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taken six years of prefer bushman delays dromard scandal but moscow's legendary bolshoi theatre has finally bounced back into the limelight bringing you up to date of the sort of first country over the night good evening both side the bolshoi grand laser show is just kicked off they're coming straight after that show we've witnessed tonight so i will talk to you first of all may what about the millions of fear the love as you didn't get a chance to get in to see the performance of first hand how were they catered for. well no one was going to miss out on the excitement the grand a fitting night and they were able to watch the performances paul constant big screen here outside the bolshoi theater at the moment we've got a laser show going on in the background so everyone come outside to watch that everything marking a spectacular end what's been a simply magically made all the most special of course because everyone was able to be involved with such a huge amount of people turning out to some of the people in the crowd they were
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telling us just how special the bolshoi theater is to the. i think it's a temple yes cathedral of classic then i'm from then. i respect so much of this kind of. the pleasure to see this monument alive again yes and very to be here during the opening convention in the history of my heart country and it's the fear of my life and i'm very fierce that i can participate in this. it really has been a very special evening indeed devotion with it of course beats in history in taking back to soviet times it provided a means of getting high culture at affordable prices to people and we've seen the performances tonight taking us through the ages of the both really productions we've had productions fragments of productions
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a nine hundred fifty eight performance of prince eagle to the more famous ones such as i close the swan lake where we saw the post prima ballerina. of the taking to the stage breathtaking to watch it out in this beautiful as if slightly chilly evening in most everyone just really glad to be involved in the fullness as well of course treading the boards that for the first time in six years it's been a long time in the coming but it's certainly worth the wait at the end of the evening on the big screens we had tributes from some of the late great the fullness of the boat they were talking about the third trepidation for a performer of entering the postilion performing that but also the exhilaration of it as well and we felt some of that exhilaration this evening over winding it up of course with a spectacular light show marking just a brilliant i think night the potion the doing of course but it always does providing performances that really capture the imagination serve good to see you and of course best job with went to a country in
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a didn't go to insider high they just prayed for us a picture of what it was like all the opening night it was incredible kevin as you know there were officially no tickets printed for this first opening night gala concert and precious tickets for invitations for the wealthy and well connected only were exclusively available through the office of the president so yes indeed we were very lucky to be among the first to get the glimpse of the renovated restored bolshoi and as the kirby one top for the first time in six years it rebuilds have renovation that ranks as the most meticulous and expensive in the. vader's history and it was impressive because in the first place it was renovated according to the original vision of the czar's self but the room on of dynasty all hammer and sickle emblems were replaced with the original symbol of tzarist russia the double headed to eagle no detail was considered as to expensive or challenging
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. as far as silk decorations that were made in special workshop by a number of monks in a most kimono street there are like eight specialists in the whole world who can do that kind of work would panels were imported from the suisse alps so indeed very expensive meticulous work as for the show itself it featured some of the best excerpts from russia's belly and oprah and it featured pieces directed by the best choreographers and the best musicians and the least of those invited to come to russia to come to the bolshoi on this first night was very impressive among the guests who saw me held goodbye chill for the habs of the last scala the theater the vienna oprah house called in garden i was so not that if i john they were here shortly before the big gala concert started with hotel with ten an actress money could be lucci it was her first time at the bolshoi theater but not the first time in russia. so. i said
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i. see on your. bike i'm. serious. and then i thought was that a russian church. the same time that i think here guys. i think that some people this is. i truly truly impressive red carpet event for russia and for russian theatre lovers and you know as the curtain came down the cheers of gravel from outside could be heard ringing inside the renovated restore it yeah but driving past that very site for six years or so from the city center be so nice to see the wraps come off because it's truly
