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hello and welcome to focus on europe and we begin. i'll show this week in russia where one of the most influential and oldest human rights groups in the country has been banned. the supreme court ordered a closure of memorial, which has for over 3 decades supported rush and dissidence against persecution, and worked to uncover crimes committed during the stalinist dictatorship. the binding of the organization sparked widespread criticism at home and abroad. so memorial can now no longer support people like elisa meisner, whose family was expelled from moscow during the stalinist era. a fate shed by millions of others in the soviet union. even today, many have not been able to return home including elisa, who still lives in rude niche need not far from the settlement that her parents were originally banished to. and any hope of returning to moscow appears less likely than ever. after the shutting down of memorial,
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a foreigner in her own country, ah, that's holly's a meissner feels her family used to live in a spacious apartment in moscow in the 19 thirty's. then came the 2nd world war and the soviet government began to porting what it labeled dangerous elements from the capital. joseph stalin branded all germans living in russia, traitors to their country. police as mother was german, i was deported to a so called special settlement in the northern tiger in siberia. so my minister all of my mother's family was forcibly re settled because of their ethnicity, could walk on like a handful of p, as they were strewn across the country. school got all hope of 0. bless them. elisa was born in the remote settlement. her family was forced to stay there for decades and worked like almost all to port ease felling trees. the miners had a harder though, daughter, as ethnic germans,
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they weren't accepted by their russian neighbors. they got would not buy soldier, the very same people. we lived side by side with orchard, wouldn't the same road went to school or the club waiver, and yet these people bullied and harassed us. what if, what the corp, what it was that out, but he would learn play at the post. it wasn't until the 19 ninety's to the minus were allowed to leave along with hundreds of thousands of other political prisoners and to pull teas at the time. many vulgar germans emigrated to germany. but a lease, a meissner had my relatives in the west and didn't speak german. so she stayed on in home region and ruining me a small town about 70 kilometers from the settlement where her parents had been sent. but in recent years, rude nittany has been shrinking rapidly. after i was like, we used to have a bath. yeah, no, not anymore. now,
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if someone has to go to the hospital in the nearest city, they risk not making it to tonia. got lost. the some of the reds was so bad, and the dr. lasted so long that one of our neighbors died on the way to the doctors . but that are you on elisa micener could have moved to moscow long ago. the city her family was once forced to leave, it was guaranteed on the russian law and the apartment 2 in theory. but in practice, the authorities refused that part. elisa meisner still fighting for her right to move into the old family home in the city. until recently, the human rights organization memorial was trying to help her and many other victims of the stolen regime memorial research, the families original living situation. here, a member of the group looks at the apartment in augusta though with veronica it compare this with a life and the special settlement. i'd imagine the people must live there with a kind of hopelessness than he was, wasn't. they can't get out surrounded by thick forest and wolves. it's very hard to
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compare that with life in moscow lesson so many form of the poor t's face, similar situations about 1500 still waiting to return to their ancestors homes. did glovebox as linear. i'm afraid these so called children of the gulag no longer have any priority with the authorities. so ladies, all russian state would much rather talk about victories. the highlights of history, not the dark sides of the soviet union or otherwise they would have to talk about their responsibility to what about instance. now elisa meisner is losing this valuable support. the russian authorities of accused memorial of acting as what they call a foreign agent, saying the organization included nazi collaborators on this list of victims of soviet repression and crucially that it criticized russian president vladimir putin . nobody else has a linear yet no, correct?
