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television not smell a vision and the put yet away from not be guys who are going to be playing behind me here in the stadium they know what they've got to do right now they're seeing that belgium has one they're going to be better top the group already they've got three points on the board both of the sides will think they can win the case now a lot of the talk was about england being the strongest side going into this but this is eleven figgins style twelfth against twenty first in the world to this year the highest ranking african side in the tournament and they are no mugs as the old saying goes they're going to try and play a counterattacking game and they are confident that they can try and get a goal in and some of their set piece take is particular the lot that play for sunderland for a little bit still on the books some of actually played a red last season he can strike a dead ball so we are going to be careful if they can give away any free kicks around the box otherwise they could find themselves in a little bit of danger they know what they have to do and not is the hard part i think book what we know we have seen no we get back to the fans here it has really been quite nice over the last twenty four hours might might be
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a few humanity my feet in the football supporting family has been thoroughly reinforced particularly by to put it to england fans who cycled cycled all the way from portsmouth on the south coast here to volgograd i spoke to them they told me their story. when i was told that it was going to take me so many hours to get from the lane to here in volgograd thoughts and all for a long way to go not half as long as these chaps of may join now by michonne jamie who've cycled here to volgograd for the england game all the way from portsmouth and england every day for twenty three days one hundred miles every day and we go yesterday lunched on and tom think i'm as much as people have asked us and in many many questions i'm a texan many messages from people magazine arcade if i wanted to cycle today of woods however i'm. really once again on a bike every game you've done this for
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a very serious reason haven't you and they have the ball the most fun to cancer research ek is what we've been taught them for every day we've been waking up and think rob we're going to use this much more money i. have one of the things peter all of you. guys i mean the same way it's bogus i've been to volgograd it's even flying it is a very difficult and tricky place i actually flew from syria. it's not that easy photo made maybe it was a good idea to take a take that. they could have their beers offer just because they've worked hard and have good have exercised i want to just mention up by the flies peter all over was talking to john and it was seen as maybe affecting not only found in the stand but perhaps players they're going to have bug spray they're going to have everything every kind of precaution but does it affect a player having to think that it's not just about the football that we're going to
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be swarmed by flies around if you assume by by flies yes it's going to have an effect but my understanding of this is they are going to spray so they are going to try to to eliminate the problem that way but the big problem is that the stadium is right on the volga it's seriously right on the ground that this is where all the flies are coming from it's breeding season and it's not thousands it's not hundreds of thousands it's not even millions it's billions of flies so how do you can say in this program. i don't know but as far as i understand the local organizing committee are trying to deal with the problem so it's not going to buy the spectators or place yet they're going all it's to make sure that the game goes off without a hitch and let's stay in volgograd a little bit longer not because the party atmosphere we've seen through peter from earlier on it's a far cry from the picture that some british media outlets on indeed other media outlets around europe and father feel have been painting ahead of the world cup our teens. are trying to they've been looking. the scary stories floating around.
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i'm here at wembley stadium the home of english football now if you were thinking of visiting russia this summer for the wild card a quick look at some of the u.k. newspaper headlines over the past few weeks and months would be enough to make you think twice. that put people off going to vote for me it was for myself yeah she's white to all that white to volunteer off the one i meet in so's friends and his friends hoping that singled out the fight he will be used not russian fogg's try to go their own training camps apparently when it's all good english but. don't break well from it got well for a cup bring it on for me ultras yes me on. the
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top of this neighborhood in moscow and right now i'm going to head to a local football pitch where fans often get together for a kick around in the evening so let's get them to have a listen and hear what they have to say and his friends hopefully have singled out don't go for it he got these russian flags try to go their own training camps apparently when it's all good english but for myself yeah yeah for having to mean so much for a. bring it on bring the altruists yes bring on. thinking that it's not texas stars and no one listened to the media. not the troops are rushing studs everyone no one. likes to play and to make it the space these are most likely some rare occasions triggered by goals and emotions running to the highest. but it happens everywhere
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not just in russia we see this in other european countries too but even if a single man gets hurt because of this it would be enough. i think with a very good security cheering the world cup progressiveness is not our main point. so. now recently england fans will claim for a p.c. that i'm stood up for the national team played against the netherlands the question being cost will being the fans go to russia looking to cause trouble again do you feel like sometimes all the english trying to get into trouble is well it's not really what i did they just following saying on it that's the english they're trying to be but about given that they got to come you look for yourself if you find any of you can still move with if you're going to going to be going anywhere for the media it's a media the studio it's really that that one of these but i do not have any we