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a stunning building isn't it catherine a great show but before that sarah ferguson well things have been so much for letting us know what you're seeing there tonight well the bolshoi is a glittering reopening performance has taken its bows them but we've got an encore on line few tonight if you missed it extracts from the much anticipated first night at r.t. dot com also on our you tube channel two tonight illegal a concert so performances by some the world's leading opera singers an internationally acclaimed ballet artist surf like me you couldn't get your hands on in those exclusive tickets you get a front row seat courtesy of us courtesy of r.t. dot com right now. the legacy that survived the russian revolution and. the showing is by looking more splendid than the century. the grand the core of czarist time this dancing the audience again after a six year refit. a long awaited resurrection of the
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borzoi theatre. on r t. let me take you through some of the top stories tonight from us it's thought colonel gadhafi is most influential son saif al islam has fled to new jazz and is looking to hand him self over now to the war crimes court prosecutors say they're in talks to try to bring him in but what's keeping western leaders nervous is that saif could then spill the beans maybe on the recent dodgy deals they made with his father of a bennett reports for t.v. . to some good def he was a man too much secrets which will supposedly be buried with him i think that there were tremendous sighs of relief all over capitals in western europe this is somebody who cut all sorts of deals with the french but also the british and the italians and to a certain extent the americans as well i think they did not want him put on trial
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for any reason and i am not misled is that surprised that he was captured alive and he very quickly ended up dead is that gadhafi is returning from diplomatic akes all was spectacular hugs handshakes and kisses from the heads of countries which denounced him get that he's now silenced but the suspicion around those who laid out the welcome mat is far from buried i don't feel as though his gritty you see this with but the. dealing with him is constant and. all would go way over seriously because that is also the situation was sufficient but probably cruel tricks that marriage ironically it lead to a situation they could never see were true veterans then british prime minister tony blair was instrumental in get to effie's rehabilitation bringing him in from the cold in two thousand and seven that play didn't lead empty handed trade between them flourished so did the cozy relationship there was six more secret meetings off
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the player left office his people denying they were about releasing them look the boma abdel baset al mcgraw he or britain would lose its lucrative libyan deals i regret myself enormously that gadhafi was but should he should have been said to the international criminal court put all the trial and force to all it's a question through all the terrible things he did and if it davidge the contemporary world leaders or previous regimes and leave his tough. we need to. walk. with. some details of the murky dealings have already had merged claiming the reputation of one of britain's leading universities the london school of economics agreed to contracts with the gadhafi regime worth over two million pounds to educate hundreds of its future civil servants the director was forced to resign and now the university of tripoli is demanding the money back french leader nicolas
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sarkozy was never shy in greeting get daffy even letting him pitches tend to nearly safe palace apparently for bankrolling sarkozy's path to the presidency so says this man the one who could still tell all that of course he had never had sarkozy must give back the money he took from libya to finance his electoral campaign we funded it and we have all the details and are ready to reveal everything. saif al islam gadhafi son and key right hand man reportedly ready to surrender to the war crimes court saif is going to have low information and i think we're so used that tony blair intervened formed to help him get his dodgy ph d. degree from the london school of economics one. degree or apparently was plagiarized there's a lot of things that have gone on so you knows about saif gadhafi is wanted to answer for his own actions in libya is drawn out battle for control but it's what
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he could reveal about the diplomatic deals with his father keeping the western power players sweating after bennett r.t. london. has agreed to ship out of libya by monday after the un decided to cancel the alliances mandate russia's envoy to the world body says there should now pave the way to an independent post gadaffi country. hope that indeed a new chapter is being opened in libya and the libyan people will be able to take advantage of the new situation to build a new libya they desire. well the u.s. led alliance has been bombing libya since march under u.n. resolution to protect civilians it carried out nearly ten thousand air strikes one of the last of which stopped a convoy carrying colonel gadhafi allowing him to be captured and then killed but the intervention doesn't end there is no proposing to head international operations in libya once nato pulls out there are claims it's already deployed hundreds of troops on a support mission to the country but that moves not been sanctioned by the u.n.
