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our review of the week here on r t brushwood investigators identify the man who committed the deadly suicide attack on moscow's dumb a get over airport and say he was from the north caucasus in the wake of the blast a new anti terror alert system is being considered. consolidating. to reduce. nuclear arms cuts a deal between moscow and washington is to come into force within days after the start treaty received the final salute approval from both sides. and the world is calling on egypt to put
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a stop to violence as the anti-government uprising kills over a hundred protesters with clashes raging across the country. you're watching r t we're coming to you live from central russia central moscow that is welcome to the program well they've identified the bomber now they vesta gaiters of the deadly terror attack on moscow's main airport are stepping up their hunt for the people who organized it it's almost a week since a twenty year old man from the north caucasus set off the ball. it claimed thirty five lives and over a hundred remain in hospital for the looks back on the day terror returned to russia's capital. four thirty pm on the twenty fourth of january a suicide bomber blaze apart the packed arrivals hall at russia's busiest airports
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. my first thought was to get away a lot of people willing motionless even more people were being piled up near the first aid area some well ready dead they were dragged away a horrible picture so. i looked at my watch and then flash and i passed out when i woke up there was a ringing in my ears it was a sour smell everything in ashes everyone is groaning three or four men were piled up on top of me the one directly above me was wounded in the chest she took all the shrapnel. amongst the thirty five dead people for many nationalities days made it when the father's golden koos then used to to marry the mother of his child correll buckhalter shelves wife watched him die in front of her on the airport floor around the world families now grieving for the days he was saved precisely calles. some very very serious
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just. very. stark realization that the work of god really was for there was a true. story for. our part sometime. very soon. investigators say they've now identified the man responsible but haven't yet released the name of. russian investigators and security services have identified the suicide bomber who detonated an explosive device stuffed with metal elements of moscow's domodedovo airport on monday it was a twenty year old man from russia's north caucasus although investigators know the terrorists name we're not going to disclose it now as we're currently working to establish the organizers and accomplices of this crime north caucasus separatist groups and extremists have been responsible for similar deadly attacks in russia the twin bombings of the mosque a match a less than
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a year ago i was carried out by a terror. this attack has once again raised serious questions about the counterterrorism methods in russia and the airport and transport authorities and the police have come into heavy criticism yet the russian response has been one of resilience just hours after the attack flights had with and people have been visiting the hospitals today nate bloods sears' recd or sort of. those who committed these terrible acts targeting citizens of different countries expected their actions to bring russia to its knees but a little wrong russia is aware of its place in the world russia will fulfill its obligations towards its citizens and the world community unfortunately no state in the world is immune to terrorism terrorist attacks like this one in russia unfortunately can happen at any time anywhere in the world there is no universal remedy against this evil but one thing we can say for sure our success. depends on
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solidarity. and the official day of mourning both president medvedev and prime minister putin attended services all religions uniting to commemorate those who died in the attacks. continue to be laid at the site of the blast is a poignant reminder that in the war on terror it's once again ordinary people who are on the front line in a scene of tragedy. and of mourning now it's time for action and message to the international community to stand united work together now to fight this global terrorist threat so. an award winning journalist and author on the subject of terrorism fail recess the blame for the tragedy lies with north caucasus terrorists linked to al qaeda. i think the finger almost certainly points to the caucasus emirates the islamist group based formally groups but also now spread to
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the neighboring republics there so you know they were i mean it was two women from stand which is to the east of here who were responsible for the bombing of the moscow metro in march of last year so i think for sure the finger will be pointing towards the back group you look at the sort of legends that established al qaeda was built up in the war against the soviet union in afghanistan in one nine hundred eighty s. so for sure there is a great sense of inspiration from islamist groups around the world various franchises from probably do you know what i need well russian authorities are now looking into security lapses a dumb a get of the let the suicide bomber reach his target but as i have a benefit ports monday's blast also triggered a wider debate on whether such attacks can actually be prevented. as the dust settled the blame game began dhamma dead of a took the rap from russian authorities with
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a number of airport officials sacked but international observers made more worrying conclusions the awful truth is is that there is no way to stop terrorists in any capital or cuts the bases you have to there are certain things you have to do especially after attack but ultimately it's very very hard to protect all transport hubs in the capital city security at domodedovo has now been increased mandatory metal detectors and baggage x. rays accompany every entrance to the building this answers one question but poses another we're not actually allowed to film inside the airports anymore since security's been stepped up but one of the problems with the new stringent checks here is that a queue of people build up just inside the airport presents exactly the sort of target trying to avoid these pictures were filmed covertly around fifty people are packed into a tiny space with queues ten minutes long before the explosion security here was no