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agree that we should put me off with anyone else for a living to russia you know. peter one of the things it's a very interesting talking point up but i have to admit that i've been listening to british media over the last week or sell one of the things that i'm hearing is that the the media themselves never mind the fans that are out here they're surprised by the kind of welcome that they're getting out here on the scare stories that perhaps were in the newspapers they are coming they aren't happening so people are saying well hold on a minute what where we're hearing for so long it's not quite like that i want to give credit to the british media they are saying that right now yeah that's a kind of didn't like that piece and the way that it was sort of protected to the the british are all hooligans because they're far from it. that's a very very good control over most of the british traveling friends. and i will go back to something that in france even told me in my interview for the. if michael
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show always idiots you know there's always it isn't and it only takes one idiot to ruin it for a lot of people i have to say up in here now for more than a week. the way everything is it's fantastic i'm looking down to the square i'm looking to another sway and people are having a really good time and in all fairness to not only the british media to everyone they're reporting this people are very surprised at how well the whole thing is organized and how big the party is because it is a party that's all about football and so far it's been all about football and decent football and decent football to say and you know. i think they are the organizers here that kept it really on the can show. they've let people have the party which people. and we've seen and that i think is the message that we have to put out well let's keep for more of that over the next month there's plenty more games ahead of course in the first five days of this world cup we some
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seeing some unexpected results underdogs like iceland around taking points against some of the championships favorites willing that not live up to their billing as a major footballing nation under a former discuss that with manchester united boss and r t co-host jill simonian you earlier. like a knife before with a stone and started to make some predictions for us didn't you my god i was going to production side of i pray now i'll be able to think a little bit soon with a little bit of i have a funny feeling and trying to bring some well some salt and pepper to it let's have a drink i can wait we know that joe is i there was a prince and you were quiet and russia would get active it there it is russia and europe was going to position was there almost myself that russian instant russia needs a draw against egypt and. then just. two on two. like a great three then let's go and create a job as i said spain and portugal and it's only one games. iran portugal but
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nothing to tell you we just need you just need to be careful when you play against iran you cannot lose against iran because if it on the six points is full of fights and one of the big ones is all traipsing let's have a look at that one. jos i said france australia the title says france denmark yeah but you saw how they lost yes off in the last not deserving to lose in my opinion they lost but showing clearly that they were competing for points and if they compete that's where you're going strong and i still think they can do obviously a better result against a lot of the games so my for the action you steal look easy to break say argentina nigeria. yeah in here i think i'm going to toulouse with a jury and not just because they lost the match but specially because the way they lost. i didn't like at all when i look to paper i like many of the players i liked
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. the names i saw nigerians typically strong african country but i was disappointed. when i see a player like john obi mikel to play. as. it is impossible to be good with playing as a pen because i think my junior lost a good six to get the ten and he gives north and i make it to the two the team playing in that position supports move on to creeping through this. serbia brazil city didn't get i didn't serve didn't look good so i told me to do my predictions that's i was not thinking that sort of deal was going home i was wishing serbia was going home which is a different thing as i want i want to go on on a holiday you could see that when switzerland go. the point to consider is you
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obviously can go against costa rica. one against syria and then if they go to five. my prediction. can still go with brazil and and switzerland but i have to confess i want my play to go. let's move on. jay's a said germany and mexico germany at the bottom of that group. a long way to go germany as think is going to qualify with six points. and mexico has a big chance now to qualify even with five or so you from mexico doesn't lose against three of them which is very possible and doesn't lose against south korea which is very possible. between the other ones which is all for normal as in mexico but if i would five or six points and i don't believe that you are going to have
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a football scandal with germany going home i think my prediction will be correct finally you being with us what five days it is your last day today just tell us what have been your your impressions of moscow and also the world cup know the. three in the city amazing and you know where we are. hello there this is r.t. international broadcasting live from our moscow studio i'm neki aaron and we're putting football aside for a few minutes now before england face off against to near zero let's take a look at some of the world headlines now over to the u.s. donald trump has called on staff at the washington post to go on strike against the newspaper's billionaire owner we can go live to our washington correspondent there is conflict the details the mirror of do those employees have
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a good reason to strike. well this is yet another dispute between washington post and its employees but to remind viewers the washington post is owned by jeff bezos the founder of amazon and the richest man alive according to forbes and he purchased the paper back in two thousand and thirteen for a massive some about two hundred fifty million dollars and the story that trump's referring to started with the washington post union publicly calling on bezos to provide a better working conditions and better pay for their workers. i'm fighting for a decent raise because i believe everyone who has contributed to the post success deserves the sure that i'm fighting for a better retirement benefits i'm fine and retain some amount of job security. but this isn't the first time basis has been publicly called out for not providing suitable working conditions when he visited germany back in april to actually receive an award for business innovation and social responsibility ironically he
