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for look at the international headlines now here not. a ten year old victim of a russian plane crash has died impossible given the number of players killed at least forty four and the news comes as aviation experts examine the black box recorders from across jet exploded into flames and. the greek government survives a political vote of confidence and it's a sturdy drive and it fears protests that will the people in the north part of the
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skull of the star and three hundred thirty nations worth billions of euros in order to secure a second even brain around. the former soviet republics more on the twenty seven million victims killed in the fight against cancer its troops this day seventy years ago see beijing of the soviet union on the east the loveliest conflicts in infancy history which became known as the great country to me. next we talk to british historian and author dr michael jones well known for his books on world war two he sold out he wasn't a great hit it was decision to invade the seventy seventy years ago and was help the savior troops to win the. today marks the seventieth anniversary of the start of operation hitler's code name for germany's invasion of the state union it became the largest ever military
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operation both in terms of sheer resources deployed and also in casualties and michael jones's new book tells the story of the red told me during the second world war that james thank you for talking to r.t. to say let's start from the beginning of operation barbarossa why did decide to invade the. always wanted to invade the soviet union the reason he gave out was that the soviet union would actually germany i think the evidence for that in nineteen forty one slight underneath that just because his military were two main factors the first was hitler's hatred of communism bolshevism and that was what he really put out to your plate it was a crusade against bolshevism bolshevism was a menace that needed to be destroyed but underneath the real truth about this war
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was race hatred and if one reads my income. it's clear that he wants to carve out living space. and do so the expense of the people he regarded as racially inferior and when he announced operation barbarossa he told himself that it was a war of annihilation didn't he he he thought this was a war of survival. it was going to be the survival of the fittest and it didn't take time to realize the consequences of. that there would be horrific losses. and that was indeed how unexpected it was the invasion i mean hitler and stalin had signs the molotov ribbentrop pact making them out. it's onesie allies of course but allies nonetheless they were allies and the soviet union was caught by surprise and this was stalin's great blond stalin was not naive but he thought that germany
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would not attack in nineteen forty one he thought the attack would come late and he believed that he could use this pact to develop the soviet union's and sphere of influence and at the same time. the right on me and transfer industry is beyond your own mountains but in fact he got it very very badly wrong and of course the red army was cool deeply unprepared in nine hundred forty one your book is about this is a human story behind the red how did it develop militarily during the conflict it's the beginning of nine hundred forty one the red army was it. by the order of nine hundred forty one of the last between two and three million tons of cool missing captcha. i think few of them is in the world could you sustain that level of punishment and still carried on fighting and it was not madness for. this high commodity to believe at that point the soviet union. and what was it that kept the
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red army fighting that's the sixty four thousand dollar question an extraordinary mix of. brutal leadership tough leadership from stalin but it was necessary to be tough and the autumn of nineteen forty one and stalin result that moscow would be defended and they would keep fighting but it was a patch or to some profound trick of some that the red army recovered from the initial crisis and realized it was a battle for survival and what was at stake was not just a communist system but russia as a country and the soviet union was in the boardroom so it's not and it really did become a part of it war it was an unusual time in the developed. it's a lot during that time it's called what do you think explains the mox difference in its effectiveness from say nine hundred forty one to for example the stalingrad in which it secured a stunning victory of course the technical reasons that the red army in the midst
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of war is is retraining. and of course it's the worst possible time to do it but they are doing it and to give them credit this begins to make a difference they transferred their industry as they got them out and running and certainly by the end of stoning brought better trained and better equipped but the germans still from there to both and i believe that if it was just the science or the technical side germany could very well have want to either nine hundred forty one zero nine hundred forty two put it with love of them although it was a sixty ordinary determination to carry on fighting the germans underestimated to hit wants to. quit campaign was crucial but it didn't work out like the told that he thought it would all be over and he was not alone after the will of the german journal was just nonsense we were against it but at the time many of them agreed with hitler they thought the war could be very quickly in three months and of
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course we won't make the same mistake was napoleon we want however when it's a war because we'll have won it by view with them they were carved away by their own successive previous successes blitzkrieg brightening war and they believe that if they hammered the road from here it will be. but they are under estimated the red army and they underestimated the soviet union and was that a turning point so was it just common sense in the winter when the weather they just weren't prepared for well the germans blame the weather. and you could just see in that one coming that they were caught by surprise and they said their weather rolled them but in fact i think the weather was. part of the story and the other part that was much harder for them to acknowledge was that an army that seemed to feed to demoralize them last in a matter of weeks in fact days turned itself around and started fighting and resisting with stupendous power on the first turning point was outside moscow the
