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laws of the make of those sanctions the more we are in an impasse and they have to talk to russia they can do without russia and the even accepted it cannot do without russia a number of areas so i seem to have to marry some of those two contradictory approaches for the time being what i see in the us foreign policy is chaos so i hold that will be less chaos and more reason for you very much. russian senator but stay tuned we'll have more speakers in moments. ok thanks we'll be coming back to you there in central moscow throughout the afternoon too but we've got more reaction on the way because i think we've got lined up now is martha macauley he's an author and russia analyst to get his thoughts morissette good afternoon she martin firstly we should point out those who are who may have only just caught the last part of that speech. that speech is broad ranging wasn't it went from the economy all the way up to this military development but let's start with that military focus he didn't mince his words did. no you made it quite clear that
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russia is one of the leading military powers in the world is developing new technologies new missiles talking about one which is marked twenty twenty times the speed of sound that's very very difficult for a nonprofessional to understand the fantastic weapon is developing all these new technologies are pretty stressed that military technology is related to the technological development of the economy. russia cannot develop the newest weapons unless the rest of the economy especially the technical aspects of the economy are developed therefore more investment will require in engineering and science and electronics and things like that he pointed that out but he said what you are quite detail was quite a term to do that it has a clear vision of the future and that future was mapped out and it would be achieved what's the reaction do you think we'll get now from the west western
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leaders and also the western media i don't know if you heard our interview there with alexei pushkov a member of russia's that will cancel he's expecting and hysterical reaction. well in western europe would not be hysterical because they recognize russia as a leading military power in europe and they are concerned about that that military power and nato is not very strong in britain there's a debate about defense expenditure and there's a passage in the times today warning that britain is in no position to defend itself on the small no more investment is put into the military so therefore from russia's point of view it is a dominant partner and the dominant country in europe but from the united states point of view because the americans are a point out that they've just increased their military budget by a huge amount i think it's something like equal to the annual russian military budget for next year so therefore they're quite determined to go ahead in missile
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technology in electronics in trip to in cyber warfare and things like that they regard military technology is normally important so therefore if you like the two to the two countries are challenging one another to see who gets there first but of course one country develop this technology and then the other one is fourteen do the same thing and if you like it it's a new arms race is only marginal effectively. yes because in the end becomes negative one one works out that that is that it is advanced noone else wants so we must do the same and we want to go ahead and so on if you keep doing that but the americans are more now concerned about china in the long term china in the long term is more more more of a challenge to the united states military but of course they look at russia president russia has enormous military potential to knowledge of the scientists and
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engineers. report and refer to the soviet era when military technology and military science was given enormous presidents and russia is developing from that and saying that russia is going ahead and inventing and developing its techno military technology and it has no with base and warning of you know warning the rest of the world that russia cannot be attacked if you take russia then you're citing your own death on that point martin can i just play president putin's explanation there his reasoning for all this latest development of new weapon systems let's just listen. to a russian mean to me to nuclear power but nobody wanted to talk to us seriously the kept ignoring us nobody listened to us so listen to us no. strong words they said nobody listened to us we've been going on about this for
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a long period of time in circumvent of russia by nato and he says people will listen now do you think that will happen he also went on to say that he hoped that perhaps countries or the u.s. would now reassess their foreign policy think that will happen what you think it could have the opposite effect. i think if you are in poland or stone your lot really to a new year you'd be very concerned about what president putin said and you'll see the increasing military might of russia as a security threat to your state and then they will look to the united states and look to nato to protect them so therefore from the united states point of view the united states doesn't have to fear russia because it can't compete. it has a militaristic technology it has a scientist and so on but in eastern europe these countries do not have the potential and western europe or the defense expenditure of western europe is very low now and the german blunders the german military is no position to fight
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a war so therefore from europe for you it's very concerned and it requires the protection of nato and you know who takes but from the american point of view of course they're very strong and they will continue to be strong but we shouldn't forget say the point he's making look russia isn't going to attack anybody russia isn't going to take anything away from anybody we're just here to ensure our own security do you think that machine message will be heard or do you think it will be misrepresented you think. and that's a very very important message because russia has no intention the average person noted russia has no intention of attacking anyone because in the modern world if you take anyone with nuclear weapons you'd wipe out your own state it would be suicide. modern warfare would be suicide and if you look at wars all around the world they're always in third world countries less developed countries no developed
