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so. explanation from kiev over the killing of one of its journalists in eastern ukraine while a russian t.v. crew feel the death threats and abuse they faced during their detention by the army . taking to. the presidential race polls get. fifty seven percent of the vote on election which eastern regions refused to take part amid the ongoing military crackdown there. a shake up in the european parliament skeptic and far right parties make sweeping gains across the continent and a vote that's being dubbed a political earthquake. plus among the week's top stories russia and china strike a landmark deal worth four hundred billion dollars in small schools largest energy
contract in decades as it turns its business priorities eastward. has just gone seven am this monday morning here in moscow good morning you're watching our international i mean on the. our top story italy's foreign ministry is demanding answers from kiev over the death of an italian journalist in the village of three africa in eastern ukraine during a mortar attack and that is the first reporter to have been killed in the conflict the thirty year old was covering the events in ukraine us a photo journalist for the news agency he was with his interpreter on a french colleague when their car came under fire the interpreter was also killed injured and managed to get to hospital let's hear what he and the taxi driver and i
was transporting the three men had to say about. i knew what. they got out of the car and started taking photographs and that's when the shooting began i got scared and jumped into a ditch and waved at them hoping they do the same so we were sitting in the ditch and then the mole to show him started. was hit and then i saw that the interpreter wasn't going the reporter who was near him crawled up to me collapsed and also stopped moving. and we came on to far as soon as we arrived at the village of andre i fell to the ground the driver left us and when i regained consciousness i realized that i was in the gunfire continued as i tried to leave the area my colleagues were on the ground and i did not know whether they were dead or alive i reached the road and some called pick me up and i arrived here. two russian journalists freed after their detention in ukraine have revealed the death
threats and abuse they suffered during almost a week in captivity they were seized by the ukrainian military and accused of terrorism or he's alexy or chefs he was after first media appearance since returning home. it's a deck and spoke to the press about the ordeal indeed on the way to the building here i was giving this bad reminiscent of a massive online complaint save our guys which was undertaken by most of the russian media hollywood stars and everyone else to have these journalists released they need spoke about things happening to them which i could describe as completely atrocious they were detained a week ago in east of ukraine while trying to film an airfield during the. cranial authorities accused them of having weapons including a missile launcher and even coordinating the work of what they call separatists the two journalists of course we denied all such accusations that were trying to say that we are journalists and the first two days for them in the hole where they were sitting where a complete nightmare this is how they described it to us. they did not explain
anything only held us at gunpoint. to explain that we were journalists but in response they just. judging by the acoustics and the temperature realized that we were in some kind of hole in the ground. they didn't give us any food for two days only water in the evenings would have. been a solution to the word to soldiers talking about the plan to shoot us when we went to pee and stage it like an attempted escape. going to where you are. told we will be executed at sunrise the guards asked us to give them our shoes otherwise. with blood left. one a very interesting detail they describe in the first forty eight hours spent in eastern ukraine is that they saw a man dressed in very professional uniforms who were not saying a single word so the two reporters suggested that these guys could have been
mercenaries in any case that later on they were transferred to kiev and spend the rest of the week there not knowing what their destiny could be not knowing if their release will happen on saturday they were taking out. detention center presumably a ministry of defense or the as the you know the security service of the great detention center and taken somewhere only at the airfield they realized that they were taken home and when they asked whom they should thank for that the man who scored them said that don't worry guys you are now in the protection of the chechen president of so later they moved to grozny the capital and now in the morning they arrived to moscow where they were certainly very emotional in the life he was had to go to some of the callers were even crying tears of joy when they sold their their release coworkers here in the headquarters of moscow. meanwhile ukraine's billionaire chocolate king is in line for a sweet victory pure approach to carry himself the winner of the presidential race with over fifty seven percent of the vote that's according to exit polls much of
the country's restive east boycotted the ballots and may be escalating standoff between the ukrainian military and local self-defense forces or to pull a slayer is following the current in kiev. these are the first exit polls that have been published in may to put pyotr question coach in a clear lead now he was the winner from the start but it wasn't clear that he would garner the more than fifty percent majority needed to start off a second round of voting and it was some speculation that this might to fact need to happen this certainly is not the case he beats by more than forty the same two to points you need to machine code who comes in in second position by and large in the waist of the country where i am today's elections when top of relatively soon with me there were some more than four hundred reports of violations but nothing too major the situation was very different in the east of the country where my colleague from now joins us now what's happening where you are. both sunday
has been a tough day for the spot over the country representative of the self-proclaimed republic off lugansk claims that the ukrainian military has opened fire at one of the local coffee is healing and injuring civilians while we're hearing from you crazy interior ministry that there has been a shoot out at a polling station there and one man was killed at a large scale going to operation is now in full sweep in ukraine's south and east and this is one of the major reasons behind the decision of many people not only officials to boycott the presidential vote one of the cities keeping its distance from the election was the nets the authorities there of the third martial law that says the authorities in kiev pledged to step up their military crackdown over the next number of hours.
earlier local self-defense forces held a parade in donetsk to kiev armed group calling itself the east but it's comrades who died in clashes with the ukrainian military as you can see here the volunteer fighters were warmly welcomed by we believe more than two thousand locals rally was also a show of defiance against sunday's presidential election. so let's take a closer look now at the man who looks very likely to wind up vote peter. his fortune is estimated at around one point six billion dollars he wants a confectionary company and media assets as well although he's pledged to get rid of all of when he takes office politically has been on good terms with three very success a very different presidents some of the key points of his c.v. he was head of the budget committee back in two thousand and two five years later he became one of the bosses of ukraine's national bank and in two thousand and twelve he served as economic development and trade minister earlier my colleague
kevin owen spoke with foreign affairs expert sergio trick of h. who expressed darts over whether it is the right choice for ukraine we knew in advance he would get more than fifty percent and that's what washington needs right away and that's what he got he was speaking about i just want to play a little grab for a second set of what he had to say a bit earlier on. we are ready to negotiate with russia with the participation of the u.s. and the e.u. there are a lot of history is on the table but there are also issues crucial for ukraine or in particular ukraine will never accept the referendum in crimea so it's not a man that can really have constructive dialogue with russia and vice versa do you think given what he's just said i think he now has to indulge in this nationalist rhetoric for the sake of his audience and his voters in the center and the west of the country he has been flexible enough in the his political career to work with
people of widely different convictions and political philosophies and programs and when push comes to shove i think that his first interests the support of his second interest is but a shame and then comes ukraine and everything else. on the ukrainian election campaign trail the guest list spain electic this is darth vader and former u.s. secretary of state madeleine albright share the same space we tell you why in our top ten must know facts about the presidential poll. on. another big story today the european parliamentary elections have drawn to a close bringing major gains for both euro skeptic and far right movements the results have dealt a blow to governments with the french prime minister calling it a political earthquake peter all over has more not. what we're looking ahead to is
a parliament in which the majority of the parties campaigned on a manifesto of being unhappy with the way that the e.u. would be managed now we've seen gains for far right parties stream li euro skeptic parties all across the board most noticeably though we've seen in the united kingdom in austria in france where a pair has been able to almost detoxify the front national party that had been viewed as as and far right as extremist as she's been able to get them it seems a few seats also we're seeing votes for these type of parties in austria as well as in greece and in denmark no this is as i said going all the way across the board in europe as people of voters those that have come out to vote we expect the the official turnout to be slightly over the forty percent mark of people that have
come out to vote in these elections but yet those that have come out to vote have come out to vote for it seems people leaning slightly to the right or certainly euro skeptic parties but those that do end up in office well the next challenges ahead for them and i had a little look at what they can expect this is what it's all about as seats in the european parliament is the result of a long campaign trying to get yourself noticed by the electorate and it's not bad work if you can get it being an m.p. is a truly wonderful job i calculate it with all the expenses they get paid for example that's an average and we will save up iraqi civilians who have euros while living a lifestyle where they can drink champagne every single night the best food travel first class sounds more great gatsby than great statesman where his party's fancy clothes but the e use own figures back up the high life image there are. very interesting figure
and cocktail parties per year which more than three hundred nineteen thousand euros per year and cocktail parties in brussels that is spent another very interesting example is why do why does the e.u. have forty four ambassadors and the caribbean. so the perks seem to be pretty good what are the working hours like they have a system of the european parliament which is in the clear the social system which we see the sign on sawed off because all you have to do for that is sign in for five minutes and then you get a three hundred euros and the good you would if you want for those who do stick around the parliamentary chamber can provide a nice relaxing environment for a little snooze a chance to catch up on some reading and for one time to appreciate. artistic
photography of course this isn't the way every m.e.p. operates some work tirelessly for their constituents but the amount of money that is paid which many european citizens would struggle to earn in a lifetime is leaving some realizing that these emperors on wearing any clothes they are living on out on a different planet the people who pay their salaries what did we have in mind we wanted a single market we wanted to create a highly competitive area and we are far away from that across europe polls have shown an increase in support for parties who've been opposed to the way the e.u. is being run if they return any piece in this next parliamentary session looks like it won't be a place for a bit of shuteye peace for all of our r.t. . political analysts paulo reform explain why people in europe are being drawn towards ultra nationalist movement. well the far right rice in the european union
member states is the consequence of ten years of crazy austerity policies that have destroyed several million people lives therefore the people became disenchanted with the capacity of the european union to stick to the promise which was that of harmonious development of peace and prosperity. for this reason the reaction that's been to turn their interest to those leaders at the national level who are proposing this sort of national way out of the european confused way of proceeding. this week the world witnessed what's being called the deal of the century russia will supply china with four hundred billion dollars worth of gas over the next three decades the agreement was twenty years in the making and was touch and go right up to the last minute artie's kitty pilgrim
followed the final negotiations. the deal was struck eight and sang high it takes a while but in the end it was pens and paper yes i'm talking about the fifth century the gas from four hundred billion dollars up to you natural gas might to china that would change the face of the global gas industry not the way you do not it's you know that sinaloa bargaining right i don't want to cross it to get i come from my to it it seems like a win win situation for this right now when it china well it's got a one point three billion people out of population and i was an eighty hungry i'm not exactly why the function has managed to grow at such a level for the last three decades that does come at a cost much of the place certainly police certainly at its free state we are not because the country relies very much on coal for seventy percent of its energy from the states i'm only three actually down sold that it's something that we have got
to do see we have the cia back fine until the bank of china to keep it in the right car and think about that the significance of the mind that because we know that by consciously trying to move away from dependence only u.s. dollar as well as the euro has been a very lucrative time here and sang my very exciting time an example of how the strategic business relationship between russia and china which right now is a force to be reckoned. to screw a bit more in depth and take a look at the scale of that grind breaking deal the agreement covers a thirty year period and china will be receiving russian gas up the same price as europe overall it has the potential to become the largest energy agreement in history with an estimated four hundred billion us dollars transporting such a vast volume of gas is no easy task though on the cross border infrastructure will be fully realized until twenty eight doing two pipelines are already in place.
