various stages concert halls and the largest in russia. taking. music in two thousand and two. x. men. and outstanding. performances of both russian and internationalization is theatre and ballet companies to showcase stadium houses three. station is located one of the largest in the city center. open from ten in the morning until eleven at night there is just a thing might need here. street branch shops a supermarket a multiplex cinema restaurants and cafes all under one roof. being given a city floor. as is suitable for the disabled and people.
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it's time for some entertainment and for a ninety minute destruction when you head to the cinema the. metro is housed in a. building but a trip to the. this . problem is. missing something just as if i slowly a year because the film festival programs. are from all over the world the book and the shop also runs inside the building you can find newspapers and books a russian and international cinema. a favorite place of moscow's intellectuals and students the cinemas name comes in the face of the still use the original thirty five millimeter film at this dusty project a room here i'm sure looks like it did decades ago with some new technology and
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sound equipment added it off as a first class experience. in a set amount let's move on around the garden bring us a quick scan metronet prospect mirror we are just about at the top of the range here we need a beautiful shot to this green on. one of the oldest and most scots is history dates back to sixteen thirty two in the end of the seventeenth century the church was especially guarded by piece of the great he donated a large sum of money tourists it's a beautiful landmark which i have seen many times sitting in traffic nearby is also the case of one of moscow's main hospitals the script itself scientific research institute of medicine the history of this complex of graham building states back two hundred one can show a message from an old russian noble family the hospital on the spot in the memory of his beloved wife in one thousand twenty three discus lawsky institute has found it instead of the old hospital and now with fifty thousand patients here were treated in the hospitals fully equipped to meds he said to raise an intensive care
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rooms. a one of the largest such religious you should see in europe. than eight hundred thousand operations a year including trans bunch of heart liver kidneys pancreas and nowadays even lungs. moving around to the west of the city now and there are several large hotels in the golden ring such as the peking. but you can see here. built in the style inconsistent style it opens in one hundred fifty six celebrating friendly relations between the us song and china the building of the consulate some of his estate historical and textual monuments located near american skier metro just up the central street it's walking distance from moscow's main. it was a hotel mix with most of us if it's a true away swiss surrounded by statues and fountains it's a peach rest area to relax in it's also where we are meeting this week. sally let
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me say midnight feasts me so it's your first year here in the russian capital yes as a chef and yesterday. i got the job back in london. so i know. i am what you think of arson capital how do you think it would look before you came here i had mixed reports. coming estens. thinking it might have been graham and i like it it's pretty divests in my mind so sit ups and restaurants cafe coach just explained it and i just i'm really enjoying being here actually. really is probably the acme sense or the heart beats of the capital yeah yeah i mean if you're going to have around the center you very much and on that one problem with the golden ring is. beginning with the traffic it's horrendous the traffic. pretty bad i mean if i go on the school run in the morning which is a little bit outside it takes me a day twice
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a day so it's you can be sitting in traffic for hours not something about the golden ring culturally to say many museums around moscow and galleries and. friends ballet and. beautiful old mansions dating back and. it's beautiful i want to. just around and so hidden away ok which. is a lovely little hidden gem that the fountain lacks and could be any way i'm saying that about sums up the school system and it's a mix of schools. that's. obvious to me thank god bring it especially well thank you very much i'm loving it and. the golden ring is the appeal to me to blacks out to buy from sadie's weights in the trucks that alongside so beautifully this is
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a new trend of european bakeries if you mix the typical old fashioned russian productive gentle stools taste of movements i will start. the final location at the intersection of time the golden ring also sums up truthiness brush up. the center of the plaza by the south korean retailer of his a five star hotel department store and several expensive restaurants. on heading up the popular clean about elites high rise hangout the office some of the best piece in the capital fun for the rich and fabulous it's about sky high prices. those who think they're going to bring office just the traffic ridden concrete jungle mistaken there are numerous going to speak for historic mentions quinn's cathedrals and many secret hideaway around it sixteen kilometers a conference. a moscow hold some amazing secrets. from the. city as it was called in the seventeenth century the gold ring has come
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a long way and looking down on it as the satan veins of the capital i just wonder what it will look like and since you are just come. wow the view. here is just brilliant. and we have in this week's program i'll see you get the same time next week and sell them for me and the rest the same. title. by.


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