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different to most other international airports only israel's ben gurion airport is considered more secure than any other with vehicle checkpoints fingerprint scanners and compulsory passenger interviews but such resource intensive measures aren't possible at larger airports domodedovo handled twenty two million passengers last year double that of been good in so what's the answer in the first call if you want to promote security the second objective you want to facilitate the flow of commerce and the third is you want to protect individual our privacy and the question and i would pose is where in the middle of the triangle do you want to make the line or for russia's parliament it's about security this week the state duma gave preliminary approval to new anti terror warnings there. modeled on the u.s. system of color coded alerts created post nine eleven. just look how much we needed this system in light of the drama did of attack what everyone is saying is that
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there was no relevant information and now according to the war we will have to inform the society about the threats facing russia's determination in fighting terrorists has never been questioned but its methods. now enhanced the system to make sure it works on the bennetts. moscow. the damage out of a tragedy was the first issue addressed by the russian delegation at the world economic forum in davos but there were other subjects at stake for russia at the meeting of the world's financial power players we've got all the details coming up . and in the wake of the violent protests in egypt could there be a link with the colored revolutions of former soviet countries r.t.u. looks at who might be benefiting from the global underdressed. russia and the us are about to begin cutting their strategic atomic arsenals the new start
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agreement between the world's biggest nuclear powers is due to comment to force within days after it was approved by the russian parliament this week are going off explains. after more than a year of hard line negotiating and ten more months of internal dispute it's finally done moscow and washington are stripping down the nukes first the state duma and then the federation council gave the bill the green light now that is signed by the president only a formal exchange of ratification documents is left before the new start comes into force for the next ten years many hope it will not only restrain the two nuclear superpowers but become an example for others to follow this first of all is about the security of the united states and the security of russia this is about unwinding the excesses of the cold war this is about bringing both countries back to the same level of nuclear weapons because we reach really insane levels during the cold war i think it will have
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a real international implications and affect other countries as decision making as well managed to become the symbol of a restart of the delusions between moscow and washington the deal was initially backed by both presidents but it didn't come easy most of the us republicans fell into opposition demanding amendments and the internal disputes stretched for months before president obama finally pushed a deal through the congress ended up making two so-called special statements securing washington's right to modernize its remaining strategic arms and insisting the deal would not affect america's missile defense plans but the statements are non-binding meaning they will not affect the actual implementation of the deal the original text remained untouched but unfortunately for the first time to the republic. in the war against three d. which is the rather strange but i think it was. a barber
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and in most of the obama administration and basically i don't think that was so much of it three d. russian deputies also made non-binding special states. illegally linking offensive and defensive weapons which was one of the main stumbling points in the negotiations secured moscow's right to step out of the agreement if it feels threatened by u.s. missile defense plans in europe and stressed statements previously made by the us congress do not free washington from its obligations they hope that the of the coming years will show that both americans and us russians show responsibility in fulfilling these obligations and that will create a new spirit of mutual confidence and trust the new start is not the first such agreement between moscow and washington the first two were signed in one thousand nine hundred one and in ninety three but neither managed to bring russia and the us to school it's expected the leaders deal to open many new doors of opportunity also
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moving forward on the russians w t o accession america is very supportive but it's not enough we have to have more time as we have to have more docking mechanisms we have to have more bridges the more dependent we are the better it is for our future a future which has become a little clearer the exchange of the ratification documents officially enforcing the new start could happen as soon as the fourth of february even though the treaty is set to reduce the number of strategic arms by over one third of it still leaves both the nuclear superpowers with the north warheads to blow the entire planet into a different solar system so perhaps it's not numbers that the new start is all about but trust by reducing the number of strategic arms russia in the united states or in forcing their strategic partnership at least for the next decade you've got us going off r t moscow. joel rubin analysis from the national security
