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russian lawmakers reopened debate on a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty with washington a long awaited deal is now on the verge of getting the green light. state duma deputies throw misdirected by the news that you cards induction to before the end of the month join us for the details later in the program. says it will launch its own probe into the plane crash that killed the country's president or so except the majority of the blame for the tragedy which found pilot error among the causes described the report is incomplete. and washington and american n.g.o.s stand accused of supporting both governments and opposition movements worldwide in an attempt to hijack democracy. and russia has become the world's third largest country in terms of international reserves off to china and japan more in business
in twenty minutes. why from moscow you are watching r t with marina joshie welcome to the program russian lawmakers have reopened debate on a key arms control deal with the us the new strategic arms reduction treaty or start has already been ratified by the u.s. senate and all it needs now is a green light from moscow artie's an italian advocate a has more. i was busy trying to get it going see here is going to the world's biggest nuclear power is significant to me. at least if they're. there to do it maybe it was by nearly the soles of their important step their relations between russia and the united states is significant in their relations but this last year was the c.g.
was starting to play and this tendency was teeming with the expectation of the sequence of life that supplying the new start treaty changes and the united states to be an example to other nuclear powers powers in the world to join them and have the words and music live. but if she was such a pillar of the statement to. be ready to read immediately but the united states senate doesn't that seem now to missing their decision up above disposition. to see their seats by trying to amend it they do so by eleven pages lord marks a visit to. the state duma deputies are meeting. mark. ballas them there. to see if he was accepted by the states it is in the first meeting state they are proceeding with their second
meeting the last one the third they can take place and it's going to take their civil action deputies instead of the one to make sure the chicken out of the streets in case the united states pilots need surface of the ship to post so there . was a way to listen. to these concerns that nato supply and stupid deploy its same time missile defense shield and you also adept these bolts of. sure . rectifying this receipt not decreasing the monkeys defense of paper he said that the other problem is that while we do see the number of nuclear warheads. grades remaining. on cspan to make the same promise you know it was tedious it before will take place in the spring see it all january and
hopefully shortly after that see the rest of the. yes i know the reporting there poland has acknowledged its responsibility for april's plane crash in southeast russia which killed president lech kaczynski and most of country's political elite however warsaw will carry out its own investigation into the causes of the accident after a described the interstate aviation committee report as incomplete the report published in moscow concluded pilot error bad weather and pressure to land from passengers are among the main causes of the tragedy poland claims russian air traffic controllers should have banned the plane from landing but moscow says under the existing regulations it's up to the captain to take an independent decision concerning takeoff and touchdown david lamont from the flight global magazine says warsaw may be looking for a scapegoat but he can't find fault with the report. i think that the polish government is i think desperate to put at least some of the blame in somebody
else's direction but incidentally i completely go along with the russian verdict on the on the air traffic controllers powers incident the air traffic controller did not clear this craft to land he had with with hold clearance for the craft to land and he wouldn't have had permission to stop an international flight like this one anyway if it had been a russian air force aircraft the controller could have towed it to divert but in international flight especially of this status the controller would simply go along and do everything that he could to help the captain achieve a safe approach. and one polish m.p. believes the tensions over the report might influence relations with russia as politicians could use the tragedy to score points in the coming elections. the political temperature in poland is called for many reasons because of the social
economic situation and first of all we are approaching the parliamentary elections . for english speaking of all these could be made. this debate over the election more report. and could be the main or one of the most important bones of. contention between the major political forces and secondly this could. negatively. impact polish russian relations i'd like not to be a prophet. but such a can exist still how does our here in r.t. case closed find out how critics are slamming the u.s. for trying afghans in american courts despite it being danced along. and russia is among the world's twenty five least free nations while the us gets