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countries present in gaijin warfare because they know that it would destroy them and therefore this message will get through and would hope that. the russians and the americans would begin to talk as they did under president. about limiting. the expansion of the military and military weapons and so on but president unfortunately that doesn't look like you or i really good to talk to bring appreciated that was a rush and listen to author mccauley there in the u.k. first let's return to a sense from moscow and more aghast you have been following that state or nation address and he's got more reaction force. well again just to quickly wrap up in thirty seconds vladimir putin's address is fourteenth address to the nation he started off on domestic issues talking about how russia couldn't afford to fall behind did anything house across the board russia and russians have to improve their lot from health care education housing jobs incomes business absolutely
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everything but then flooded me up to to transition to veiled a whole range of new weapons strategic weapons a new a nuclear powered cruise missile a new police stick missile intercontinental two paedos saying that now russia is stronger russia's deterrent to stronger and to talk about it we're now joined by constructing cause such awful sits on the senate foreign relations committee what message did this address. sedens abroad do you think. i recall the previous speech by mr putin of the same strong international format i mean his speech in munich in two thousand and seven and how that speech was had been misinterpreted being presented as an aggressive one an assertive one and they i am afraid the same thing will
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happen again because our our our our open and send the world would all destroyed or seek some messages in the in the speech reach would present russia again as an aggressive and assertive country this is not the case definitely this is not the case because mr putin was very clear on the message that the russia does not see any country russia does not change any country russia does not. plan to force its own national interests on any country russia is ready to make a grimace russia is radiate to grant security by collective means russia is ready to make a grievance and all that has been done previously has been done in years and decades result in proper response from the united states of america and their ilyse
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so i hope i really hope that the international community will really try to read it tentatively to listen attentively to the messages we were delivered by mr putin today and we'll try and clean those of opportunities in these messages because there are no alternatives to collective decisions and arrangements in order to combat our common threats and challenges which exist in the rule so that was a very strong and very constructive message sent today from the international. well here's one of the challenges of what's happening in syria in east ghouta to be precise how would you comment on the situation there given that humanitarian corridors established by the syrian government with russian help are now being bombed and people are again being reportedly not allowed forbidding by rebels to leave east ghouta. for me the answer is quite clear they are not rebels they're
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terrorists but unfortunately they continue to get certain support from the west as the rebels as a civil opposition in syria couple a position to the ruling is sore at this and this is a great mistake they are terrorists the ark will be combated and of course we need to do everything we can do in order to to grant security for civil population there and we need to unite our efforts but this is not the case this is not the keep the keys as certain countries continue to compete with each other in syria certain countries we continue to divide the terrorists for the good ones or the bad ones and that makes the situation even more complicated and that unfortunately makes people suffering again and again will can this degradation and serious only part of the reason that the russian american relations of degraded and continue degrading as they do. during this process can be reversed any time soon
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the relations can be improved without radical these analysis this is definitely not our choice. and i am absolutely sure that russia will be ready to resume a dialogue with the united states of america normalize relations and proceed with any types of call duration as soon as the united states is ready and the united states is not the radio the united states wants to constrain russia wants to keep. russia somewhere far away from from from europe somewhere of to the far eastern part of the office and this is again not our choice unfortunately the united states of america believe that. there is a historic chance for them to a grant the existence of a union union paulo brought the situation has changed after the speech of mr putin
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all previous arrangements like. developing the anti missile system in europe like trying to broaden the of the borders of the. disarmament treaties which reach are unfortunately being somehow violated by the american side all these attempts in my mind now has to pass to the to the to the past to the public but pastimes because of the situation is definitely changed russia is strong enough in order to protect its own national interests and russia is self-sufficient enough in order to be a good partner in all future possible constructions of our calculation and we are ready for this cooperation definitely constancy cousin joe thank you very much russian senator but we will be gathering more opinions more more interviews with
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people who were invited here the ruling class the policy makers here in russia to talk about vladimir putin's food vote address to the nation. ok thanks that was not a gas the air force in central moscow. now in iraq people are dealing with life after liberation from terrorists iraqi refugees in the country province say they feel safer in camps than in the homes they've been told in some cases forced to return to house according to a joint report by three humanitarian organize. ations the report says that eighty four percent of refugees feel much safer in their camps only one percent assured they still have a house to return to while half of those questioned know their homes have been destroyed testimonies in the report appear to reflect those figures. we didn't make it to this place without seeing death with their own eyes are found
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sometimes. i can't return to ramadi my house was damaged by isis i'm worried about the camp management telling us to leave and return home i heard rumors that they might close the camp but there's nothing official lots of my friends have returned to ramadi but i can't go i can't afford to repair my house. that. we are stuck in here like sheep last month an r.t. cre was filming in the iraqi city of mosul which was liberated from my slover a year ago but as these pictures do show the still little sign of the city returning to normal and while people are being told to return locals who are actually in mosul say the authorities themselves are afraid to do so. how many bodies have you removed since you started working in this area