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network in the u.s. says the new start treaty turns a new page in international relations and will lead to a safer world. it's very beneficial to all involved the u.s. and russia have now fully engaged in the restart of the relationship and put substance behind it a lot of good rhetoric over the last year and a half now we actually have an agreement a bipartisan agreement from capitol hill also is a very unique moment and so we see an american russian consensus around the key issue of security for both countries there's a interest in moving past the cold war and security threats are dynamic now we have terrorism in. moscow monday these threats coming from a very long arm of potentially from countries outside of nato and outside of europe the hope is that this will create a new dynamic and create new opportunities now that everyone who cares about arms
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control and is looking at nuclear weapons as a serious issue sees that the u.s. and russia can make progress it does give an opportunity for new thinking about how they in two thousand and eleven well that was joel rubin an analyst from the national security network in the u.s. . now anti-government protesters in egypt are ramping up the pressure on embattled president hosni mubarak as violence rages for a sixth day more than one hundred fifty people are believed to have been killed in the uprising with the looting spreading across the country as the army struggles to restore order artie's pulse leader reports from the egyptian capital cairo. in the early hours of this morning ten people were killed while trying to break into the interior ministry at the same time thousands of prisoners have broken out of jails around the country among them are muslim extremist muslim militants and we're hearing reports that some of them have already made going way back to palestine as
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a result the egyptian government has closed its border with gaza the real sense you get from being here is the sense of normal isness the police have completely abandoned the city it's firmly in the hands of the army and what this means is that you have these vigilante groups that have broken into police stations many of them are now armed they have any mission there are people standing guard in front of their homes the protesters are still out on the streets the city remains in a lockdown and the protesters say they're going no way until mubarak himself steps down the egyptian president has sacked his government at the same time he's appointed a vice president as well as a new prime minister who is tasked with forming a new government but speaking to protesters say they say that this will go no way to pacify him and addressing their concerns the international community particularly european countries in the united states has called on the bridge to implement reforms and to refrain from violence there have been protests and demonstrations around the world particularly with egyptian showing support for their families and their friends back home there were some wiki leaks documents
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that came to light some of them were flowing to cables as far back as two thousand and seven showing that while in the public light the american administration has been supporting mubarak privately it's been supporting his opposition and this was raised many questions particularly among analysts who are now asking just how spontaneous these demonstrations in fact were. behind the recent events in africa i don't believe in school into these revolutions when hundreds of millions of people come out into the streets at the same time. there's been. to their standards of living for these demonstrations. support. for the foreign secret service. many of the experts are saying that these demonstrations were in part fueled by what we saw earlier this month but that it's still too soon to say whether the deposition there for president is going
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to be the same conclusion that is reached here in egypt the problem here is that there is no unified opposition voice what we see on the streets is a lot of people come together in defiance against mubarak but that opposition is fragmented the largest opposition group here in egypt is the muslim brotherhood and they've been careful not to hijack these demonstrations they don't want them to be seen as islamised they believe that the people have very real grievances that need to be addressed and one of the opposition leaders perhaps to emerge as mohamed el baradei he is the former head of the international atomic energy agency and he has said that he is prepared to hit an interim government of course to do so and he is no longer under house arrest. artie's paulus leo reporting there from cairo. and while we surely exploits to a u.s. hand behind the current uprising in egypt it's not the first time washington has been suspected of involvement in regime change many believe the so-called color revolutions that took place in former soviet countries have been initiated and
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sponsored by the united states and as artie's alexei or chef ski reports they're not the only parallels with the current unrest in north africa. georgio two thousand and three. and ukraine two thousand four. killed just on two thousand and five. and egypt twenty eleven i think these are all completely different revolts well think again and not only because they're raised fist was one of their symbols if you look more closely you look at the people who are leading those are being coached in the they're being coached by u.s. intelligence services the same way the orange revolution was when you know the roles revolution was saakashvili and in georgia a string of revolutions some bloodless some north to grok the post soviet space at
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the beginning of the twenty first century there were a number of common factors an uprising against the regime rooted in a popular dissatisfaction with standards of living hence the collective name colored revolutions amazingly the outcomes have been quite similar to six years ago key of independence square was the birthplace of the orange revolution it promised a new dawn and major changes for the country but ultimately all aspirations came to nothing. lawyer grigori sudan is one of those disenchanted with the outcome of the orange make over he says the bright promise. of the revolution's leaders have in reality pushed the country into an abyss. and corruption in greece the country became divided on the. issue was nothing change to the better it changed only to the world's. on the next elections revolutionary hero received only five percent of