another couple are either planned or under construction one is here in siberia and the other is in russia's far east it will send gas all the way to liquid natural gas terminals which can then be shipped anywhere in the pacific we asked our guests about the wider implications of the deal. if you lock the front door and make sure that the back door is locked as well and i think in this case the west is forgotten to lock the back door so they've actually imposed sanctions on russia russia is of us saying to the rest of the well ok you know you can lock the front door but i have a back door as well and the back door in this case is china so really i mean the west is that pushed russia into doing a deal with china so on the one hand you know this is an economic deal but on the other hand it's also a political deal a western energy companies that are trying to develop in russia would love to develop in asia and and suddenly it's now the russians and the
chinese and i think those companies are very worried about being crowded out of that particularly the european companies this deal is something that is is really going to reverberate it's going to have global ramifications i mean if it gets into it india brazil on the rest of the brics countries as well. there was another goal inside for russia and china in simpy there's burge this week as well. when the deal with china comes to fruition it will become russia's because gas consumers along with germany but should the second project on the so-called western route be realizable china will undoubtedly take first place that's what president could reveal to the international media during the final day of the gathering we have more from st petersburg.
this is still one of the most isolated and mysterious places in the world old legends of cannibals make many people afraid to travel here but they've got to put us on the menu the europeans have been here for less than a hundred years few people know what secrets lay hidden within these forbidding mountains. they said a bunch of cannibals killed and ate a group of shamans a russian plane one of the biggest in the world flies a couple of guineas wild mountains for the very first time. villages have never even seen a come. what will they make of this huge steel. european workers are told never to venture out alone. truths and myths.
welcome by russia has won the world ice hockey championships following a hard fought victory over finland the red machine winning with a five two scoreline in the final in belarus. these were the scenes in mall school street celebrations breaking out after the final whistle the victory marks a dramatic turnaround for team russia just a few months ago finland dumped them out of the winter olympics in salt but russia stepped up its game for the tournament in minsk defeating defending champion sweden in the semi's and then a come from behind performance against the finns earning the nation gold in the decider it is the fourth time that russia has won the world ice hockey championships in the past seven years. the ukraine
crisis meant some business leaders stayed away from the annual international economic forum in some petersburg this week president putin hosted the event and had plenty he wanted to clarify regarding sunday's elections in ukraine putin stressed that russia respects the will of the people there and will continue working with the new authorities but for dialogue to begin he ses kiev's leadership must stop shooting its own people in the east of the country western sanctions the president did a great impact on the russian economy instead he warned that they may have a boomerang effect damaging the very countries that implemented them but many at the forum say the restrictions won't affect their dealings with russia. i saw this morning in zero four on some president c.e.o. of french company and german too and you know his estate say don't go too much to sell but as busy as it is a we are their soul that is it proves that you know we do what we want so the economy is stronger than politics in the western world but we understand what his
interest is that relation between the ratio and our company is so long. and has to stay on this long term partnership it is in the interest of both of our company and of us and i know that for russia to europe is very important so i'm sure that this with asian would be maintained over years the idea is that if if companies leave now i think it will be very hard for them to risk their wish themselves at some point in the future and for the ones who do study the clear messages that. they're in the books they have the most opportunities long term and and i think generally people expect that things will whichever as they have done a couple times already. stateside silicon valley's tech titans are turning on the government asking it to be honest about what's being watched google facebook yahoo and microsoft are among those the minding their customers right to know just how
much they're being snooped on our t. dot com as more in the. movement goes global genetically modified foods leave a bad taste in your mind that we detail the march against months held across five continents is just a click away. the infamous guantanamo facility has seen lives crushed and many detainees still held there without trial some of whom say they'd prefer death over incarceration this week activists rallied worldwide for the closure of america's most notorious cheel new york was the center of protests while in washington demonstrators marched on the white house on its heart is our three children the indefinite detention of more than one hundred fifty people in guantanamo at least a dozen inmates remain on hunger strike under being painfully force fed by the u.s. military despite it being called torture by the u.n. human rights commission campaigners say they're battling the u.s.
government's grave injustice as well as broken promises time and again by president obama to shut the prison. has more on why it's still open. repeatedly but i'm going to close guantanamo and i will follow through on that. will be. no later than one year from now when i was elected in two thousand and eight i said we need to close guantanamo i continue to believe that we've got to close guantanamo this needs to be the year congress lifts the remaining restrictions on detainees transfers and we closed the prison at guantanamo bay the highly contentious guantanamo bay prison has cemented a u.s. legacy of covert kidnappings waterboarding is illegal detention and force feeding more than one hundred prisoners star of. selves for roughly six months last year protesting the injustice forcing the u.s. president to appeal once again to an opposing congress for the island prison to be closed exactly twelve months later nothing really has changed one tunnel is still
open prisoners are being force fed every day they're being held in conditions of solitary confinement and there is no word on when seventy seven of them still in the prison who have been cleared for release for years will ever get to leave one hundred fifty four detainees are still languishing at get money but something has changed kuantan a mill officials no longer eg knowledge hunger strikes officially calling them long term non-religious fasts instead force feeding is now called enteral feeding and the u.s. military refuses to disclose how many prisoners are being forced to endure this so-called standard procedure a procedure that wrapper most staff attempted to undergo. early we know unable to successfully complete due to the overwhelming pain he said he experienced a policy of the united states fighting to have
a place where they can do whatever they want to do to people is still intact and this is what we're protesting along with a clear policy of indefinite detention which president obama in particular has embraced the u.s. government opened get mo in january two thousand and two to house alleged terrorists twelve years later the majority of prisoners have proved to have no links to terrorism washington can't say the same about its ongoing links to torture and indefinite detention marina portnoy r.t. . time for some more news from around the globe nod at least five people have been killed and three others injured in a fire at a bus terminal outside the site korean capital officials say. but the blaze has not been put out but it's still unclear what caused it the victims reportedly guy the suffocation. of the six thousand people have taken to the streets of salinas in
northern california to protest against police brutality and shootings the demonstrators i'm greeted by the deaths of three people in this many months at the hands of officers called on security forces to end racial profiling police violence i was long been a source of public anger in the u.s. state to several riots true in one thousand nine. hundred. block in the latest protest against the world cup the protesters say taxpayers' money should be spent on education and health care instead of the multi-billion dollar event they marched through polo which will hold the opening ceremony on the first game of the tournament next. next year in r.t. internationalists time for some strong opinions and debate show cross talk with host peter felt to stay with us.
had an elected head of state in this election when millions they not even participate begin to tackle ukraine's enormous problems. to cross out their presidential election in ukraine i'm joined by my guest now in washington he's director of the rice institute for serbian studies also in washington we have richard white's he's a senior fellow and director of the center of political military analysis at the hudson institute and in london we crossed alexander in a class of he is a political commentator and a former kremlin adviser now boy schiff i could go to you first in washington i'm calling this program ukrainian farce is this hyperbole on my part i don't think so peter i think it is a farce masse. creating is a tragedy right now there's really no point to this election but to try to legitimize the regime that was stalled and at the end of february with the armed to and half of the country isn't even voting and those that are voting are basically
voting for whoever was served up to them on a silver platter by the united states government and the coup and the coup regime so i wouldn't call this democracy i would call this a farce richard if i can go to you what is the point of this election here because you can make the point that it's going to alienate people in the east and south even more because they'll say this is not our president and you know what is the whatever is going to win it it's going to be an oligarchy or someone backed by an oligarchy how does that change the political calculus in ukraine i mean that's one of the biggest problems. you need to have some kind of authority and key have we got acting so far acting prime minister since an election is designed to. stole the didn't see on some government in the winner it's interesting it's not who in the us or russia or some might have expected it looks like it's going to be a person who has good business ties with russia but also has independent leaning so
he this person might be a good compromise but in any case you need somebody you need some kind of electoral mandate for the government to clain the right rule because as was pointed out it was since the position of the previous president we just haven't we haven't had someone who has seen electoral backing ok alexander how do you see this election here because again i mean it no matter how you cut it it's going to be a pro european pro-american figure that's what it looks like at least well i don't really understand what's the point of this election because simply because of the new president. well because then you were in judgment is that the president has less power in the parliament he. doesn't read the new solutions that don't matter worse by the way for there's a solution during the break which was really
a sham but they were complaining but very very staged. and it's very difficult time to stem the finking behind this apart from the fact that we have another case or maybe it could be exporting democracy exporting it to him i would come to. him friction with the benefits a renewed for the exposure to let you know with the goods which some companies for example supply bread so there's explaining that democracy it gets the benefits put to you should it struggles. and i see ukraine struggling you know we were after this election are going to see thing happening which would benefit the ukrainians number one of the great tragedies of what's going on in ukraine in my opinion and it goes all the way back to the february twenty first is that is allowed it is legitimized radical forces like right sector into the mainstream and i'm i'm
very worried because no matter who is elected there people like the right sector are going to say but remember we were the ones that pulled this off they are revolutionaries of one sort or another and i don't think they're going to let go of this process particularly since their arms it's very difficult to control the dogs of war one state slipped a leash one of the possibilities as richard millet it is that this new president if it is who we think it's going to be might try to set up overtures with russia it certainly would explain moscow's. odd readiness to recognize the results but at the same time how much power and how much authority will he really have if the right sector decides to topple him just like did it and because they got away with getting rid of me on a cold which was to stop them from doing so again i don't see anything preventing them they're shooting at their own armed forces at this point because they're refusing illegal orders to massacre civilians so these people are obviously the
real power in the country not some elected figure you know richard i would like to see some kind of legitimate authority in ukraine don't get me wrong and i and and i don't know who that possibly could be but you know it does seem very difficult to see that whoever is going to be elected there within a few weeks or a few months first they have to go to washington brussels ok i'll understand that but we're going to have to go to moscow too and i just don't see that happening in this environment particularly if this operation quote unquote anti-terrorist operation continues in the east. well i've missed two points there are those that's good comments but first i would think that whoever was elected. would first trying go to eastern ukraine and other party for it for the he or she goes off to brussels or washington but you're right that a man will need a solution ukraine will require some degree of acceptance in moscow and brussels
at least since i was a lot like the new russia and the e.u. they're going to need to help the ukrainian economy recover and manage the difficult transition and say see now. and with respect to the what's happening with the right sector there is a disconnect when i was in moscow and on the show i hear a lot about that but elsewhere they they don't know nobody's been emphasising how strong they are outside that realm they don't appear to have much popular support and it's not clear to me i have the power to decide government for start a war with russia or anything like that they going to be a small. group maybe five percent before and then i think their influence is being over anthracis in the russian media because they don't appear to be that strong from other sources well richard but that's that's my point i mean they can't win elections ok that's obviously true and i think that this is what's worrisome