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no, no social, i figured in unfortunately memorial, his demonstratively broken certain regulations multiple times media, motel. so memorial will bear full responsibility. fully media memorial has categorically denied these accusations even so the supreme court of russia has ordered the closure of the country's best known non governmental organization. memorial has been dissolved. elisa meisner sees it as a slap in the face not only to her, but to millions of other victims of stalinist repression and their descendants. no other organization has stood up for their rights with as much determination. if they're to me, my doll, i think memorial is doing something good with the staff there and not only helping us, but many other people as well. i think one of them done to this organization is a terrible injustice. this, with these for you, ah,
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nearly every family in russia suffered in some way during the soviet era. elisa meisner says that now with the banning of memorial her russia is losing another focal point of remembrance. and support and memory also plays an important role in our next story. memories that is of life before the mediterranean island of cyprus, was divided into the turkish controlled north and the greek republic of cyprus in the south. now after that division nearly 50 years ago, the coastal result of butter osha was quite literally abandoned since then and there as lord us who grew up in veronica, had been longing to return to the place he sees was home. oh kathy edelweiss has been waiting in vain for guests. the more than 47 years taxi
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stopped come here long ago and the party meet has been redundant for some time. this is the supreme coastal town of russia. these days it's a deserted ghost town. but in times gone by the 19th sixty's, it was a glamorous resort, drawing tourists from all over the world. after cyprus, his violent division in 1974 ferocious found itself under turkish occupation. it was an off limits military's own for decades. but just recently, rocher was partially reopened for greek cypriots, andreas load us. it's a chance to see where he lived as a child during the war. and that is where the bomb hit the golden marianna. the golden marianna hotel used to belong to the lord os family until the occupation by turkish troops led to the displacement. in 1974. i remember our escape, which happened to we not by them. here our mother was driving and
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we were in the car and her my youngest brother was one year old and my mother said if we see an aeroplane military aeroplane coming towards us, i will a sub the car. i will let you go and i will try and shake their plane away and come back and find you. the family escapes and andreas lot us grew up in the south of the london has been lobbying for reconciliation with 2 foster periods for many years now. the architect would love to rebuild the russia and the city of the future. and many other buildings can be clad with exoskeletons said to will produce either electricity or water, or a green, and possibly a combination of all of them, their own enjoying troughs, alicia utilized, and provisions for electric hello, carsa beings applied. he wants to see good times returned to russia,
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but he says that for that the property claims of former greek residence 1st need to be reckoned. yes, so many souls, a partial rocking of russia as a political power play by turkish president edwin and the government of northern cyprus. but also as a willingness to reach an understanding who allows the owners of the house should be found besides, then followed by efforts to find the solution to that goes on in the architect says little progress has been made on that front. he regularly meets other displaced people and ferociously, most would even be prepared to live under a turkish administration if it allowed them to return. from bizarre. if i could, you says even today, he isn't here. this is where we were born, where we grew up busy. he asked why not? yell and turkish cypriots celebrated the opening of rocher with fanfare. now the town fills with day trip is during weekends. many
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turks have nothing against the greeks returning to russia. huck, what every one's right should be respected coast. but his messiah very good. is it? as far as i'm concerned with, the old owners can come back and do business here. caliber as long as they recognize the turkish north autonomy venture. you know, because they're already returning joseph. but andres loaders is unsure, with the greek cypriots, will be able to return and regain possession of their homes. he recently found out that another building that belonged to his family, just outside the rocher has been slated for demolition. it's this multi story residential block from the 19 seventy's. he's never been inside it. oh, we'll get to read about our proper fear in the use february. so today i'm going him there's no sign of the turkish tenants. the building is currently managed by
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a muslim foundation and has allegedly become dilapidated. the door to the roof is long and the architect fee is turkish. speculators have sit is sites on the building which occupies a prime seaside location. he's applied to the european court of human rights for its restitution, that he's still waiting for a response that is important is he's an island of less than a 1000000 people. we all know whose house is these ira and they know because the north there is in control of the land registry documents as well. and then from there on it is a matter of good will. and if god willing cell will will be homes. one, andreas, lord us would like to see the russia become a home again, not just for its former inhabitants, but for turkish cypriots to so that the resurrected ghost town can help foster reconciliation across the whole of cyprus. now on