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the world the lowest percentage for acting president of the world it was a similar story in georgia where they had the optimism of the rose revolution soon gave way to disappointment and eventually to mass protests their anger with president saakashvili was met with a response that was all too familiar as gas grenades and water cannons were used to quell the unrest and then killed just on the revolution of two thousand and five also quickly turned sour last year or so yet another popular revolt but those false dawns and bitter lessons are far from the minds of those clamoring for change in north africa or no danger emerges when the power overturning the government which they thought illegal and autocratic like in the case of tunisia and egypt does not have a political platform and a government apt to put things in order in the country the danger lies in the personality of those who desired to use the revolutions which happened in the arab
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world we have to take care that the far right or any other forces with an imperialist acknowledge will not take advantage of the situation if those are really people's movements they should not have let anyone in to feel with their theirs and that's without it experts agree that it may take some time before the world will see whether the revolts in tunisia and egypt will change things for the better in these countries just as they have a common opinion that if these uprising slope europe will be the first to suffer from waves of immigrants. well you can read more all our stories at our website that's our dot com and here's what's on line for you right now media monopolies and several large corporations dominate t.v. news in the us viewers are beginning to doubt whether they're being given an unbiased coverage will find out where else they're turning to to stay informed. and st petersburg is renowned for its architecture and history so why does the local
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mayor want to strip the city of its historic status will get the answer at our team dot com. russia has reaffirmed its ambition to set itself up as a global financial center the country's leaders also promised a better business climate and greater transparency at the annual world economic forum in davos which is now wrapping up well the russian delegation presented members of the global market with a detailed plan promising to share risks and costs to head of the world trade organization said he believes two thousand and eleven will be the year of russian joyce its rights building a common economic space with the e.u. is also a moscow's top targets and many of the world's largest companies are already operating in the country russia's monopoly regulators have approved pepsi co's takeover of the country's largest dairy company when bill died. the c.e.o. of pepsi co so the deal will pepsi co wired in its range and extend both companies
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into the other countries. using women don i think we can expand into central and eastern europe because we want kids can all be so done in russia we have to decide how to take the technology develop a whole range of products in other parts of the world so we can leverage the roomba value out of duty expertise. and figure out how to bring the expertise of both companies together to build. the company should be interesting because russia. and russia can be a great source of fruits for us so one of our goals is to develop a russian language culture to be the hub for. particular the rest of the world. that was indra nooyi c.e.o. of pepsi co and meanwhile on the sidelines a davos president medvedev who spearheaded the russian delegation spoke to
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bloomberg television and you could watch the full interview in just over an hour here on r.t. . and now it's time for a quick look at some other international headlines right now a passenger train has collided head on with a good strain in eastern germany killing at least ten and injuring dozens the accident happened a late on saturday evening on a section of the track schedule for overnight engineering work more than one hundred fifty farman police and rescue workers were dispatched to the scene police say the rescue operation is ongoing and warned the death toll may rise the cause of the crash is not yet known. the results in a referendum on southern sudan's independence show almost everyone who voted wants a split from the north more than ninety nine percent of those polled voted for independence however reports show voter turnout exceeded one hundred percent in several areas well despite the anomalies the referendum commission defended the
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outcome of the landslide victory the final results from the january votes are expected early next month. sporadic demonstrations continue in tunisia aimed at the interim prime minister the north african nation ousted its president two weeks ago following massive civil unrest on saturday a group of shopkeepers squashed with protesters accusing them of jeopardizing the country's tentative steps towards democracy and later riot police used tear gas on demonstrators who had been. throwing stones and calling for the resignation of the newly appointed interior minister. a fire at an arms depot in the venezuelan city of morocco has triggered a series of explosions with one dead and three injured and estimated ten thousand people have been evacuated from the surrounding area that's according to the country's information minister well it's not yet clear what caused the blaze and firefighters are waiting for the explosions to subside before approaching. a
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russian space freighter has successfully docked with the international space station in the first event of its kind this year while the spacecraft has delivered over two tons of supplies including fuel food and presents for the six members crew it also brought a mini satellite made by students designed to transmit greeting messages in fifteen languages photos and data it will be put into orbit in two weeks' time while there are six scheduled trips to the. us this year as russia celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of soviet guardian to be first in space. well a recap of our top stories is just ahead to stay with us here on our team.
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