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germans expected to take the conflict so they were later than they thought but they still thought that would end the war and it was the strength and determination over existence that caught me by surprise how does a campaign hit was repeatedly i'd thought taking western russia would in fact be more of a drain on germany's economic resources than it would be beneficial why did he go ahead with the campaign anyway. hitler was motivated by his own sons of leadership he believed he had a mission almost divine mission a very dark divinity to lead his people to great success and it was this mission that he was going to follow on on a fundamental level he was never really going to listen to advice that he perceived that the soviet union was the enemy and he also believed its resources could be plundered and used for a great future at the end of the day he was going to fall. and what were the
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consequences of the ultimate failure of operation. it destroyed the german army it destroyed. throughout the war the majority of its resources were concentrated on the eastern front and even off the d.j. more free porches divisions in the divisions were fighting on the eastern front so it was where the pickets profits took place because casualties took place and although the road on the system had more casualties than the germans could do with replace those casualties back so it became a war for tresham. ultimately it was going to be germany that would lose that war and it was this dreaded phrase that war on two fronts wasn't. well hitler believed that a war on two fronts could work if you will war against the soviet union quickly and
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of course if it had been won quickly that could well be the case but once the war started dragging on into nineteen forty two nineteen forty three germany was lost and the very marked which had behaved with a deal of decorum on the western front it's behaved in a completely different way in the east since that what do you put that down well part of the war the germans claim that it was fighting a clean war and it was it was the units behind the army and it was the us that were doing all the unpleasant stuff that was not true that some soldiers on the eastern front with decent behave decently but many were affected by the race proper conduct towards the smallest towards the communities in the german army i participated in atrocitus atrocities against the jews against the russian civilian population or certainly knew they were going on. just
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a thought i mean the justification was we were fighting a brutal war of survival. but war with darker than any other war in the twentieth century indeed possibly in human history the role played by the civil union defacing is vastly underappreciated in the west why is that. when in part it's the legacy of the cold war that surprisingly history is not only written they say by the victors but our view of this part of our history and very strongly by the germans because the german view became incorporated into the historical free thinking in the. with the cold war so there was an underestimation or an unwillingness to recognize the soviet union into it fully and i think the cold war in part was the reason for thought but i think the other reason is the scale is
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so vast i mean we're talking about twenty seven million and times the civilian and military casualties as i think the other is is simply it's so big the people who struggle to really comprehend one of the things i wanted to add to my book is to make that story comprehensible account to give it a human voice so that people can relate so rather than that just being a mass of rather overwhelming statistics that's michael james thank you very much thank you. for the full story we've got it's. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers on. culture is that so much of an oldish musician apparently trying to market from spring just be uprisings in
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a police state becoming vicious civil war. and. it's. seventy six hours of intense fighting. six thousand janitors
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against front feel several kilometers long. and now there is only one person who cares. to see we are surrounded by garbage everywhere but also there are. on this beach which of course is the very most appropriate city significator a symbol of everything that's wrong with our goddamn government allowing not only garbage but to accumulate where so many guys died. a new battle is going on. will the history be protected. return to terra what julian cooper story on our t.v. . down to your fish or on t. application to your body phone i pod touch from the. job sheesh life
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on the go. video on demand keys my old costs. r.s.s. feeds now in the palm of your. question on the. ten year old victim of a russian plane crash has died in hospital bringing the number of those killed in the incidents to forty the news comes as aviation experts examine what's recorders the passenger jet that exploded into flames in the public of. the greek government survives a critical vote of confidence in a source thirty drive for the. furious protests that the people of the reward parliament must now decide whether to impose austerity measures with billions of red ink to secure a second bailout. and the former soviet republics and more of the twenty
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seven million victims killed in the process against at least troops on this day seventy years ago i don't see the base of the state with me at least not this conflict in the region's history of hate and great patriotic war. critics the latest was these with you know it looks as if the one of the biggest jobs and has not been filled you know yeah we should be just hours away from finding out whether chelsea have their man we got the story all not in just a second kerry plus the rest of the story. i was pretty happy with this this is sports today i mean these are some of the stories we're covering. off to a flier maria sharapova makes it look easy in her opening clash at wimbledon crushing fellow russian. full schedule
