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russian lawmakers reopened debate on the landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty with washington the long awaited deal is now on the verge of getting the green light. state duma deputies throw misdirected by the news that egypt arms reduction treaty before the end of the month join us for the details later in the program. poland says it will launch its own probe into the plane crash that killed the country's president warsaw except the majority of the blame for the tragedy which found pilot error causes but described the report is incomplete. washington and american n.g.o.s stand accused of supporting both governments and opposition movements worldwide and in the tam to hijack democracy.
live from moscow i'm 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 or has more. he doesn't think it is going to be here it's going to the world's biggest new play of power it's significant they're making. music they're. there to do it maybe it was by nearly the souls of a very important step for the relations between russia and the night that is significant warm up in their relations with this clause here one of the speech was starting to believe this tendency will be new but there is education of the c.g. post but that's applying the new start treaty changes and the united states are
giving an example to other nuclear powers powers in the world to join them and have towards a nuclear free world but if she was signed back in april the statement at least upsets me ready to read by immediately thoughts of the united states senate wasn't up to now them isn't their decision they're up above the opposition. like to see their picture of the treaty by trying to mend amends it's safe to do so but they included eleven pages worth of marks and visions detained by the state duma deputies are easy to mark. ballas them but they're no good seats he was accepted by the states it was a piece in the first meeting state they are proceeding with their second meeting the last one the third meeting will take place on the twenty fifth there's several things russian deputies concerned the one to make sure the should get out to the
streets in case the united states violates any terms of the treaty oh so there will be. dozens of people. to listen. to the fifty's concerned with nato splats do you deploy it same time missile defense shield and you also adept these baltic. sure that that's occurring this week she would not be decreasing the funky defensive capabilities that president barack obama has promised why would you see the number of nuclear warheads what he might do upgrades the remaining lines. once he's president to make this thing up promised you know that was he to give us that before will take place in the spring see it all january and hopefully shortly after that. at that age. which i know you're reporting there now 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 it described the interstate aviation committee report as incomplete the report published in moscow to include a pilot error a bad weather and pressure to land from passengers were among the main causes of the tragedy poland claims russian air traffic controllers should have banned the plane from landing at moscow says under the existing regulations it's up to the captain to take an independent decision concerning take off and touch down every asian security expert chris he says investigation was thorough and carried out to a high standard. there is nothing more to be said quite frankly i think they. the committee that did this investigation has to make sense period job. they found what they found which is that the primary blame should be on the
truck you know the truth of the shortfall from what you know there is more important law in the transcript of the conversations between pilots ground during the. final approach of the fall of the aircraft into the airport. that is that there is a new condition for landing at this airport and quite frankly with that sort of information being given to the pilots the pilot should then made the judgment to follow traffic instruction and transferred to another airport nearby where better visibility better conditions for the landing might well have persisted 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 upcoming elections. the
political temperature in poland is hard for many reasons because of the social economic situation and first of all we are approaching the parliamentary elections for it frankly speaking of all these could be made. this debate ahead of the election more report. and could be the main a one of the most important bones of. contention between the major political forces and secondly this could. negatively. impact the polish and russian relations i would like not to be a prophet. but such a can exist. and so i have this hour here in our case close find out how critics are slamming the us for trying out against american courts the spite of being cancelled. and russia is among the world's twenty five least free nations
while the us gets a perfect score at the washington backed watch dog freedom house says the level of liberty around the world has declined for a fifth consecutive year with moscow listed as an authoritarian regime why american author says as long as the u.s. is seen as a standard bearer for freedom finings will lack 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 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 and 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 he has 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 but as our scale and ford 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 people's revolutionary movements in latin america in order to co-opt them. the endeavor was abandoned 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 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 her 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 financed the electoral monitoring group the egyptian democratic academy and its two. story cairo office the group then recruited formerly militant activists. to. democracies before so we're going to totally believe the worst and democracy it's an international issue. to must to ensure. that 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 supporting to the or some more things are going to. work. the u.s. 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 movement. lawyer neck there's no oppose the two thousand and nine military coup that ousted honduran democratically elected president he sees the current government as an extension of the coup and what he calls master organizations as trying to portray hunter is today as democratic they were going to get out of the markets they want to 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 and 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 many of. these u.s. government funded and you know the focus on 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 movements lose out at the cost of real human rights change around the world in florida are washington d.c. and spain has put forward
a proposal to change that use visa regime which could make it easier for russians to travel in and around europe it would mean a single reserve will be given first application a two year multiple entry visa on the second and a five year old third all this will come under a regime which covers much of continental europe in return moscow so that is ready to widen the list of specialists who can answer the country without a visa and the russian foreign minister expressed hope progress will be made to ease the visa regime during a television interview on thursday some members are keen on making it easier for russian tourists to visit. a subject a look at some other stories from around the world and rescuers are being joined by victims' relatives in the mass search for survivors in 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. lands as a number of its vehicles have been attacked in the ivory coast main city of abidjan by supporters of the country's incumbent president laurent gbagbo is refusing to cede power to his rival following the vampiric 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 hundreds of anti-government protesters are marching through. it's an asian capital today's day after the president found stabbed vowed rather to step down president ben ali announced that he will give up his power when his term ends in twenty fourteen after a quarter of a century in office is move came in response to two 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. and later here in r.t.