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which is yet to respond to qatar's offer. you're watching r.t. from moscow coming up freedom of selective speech we're in georgia where media t.v. say speaking of me being hounded out to seek asylum for the government doesn't like what you say. next though the french president gunning for greece saying letting the beleaguered country join the euro was a mistake speaking after the emergency brussels summit nicolas sarkozy said greek membership of the currency clubs pushed europe to the brink e.u. leaders decided on thursday to have greece's private sector debt to one hundred billion euros after banks agreed to write off fifty percent of what they're owed european banks must also have a bigger cash pile too to guard against any further crisis while the emergency bailout fund will be expanded to one trillion euros to hit the market europe's hoping to attract investment now from asia the bailout fund chief spain to china to try to persuade beijing to chip in one political scientist in paris told me this
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would seal china's position as an economic superpower if it happens. if greece goes now i mean it economically greece is a very small country it's only two point five percent of the ottoman star so europe could survive without greece but in terms of symbols it would be a disaster so they want to greet to keep greece within the euro zone and within europe but europe in so decided it's still short sighted because there's still a stereotype programs for everyone and it's not going to solve the crisis in the long term if you ask the chinese. europe you asked the chinese to become been you financial it to money power so this is something very serious and the whole thing the upon not pledging the central bank in europe function as a central bank the way it goes in the u.s. in japan or even in britain so you've got all this not you don't have a central bank that can tell the markets we are in power we make decisions and at
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the same time you have a stereotype program so it's a very very bad recipe and asking china to help your first i don't think the chinese will do it with a treaty they're not going to throw good money after bad to save your of just because they love europe if the chinese helped it would be of course for their own advantage georgia works hard to maintain a positive image of a country that welcomes free speech and open minds but that's not the experience of local media there many of whom feel a hand on the shoulder of a saying the wrong things are things tom barton reports. recently those who make the news in georgia have been becoming the news john doe none a touch willie or the founder of an opposition t.v. station applied for french political asylum just days before nicolas sarkozy arrived on a visit but he was disappointed. i contacted the french embassy and i was sure my
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problem would be resolved quickly but i was mistaken they didn't make an appointment and i've had no news from them if they don't contact me in the near future i'm determined to go to other embassies. tria letty t.v. is a small station in the north of georgia john doe and his staff say it's mikhail saakashvili as government that's pushed him to apply for asylum he says they're putting pressure on him because of his channels criticism of policy and for showing the opposition views as well as those of the government all of that is then look we have to work on difficult conditions as we cannot get any comments at all from officials when a government official gives a press conference reporters from other channels are allowed inside to do their job but your letter reporters are denied entry we are clearly being discriminated against. the georgian government strenuously denies the claims and others doubt his sincerity sunburn john doe no attached release asylum request or published it in
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stunned but he's deadly serious consistent with gotten off for a teaser after him just because of what he and his channel say and judging by the record in recent years he's not the only one in two thousand and nine the widow of former georgian president appealed to germany's angela merkel for asylum a numerous others have left the country korea letty has need of the resources nor the audience to seriously compete with large pro-government channels but john doe's sais he sure about the government's reasons. it's because we're in opposition. station they want us to give in and work for them to promote their message but i can't stoop to those. and this is the symbolism of the frustration felt by mr and honest nashville e. and his fellow opposition media a mock funeral for the mentoring as they put it the death of georgian free media.