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a very different notes, anybody who like me enjoys cooking at home, all who cooks for a living will agree that lemons, canada, special something to betty dishes. so where would you go to find the richest selection of lemons in the world? well, what about this, which is said to be the sunniest village in france, tucked away in the foothills of the pyrenees. it's where grower, etc, and shallow, and his wife have produced an outstanding collection of citrus fruits. ah, leaves me citrus type santana. lucy, free batten hood, his hands and finger all cathy on line. wintertime, his name ripening c. they grew in the villages, ages at the foot of the county to mountain where they are carefully tended to fly citrus experts. it's ian and patty,
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im shania he appear hunter. no, they're around a 1000 different varieties says and all work is always evolving thanks to exchanges with all the growers shimoda. this is the best private citrus free collection affects all of our probably of variety is most people have never heard of phone. you're not even those who working astronomy, loans with 320 days of sunshine a year. this village is one of the sunniest areas in france, plus the night night frosts and soil up perfect to growing citrus varieties, giving the fruits that beautiful colors. the plantation is a veritable citrus garden of eden with an astonishing range, as well as a few hopeful new cometh. did you buy online right there? on a bit of this, here is a cross between palm alone. come quiet from what her. it's going to launch a taste revolution in the next 10 to 20 years. it's amazing fruit herbs. he looked
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for it or thing or could come just like a great while a vehicle gone like the skin is chris love. they're better than the sour than sweetness and exceptional harmony mckeever, and you will develop it to them. usually there are only one or 2 trees of a given variety. each has its own unique flavor, and each can play a key role in cultivating a new variety. the chanel cell lay 150 varieties of citrus fruits to chefs from all over the world. long the mile who runs a restaurant close by commerce to select his own. for example, for his famous venison, we go with citrus fruit pickles visited with the of it. i'm also gonna agree the ball. the idea is to taste a piece of meat with the citrus fruits to appreciate the difference. but it's a very special blend of flavors. initially, taste the game meets more, but then the buddha's hand come serve up and eventually prevails. hubbard, this is what makes the so interesting to get those on. the chef
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develops new recipe ideas with the shala's law. novak and we basically accompany the shafts through their discovery of citrus fruit, but they're the ones who know how to use and combine them off. but there is a 2 way exchange that's mutually beneficial also, nor in return market citrus fruits worth their weight in gold. well, almost restaurants pay up to $30.00 euro. the key low that could tempt thieves. so at the engineer has devised the trick to protect the fruits with their you're gonna be blue, right? the wrong names on the tags. so thieves wouldn't know what they've stolen. i'm sorry, but it's my little joke, but that's cuba with glue. as restaurants were closed during the pandemic, the shell is found themselves with a lot of surplus produce. but they found a solution. they created citrus fruit, preserves,
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and began also selling to hobby cooks. they will call us one of my best way home quote. i can also discover the many different varieties of such as fruits and products that preserve their qualities and flavor. kelly kelly said he really fritz . hi says oh no crisis. the citrus groves of a use provide as estie ray of sunshine to the pallets and the plates now not to know where the remains of your father or your grandfather a bear, it is a fate shared by many spaniards. even today, up to a 100000 people killed during the spanish civil war and under the regime of dictator, francisco franco, have still not been recovered. often, the bodies of victims were simply dumped in mass graves. there are now, however, plans to exhume and identify them. the median spain do not welcome these efforts to
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dig up the past. yet the 92 year old augustine ratio, seeing her father finally get a proper burial is something she has long yearned for. dealing with the past is often challenging. in this field, it requires caution to the metal detector locates 1st a coin then with cartridge 90. 2 year old augustina su is accompanied by her son been addicted. she's waited all her life for this day. her father, a republican, was killed by one of dictated francisco. franco's command those in november 1936. he was buried in this field near to lay dog. i. christina was 6 years old at the time. laquisha mother and i especially remember that we were having dinner in the courtyard when 3 men arrived. and it was sent to my father florentine, now stop beating and get up brought
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a dinner there. has it there. now you know what i object it sang. they should at least let him initiating. definitely. but they took him away. little man just like that. go here into the national give out of the next day. a father was shot dead along with 6 of the men. marco gonzalez belongs to a group of volunteers who have opened hundreds of graves and recovered the remains of more than a 1000 people. after decades of indifference from the state new laws and now set to support their work, marco says the change was too long in coming. if you tell me that it is when i looked at still relative, either civil groups taking a struggle yet, i'm sure there is no state representative here. there. it should be the government that accompanies the road. and does this work? i mean, it's not applicable when you're start off to just a few hours. the 1st bonds are uncovered. more than a 100000 people disappeared during spain civil warn franco's depression. many were