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approximately five hundred because you are there anymore years in houses and all their odds were actually i don't i challenge any member of parliament to live in the conditions we are currently living in here i bet they are even afraid of entering this area they have no idea how horrible the smell is or how critical the medical situation is while our quality we haven't received any kind of aid or support since things finished here seven months ago and on one occasion did they receive a small box of food no coupons no food nothing. well moni markham from the norwegian refugee council who worked on the report says refugees fear traps and violent reprisals if they return home there's a number of dangers i think one of the largest threats is that of unexploded bombs unexploded mortars and booby traps and in fact we heard one report of a family who returned home only to find their house to be trapped and it killed a family member some of the other things that make it unsafe for people violence
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from the community around them people who even suspected of having links with isis particularly vulnerable but other people under the threat of violence by. members of their own tribal community so there are a number of reasons why it's unsafe still unsafe for people to return home. now in other news facebook has not found any additional signs that russia linked accounts interfered in the u.k. to vote after renewed effort to unearth some proof the company sent a letter to the head of the british probe into the matter saying there's no evidence of the minimal activity already known with more his. this is actually the second attempt by facebook to investigate and see whether russia was involved in any attempts to try to influence the brig's that referendum in december their investigations found that there were three adverts which were taken out by russian
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accounts but the budget for those totaled less than one pound only reached two hundred people so not exactly extensive proof of russian meddling facebook vend went back and investigated again upon the demands of damian collins who's a leading member of parliament here in the u.k. and that's where that letter comes from again saying that there has been no additional evidence of any russian interference in the braggs that referendum now mr collins traveled to the u.s. to try to grill the officials from a number of leading tech companies and again the message was clear that russia hasn't been interfering in the democratic processes there be looked at all advertisements of any connection to russia and we found no evidence of our services being used to interfere in the referendum and a very small number of suspected research agency linked accounts forty nine such
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accounts were active during the campaign which represents less than not point five percent of the title number of accounts these are very low level things now despite those testimonies that runs against what we've been hearing from leading politicians including the prime minister to resign may who insists that russia is up to no good it is seeking to weaponize information deploying its state run media organizations to plant fake stories and photo shopped images in an attempt to sow discord in the west and undermine our institutions so i have a very simple message for russia we know what you are doing and you will not succeed so all in all three really frustrating for those. you have been attempting to find a link between russia and the briggs referendum and no matter how hard you try you just can't find something that isn't. well breaks it isn't the only case of course in which russia has been accused of meddling similar charges have been made about
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last year's cattle an independent referendum in spain one local senator asked the spanish government to back up the claims but was left disappointed he told us why. that was caused by the spanish defense minister's statement made on january sixth that we decided to send an inquiry to the government put into special five the cases of meddling which are obvious according to the minister however there is no such station the answer that we received yesterday due to that we think that this part of it is just lame and external enemy for all possible internal problems since the answer is not been received in statutory terms that the government will have to answer a verbal way to the parliamentary committee of defense when it is convenient. in authorities have circulated a brochure among kindergarten staff that focuses on such issues as transgender identity and same sex marriage the book designed to help teachers explain the
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sensitive topics to children to spark controversy peter oliver has the story. is a city famed for its liberal and inclusive attitudes to sex and sexuality. but. in the german capital are upset at a new guide for kindergarten teachers that they say goes into too much detail and is aimed at kids that are too young the idea is to give educators the information they need to be sensitive to children coming from non-binary families say children that have same sex parents or transgender parents it doesn't have the most catchy of names but what it has done is certainly ruffle some feathers among those in angela merkel's c.d.u. party children should be allowed to be children and not be confronted with things
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like these it's also come in for criticism from the opposition alternative for germany party well it's very simple we believe sex education. is important and of course our young should know about sex family planning and all the rest but please not in the kindergarten give them some space let them be children don't force this issue onto them it's not even a problem for them they want to play around they want to discover the world so please let them be children leave them alone these subjects will come to them soon enough in school or at home when the parents talk about this but not at an age of five or six years that is far too early on the streets of berlin opinion is mixed on when is the right time to be discussing with children issues of sexuality do you think that children in kindergarten should be taught about same sex couples and about transgender people yes i think yes. because it's so normal
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nowadays. to be with people surrounded by people in knowledge and their conditions are not gender or sexuality is not a stuff i don't think it's the right age i think when they. receive sex. education in school that's enough i think there's thinking on the one hand i think it's ok but on the other i don't dawdle i'm very much in favor of that idea so yes i do and why i think it's important structure of life so i think children should be taught about all factors of life and this is just one of them the left wing coalition of the social democrats greens and the left party that runs in city government are accusing those on the right wing of politics at the overly prudish and unwilling to discuss the issue. after their attempt to scandalize the handouts on sexual and gender diversity for teachers didn't work the c.d.u.