because they may be a small group of people but it was a small group of people that tipped the power. during the coup february twenty first twenty second it was not a huge number of people in the bush you want to jump in go ahead. well peter i was just about to say that it doesn't matter whether they have five percent or fifteen percent support they believe that power comes from the barrel of the gun and they have guns so they're not going to care i mean they may not have much political influence but they have weapons they've torched people in odessa they've attacked people elsewhere they've attacked the ukrainian armed forces that refused to execute illegal orders these are people who are do not hesitate to murder folks that they don't agree with and that's a problem you can't have people like that in a country that aspires to be functional alexander when president putin was in st
petersburg a lot of people commented about his reaction about that russia will respect the democratic wishes of the people of ukraine and it but he did he didn't say he respected the process and i think that's a very interesting point that most media didn't pick up on it but let me go with the russian angle here one of the most talked about comments that putin made is he said. where's the money where's the money now this is probably pragmatism on the part of russia they want to deal with somebody and in camp that they can deal with it's going to be up to the ukrainians if it's legitimate or not russia is not going to make that determination i think it's very difficult for. the moment to actually see i mean by these two i think president putin made the right sort of statement in the sense that he started to calm down things a bit because in the rest of the media obviously everybody was saying that perhaps is. you know russia is putting pressure russia russia wants to spare resurrections to prevent them and so on and so he's got to really say this but the problem really
is that we need to see what will that use their wednesday thursday and whether the americans the european union card and sperm to the new president will propose showing him. well that would be pushing him and saying look you have to be tough with russia you have to continue the strike to make you have to accuse them of meddling in our in your affairs even the king to the web you know that's they're saying that the russian troops are on the ground russian intelligence offices are still in the east on sale and sam said this this i think we have to remember that this a new president will do it and probably he will respond to events and what he will basically be about and i have a strange suspicion that the people in the state department and in the in brussels done really well and this tension to subside i think they actually were at the station to continue and this is where the problem is because they were president
let me be i saw them and then the pentagon thinking president well here because here bill it was watching because he was back and think so what about other people in brussels and washington you know saying to me what that they're doing because the campaign is about money you are correct you know where's the money coming from he's exposed to be expecting money to come from the e.u. and russian and then going to send a military fine so he would be very question he would have to be very questions he would have to accept just from them ok and you can let me let me go let me go to richard now before we go to the break richard and that's a very interesting one how dependent will this new president be on the west. acca nomic lee this person will need i mean the whole of the government's going to need some kind of economic assistance from the west and from russia and diplomatically the same i mean there's no though there's definitely going to depend on outside sources but not exclusively the west i would think that they need russia's help at
least if not proactive at least passively not trying to. to to contribute to what is a very vulnerable economy very vulnerable provided i think that this person if they're as intelligent as they're likely to be will try and work out the fact all right richard let me let me jump in here gents we're going to go to was short break that out of that short break we'll continue our discussion on ukraine staying with our team. if you drive people away from the dollar many people now it must be sitting there
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welcome back to where all things are considered mind you were discussing the election in ukraine. ok let's go back in the bush and washington over the last six months seven months on nothing good has happened to ukraine in the by shy i'm afraid i'm pessimistic. what are the possibilities of my down three now. i would say so far very low but ask me again in about a month or so the problem is whoever ends up getting elected however to end up getting elected is going to have to make some tough decisions and the feeling i get
based on the previous track record of everybody involved is that this new person is going to continue with the combat operations in the east he is actually or she actually going to go to brussels and washington first and is going to ask for money and support from the west and the west alone not that russia would actually have any reason to support a government that's openly hostile to moscow so i don't really see based on a previous track record of this getting any better anytime soon i don't foresee that person actually taking action that would cause my down three if they do again let's see in a month's time now xander it we've heard you say that he will call for my down three and a referendum on nato membership for ukraine i mean this this is not moderation this is not deescalation this is really going to irritate russia because we have seen the escalation on the russian part there quietly watching i keep saying this month
after month month what russia watches but there are political forces in ukraine that really want to push this through the extreme. because. i think that that's not going there more school because we're seeing them brussels and they were kept at those that bad looking at her with a weird feeling you know that something she might do the same for you which nobody wants to separate the program i think at the moment is that we could have a better time of the graphics you know whatever but in so doing the rections it will not step some big bad most from trying to achieve their aims. and that is what i think is crossing a lot of problems not look of course for getting the right wingers i expecting some sort of reward they were made to go away then it lay down their arms and say ok thank you very much with that logic without measurement so we won't have that
infighting grow one ever thought and i just rammed that what was the point of this election but first off these sides which are growing for each other friends within ukraine itself i'm still very have some sort of an agreement because you can't really expect the new president to achieve anything if he is being i'm going to take back to my share and go by adams and that when he's rich and because he's looking because of his back and actually probably with about the right sector and some of the you know individual not i was quite i'm outgrowing iran for example keep with that and there will be people and smashing up properties and so on because i think that in fact a good because as a witness that revolution as that's right i don't really see anything pissy of happening as a result of this election at least for a while richard you said that maybe the first trip for of the next president should
be to the east like donuts i don't even think he would be welcomed there what makes you think that he would be because if they're not participating in this election they're going to say who are you. i'm sure this person may not be welcomed by many there but i think that would be a very magnanimous gesture and help the reconciliation process of course it's going to be necessary i mean unless russia plans and acts the eastern ukraine there and that they're doing there are going to be part of the rest of ukraine and after some point there's going to be some kind of reconciliation but. you're right there has to be reconciliation i think all of us have to agree with that but you know there's only one way of doing that and that is federalization or some kind of decentralization how long is it going to take because that's the only solution to this problem it's the only solution to keep doing what remains of the sovereignty of that state intact when you know the people in kiev going to wake up to that when will washington finally realize this because it's been on the table for quite
a bit. well that's the problem peter because with every passing day and more violence and more people acting out their fantasies and living in ukraine as if it's an episode of game of thrones any sort of political solution is a reconciliation it seems far far off and more far fetched federalization was an option two months ago and there was a window of opportunity for it and then all of a sudden the provisional government decided to launch a military offensive and arm oligarchy like column on ski and have him essentially run his own private state i think that is the solution that seems most logical for to benefit everybody but the people involved on the side of the provisional government and i'm afraid to say some people in washington just don't want to see it happen because they don't want peace they want to conflict alexander what do you think russia's next move is going to be because i my thesis has been it's actually done very very little it's been watching here and i tend to think that the forces.
in the other all agog they will turn on each other because russia hasn't taken the bait it is it wants the continue its business relationship with europe particularly its energy relationship and so does europe at the same time i mean the thing is is that instead that western media and western capitals want to point the finger at russia but actually you have to point to the finger inside of ukraine itself right now. well i think peter festival i think crash is right in insisting that there is a ceasefire and that with the door well of our government troops from the east i'm going to have to be honest with you i don't want to see anything changing in ukraine with them and the president the new president says about as far as the problem is says i'm till your camp regular troops killing people in their cities and towns there's nothing to talk about and i don't think that people in the east won't even think about any sort of negotiations or discussions that said rice at
this time would least an intentional statement stated that the new president is prepared to do that then we might see a very very small problem says a set of reconsideration very small as i stress and i think that the russian section that the man went should be heading away from sea piracy a sense that we can that that's true but we can say we have been everything physically possible it can spend from semenya so so much to ukraine it has not been behaving in a way like an aggressor which is where it is always crowded it is a question it always showing sending signals to keep calm and guys get your cars in that we can stop thinking but we are content to let the moment when you have a civil right you know respects about sense when you are using your troops to kill your own people so i think this crew is doing the right thing i think the better it
was in the question of can you fight the manhunt they have to convince the world and the russia as well but they can do things that they can do without us and that they can provide basically a basic right they're going to basically go in there that in their own country rich richard i think this is the real quandary here because. the next president will want to say he or she is president of all of the country but at the same time on the first day in office if the operations military operations against civilians and protesters in the east if that continues that's going to be a hard sell isn't it president of all of ukraine. yes now we've been emphasizing the the violence from the right wing right doctor which is true but there's of course there's also violence from other groups and clean production nationalise but the i mean that's something that they're going to
have to deal with and i imagine that's going to require some security sector reform reconciliation federalization and i would object that federalization has been consistently imposed by washington i think that's been something that people have discussed for a while now the need to. have genuine local self-government perhaps the centralized government functions and the concerns of course that doesn't lead to separatism but i think that's a logical way for the political solution to evolve over time. boy what kind of political capital with this president have because his powers or her powers will be diminished because of. the law the constitution has been changed probably illegally this is why i really worry about this the legitimacy of it it's always so dubious here but you could have a weak president no matter how you cut it ok and we still have a rump parliament where what thirty percent of the parties that were elected in the last election are not represented at all there's
a possible banning of the communist and i can go on over and over list after list of the problems that this new president's going to face and i can't see any light at the end of the tunnel at least at this point well the new president is going to start with very little or almost no political capital about the only thing that we have going for them is the fact that they got elected under however dubious circumstances and then it all a lot of it will depend on what they do next again if they call off the military operation in the east if they try to open up a dialogue that might help but so long as you have federalization in the form of giving a. private armies that's not the way forward and honestly the biggest challenge for this new president is to show that they are not a puppet of the west the they are not a puppet of anybody including the oligarchy inside the country and that they truly wish to bring ukraine back together and i don't see anybody willing much less able
to do so you know alexander you know you can have all kinds of political colorations in ukraine but one thing stays all of arcs. yes unfortunately they're there but they have their own personal i mean it's that bad playing like mad and i think the in-fighting only intensified after this election because there ever was one to position themselves in a better way but let me tell you something else peter i've been talking to some key players in the europe this week about what's going on i mean craig and i could some pretty interesting scenarios for example there is a place where the suggestion of course of this was a suggestion that the administration well it should be agreed to you stand you have to come lugansk and decide that this is a price worth paying to keep the country to keep up. i'm saying this is not the plan which has been approved by anybody but this is one of the suggestions but it's
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a political earthquake strikes the parties calling to break away from brussels in european elections and some of the blocs most influential nations. a sweet deal for ukraine. in the country's presidential elections it was boycotted by much of the rest of. their lives. you're watching. live from moscow it's now eight am in the russian capital.