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was met with protests from local amazon employees now bases respond to the protest saying quote i am very proud of our working conditions and i'm very proud of the wages that we play pay claiming that his his company pays much higher wages compared to others but this petition designed by four hundred washington post employees wasn't dorst by the president of the united states via twitter of course now he tweeted a washington post employees want to go on strike because basis isn't paying them enough i think a really long strike would be a great idea employees would get more money and we would get rid of fake news for an extended period of time is why a registered lobbyist but for some quick background trump has publicly feuded with the washington post who he calls fake news for writing negative stories about him but the washington post's union didn't appreciate trump's support saying that it wasn't helpful given that the president's support is really just an attempt to attack the paper and its mission now the washington post union added that even
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though they're raising concerns about workplace issues it doesn't undermine their support for bezos and fellow journalists in their fight to bring troops to light but considering that they turn down such a significant indorsement from the president of the united states it remains to be seen whether or not the richest man in the world will acquiesce to their demands. from washington summer thank you for those details and thank you for choosing to international we'll be back in a half an hour with more football chad stay tuned for that. kentucky. overboard this move them places you can walk very fanny's leave. a co money since he was almost no coal mines left. the jobs are gone all the coal miners
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are said i'd. love to see these people the survivors of disappearing before their eyes. i remember thinking when i was younger that if anything ever happened to the coal mines here that it would become a ghost town but i never thought in a million years i would see that and it's happened it's happened. for a world cup twenty eight team coverage we've signed one of the greatest goalkeepers available to us but there was one more question and by the way who's going to be our coach. guys i know you are nervous is a huge star among us and the huge amount of pressure come out you have to go meet the center of the problem here with you and we will show the great game the british you are the rock at the back nobody gets past you we need you to get down going
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let's go. to a low i was just i want to know and i'm really happy for a draw and out to him for the two thousand and three and world cup in russia meet the special one i was also appreciated needs to just say to redo the aussie team's latest edition to make up as big a. book. welcome to. both russia and the u.s. are calling for relations to be rescued but hostile rhetoric is still growing
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louder on both sides in moscow and washington let bygones be bygones robert english former policy analyst at the u.s. defense department international relations scholar is with me today to talk about this. ghost of the cold war is hovering in washington and moscow as relations between russia and the u.s. raid into a series of personal jobs and escalating decisions what is inhibiting the understanding of the two great powers how long will the current confrontation persist and who will be strong enough to stop. robert english former policy analyst at the u.s. defense department welcome to the show it's really great to have you with us here so interesting times really didn't. start off with henry kissinger quote he says that demonization of lattimer putin is not a policy it's an alibi for the absence of one degree with him. yet
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is there a coherent policy line on russia in washington. there are seven or eight coherent lines but all together they produce in coherence by that i mean the congress thinks it knows what it's doing. there are some individuals let's say the department of defense who have one orientation in the state department which is a revolving door who have another and so on no a coherent administration line has not emerged because they're fighting internally because trump started off as a prick matic complainer a he wanted to make good with russia but then they stopped wishbone tat his hands does this mean that the american line towards russia is pretty termite no matter who the president will be no no this is a this is unique with trump no tied his hands in particular because the pass this legislation requiring sanctions right and that is certainly tied to trump personally because of the suspicion that he colluded with russia or that members of
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his campaign team. up to no good with russian representatives and the two who knows him there's this anger because hillary clinton lost and blaming it on somebody who has this sort of outsized anger at russia that's why trump is uniquely tied with another president might not be so you feel like making russia u.s. adversary is partially part of the internal political fight in america they're using russia adversary against trying to weaken him is that part of the game for somebody who is it's not the only thing. one has to admit that russia hasn't helped in this there but russian actions that have made it easier for the people who dislike russia for the rooster folks in washington to do what they've done but yes they are. it's against trump there's suspicion of russia there's a whole combination old cold warriors trumpeters hillary supporters democrats who
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just can't this is surly accept a new presidency people who are genuinely concerned about russian actions what happened in england all these come together to paralyze our russia policy but also doesn't it come down to strong president weak president because i mean i understand your checks and balances and are saying you can't just do whatever the president wants to do but whatever strike price present like for instance reagan like he wanted to make it with soviet union and everyone followed suit i feel like maybe if hillary clinton were president. one day decided that she wanted to make it with russia everyone else would agree with her more or less and because he's such an outsider it seems like he met with much more resistance is partly that but the first thing you said is the main thing a president who comes in whether it's trying to russia any foreign policy issue with a hardline reputation if they decide then to find accommodation accord a treaty they have a much easier time getting it past the establishment getting it passed congress
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someone who comes with a reputation as we or soft whether it's china or russia or whatever it might be they're constantly met with suspicion and resistance so reagan was a tough guy and that he could make peace nixon kissinger were hard on russia and they could have they taught you're probably right hillary clinton who would suspect her of colluding with russia or making a bad deal she's as tough as they come on putin trump came in reputation not just soft but super soft so he's always going to have a uphill battle to do you think is done fixing ties with russia is it like a done fadel for him you know sitting in washington sitting anywhere in the united states we don't say anything anymore we never know never we never know what's coming next there's this feeling that this administration has not settled down. on what was happening with negotiations with north korea on off on threats of war my best friend trade war with china trade with europe we're going to have