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would prefer not to talk about the issue there's very little chance of the early in city government repealing this booklet however discussions sex and sexuality in talk. about it in kindergarten to continue in fact there's a petition going round the house already almost fifty thousand signatures from voters who want to see this particular booklet stopped peter all of a. germany starck nazi past all troubles the country although less in some parts apparently because a small village near frankfurt has been thrust into the spotlight after it decided to retain a nazi symbol. hifi
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. leave to stay the course couple of people don't like. having the ceiling to know that there's a clock with. a big story like this. yeah yeah and this bell has been here for some time and now someone wants to get rid of it and as a side of this the belgian do anyone harm or i think there are more terrible things to pay attention to and. you're watching i say will be back with more news in a couple minutes. in
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some american cities the police simply cling to ready to. walk on the streets of the united states who are at risk from the very people who are supposed to protect that. are afraid of. you can see something happening and this is why i don't. call the cops in. their lives chasing the. you never know better safe than sorry i don't know that someone else is going to. get unfortunately around here we are going. to. blow off selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace talks and you know the battles still. produce offspring to tell you the celebrity gossip the.
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most important news today. about how to make you on the cool enough to buy their products. we are. watching. fifty years ago breaking within two cons again as a sleeping pill does this is what i believe those are two of those. side effects were terrible but not on no. one for. you're not. across europe. starting legal battles demanding at least some compensation you started in two ways first will the physical damage itself as well with the concert in mind that the people who actually perpetrated this crime has never been brought
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to justice and there has been a couple. welcome back to south africa's parliament has voted in favor of new legislation that could see land from white farmers seized without providing any compensation artie's poorest clear as the story of south african parliament has backed a motion that calls for changing the constitution and allowing for land expropriation without compensation essentially white south africans will lose their land they will not be compensated this despite the fact that it flies in the face of the current constitution it follows the inauguration of the south african president several opposed two weeks ago he has said that he wants to speed up the transfer of land from white to black south africans now despite the fact that a party had ended two decades ago you still have a situation in south africa where most of the land is owned by whites this is
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a hugely emotive subject for south africans the motion was bought in parliament by the economic freedom fighters party now it did receive the support of the ruling african national congress that holds some two thirds of the parliament the leader of the affair had this to say. the time for reconciliation is over now is the time for justice we must ensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land malema is a controversial and somewhat radical figure in south africa in the past he has said that he's not calling for the psalter of white people at least not yet in recent years there has been a spike in the killing of farmers in south africa now those who support the motion say it will go a long way to restoring justice but those who criticize or say it will do anything but there are those who say it will lead to unforeseen consequences and also will
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be a scapegoat that the agency can use to explain away its own failures nonetheless it certainly seems as if we're far away from the stalling racial tensions in a country that has so much history mired in them poorly reported earlier we did debate the proposed law here in r.t. people do not at all in lending to legally white people out of ideas from utopian sixteen sheets to to be killed our people they stole our land or placed us or dylan davies linda deal was taken from us by force in many instances by much like us we all should ever getting proving that what the black parts of south africa they're going to put on the north and that israel document that. killed each other for their land with the position of the black drives that only the first occupants of south africa were the korean the son so if they use the argument. that should be the korean the so.


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