we report on the buried remains of priests or animals and how they are being put to use in russia's far east. behold the giant wall the mammoth. coming up party from scientific discovery to artistic symbol of culture will talk all about the matter. afghan citizens snatched from their home countries shipped to america and logged out and charges of terrorism are now finding themselves standing trial in u.s. courts only with no official extradition treaty in place it could be america that's breaking international law. 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 seven years later he was found innocent and freed but the damage had been done he has
a fair attack in society. he cannot talk with. anybody you want to sleep and it will all the time. you want to be along karim was one of the few journalists to speak with jawad but now jawad lawyers say he's being 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 direction of the constitution six years ago it was acceptable. american troops would send afghans to guantanamo but to date 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 faith 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 and 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 pect exists between afghanistan and the united states must be miracleman in afghan courts are different you know also afghans are muslims who won't 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 the afghan 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 and check out our t. dot com for more on the stories we're covering as well as blogs and videos from our contributors a quick look at what's online right now. shot by korea man in bellerose claims he was more than 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 made believe town of cardboard your work everything's made off you guessed it cardboard. and over ninety percent of the world's mammoth remains are found in russia's far eastern republican giant tusks are being earth carved into exclusive pieces of are there are the shun thomas explains how the priest or beasts are contributing to society thousands of years after the last walk 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 test from a tree you think it's
a tree but then you know what it was special stick and realize that it's a tusk the biggest sixty 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. to find their bodies largely intact yet i took part in almost all the recent excavation projects i was the project leader my first big expedition was to the trans polar reaches of the river very long we excavated and almost ten in. man with legs and a body of a wolverine when you're 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 both the taste and smell of the mammoth meat a quite foul and it's not advisable to eat it but there are some people who claim they ate it and they're 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 society today from artistic creation to scientific research on the legend of the mammoth who lives on in your coots sean thomas artie. brings us up to date here in r.t. and business news is next with a. hell of a time for a business bulletin following in the footsteps of the major international energy holdings russia's state backed power trader into rai seeking to start gas production the company is slated to buy
a forty nine percent stake in local gas producer north gas for one 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 raw it's currently consolidating nine billion dollars of russia's power assets with the government a mean to merge them into one state holding to support the into prices. russia has become world's third largest country in terms of international reserves off to china and japan russia screw nine percent in twenty ten to almost four hundred eighty billion dollars daily reports international reserves in the world's top ten countries were overall thirteen percent last year the share of the dollar has continued to decline as central banks diversify assets and uncertainty over the greenback. and that's one quick look at the markets in europe stocks age most clear low of the banks and minus leading the way following losses in asia overnight and
as wall street ended lower in the prior session london's footsie is down point six percent and the dax is losing point three percent arm holdings is gaining nine percent after results from intel on thursday miners were largely low on weaker commodity prices but for us mellow is prizing one point seven percent off a strong quarter of production figures. and here in russia the markets are seeing a slight correction despite the euro strengthening to the dollar and a successful placement of bonds by spain and italy both indices are down or on top of the so. and although the strong ruble is given some support to stocks. gold is among the top losers on the my six us precious metal futures for the first week the first time this week salesforce outperforming the market on reports the car maker increased retail sales by thirty seven percent last year transnet to slightly lower after the oil company announced
a fifteen percent decline in this first quarter results. looking ahead to the next couple of weeks of trading you get a pretty high from troika dial excess rising oil prices and news from abroad will be the key drivers for the russian market for oil price will be very important and global markets international markets and american markets right now use expecting in the fourth quarter results of those or is also good i think. longer view so we probably will see some relocation from fixed income instruments as an asset glossing to equities and i think we'll see global growth in equities first of all with strong. global equity growth was strong come order to still be very very good environment for growth in russia. emerging markets promise to be the main driver of global economic growth in twenty eleven according to the latest report from the world bank how well the bank wants that investors looking to cash in on the growth
story could create an asset bubble deutsche bank's chief economist in russia. believes the risks are real. yes and bubbles are always a threat they're always possible that especially out juror b. thirty pronounced the world we've seen in say anybody's bluff nobody's 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 minds of voters policymakers this is a possibility especially after the effects of q e two zero zero coming from the u.s. that's all they have time for now you can always find more stories on our website r t v dot com slash business.
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