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a busy round of russian premier league football gets underway a little later with an alternate route and all fixtures before a month long summer break. on foot to the floor former ones most decorated seem for rory to part in the historic drive around the kremlin. intriguing stuff but let's start with tennis for maria sharapova is off the mark of the third grand slam of the year the russian won wimbledon as a seventeen year old in two thousand and four and is aiming for more success in london after jumping i compacted on a trip to say in round one no worries for the siberian native on center court sharapova just three games on the road to a six two six one straight sets win the fifth seed nigh meets the winner of the laura robson kerberos. city again against an opponent that's been the top ten before hasn't had the worst results this year. and
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don't quite know what to expect because she. had nothing to. create a. good match. there's been an emotional comeback to wimbledon for serena williams to the fending champion bursting into tears following a hard fought victory over frenchwoman all of a resigned. recently returned from a year long layoff from coast guard six three three six six one joy and relief all in one for the thirteenth time round slam winner. elsewhere world number one caroline wozniacki didn't mess around against spain. on yet but ten seats a month or so those are big in the biggest casualty to date crushing on greece and linda zink up here right outside the charts. ok over in the men's side of action roger federer and djokovic has suffered few
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difficulties on routes to the second stage federer for a record tying seventh all the crowd not pushing himself too hard against his act pushed in the swiss the wall was winning at seven six six four six. one joining the swiss nice true in the next round is novak djokovic the serbian simply devastating form against france is germany shahr day six four six one six one tyrone joker has never reached the. look like the thank you is anonymous way home the russian seen off by extremely intimidated prodigy bernard tomic show on the road too much of the time for germany on the back lot a number russian the country's highest ranked player in london as mikhail youzhny outlast the long minako following a full five. let's leave tellus behind with the football on the russian premier
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league where the games are coming thick and fast these days another part schedule a little later on when state and local it runs before a month long summer break with all the skipping. things interesting reading c.s. come off school the have won five of their last half a dozen games the welcome to look on the t.v. another all topical encounter see sports scene army in what will be the visitors' first game with serbia still in charge in forms in each who can currently post the top stories in the league entertain. good travel to design the face twice former champions league group being second from bottom clearly be out of welcome high flying. car they'll be famous the game knocks them points of the expense of rock bottom spark technology. correct for company while at sea time do battle with the. same with football where it looks as if chelsea on the verge of unveiling their new
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manager for porto and once they have received their twenty million dollars in compensation for under the watch who quit us trainer of the portuguese champions yesterday blues club statements well it read we hope to reach agreement with mr bosch on personal terms and make a further announcement in the near future this thirty three year old want to travel with porto last season lifting the domestic league title in cup as well as screen europa league try and chelsea sacked their previous manager of the last month so if he gets the nod borsch would become the youngest manager ever stamford bridge. meanwhile martin yall have signed a two year deal to take over the managerial reins of fullam the dutchman stating he is delighted to be back in london in work after taking a year long break. i don't want to tell. the same story every day. everybody knew that i would like to come back to england to my shit when i live.
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right here on the shores of a day. i'm back. to russia may be busy preparing for their maiden appearance up the rugby world cup in new zealand in september but another form of the sport rugby sevens will be hitting moscow this very weekend their action capital once again hosting the second of the four stages of a european run pretty series russia said fit their role after the season opening randomly on last week in and are leading the way ahead of spain twelve teams in all are taking part making for a parts scheduled matches on saturday and sunday a win on home turf for the young russians is what will be aiming for but the ultimate goal further in the future. you know there's. a lot is now being done we've worked out a program for the russian national team as they prepare for the twenty sixteen summer olympics in rio these are the first games to feature rugby sevens tournament
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but our main goal now is truly thirteen we're not school stage the world cup and we hope russia will go into these events in top form and produce the best possible result. now brings us on to formula one where team ferrari how being revving up in the russian capital for the first ever time but not an l o i for taking part in the annual moscow city racing event set to the backdrop of red square it's the fourth straight year at the high octane asian firms three formula one teams and all in fact making an appearance but corin's former world champion jenson button sitting behind the wheel of the second street time while ricardo tech sirrah current chandon with representatives from lotus but to the delights of motor sport commerce or is it was ferrari's drive that really good things up thirty eight year old jean polo physicality doing the honors for f one and the successful squad that is because perforations fernando alonso of taking
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a break out of july's business. we believe. the no religion because i was support from one who grew up. in a new country so these me. more understandable. to the funds we choose from them and can think for a one on one. let's finish things off by getting a reminder of each and every strike that flew in this past weekend in the russian premier league sixteen efforts in all finding their way past the line ending in siesta moscow staying top of the title chart so why not sit back relax it's called .
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