now the two thousand and fourteen european election has ended in triumph for euro skeptic far right parties in britain and france but the pro center ground held firm in the blocks most populated state germany and also in italy but that did little to undermine the success of the euro skeptics whose presence in the next european parliament is now expected to double the results have dealt a blow to a number of governments the french prime minister for instance called it a political earthquake now let's go live to artie's peter all over who's got more on this and joins us now peter good to see you then is this a real groundbreaking shift in european politics. well we have seen quite a serious move in the way that the parties that will be taking up their seats in the building just of my left will will take we've seen major major breakthroughs
for some euro skeptics some right wing parties as well many of those who campaigned on a policy of being against the way that the current european union had been run just to put that into a bit of perspective about how just how much of these gains have been if we look at countries like france we've seen twenty five percent of the vote there go towards these euro skeptic parties that was six percent back in the last election it was held in denmark twenty seven percent of the vote compared to six percent of the vote the last time around and in greece twenty six point five percent compared to a mere four point seven the last time. compared to four percent the last time the elections were held now one of the countries that we have seen major developments is in the united kingdom we've seen votes in britain swarm towards the u.k. towards ukip the united kingdom independence party vehemently anti e.u.
party and from then that we've we've seen them pay sickly announce themselves as the major party on the on the british political spectrum there so a lot of votes going towards these type of organizations a lot of votes going away from traditional parties that we had seen many here in europe have said that this is a move towards parties that want to see the breakup of the european union will have to wait to see what they do when they get into the parliament building just over to my left and they take up their seats in power thanks very much peter all of the reporting live from berlin. now political analyst pallor of foreign explains why people in europe are choosing to turn their backs on brussels at the ballot box while the far right rice in the european union member states is the consequence of ten is. crazy out there richard policies that have destroyed
several million people who lives there for the people who became disenchanted with the capacity of the european union to stick to the promise which was that of harmonious development of peace and prosperity. for this reason the reaction has been to turn their interest to those leaders at the national level who are proposing a sort of national way out of the european confused way of proceeding now the leader of the u.k.'s independence party nigel for raj is hailed his victory in the european elections as the most extraordinary result in british politics for one hundred years as you've heard support you can't pass by more than twelve percent leaving the tories on the labor party fall behind while the lib dems faced in a wipe out with just one and a pe and that's despite an enormous p.r.
campaign waged against you kept by the mainstream parties as party boy reports. the past weeks have seen you kept warnings coming from all three of westminster as mainstream political parties the mask is starting to slip look at what some of the candidates have said those were offensive comments they were a racial slur we haven't seen him say maybe she's right what's being revealed behind that sort of beer swilling but i mean he's a really nasty view of the world politicians criticism has been accompanied by personal smears against nigel farage in the british press headline after headline dedicated to his alleged former mistress weakness for women and his german wife it's kind of it cause you see just. the way that sort of thing it touches i mean affair and things like that given you know what so many insurgents and costs are basically everyone talking next express is not rampant anyway it's basically market against him and you know not sticking it to all superstar establishes media.
stream and parties you know i suggested and i mean can i just tell one b.b.c. reporter even used a norm stick frying pan to illustrate nigel farage is ability to deflect bad press even if the party has made a series of pretty catastrophic mistakes in terms of candidates making derogatory remarks about wimmin and migrants and so on so the point is you keep support is more resilient than we often think it is according to the guardian newspaper labor and conservative polling this week has revealed that you can't support is see the party is negative press as a sign that members of the political establishment a getting up to undermine the party that's three or four months ago led to the level the charges of racism against i mean literally nobody no one saw you can it was a racist policy and now the establishment and their friends in the media have done their very best to make sure that everybody thinks that there is certainly
a problem with fear if you can't i mean and it works out in different ways so i think that all the party. have to be careful about condemning you keep the party itself while not condemning the people who support the party because they want those voters to come back the voter and try to get away with it back in two thousand and six david cameron famously branded the party a bunch of fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists but the phenomenon of ukip surprise may prove once and for all that there's no such thing as bad publicity. r.t. . in other news ukraine could be in for a sugar rush exit polls have put the country's. oligarchy to present in the lead with over fifty percent of the vote in ukraine's presidential election with his main rival former prime minister yulia tymoshenko trailing far behind now let's go live to our tease paula slayer who is in kiev paula good to see you this morning so it looks like politician has declared an early victory than. well certainly what we
are hearing from the kiev government they are declaring these elections a success the number of people legible to vote that turned out in fact stands at sixty percent but the important point needs to be made that this was not reflected in the east of the country there the number of voters is a quarter that figure only fifteen percent of people costing their ballots most people boycotting this presidential election saying that it was a key legal as a suspected pushing coke is coming in first these are the preliminary exit polls but they by a knowledge will reflect the final results that we are expecting at around midday today he garnered more than fifty percent of the vote which means that there is no need for a second round more than forty the same to points behind is yulia tymoshenko she managed to get just some thirteen percent of the vote so just exactly who is pushing because he has been dubbed the chocolate king and this is because of the billions he made in the confectionery industry it's estimated that he has assets in
the region of one point six billion in addition to the confectionery industry he also has media assets but he has said that he will get rid of all of this if and when he becomes president he is also a seasoned politician he has served under three successive presidents but in fact this is one of the criticisms leveled against him that he has a bit of a slippery political record changing allegiances he is also an oligarchy and people here are saying has this revolution the so-called revolution not come full circle because if you remember when people first went to the streets of kiev at and demanded a change in government one of the criticisms was that the ukrainian government was being led by a powerful powerful businessmen and in the essence at the end what we see now is another oligarchy coming to the helm his job has been described as one of the most difficult in the world and one of the first things he will need to do is address the unrest in the eastern regions he has said. he will be traveling to look guns
going to nets to meet with leaders there what remains to be seen is exactly what he can offer them and whether or not people there will be receptive to anything he puts on the table. paula thank you very much artie's paula slater there reporting live from kiev journalist neil clark believes that if elected one of the biggest challenges ahead for polish and co will be making amends with ukraine's neighbors think the biggest difficulty he's got is this is that leads now to rebuild bridges with russia ukraine needs a good working relationship with russia its biggest trading partner of course is heavily dependent on russian gas so he needs to go to moscow and to actually meet president putin and to sort of get relations back on a much friendlier footing that what they have been sort of disastrous collapse in relations but the trouble is if he does that and needs to do that then he'll have the hawks in washington undermining him and we already had his rival to machine
code saying that she's called for a demonstration of my down the results to go away and so we could get this situation where he could come under the same kind of pressures as mr get a code which did. meanwhile distancing themselves from the voter authorities in the breakaway eastern don't yet region have declared martial law for. local self-defense forces held a parade in the region's capital and i have armed a group calling itself the east battalion on it comrades who died in clashes with the ukrainian military and as you can see here the volunteer fighters were warmly welcomed by more than two thousand locals the rally was also a show of defiance against sunday's presidential election. one of the volatile done yet lugansk region split from the interim authorities in kiev two weeks ago following a referendum people that had been coming to the streets for months demanding that
the rights of russian speakers be respected and as my colleague research explains the divisions go way back. the current political crisis in ukraine is complicated and driven by decades of divided politics since declaring independence in one nine hundred ninety one ukraine has been politically split right along this line here and elections for the top job for the president sitting right here in kiev people from this part of the country tend to vote for one candidate while those from this part tended to vote for another of course depending on the inclination of the hopefuls the east southern provinces were for centuries a part of the russian empire which explains why this is a mostly russian speaking area in fact people in these regions over here have generally supported russian leaning politicians and western ukraine spent centuries under the control of european powers part of it was incorporated into the u.s.s.r. but only as a result of the second world war it's mostly ukrainian speaking the population has
tended to back more western leading political agendas and even during the u.s.s.r. the nationalist mood was strong in the western half now let's show you one of the adopted symbols here of the ukrainian nationalists and given kiev's location it's no wonder that nationalist groups played a leading role in the violent rallies that brought the current interim government into power in the capital now things are different in the other half of the country ukrainians in the east have been openly opposed to nationalist displays in the west it is that the region also coal mines machinery plants it's known as the country's powerhouse and agricultural breadbasket ultimately this is the richest half and according to a local saying people here work not protest now whether what is happening today will lead to a permanent division within ukraine is unclear but the old lines have never been more apparent. now in the ukrainian election campaign trail the guest list has been
a click take to say the least darth vader and former u.s. secretary of state madeline albright shared the same space we tell you why in our top ten must know facts about the presidential poll. now it's elisa foreign ministry is demanding on says from kiev over the death of an italian journalist in eastern ukraine. is the first reporter to have been killed in the conflict the thirty year old was covering events a new crane as a photojournalist from the chose your news agency he was with his interpreter and a french colleague when that car came under mortar attack the interpreter was also killed while the frenchman was injured and taken to hospital by locals foreign media have been suffering abuse by ukraine's troops in the eastern regions as authorities blame the journalists for assisting self defense forces that the sea has stressed that the abuse of journalists is unacceptable. now ahead
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of the lie also believes that it was ethnic cleansing or spores was it was an attempt to seize the opportunity to purge the polish presence from the territories do you craniums the leaders of the ukrainian insurgent army considered their own. genocide is genocide and polls should never support increasingly vocal opinions that the mass murder of jews should be considered genocide while the mass murder of poles shouldn't. go if you want us to go there a monument to one day or you know shoot she gave each clutch close ski leave. and to many of those in ten up hill it's is very alarming. you know it will come in the cream soda world gave orders to kill completely innocent people and had thousands of civilians murdered it would be so but putting up a monument in honor of such
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intervention is in the right time. to think about it. the watching ati international now adrenaline junkies all over the world risk their lives on serious injury for the thrill of traveling on top of royal carriages in russia was no exception a train there nine died in moscow on sunday and despite being illegal in russia it's still widely practiced much reza investigates. the saps and train is russia's two hundred fifty kilometer per hour link between moscow and st petersburg but what passengers don't know is that there could be a stowaway just above their heads this is what the ride looks like for oman gromov
he claims to have gone riding on the sap sands route twenty six times at least six right the entire six hundred fifty kilometer distance. i started train surfing about eight or nine years ago i had to travel by train a lot and it was usually very crowded in sight and very hot in summer and smelled like homeless people so i thought why not try writing outside and enjoy fresh air instead despite the obvious danger he thinks it's no riskier than riding a bike. or going to get there though i saw someone train surf long ago but it wasn't very popular back then i thought it was bad and dangerous and then one day i was running late for my train so i decided to try it and i realize that it is a perfectly normal way to ride but tatiana of our tannian knows that isn't true her brother and his friend were killed riding on the roof six months shy of beach his twentieth birthday. but there was some tubes above the railway line and when they