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thought to be lost forever. in 1936, the fascist general francisco franco. stay the crew against the democratically elected left on government. the 3 year civil war broke thousands of military deaths on both sides as one atrocities. but of the franco's victory. only the fascist dead were 100. those from the other side were never mentioned. augustine rescue lives not far from the field where her father died in the small village of rec us. spain has been a democracy for more than 40 years, but it is still difficult to talk about those who died on a lovely augustine as some benedict too has often been told its best not to open old women this summer. but he was to tell them where to find, like if his grandfather flourentino miss a proper burial. give us the shortly the motto, lakisha free them when she moves. he'll think when you have really suffered a lot to go back for 5 years,
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we battled with the local government for permits less at the fact that now we have found my grandfather come where we took it out. secondly, ella, we asked local authorities for a comment but received no response. the past is a sensitive subject here. after franco's death, the left and right agreed not to talk about the civil war any more. an amnesty was meant to ease the transition to democracy. many a still came to forget the past, including hearing rick us, roy by the ring. ah, what i don't think it's right to dig at the did, i won't bring them back up. why still things up casa, but activists want to revive spain's historical memory. in this laboratory, the catalog human remains 30 amid resistible from the right wing opposition. prime minister petro sanchez government wants to make further exhumations possible through legislation, and is consider in prosecuting historical acts. marco gonzalez approves
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when the set of go, but i a morales yet. when spain became a democracy, someone didn't do the job skin loss, clement as the crimes of the dictatorship, and franco ism would never come daniel to those that he thought they went completely on the polished, glad onto them, and a bonus. it stay 3 at the field near rick us and the excavations well advanced. many civil war era remains have been uncovered. the volunteers meticulously documented f refined. doing what many here believe the authority should be doing with their work means augustine rescue can now fulfill her greatest wish to bury her father in the reco cemetery. your mother, under the name of it, was the greatest julie to let up, will soon have my father beside my mother. it makes me very happen to have the good then the volunteers want to keep the
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victims of franco's dictatorship back. that dignity augustine arrest. tio has been waiting for this moment all her life. and finally, i'd like to take you to a remarkable place in the italian capital. rome worth time, ticks peacefully by. it's the workshop of aldo. oh, really, who specializes in repairs and restoring old even ancient clocks? now the master craftsman can't exactly make time stand still, of course he can't. but he can give his customers a greater appreciation of just how precious it can be. it might seem as if time has stood still in alto, al henley's, stalling the via del clementine. in fact, getting talks and what she's taking is his speciality. he operates on these
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beautiful time, be things like a skilled surgeon doing his bit to preserve the slice of history. i got so the but the boy i helped out on the workshop and body 2, i worked my way up and yes, got a passion for precision mechanics. guy nika, i had to really excellent teachers who specialized nancy coaches, a antique. i'm lucky to have been able to continue their work before toner. his cloaks are highly thought after in the world of antiques. they self at top dollar at international auctions, chrissa and up and out of the aggregate of others here in sarasota. this is a beautiful travel clock on the swiss mechanism is very important in the english show seconds. races of these of richly gilded table talks with the cost about $5000.00 euros to likely about any wind. this one off. it hasn't called official fountains. i think that the rockwell as roman philosopher seneca mean,
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it's not that we have too little time, but that we let too much of it go to waste of customers. have known that wisdom more and more want to have their parents watches refurbished. another ada, please, is me the children of mallory discovery, past memories. a video is loosely watches have come under pressure from smartphones. i'll do our really hands his worries, especially given a lack of young talent in italy. but stephanie, his son wants to take over for the brussel, being a watchmaker fascinates me, because i get to work on the pieces myself. i always enjoyed being in the workshop in working on these unique pieces file a rami will delay mass bailed for outdoor. no money will work on unlock machines. this is one store definitely bucking the digital trends, but they are threats. the pandemic has brought higher costs for rent and energy in room. still master watch make, and i'll do well in the,
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is keeping his own rhythm. and he think clock's ticking, but time they say waits for no one. and that is all that we have time for on this latest edition of focus on europe. i will give you plenty of food for thought, and if so, do join us again next time round until then for me and the rest of the focus on your activity by, by and chips. ah with
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