a perfect score the washington backed watchdog freedom house says the level of liberty around the world has declined for a fifth consecutive year with moscow listed as an authoritarian regime but one american author says as long as the us a seen as a standard bearer of freedom findings will at credibility. well anybody gets to say anything we don't have to take it seriously i think such a report can be of some value but it is heavily biased in appearance because most of the funding is from the government of one country which scores a perfect score has as do many others it's a very simplistic account you're free or you're partly free or you're not free it's hard with such a simplistic report to make sense of the scores that some countries get to including russia and it overlooks the policies of the countries that are getting perfect scores it clearly has a very low standard for perfection rule of law comes into play in the analysis of
many countries in the united states we now have the president able to announce the policy of assassinating us citizens and anybody else by the way we have the absolute lack of the rule of law for those in power they can go on book tours writing about their crimes and we have clinician meant of organizations like community groups like acorn and potentially of people like bradley manning and potentially of wiki leaks for no crime at all. and u.s. funded n.g.o.s seeking to promote democracy around the world have come up with a unique policy give money to organizations on both sides of the political divide as parties for it has been finding out it rarely works as planned. when it comes to u.s. foreign policy in the developing world backing one side apparently isn't enough from the middle east to latin america to eastern europe the us government has made it a policy to fund the regime and the opposition and when it publicly can't it turns
to a network of government funded n.g.o.s for help i think the strategies of funding the right wing but also funding the resistance movements in order to co-opt them go hand in hand and they have for quite a long time. following the cuban revolution the kennedy administration funneled money into project camelot a controversial research project to write counterinsurgency manuals and people's revolutionary movements in latin america in order to co-opt them. the endeavor was a band then after students in chile found out about it shortly before the nine hundred seventy three chilean coup. recently florida international university teamed up with the u.s. military's southern command to write similar reports on what it calls strategic culture but critics like adrian pine say south com is returning to camelot they're trying to figure out how to manipulate the different populations based on different cultural elements to prevent rebellions for prevent any sort of
you know what we really can see is in many cases democratic manifestations. democratic opposition to the u.s. backed mubarak regime in egypt is actively courted by u.s. funded n.g.o.s like freedom house the international republican institute and the national endowment for democracy any d. also founded and finance the electoral monitoring group the egyptian democratic academy. and it's two story cairo office the group then recruited formerly militant activists. to. the motor city is before so we're going to i totally believe we're us and democracy it's an international issue. domestic issues . but the obama administration spends twenty million dollars annually on what it calls democracy promotion and good governance programs in egypt and sixty five times that amount in impressive one point three billion dollars in military aid
five the understand the american approach to very clear american everybody. we are some more things that are going to strangers and supporting the war. the us continues to send millions of dollars in aid and military assistance to the government in honduras while a network of u.s. government funded n.g.o.s actively pushes to finance the opposition with a. lawyer and there's no oppose the two thousand and nine military coup that ousted hundreds is democratically elected president he sees the current government as an extension of the coup and what he calls master organizations as trying to portray hunt duras today as democratic. it's not a democracy when a president is elected by only twenty five percent of the voters in the country seventy five percent of the population is part of the popular resistance there are more than five hundred thousand people in the streets in protest pine says that while working as a professor at the american university in cairo freedom house tried to co-opt her
students in a bid to silence them on certain issues like egyptian complicity in human rights violations in gaza once people accept this money they accept the conditions that go along with them and those conditions force them to stop talking about the political the underlying political causes of the violations. but while grant's of a thousand dollars can go a long way in poor countries like honduras and egypt the money is hardly without strings. attached to many of these u.s. government funded and you know the focus from financing human rights work around the world without ever recognizing the underlying political military and economic causes for human rights violations many of the result of america pursuing its own interests abroad but when these organizations pay big popular movement lose out at the cost of real human rights change around the world in florida are washington d.c. and the south take a look at some other stories from around the world and rescuers are being joined by victims' relatives in the mass search for survivors remote areas of southeastern