raised their heads they hit the tubes vanya fell off the train immediately and vito was knocked into the space between the carriages when the train arrived he was already dead. he's not the only one in two thousand and eleven russia's interior ministry said nearly one hundred fifty youngsters were killed train serving in russia riders can get electrocuted slam into tunnel walls and other stationary objects or lose hold and fall off on may fifteenth a seventeen year old boy died when he was out by power lines atop a moscow train there are fines and penalties for train surfing but in most countries they amount to just a slap on the wrist for now the most effective deterrent maybe the warnings from people like tatyana. it gives you an adrenaline rush and it's addictive don't start doing it just don't otherwise someday you just won't make it out alive or you lose someone close to you who you just can't live without. devastated by her loss she
says she'll spend the rest of her life trying to keep other risky riders from buying that one way ticket. r t moscow now in line for us drones are bombing homes more than any other targets in pakistan that's according to the latest research by the bureau of investigative journalism all the details visit our website dot com. also that russia has finland in the world hockey championship taking the title for the second time in three years. now there are fresh calls in washington for the pentagon to come clean about how it's spending the trillions of taxpayers' dollars the department of defense has not ordered a single budget in more than twenty is despite demands from congress one lawmaker is now accusing the pentagon of massive overspending is making lopez reports. for thirteen years now these have been the sights and sounds. of war
but with every helicopter mission and every damaged humvee to return from the afghan theater there is another sound one congress is increasingly paying attention to after a decade of war lawmakers are tightening their grasp on the purse strings decreasing the minimum defense budget for two thousand and fourteen to five hundred billion dollars and demanding accountability not an easy mission the pentagon is the only agency that cannot produce a budget that can be audited and presented to the american people every other agency passes those tests in terms of financial audits in fact the department of defense has never been audited even though the d.o.d. completes over one hundred fifty million financial transactions a year and makes up one fifth of federal spending it should have happened many years ago so too with the department of homeland security which also hasn't been audited it's ludicrous that it's our taxpayer money and the duty you can account
for it fiscal hawks like senator tom coburn from oklahoma have been attempting to force the pentagon's hand for years now unlike previous bills which offered incentives to the d.o.d. for getting its fiscal house organize coburn's twenty thirty odd the pentagon act would have punished the military if it did not comply however that bill is still sitting in committee the pentagon's a new plan is to have its books audited ready by twenty seven t o our critics say that even that seems like a stretch there are reasons why this isn't happening and certainly the lack of campaign finance reform in congress allowing contractors kind of have a stranglehold on both congress and the pentagon to prevent this audit from happening because it would incriminate them but it would also incriminate the pentagon employees that are abusing the money one of the main arguments as to why congress has not forced the pentagon to comply is. the idea that the agency is simply too big to audit it is very complex but to throw up our hands and say well
it's too big we can't worry about it that would be surrender we shouldn't do that and well former congressman ron paul is now out of office his senator son is taking up the cause of national defense is the most important thing we spend money on it's one of the few legitimate constitutional functions it should be a priority there's been a blank check but even if congress did force and not it tracking the records on the pentagon's antiquated computer systems would be a nightmare a reason reuters investigation found that the computer systems were built in the one nine hundred seventy s. and have no way of communicating with one another according to one estimate from the office of senator coburn if the department of defense can get its books in order it could result in twenty five billion dollars in savings each year for the next ten years by eliminating inefficiencies and streamlining spending in the end some say the true colors of the pentagon will finally be shown when an audit does take place it would expose the military industrial complex and and how the
negotiations go on and exactly who gets the benefits and why it's hard to know what we will find exactly how much money can be saved and whether anything should be changed until the pentagon finally lets auditors past its barriers in washington meghan lopez r.t. . now in other news egypt tighten security on the first day of voting to choose a new president polling stations are set to open later on monday the country previously morsi was ousted by the military last summer the man who led his removal for chief abdel fattah el-sisi is predicted to win the elections he faces an energy crisis and islamist militant violence in his hammock b. country's economy. while six thousand people have taken to the streets in northern california to protest against police brutality and shootings the demonstrators i'm good by the deaths of three people in as many months of the house of office as settled on authorities to end the racial profiling and violence are long been
a source of public anger in the u.s. state leading to several riots in the ninety's ninety's. now the latest interview is coming up next they were naughty international but if you're watching in the u.k. it's over to afshin rattansi for going underground stay with us. lead . tried to. pull out if. you like. it's a sure thing everybody. knows the law oh well. while i like what.
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. well sanction threats against russia sends ripples of panic across the world of investment there's still those sort of made on face by the political turmoil called biggest risk of putting your trust in the russian markets and how long until the anxiety blows over well we'll ask the man who knows all about following the money
and investor jim rogers. with the west pushing russia further away to securing a historic people to asia having signed hundreds of billions of dollars worth of deals russia and china closer than ever before. should the west be. radio in its proclaimed mission of isolating russia and. threats just on demanding trust in the dollar. jim rogers renowned and master of business not an author welcome to the program great to have you with us so we're going to start with the sanctions the west is busy with them coming up with a new round for russia but russia meanwhile has made a historic thirty year gas deal with china how painful duty is saying the consequences could be for europe and the united states. well i will have to say. washington seems to be making one mistake after another and i don't like saying it
since i'm an american citizen but you know america's driving russia and china together americas driving russia more and more to asia that cannot be good for america but they see keep making mistakes in washington so you're saying he wasn't here or unwillingly pushed russia and china together well unfortunately because seems to really bungled this whole thing very badly as you know they tried to do their best to instigate a coup in ukraine against an elected government they did somewhat successfully but then they didn't think through the consequences mr putin seems to have outsmarted us you know they booed now controls crimea which russians have controlled for many decades so that's not so unusual what's unusual is that america didn't think what through what they were doing it seemed to just
react on a day to day basis so now crimea is part of russia though the russians have more and more allies in asia. i'm afraid america just didn't think it through they bungled the act and on a day to day basis they reacted to events instead of looking to the future and controlling events here seems about smarted mr obama now you have called u.s. actions in regards to ukraine and other embarrassment for the u.s. foreign policy why and why do you think it has gotten a lot in the first place. that's a really extremely good question why did they get involved in the first place because we haven't confidence in the state department in washington i guess they thought that they could control ukraine which would give america more influence in central central europe and would certainly damage russia but in the end it seems to have strengthened russia and has damaged america they you know politicians make
mistakes bureaucrats make mistakes all the time looks like this it was america that made the mistakes and not russia but if you're saying that the whole ukrainian affair is a geo political failure for america why do you think it will also part the u.s. economy where does the economy coming well i didn't say i was going to hurt the u.s. economy not anytime soon but if russia now does more and more trade with asia instead of with europe and instead of with the west then obviously that's not that's good for russia it's good for asia but america gets cut out and europe gets cut out you know russia used to sell a lot of gas to europe it still does but if they stop selling gas to europe natural gas to europe and sell it to asia that is not good for europe and ultimately not good for the u.s. either because the u.s. and europe are huge trading partners george soros proposed opening up us to oil to
drive the prices down in the effort to hurt russian economy now is that sensible is punishing russia worth tapping into those reserves. well america's does have oil reserves but they're not enough to i mean if we sold all of our oil reserves it's not enough to have any kind of significant effect on the world oil market it might make the market go down for a day or a week or two weeks even in the markets going to go back before the market even go back more because then america would have sold its oil reserves it wouldn't have anything in reserve so i again you would have to ask him i don't know but that doesn't seem like a very viable solution to me but once again in your opinion in fresh and gas is sent flowing a store to china and there's trade trouble with russian gas and gear up well the united states may able to fill that gap no i mean america says it could but it it
would take a long time for america you know to get gas natural gas from america to europe you know just sort of snap your fingers and do that you don't just put it on a boat or a plane you've got to have special ports on both sides you've got to have special ships you've got to have the natural gas in the right place oh yeah it could happen some day but some day is a long time away and if russia stop selling natural gas to europe that's going to hurt europe for several years until american gas can come and that presumes and supposes that there is enough american gas natural gas this ship to europe europe uses a lot of natural gas and america at the moment has them seems to have a surplus of natural gas will they have a surplus in five years i don't know will they have enough to supply europe with gas for many years. now i don't know if you know that the european union has begun sending financial aid to ukraine do you think ukraine will ever be
able to pay that money back back to the european union oh i doubt it bears is they're going to have to take that money to pay russia pay russia for the natural gas no i think this will be just a form of foreign aid from europe to ukraine if they do it i don't see how ukraine can ever pay the money back. now as an investor what economic benefits are there for you and the united states what are they expecting out of this whole affair but how do you attract investors to the country when there is a civil war raging between east and the west. for us in sri really good question i don't see i don't see what was in it for europe and the us other than some kind of geopolitical game that bureaucrats and politicians like to play i don't see what the purpose of this was other than through some kind of suppose
a chess game i don't see what america expected to get. ukraine has a lot of agriculture but other than that i mean those agricultural products get sold on to the world market so i don't see what why america tried to get so involved with ukraine it just does not make any sense to me and as i said earlier it seems to be hurting america now rather than helping america since the consequences have not gone the way they thought they would do you think the west has failed to isolate russia politically and economically or the west going to end up isolating russia at the end. i don't see that it's hurt russia maybe there's something i don't know but i don't see that this is hurt russia in any way at this point. what does all of this mean for the dollar i mean last a question economy minister told me that rubble and other national currencies will
be he portrayed to diversify risk so where does that leave dollar. again i don't figure like saying it is because i'm an american citizen an american taxpayer an american voter but if you drive people away from the dollar many people now it must be sitting there saying gosh if we have u.s. dollars and the u.s. decides they don't like us they're going to put sanctions on us so people more and more people would say maybe i should use the u.s. dollar maybe i shouldn't have my money in u.s. dollars at the same time as you know russia and china are now going to trade with each other in their own currencies instead of the u.s. dollar more and more people are doing the same thing starting to trade in other currencies besides u.s. dollars this is just a continuing long term move away from the u.s. dollar and i'm afraid that the u.s. is pushing people away from the u.s.
dollar with our actions so if you're saying that other players will move away from the dollar eventually one where does the leave where does that leave the american economy well the u.s. has been the world's reserve currency has had the world's medium of exchange and with so far we've been able to do a lot of things because we can just print more u.s. dollars you know we have a huge balance of trade deficit we have huge government deficits because we can print more money if there comes a time when we cannot print money when the world will not just take us dollars because we say here they are then that cripples america in many many ways that the pentagon the fence the parliament in the u.s. has already said that the deficit in the u.s. is a major potential weakness from the military point of view. just recently the space people said you know every country in the world has eventually collapsed and the
way america's going we might collapse to that this is not me this is the defense department in america and this is the space agency and america saying these things but if you read history sophie it's true it's correct it when people do not have the money that they used to have they can they're limited in many ways you cannot have as many soldiers you cannot have as many airplanes you cannot send ships all over the world because somebody has to pay for it and if you don't have the money to pay for it anymore. you're in trouble right jim well then take a short break right now so cool we'll be back with financial gurus your watchers to tell pros and cons of investing in russia right now so stay with us.