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a record no we're going to pose massive terror so iran we haven't even got to maybe the most dangerous of all the issues so i can't answer that we don't know we all hope that we find some stability in the ministration can focus on one issue or another well at least on predictability it keeps you guys tone to make you stray all right so in the years after the cold war the funding cuts mean meant that fewer and fewer russian experts were being trained in american schools what does that mean for russian knowledge in washington how does this influence policy. it's not a good time. for russia expertise we have and it's not just now but it's the last twenty years there's a strange combination of. lost interest in russia so fewer people after the ninety's were going into study oh boris yeltsin they have a democracy now it's kind of dall it's a crazy place but pretty strong arms control go watch oh that was exciting so
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a lot of people how do i now let me put it solely on people awake so now we do have a renewed interest but we have problems in our academy but say we train political scientists we train area experts very poorly thirty years ago twenty years ago when i was in graduate school we studied history first we learned the language and the culture very deeply but only then did we move to politics and we didn't always stop with politics we learned some economics we learned some strategic and military affairs and our experts were sort of comprehensive these days it's much more narrowly focused and there's much less interest in culture and history in the past and that produces very narrow or one sided experts so even though you're right we have interests now people want to work on russia they're interested whether it's to go into intelligence or business or anything in between but i feel like even though
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there are fewer acts where it's there still are experts i mean look here self and there are like bunch of people of your generation who really do have a knowledge of russia what russia stands for and what it represents what it wants but if you like the state department. or the white house don't really pay attention to the expert opinion do they even take that opinion into consideration when making up policies towards russia so i have great respect for the state department there is a large qadri. of mid-level officials who spent their career in russia in prague maybe in beijing back to russia developing expertise they tend to have very balanced and sensible views but you know what happens every four years or maybe every eight years we have an election and it's the secretary the deputy secretary the assistant secretary the deputy assistants the political appointees and the basters who come in and got to say every administration it's not just trump but it was obama before and it was clear before that they put in more and more
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political and i'm qualified people because their campaign contributors because it's politically advantageous and therefore the competence at the top declines well their latest trumpet wiser in russia and europe is a heel and she's not like a putting lever and it's not like her views towards russia are super favor rule but she sensible and she's program atic which is already a very good and rare think for american if as an academic colleague i have great respect for if you go to the hill for her work i had her as an invite to a conference at our university in los angeles she knows the caucasus as well as russia central asia she knows trade and oil with economic issues i have and she's balance straight she's not an idealogue she isn't hate anyone can she have a real impact on a policy i don't know i hope that she's working quietly within the system and in tandem let's say with people like our new ambassador here in moscow jon huntsman
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was also known as a moderate a sensible person and don't forget he has experience in business international trade he's been in china and other foreign postings my hope is that over time people like hudson and the hill will move this administration in a pragmatic direction but then we watched the revolving door in the white house at the n.s.c. and i don't know. when it comes to russia and people in iran it does seem like the politicians. glick they have a longer view of relations with the united states what i mean is russia scenario which try to be friends with the guys in the ninety's and they were trying to be friends with the after nine eleven but then them americans broke their promise pushed a nato towards russia's borders and then there was serbia iraq etc etc etc. to the americans this is decade old can continue to be one assessing relations with russia because it does seem to me that the media in america has a much shorter attention span and so does the public we see the whole picture and
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they think well why cycle it will are so right this is a bigger problem even than you know the average journalist working in foreign affairs working on russia i have to remind them as preparation for their interview of me what happened five years ago it's as if not just with every administration but every turnover of the bureau staff no americans you know we tend to approach everything as if we can start from scratch it's a very enduring and positive characteristics of america a kind of can do overcome the obstacles don't get stuck in the past but sometimes we go too far and there are elements of the past that cannot be ignored if we want to approach a country doesn't just mean russia china has historical grievances it issues with its neighbors with us with japan korea iran the shaw nine hundred fifty three the airliner shoot down we can't approach any of these countries as if it all started with each new administration and yet we tend to do that it's an american weakness
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it's also a strength but mostly a weakness but i also feel like fresh equals like the perfect enemy like the dr evil for america is a very good narrative for americans. having russia as an enemy is much more logical than this undefined terrorism think maybe we're show us relations are actually a victim to a perfect narrative that russia fits into a perfect enemy there's there's something very important to what you're saying i think it works both ways i think we have this reciprocal us in russia and america is a good enemy for russia and part of it is as you say it's almost like a logical if you wasn't there you have to create it there's a tendency to find a demon or an adversary the black and whites the cowboy but there's also concrete things that each side have done to help fuel that enemy.

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