brazil ravaged by floods and landslides mountain villages have been badly hit by heavy rains which have already claimed over five hundred lives thousands have been left homeless in the disaster which is the worst ever experienced by the country officials say the number of dead is expected to rise. the u.n. says a number of its vehicles have been attacked in the ivory coast's main city of abidjan by supporters of the country's incumbent president long bow is refusing to seek power to his rival following of ambers disputed elections despite international condemnation last month he instructed all foreign peacekeepers to leave the country the un ignored the order saying he doesn't have the authority to make such decisions. and easiest opposition has welcomed president ben ali's decision to step down why his term and in twenty fourteen after a quarter century in office the president's pledge came in response to weeks of unrest over high unemployment and food and fuel prices human rights groups estimate
at least sixty people have died in the widespread violence in his televised address the president also said he was ordering police to stop using live ammunition against protesters. and a little later we reported the buried remains of three stork animals and how they are being put to use in russia's far east. behold the giant woolly mammoth. and coming up on our from scientific. two artistic symbol of culture will talk all about. afghan citizens snatched from their home country shipped to america and locked up on charges of terrorism are now finding themselves standing trial in u.s. courts only was no official extradition treaty in place that could be america that's breaking international law r.t. spotlessly are reports. he's the hero of the streets of kabul and also the symbol of american injustice mohammad jawad was only twelve when he was captured and
locked inside guantanamo or seven years later he was found innocent and freed but the damage had been done here at half in society. he cannot talk with. anybody he want to sleep in at all all the time. he want to be a long korean was one of the few journalists to speak with jawad but now jawad lawyers say he's been threatened don't talk to journalists or we'll send you back but afghan authorities say they've had enough of american intimidation more than a new government in the dogshit of the constitution six years ago it was acceptable that american troops would soon afghans to guantanamo but to do no wait but according to the law it should have always been no way because there's never been an extradition treaty between afghanistan and the states not then and not now the basic thing when we speak about extradition is that there is
a faced between two countries about the legal system it's very difficult for me to see that there is a meeting between the american legal system with the afghan legal system and why should they be argues the recon when the afghan justice system is so corrupt the new constitution was adopted in general two thousand and four and while it allows kabul to enter into extradition treaties with other countries until today no such pact exists between afghanistan and the united states. the miracle in afghan courts are different you know also afghans. who were in support afghans being tried and prosecuted by the united states. the implications are far reaching i guess afghanistan would be an easier country for someone who has committed a crime or committed a crime that the united states wants to prosecute them for. to be without fear of being brought back to the united states for that issue but afghans argue justice is
still being served. during the last nine years we've had many cases with the united states where they ask for people and we agree we've sent back many afghans accused of drug smuggling to face charges in the states. since two thousand and one there were new crimes in afghanistan drugs and terrorism to counter these kinds of problems you have got government needed and wanted to cooperate with the international community but will that need and want to translate into action every time because for as long as no extradition treaty exists they really can be no guarantee of justice between both countries. kabul. check out our of the stories we're covering as well as blogs and videos from our contributors a quick look at what's online right now. by a man in bellerose claims he was one of the by a fox that he was hunting but local police say they are somewhat skeptical. and if
you feel like you need to get away from the big city then you might fancy a move to the make believe town of cardboard where everything's made off you guessed it cardboard. now over ninety percent of the world's mammoth remains are found in russia's far eastern republic of so ha giant tusks are being on earth and carved into exclusive pieces of our dear r.t. sean thomas explains how the prehistoric these are contributing to society thousands of years after the last walked the earth. these artists are hard at work creating masterpieces from one of the earth's most rare and unique substances mammoth task. it has been
a long tradition in you to make things out of mammoth task we know that from history in ancient times these things were taken by ships to russia and other countries so since we have these rich resources it is only natural that we should make things from this material. the use of ivory is a controversial issue as it has been linked to savage hunting techniques and dwindling elephant populations these practices have led to an international ban on the ivory trade but the people of you have found a loophole of sorts leading them to say mammoth ivory is perfectly acceptable. mammoth task is fossil which cannot be restored or have been dead for ten thousand years most of the fossils are in northern regions that's where the material is delivered from as far as we know a lot of these fossils are dug up but we are the only ones doing it legally because it is so scarce each year large expeditions are sent up north when there is a break in the weather to search for newly exposed tusks. during the. beaches