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and we're back with jim rogers famous investor and businessman so jim you are now entering the same places where others will not dare to and right now you seem to be putting your trust in russia why now when all the instability in ukraine is causing the rubble to fall then investors are extremely scared and cautious. as been a long term adage in the investment world that you buy when the when those disaster because if you buy one when everybody else is panicking and dumping you're probably going to make a lot of money in unless the world comes to an im i don't suspect that russia is going to come to an end russia has huge as it's russia has lots of foreign currency reserves as well so when i saw russia collapsing i thought i should buy and i did buy. i have been becoming more optimistic about russia over the past year or two anyway because you do have big reserves and there are positive changes taking place
in russia as far as i'm concerned so i hope so for that your parents taught you to buy low and sell high that's what i'm trying to do well listen when i invest in ukraine in that case i mean obviously that's where they will tour melissa going on you can buy really low right now. i certainly could but i have i've only been to ukraine twice in my life but i will tell you i have never been impressed with the government of the management of the ukraine you don't buy something just because it's low because it can get lower and lower and lower rather by a sound situation rather than one that's and turmoil that's going to continue to be in term or if you've looked at the ukrainian government over the past ten or fifteen years you know what i'm talking about something of course i might invest in the ukraine but not not now so what are you thinking how soon will all this
political turmoil flow over for the russian market several months a year. well no i would suspect that it's going to america maybe may put on some more sanctions of some sort but even that is not working terribly well as you probably know the canadian so fast ally of america recently said no we're not going to do with us anymore we don't want to play this game of sanctions against russia the europeans don't seem to be too keen on sanctions so i suspect that the sanctions after another round or two will probably sort of dry up and go away because again it's doing nothing it doesn't hurt the russians doesn't seem to and it's driving the russians there are plenty of people who will do business with the russians look at a map russia is a gigantic country and lots of countries that will do business with russia so i don't suspect this is going to last too much longer now you personally in terms of
investing in russia you're not local here looking at non energy companies is it right well i have plenty of energy investment so i'm not investing in energy companies and russia i'm trying to five other parts of the russian economy well i should ask you one. but i'm looking well i buy the russian index which is a basket of russian shares i've owned shares of the moscow's stock exchange io arrow for i own aeroflot looking for other areas to invest i don't have many in the others yet but i'm looking. i got a sense that from what you're saying that more sanctions are imposed then more buying opportunities are and russia is that's how it works exactly. well i said if there are more sanctions washington keeps saying they're going to put on more sanctions so i presume they will if that's what they say they're going to do they
probably will do it. and usually when something like that happens stocks a good week at least for a while i have no idea what's going to happen whether they'll do it or whether it's going to make stocks weeks but it often does well given by law like you see it like you say seems like a well known basic strategy say you're not afraid for the long term state of the russian economy even with a possible third wave of sanctions no of course i my point about sanctions is they don't seem to be hurting russia i don't see that there are any major sanctions that can hurt russia over any extended period of time so no i for one do not see how sanctions from america especially if they're don't go along with them or don't go along with the minute big way i don't see how that can hurt russia other than maybe in the short term it's just i don't see it. you know with
all these numerous trade deals signed in shanghai do you think it will lure investors back to russia and reassure them. yes i mean the russian market is already up over the last couple of months as you probably know yes more and more people see it the sanctions are very buyable that it hasn't hurt russia in some ways and strengthening russia because now they're doing more business with china trying to support a successful economy so it's not hurting and in some ways it's actually helping russia because it's driving russia to other parts of the world russia doesn't have to use the u.s. dollar to trade with china now because the chinese and the russians have made currency deals it's just driving people away from the u.s. dollar not towards the u.s. dollar now do you expect to see gains from your investments in russia let's say during your lifetime during my lifetime yeah well i hope i live alone time
sophie so yes. i live alone long well i hope to but tell me one more thing to you feel like there's a shift in the global economic balance are we going to see more asian giants sign economic deals with russia you think oh i'm sure we will i'm sure for if for no other reason than the fact that the russians are now pushing more towards asia party out of necessity and so you will certainly see and i know that moscow is putting huge amounts of money into the to the far east i know that you've built the railroad all the way into north korea and i know i know russia is putting a push towards asia and obviously if there are opportunities for asians they're going to tell you better job so i know it's happening now you have said that you're astonished moscow is on its way to becoming an international financial center and you really think it has what it takes. no what i said was i'm astonished that they
think that they're going to try i don't know if they can make mr putin says he wants to make moscow a major financial center i'm astonished i've never thought of moscow as a potential financial center but i do know moscow is going to spend a lot of money and time and energy trying to develop itself as a major financial center and if they just by trying they're going to make moscow more attractive whether it works or not and to fifteen years i don't know but in the meantime a lot of money and effort is going into trying to make financial sense by talking about ten fifteen years and i your children have been learning chinese from very young age is that where the future is in china. future in my view china is going to be the most important country in the twenty first century whether we like it or not and attend this move of russia more towards they just
reinforces that whole trend of china becoming more and more important in the world why are we investing in russia then are you investing in russia and china as well russia is russia is one of the most hated assad markets in the world perhaps that can only to argentina which is hated more i have learned that when things like that happen it usually pretty cheap russia has a convertible currency has very low debt has lots of resources and when the stocks get knocked down i started invest because i was very bearish on russia for for forty six years of my life i've only started becoming positive on russia in the last couple of years so i do think i see opportunities and therefore of investing so when did you first come to russia i first went to russia in one nine hundred sixty six and came away pessimistic and was pessimistic for the next forty
six years knew it wouldn't work but now i see positive changes taking place and so i started investing in russia the what was that moment that actually changed your mind to remember no it was not anything specific it was a series of events i happened i went to vladivostok i saw what was happening and lot of. changes i went to moscow a couple of times i saw changes taking place i heard some of the government officials and what they were doing how they were setting up investment funds to invest with foreigners so that everybody would need to make money or lose money together i saw a variety of things happening over a period of time and no. the result was i decided that russia wasn't as bad as it had been for forty six years. i want to ask one more question about china thinking
that china is still an emerging market even though it's huge and it's strong and it hasn't suffered any crisis yet but it might at some point like all the markets do so when that happens how do i the world markets protect themselves is it even possible china is the second largest economy in the world out of the second largest economy in the world has problems is going to affect some people if nothing else the people who do business with china will be suffering and when that's a lot of people because it is such a huge economy now it's just like if if america has problems it affects a lot of people of japan as problems that affect some people so there's no question that china will have problems i don't know what are when or why but every country has problems somewhere along the line what is a little bit unusual is it's been a long time since china has had major problems that is extremely unusual that's one
reason i'm not buying many shares in china right now they have big debts internal debts so i'm waiting in case there is another problem come you are a problem coming out of china and if there is a problem are some problems i hope i was smart enough to buy more china all right jim thank you so much for this interesting insight for your advice we're talking about the war talking to jim rogers went out in western businessmen othar we're talking about who these sanctions can benefit and also why should people invest in russia and not china that's incredible submission of said. next time.
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international we're coming to you live from moscow it's now nine am here in the russian capital good to have you along now the two thousand and fourteen european election has ended in triumph for euro skeptic far right parties in britain and france but the pro a huge center ground held in the blocks most populated state germany and also in italy but i did little to undermine the success of the euro skeptics whose presence in the next european parliament is now expected to double the results of dealt a blow to a number of governments the french prime minister for instance called it a political earthquake more details now from artie's peter all of. well as the results begin to formulate we are seeing a rise in the amount of europeans that voted for the right wing your skeptic parties these organizations have seen a great bump in the polls compared to the last time around we can have a look at the figures right now if we look at countries like france we've seen twenty five percent of the vote there that was six percent back in the last
election it was held in denmark twenty seven percent of the vote and in greece twenty six point five percent compared to a mere four point seven the last time elections were held now one of the countries that we have seen major developments is in the united kingdom we've seen voters in britain swarm towards the u.k. towards ukip the united kingdom independence party vehemently anti e.u. party and from then that we've we've seen them his sickly announce themselves as the major party on the on the british political spectrum there so a lot of votes going towards these type of organizations a lot of votes going away from traditional parties that we have seen many here in europe have said that this is a move towards parties that want to see the breakup of the european union we'll have to wait to see what they do when they get into the parliament building
just over to my left and they take up their seats in power well political analyst power foreign explains why people in europe are choosing to turn their backs on brussels at the ballot box. well the far right rice in the european union member states is the consequence of ten is of crazy austerity policies that have destroyed several million people lives therefore the people became disenchanted with the capacity of the european union to stick to their promise which was that of harmonious development of peace and prosperity. for this reason the reaction has been to turn their interest to those leaders at the national level who are proposing this sort of national way out of the european confused way of proceeding well the leader of the u.k.'s independence party nigel
farrar says how his victory in the european elections as the most extraordinary result in british politics for one hundred years and as you have heard support for you can't pass by more than twelve percent leaving the tories on the labor party far behind while the lib dems faced in a wipe out with just one enemy paint and ice despite an enormous p.r. campaign waged against you camp by the mainstream parties as party boy reports. the past weeks have seen you kept warnings coming from all three of westminster as mainstream political parties the mask is starting to slip look at what some of the candidates have said those were offensive comments they were a racial slur we haven't seen him say maybe she's a disgrace what's being revealed behind that sort of beer swilling but i mean he's a really nasty view of the world politicians criticism has been accompanied by personal smears against nigel farage in the british press headline after headline dedicated to his alleged former mistress weakness for women and his german wife
it's kind of it cause you see just. the way that sort of thing it touches i mean affair and things like that you know will say many construction. costs today see everyone talking next express is not rampant anyway is basically must be against him and yet none of them are sticking it to all the superstar spirit which is the media. stream and you know i still can't stand i mean can i just tell one b.b.c. reporter even used a norm stick frying pan to illustrate nigel farage is ability to deflect bad press even if the party has made a series of pretty catastrophic mistakes in terms of candidates making derogatory remarks about wimmin and migrants and so on so the point is you keep support is more resilient than we often think it is according to the guardian newspaper labor and conservative polling this week has revealed that ukip supporters see the party is negative press as a sign that members of the political establishment
a ganging up to undermine the party that's three or four months ago let's be levelled the charges of racism against the military nobody no one saw it was a racist policy and now the establishment and their friends in the media have done their very best to make sure that everybody thinks that there is certainly a problem with fear if you can't i mean and it works out in different ways so i think that all the parties. have to be careful about condemning you keep the party itself while not condemning the people who support the party because they want those voters to come back. and try to get away with it back in two thousand and six david cameron famously branded the party a bunch of fruitcakes and loonies and close racists but the phenomenon of ukip surprise may prove one simple rule that there is no such thing as bad publicity. but elsewhere ukraine could be in for a sugar rush these are the latest partial results putting the country's chocolate.
in the lead with a fifty percent of the vote in ukraine's president a presidential election with his main rival former prime minister yulia timoshenko trailing far behind. has been keeping the score. but we are hearing from the kiev government they are declaring these elections a success the number of people legible to vote that turned out in fact stands at sixty percent but the important point needs to be made that this was not reflected in the east of the country there the number of voters is a quarter that figure only fifteen percent of people costing their ballots most people boycotting this presidential election saying that it was illegal as a suspected. is coming in first these are the preliminary exit polls but they by and large will reflect the final results that we are expecting at around midday today he garnered more than fifty percent of the vote which means that there is no need for a second round more than forty percentage points behind is yulia tymoshenko she
managed to get just some thirteen percent of the vote so just exactly who is pushing because he has been dubbed the chocolate king and this is because of the billions he made in the confectionery industry it's estimated that he has assets in the region of one point six billion in addition to the confectionery industry he also has media assets but he has said that he will get rid of all of this if and when he becomes president he is also a seasoned politician he has served under three successive presidents but in fact this is one of the criticisms leveled against him that he has a bit of a slippery political record changing allegiances he always wore so and ali got it and people here are saying has this revolution the so-called revolution not come full circle because if you remember when people first went to the streets of kiev and demanded a change in government one of the criticisms was that the ukrainian government was being led by powerful powerful businessmen and in the absence at the end what we
see now is another oligarchy coming to the helm his job has been described as one of the most difficult in the world and one of the first things he will need to do is address the unrest in the eastern regions he has said that he will be traveling to look guns going to nate's to meet with leaders there what remains to be seen is exactly what he can offer them and whether or not people they will be receptive to anything he puts on the table. well journalist neil clark believes that if elected one of the biggest challenges ahead for polishing will be making amends with ukraine's neighbors think the biggest difficulty he's got is this is that leads now to rebuild bridges with russia ukraine needs a good working relationship with russia its biggest trading partner of course is heavily dependent on russian gas so he needs to go to moscow and to actually meet president putin and to sort of get relations back on a much friendlier footing that what they have been so sort of disastrous collapse in relations but the trouble is if he does that and needs to do that then he'll
have the hawks in washington undermining him and we already had his rival with tymoshenko saying that she's called for a demonstration of my dad the results didn't go her way and so we could get this situation where he could come under the same kind of pressures as mr get a code which did involve distancing themselves from the vote or thirty's in the breakaway eastern don yet region have declared martial law. a local self-defense forces held a parade in the region's capital an armed group calling itself the east but talian all of comrades who died in clashes with the ukrainian military and as you can see the volunteer fighters world war we welcomed by more than two thousand locals rally was also a show of defiance against sunday's presidential election. the foreign ministry is demanding answers from kiev over the death of an italian journalist in eastern
ukraine. is the first reporter to have been killed in the conflict the thirty year old was covering events in ukraine as a photojournalist for the news agency he was with his interpreter a friend colleague when they came under mortar attack was also killed while the frenchman was injured and taken to hospital by locals meanwhile two russian journalists released over the weekend after a week in captivity say they suffered physical abuse and were held under the constant threat of death. in the past system self-defense forces in the east of ukraine other journalists have also been attacked while carrying out their work they use human rights watchdog has stressed that the abuse of journalists is unacceptable. now ahead a deadly ticket to ride we find out why so many young people risk their lives on russia's railways. plus trillions of dollars unaccounted for the pentagon holds back getting its budget despite fresh pressure.
this is still one of the most isolated and mysterious places in the. legends of cannibals make many people afraid to travel here. europeans have been here for less than a hundred years few people know what secrets lay hidden within these forbidding mountains. they said a bunch of cannibals killed and ate a group of shamans a russian plane one of the biggest in the world cup when they get these wild mountains for the very first time. villagers have never even seen a come. what will they make of this huge steel. european workers who told. the truth this. well i'm all over my language of
all but i will only react to situations as i haven't read the reports so i'm looking for those who know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to say j.j. if mr k.l.a. car is on the docket no. radio no more weasel words when you have a direct question be prepared for a change when you throw a punch be ready for a. pretty tough speech and a little down the freedoms of christ. who. leaked. her plane. flew.
you're watching r.t. international now adrenaline junkies all over the world risk their lives in serious injury for the thrill of traveling on top of royal carriages as you can see here in russia is no exception a train that's what they're known as one of them died in moscow on sunday and despite being illegal in russia it's still widely practiced artie's mattress that investigates. the saps and train is russia's two hundred fifty kilometer per hour link between moscow and st petersburg but what passengers don't know is that there could be a stowaway just above their heads this is what the ride looks like for oman gromov he claims to have gone riding on the sap sands route twenty six times at least six rides the entire six hundred fifty kilometer distance. i started train surfing
about eight or nine years ago i had to travel by train a lot and it was usually very crowded inside and very hot in summer and smell like homeless people so i thought why not try writing outside and enjoy fresh air instead despite the obvious danger he thinks it's no riskier than riding a bike. or going to get a deal when i saw someone train surf long ago but it wasn't very popular back then i thought it was bad and dangerous and then one day i was running late for my train so i decided to try it and i realise that it's a perfectly normal way to ride but tatiana of our tannian knows that isn't true her brother and his friend were killed riding on the roof six months shy of beach his twentieth birthday. but there was some tubes above the railway line and when they raised their heads they hit the tubes vanya fell off the train immediately and the tail was knocked into the space between the carriages when the train arrived he was already dead. he's not the only one in two thousand and eleven russia's interior
ministry said nearly one hundred fifty youngsters were killed train serving in russia riders can get electrocuted slam into tunnel walls and other stationary objects or lose hold and fall off on may fifteenth a seventeen year old boy died when he was out by power lines atop a moscow train there are fines and penalties for train surfing but in most countries they amount to just a slap on the wrist for now the most effective deterrent maybe the warnings from people like tatyana. it gives you an adrenaline rush and it's addictive don't start doing it just don't otherwise someday you just want to make it out alive or you lose someone close to you who you just can't live without. devastated by her loss she says she'll spend the rest of her life trying to keep other risky riders from buying that one way ticket. r t moscow. now online for u.s. drones a bombing homes more than any other target in pakistan and that's according to the
latest research by the bureau of investigative journalism for the details visit our website dot com. also their horror story from japan to pop singer is a soul willing to make i'm great with. the and. now they are fresh calls in washington for the pentagon to come clean about how it's been spending trillions of taxpayers' dollars the department of defense has not ordered to a single budget in more than twenty years despite demands from congress one lawmaker is now accusing the pentagon of massive overspending as making reports. for thirteen years now these have been the sights and sounds. of war but with every helicopter mission and every damaged humvee to return from the afghan theater there is another sound one congress is increasingly paying attention
to after a decade of war and lawmakers are tightening their grasp on the purse strings decreasing the minimum defense budget for two thousand and fourteen to five hundred billion dollars and demanding accountability not an easy mission the pentagon is the only agency that cannot produce a budget that can be audited and presented to the american people every other agency passes those tests in terms of financial audits in fact the department of defense has never been audited even though the d.o.d. completes over one hundred fifty million financial transactions a year and makes up one fifth of federal spending it should have happened many years ago so too with the department of homeland security which also has an audit it's ludicrous that it's our taxpayer money and the duty you can account for it fiscal hawks like senator tom coburn from oklahoma have been attempting to force the pentagon's hand for years now unlike previous bills which offered incentives to
the d.o.d. for getting its fiscal house organize coburn's twenty thirty odd the pentagon act would have punished the military if it did not comply however that bill is still sitting in committee the pentagon's a new plan is to have its books audit ready by twenty seven t o our critics say that even that seems like a stretch there are reasons why this isn't happening and certainly the lack of campaign finance reform in congress allowing contractors kind of have a stranglehold on both congress and the pentagon to prevent this audit from happening because it would incriminate them but it would also incriminate the pentagon employees that are abusing the money one of the main arguments as to why congress has not forced the pentagon to comply is. the idea that the agency is simply too big to audit it is very complex but to throw up our hands and say well it's too big we can't worry about it that would be surrender we shouldn't do that and while former congressman ron paul is now out of office his senator son is taking up the cause of national defense is the most important thing we spend money
on it's one of the few legitimate constitutional functions it should be a priority there's been a blank check but even if congress did force a nod it tracking the records on the pentagon's antiquated computer systems would be a nightmare a reason reuters investigation found that the computer systems were built in the one nine hundred seventy s. and have no way of communicating with one another according to one estimate from the office of senator coburn if the department of defense can get its books in order it could result in twenty five billion dollars in savings each year for the next ten years by eliminating inefficiencies and streamlining spending in the end some say the true colors of the pentagon will finally be shown when an audit does take place it would expose the military industrial complex and you know how the negotiations go on and exactly who gets the benefits and why it's hard to know what we will find exactly how much money can be saved and whether anything should be
changed until the pentagon finally lets auditor's past its barriers in washington meghan lopez r.t. . now in other news agent tightened security on the first day of voting to choose the new president polling stations are set to open later on monday the country's previous leader mohamed morsi was ousted by the military last summer the man who led his removal former army chief abdul fattah el-sisi is predicted to win the elections he faces an energy crisis and is the most militant violence that has come in the country's economy. six thousand people have taken to the streets in northern california to protest against police brutality and shootings demonstrators angered by the deaths of three people in as many months in the hands of office is called an authority to end racial profiling police violence has long been a source of public anger in the u.s. state into several riots back in the one nine hundred ninety s. . now russia has won the world ice hockey championships following
a hard fought victory over finn and the red machine winning five two in the final in batterers. yes moscow st celebrations erupted out the final whistle the victory marks a dramatic turnaround for russia just a few months ago finn and dumped them out of the winter olympics of course in sochi on home ice the russians stepped up its game for the tournament in men's defeating defending champion sweden in the semi and then a come from behind the foreman's events the fans and the nation rolled in the decider as the fourth time russia has won the world championships in the last seven years. now a special report is coming up next here on r.t. international but if you're watching in the u.k. it's time for the latest edition of safety and.