surface and that's where we dig and this is hold labor you have to work with a shovel and pick axe you can't always tell a task from a tree you think it's a tree but then you know can it with a special stick and realize that it's a tusk the biggest. killers but they can be as big as one hundred and twenty or even one hundred and thirty kilos. did indeed roam the entire planet but ninety percent of the artifacts have been found right here and that's because of the extreme weather conditions found here allowing scientists to find their bodies largely intact. i took part in almost all the recent excavation project so i was the project leader my first big expedition was to the trans polar reaches of the river very long we excavated and almost tears in. man with a leg and a body of a wolverine when you digging and suddenly see some flash or hair you get very excited if you found a huge big mammoth in some instances the giant animals are preserved so well the
meat itself is still edible. so the mammoth meat preserves its taste back in one thousand nine hundred seventy when we dug out of memphis leg we gave some pieces to dogs and they ate them of course but if you taste and smell of the mammoths meet a quite foul and it's not advisable to eat it but there are some people who claim they ate it and they were even pitches in some newspapers. so you shouldn't expect to find mammoth meat on a menu any time soon the wildly popular giant animal is still contributing to the accordion society today from artistic creation to scientific research on the legend of the mammoth who lives on in your coots sean thomas artie and on the way here in r t back in your star find out word enjoy the best of sunday times in modern day moscow. this looks like a scene will bring up a child in all of this is the museum of soviet paid games and there are dozens of
red term scenes here from box sets to space invaders. they range from nine hundred sixty five all the way to nine hundred ninety one and best of all is that they're all in working order yes the nicest thing they pack he's in the seventh year of this museum provides. john martin anderson less than ten minutes time here in our team before that we'll take a look at what's happening in the world of business here. hello time to bring you the latest business news following in the footsteps of other major international energy holdings russia's state backed power trader into rai is
seeking to start gas production the company's slated to buy a forty nine percent stake in local gas producing north guts for one and a half billion dollars the deal is yet to be approved by russia's gas giant gazprom which controls fifty one percent of north gets into raul is currently consolidating nine billion dollars of russia's power assets with the government aiming to march them on to one state holding to support the enterprises. russia has become world's third largest country in terms of international reserves after china and japan russia's reserves crew nine percent in twenty ten to almost four hundred eighty two billion dollars commerce on daily reports international reserves and the world's top ten countries rose wrong thirteen percent each year the share of the dollar has continued to decline at central banks diversify assets and major uncertainty over the queen's back. and a look at the markets in europe stocks h.
mostly lower with banks and miners leading the way holding losses in asia overnight and as wall street ended lower in the price session attacks is down point one percent on the month and london's footsie is losing point three percent arm holdings is gaining nine percent after results from intel on thursday largely lower on weaker commodity prices but for a snail is rising one point seven percent after a strong quarterly production figures. and here in russia they are ts and my sets are slightly higher this hour apart from the incursion of the influence of external markets the dynamics on the russian markets i expected to remain volatile a positive. and looking ahead to the next couple of weeks of trading a good from troika dialog says rising oil prices and news from abroad will be key drivers for the russian market. full price will be very important and global markets saying to national markets and american markets right now he's expecting in
the fourth quarter results even looser is also good i think a bit longer view so we probably will see some real location from fixed income instruments as an asset class into equities and i think we'll see global growth in equities first of all with strong commodities global equity growth was strong come order to still be very very good environment for growth in russia. and merchant markets promise to be the main driver of global economic growth in twenty eleven according to the latest report from the world bank whether the bank warns that investors looking to cash in on the growth story could create an asset bubble deutsche bank's chief economist and. vali believes the risks are real. asset bubbles are always that they're always possible especially after the very pronounced world we've seen in say woodies russian authorities in two thousand and
nine two thousand. significant gains and of course this is something that is likely to be at the back of the mind of russia's policy makers this is a possibility especially after the effects of q two coming from the u.s. . well that's how we have time for now but you can always find more stories on our website that started dot com slash business. to.
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