why do candidates you smear tactics to get in office because it works if all that mattered about a candidate were their positions they would just hand out piece of paper with the guy's positions on them but that's not how it works people make choices based on emotions whether they are buying a can of pop or selecting their candidate it's the packaging that counts heck obama won and ages marketer of the year for one of his campaigns yet image is everything but in texas one hopeful for the lieutenant governor's chair has used arrivals of medical records against him the incumbent david do hearst has been able to use the medical records which were released by another candidate who dropped out to make his opponent look crazy because he was at a psychiatric hospital twice with around the clock observation for severe depression now is it ok to use this info in a campaign maybe the public should know if someone is crazy legally is probably ok and yet it works but is hypocritical all of us are guilty of something and if you
commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate cut that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might think. it's because one's whole attention and the mainstream media work side by side the joke is actually on here. to be coming up. at our teen years we have a different approach to the good because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not. good. at. you guys stick to the jokes i will handle the stuff that i've got to. this little known country is tucked away on or island at the very edge of the
pacific ocean. as the modern world is being discovered nations created in new inventions brought to light new guinea lived an isolated life of its own. it's a long way from regular maritime routes. while hof of humanity was fighting fiercely in europe during the second world war stone axes were still in regular use here. even today there are a few ships to be seen near the hazy shores of papua new guinea. bidding mountains throw down a challenge for future explorers. new guinea still remains one of the most mysterious and some travelers say intimidating places in the world.
when this russian air plane flew to a canadian airport passing directly over the highway local drivers were so amazed by the sheer size of the russian giant that many almost lost control of their cars the next time it landed local radio stations had to remind motorists to keep their eyes on the road and not on the skies this is a wanted for this is the world largest seriously reduce. the length of the aircraft to sixty nine meters wingspan is seventy for me this. this russian aircraft design is known as the roussillon. which is recently landed for the first time and. the capital of papua new guinea.
that's when europeans came here for the first time but they didn't stay long. in. the nineteenth century that they started to explore. the russian explorer. succeeded where others had failed. for years with the people of this jungle island in one thousand nine hundred sixty one. but the truth. of the great britain. after several decades of australian rule the state of new guinea declared independence in one thousand nine hundred seventy five
. when they became independent everything went to ruin corruption and a lot of things became westernized but when they saw the ways they could live crime rates rose. we were told travelling cars and that it would be better not to leave them wealth we were not very eager to either way if you look at these people they access to food are a source of profit to them. the prospect of leaving the cars isn't pleasant toll. of the. story about a group that. tell
him stories of this kind to keep. the most dangerous city in the world when you come to. prison camps. to build a. gas was found in the wild mountains of papua new guinea but developing the field is difficult because of the lack of infrastructure. there are no roads from the capital. to the region of the gas field was discovered. an american oil company has launched
a large scale international project to build an extraction facility for liquefied natural gas to achieve that the enormous russian. to deliver construction equipment to the site. much easier to build a runway for the past than to build roads through the mountain jungles. for the first time extra safety precautions were taken. there were some standing near the gates i don't know if they were excited or not. the first landing. sensation here with a few. flights now operate every day. and in the evening it flies back to port moresby. even though the highly qualified
professionals who have flown the whole world the flight crew spend their free time in the hotel. they won't set foot outside the hotel because they're afraid. they tell us a lot of interesting stories local people who still live in tribes. they have no modern economy. most of their children don't go to school. and they have sold so they actually use quite often. but. they scared. people at night. so don't go anywhere. it's a big day in this coastal village of couple in new guinea headstone day the day of commemoration. people gather around the central square for
a traditional ceremony. the day is celebrated with everyday food rice and boiled bananas which remains seasoned in honor of the holiday rice and bananas here are usually cooked with a little salt but sometimes. they can be bought in any of the village shops the same goods are sold all over villages sult style cubes vegetable oil coca-cola and tinned foods it's a coffee break coffee is grown on the island practically nobody drinks it not long ago they drank tea made with. collected from the jungles. that was given up because tea bags were much easier to use the kitchen is always outside the house which consists of one big room and several bedrooms open to allow a draft to flow freely and keep the house cool. this village has electricity and
even t.v. sets it lacks only a fresh water supply. water is delivered twice a week. the family usually has from four to six children keeping a pig is a sign of a family's prosperity. this is quite an affluent village. it's not far from the capital where most of the villages go to work. the streets of port moresby a crowded with working men. there's a school and a hospital in the village several different churches stand side by side close to the village square within a single village you can find people of several different faiths. but i came to papa new guinea as the un volunteer doctor in one nine hundred ninety four as i
travelled through the country i felt like dorothy in the wizard of oz in one region i found hopper's in another i found munchkins they differ so much amongst themselves some are tall others are short they speak eight hundred forty or eight hundred sixty languages on the island. the only thing that unites the whole island is the beetle not people all over the country eat it dipped in lime powder it raises their spirits and holds back hunger pangs there's not ritual is an alternative to a peace pipe if two tribes quarrel they make up over a bowl of beetle nuts but those who live in the coastal villages a wary of the people who live high in the mountains. did you know we live differently of many people in the mountains but you shouldn't lead to game days from the mountain a little bit differently anything differently understand. received enough.
if you. finish reading will find it in his gun if you need it. mineo new guinea's mountain can be found living close to the como camp. terrifying people who almost nobody has seen but everybody fears. was lines high in the mountains beyond the fence. if you drive people away from the dollar many people now it must be serious saying gosh if we have u.s. dollars and the u.s. decides they don't like us they're going to put sanctions on us so people become more and more people would say maybe i should use the u.s. dollar.
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these three friends mark abel and kanye live in the mountains not far from the como camp the village has no electricity and was no newspaper deliveries the only news they get is through local gossip rumors of a new big airplane have already reached them and they're hoping to find a way to see the flying wonder for themselves. life in the mountains of papua new guinea is not as wild as it is strange. very different civilizations particularly unusual way.
white people made a big mistake when they brought western clothing here it rains a lot. of grass dries very quickly after the rain but it takes a long time for t. shirt to dry as a result much the number one illness among the local population is not malaria but now monia. western culture and values are gradually taking root and. today he's wearing a traditional grass skirt tomorrow he'll put on jeans tribesmen wear both types of clothing but they are becoming more accustomed to western styles. people only discovered this region in one thousand nine hundred thirty three they came in search of gold and were amazed to find the populated valley where people still living in the stone age. in just
a few decades the mountain inhabitants have been hurtled forward through time by thousands of years. all the mountain villages look alike small houses made of bamboo there's no electricity or fresh water and this is one of the few places in the world where nobody watches t.v. . mark his mother and wife and sister have houses of their own women strictly forbidden from entering my house. this is where he keeps those things that are dear to a man's heart. and by. this. they and. by far the. most wife is roughly twenty five years old but no one is sure when
asked about their eldest son's age the family was confused after some time they finally agreed that he was probably three years old but america has five children so the oldest can't possibly be three. the population of papa new guinea lies somewhere between nine and ten million the exact number is unknown because most people don't have passports during elections people's fingers are painted to signify that they've already voted but they can just clean off the paint with lemon juice and vote again if they want to. people here have exempted families but they might have several mothers and fathers and often change their names today a man might be peter john but tomorrow he could take his name from a different father. passports or only need
a different purple a new guinea and plans to travel internationally but travelling requires money and there are practically no means of earning a wage and marks a village. the family lives on the food it can grow gourds green leaves corn but known as avocado and sweet potatoes. there are no man goes or coconuts in the mountains of purple or new guinea. the family eats just once a day they say it's not because of poverty they're simply not hungry. drink milk here either as there are no cows. only goats the pig is obligatory for every ceremony from weddings to feel or else a pig can be a bride's dowry and is the most valued possession in purple when you can eat. women breastfeed pigs i've seen it with a lot of women have breasts that have been bitten by pigs. able friend of mike's
managed to buy a piglet not long ago. how. he'll raise the animal to sell in the future for a profit able has no other means of earning a living for himself and his family. just going to say it's quite hard to form an opinion what do we see really the hotel the plane the camp people working with us we've been told not to go outside to count much food i'm not sure if they're exaggerating or not when they say if you go outside. we've all been frightened to death but the devil is not as black as he's painted after all of those have you seen any mosquitoes no me neither do.
we set up an e.u. they say malaria and typhoid are most prevalent here but that's not true. when we first went to see their hospital the warrants were divided into two groups the first was typhoid the second malaria. but it turned out later that there was a stroke patient that someone who had a heart attack and so on but. yet if a man has diarrhea they call it typhoid. while everything else is malaria. today especially at nine o'clock in the morning people in port moresby witnessed a solar eclipse. at ten in the morning the pilots decided to use their day off to finally take a chance and walk around the capital city.
nothing terrible happened. to even found common ground with some of the locals. the crew chief friend and feels he has to go. well with a local fisherman from a nearby village. the pilots even arranged a high. with their new friends the next week to go on a fishing trip. how did the island get such a bad reputation. has something to do with the fact that people still live in tribes which may clash from time to time. and it's hard to get from one province to another. it's just because everyone still enjoys being scared by a horror story. for the crew again flew to.
original few families living here but when construction began the more entrepreneurial locals moved closer to the fence. rhonda is one of the most respected women in the village she works in the kitchen. but construction is almost here. when ben had a paying job his seven children became accustomed to good food. and.
people from this village usually the europeans in the reservation. most white people are afraid of going beyond their protective fences which is a shame because the villages would be only too happy to see them willing to welcome guests with everything they have. happy to show off their way of life. i prepared to. live by the fence have never gone beyond the mountain. of the cannibals live.
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