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tamati party. wall street protesters plan to intensify their campaign by hitting a system where it hurts to stage a war coat makes when the states offer another heavy police crackdown one of the peaceful protests video of an iraq war veteran being seriously injured in oakland went viral hardening campaign is resolved as talks one of the wounded marines friends know it's not only yates she's also a war veteran a self indeed family very good evening thanks for being with us tonight's pre-show to joining us there from but very first of all how is scott olsen doing tonight we've been reporting on him tonight we are on this we were showing the video indeed earlier on of what portably happened how badly hurt was he and i was doing now first of all well scott was taken to the hospital with a fractured skull goal and he he was in he was in critical but stable condition for quite some time after after which yesterday yesterday later in the day in the afternoon the doctors agreed it is condition it fair to ask nate he with alert
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now able to speak i've been told it's because that the there fracture in his skull has. it's impacting to have heard of his brain speech center and its brain so he's able to recognize people and right although he can't spell as well as he could before and he can't speak to his family aunts with him and all reports are optimistic that he won't need surgery. with the use from the rest of his family as well there has been an explanation or did apology from the authorities about what went on. you know if we haven't gotten anything other than the. sort of brush off well we're going to investigate this from the from the mayor's office. nobody has stepped forward and it made it to
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being police officer. who threw or fired the project. and we haven't we haven't really heard any any details about that we definitely haven't having any real apology from any particular police officer. so it's still the situation is still really tense i think until until the city is they will to to admit it commit committed that error in judgment i feel like the the energy of the protesters and of the movement is only going to. going to foster good relations there in london therein lies a problem i guess i mean all the way along the line so far at least movements produce system that is power is in staying peaceful but you know as you say as
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tensions grow in either side as this campaign grows do you think there's a danger. you know the there will be violence people will get to do something may even dog going to keep a lid on it. well i think that this scott situation has taught us all and it's i hope it will continue teaching us all that violence no matter which side it's against is never a productive way to get your message across. we were all every sky is a very peaceful person and he's a member of veterans for peace and iraq it's against the war he's he's an enthusiastic. protester and demonstrator and he's and he's one of the most peaceful . peaceful people i've ever met in my life and it is everyone can teach gods example and and look at this as an opportunity to be
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peaceful protesters and to give the police no reason at all i mean not that they should have had a reason at all ever to do it they did it to scott and to the crowd. but. but we don't even want them to have the wimmera of the faintest idea. that what they're what they've done is all right and that it was warranted. at that at the moment when scott was hit by the tear gas or whatever the projectile was i haven't heard for certain. he was standing peacefully it is it was not ranting and raving or even you know moving in an aggressive way he was he was standing still and well. timed phenomenal thoughts with him continues to get better only yates the iraq war veteran a friend of the injured scott olsen talking to us from buckley usa thank you thank you. let me bring you up to date on some news in brief rather will most on china's
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issue of the troubles of a kid after the country's first democratic election results troops fired into the air and used tear gas to disperse angry crowds of one party's winning candidates were disqualified the gathered in the town that spock's newsies uprising which then set off the chain revolts across the arab world the islamist party another secured forty one percent of parliamentary seats there. floodwaters creeping closer to the central bank called with officials desperate for innovative ways to try to hold but the worst damage in decades the capital's already of the going and mass evacuation ahead of this weekend season as well as water heading down in the country's french planes meeting in the disaster claim those three hundred seventy lives since august affected millions of others. so. security forces have clashed with anti-government activists left thirty seven people reportedly dead people headed on to the streets after friday prayers to again demonstrate against president assad's regime syrian opposition figures are now calling for protection protective no fly zones in the
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country the u.n. estimates the months of government crackdowns and have killed three thousand people . lost has got some legendary not life for those that can handle twenty four hour life will tell you where to go and a bit more about that in a few minutes but dmitri first got the business news from moscow. well as you know i'm welcome to business moscow as climbed a few places in the league of the world's financial senses but it's still languishing in order to promote the capital to the top of the division the government has called on the help of specialist advisers such as a particular report. top of the best known bankers have been made to president advantage to share there is a bias on how to turn moscow into international financial center most agree that russia is fundamentally attractive the state of the economy is relatively healthy
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and the government that's is not paying come pad to they do reppion and america levels but investors unanimously agreed that the biggest problem is lloyd for cement and a lack of trust in the system the rule of law. here is so. perceived as being. that it is just heard. from all over the world medvedev reminded investors that the steps were being taken he highlighted the merger of russia's two main stock exchanges the our chance and to my six and creation all be unified to commute to deposit their system which will make trading more transparent and weaker the working group responsible for the project says financial services in moscow may be brought up to the international standards in about three years a lot of reorganizing the city's infrastructure to speed up traffic and make life
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more comfy and for businesses is a longer process which may take up to a decade. and let's take a look at the markets shares in europe are moving between gains and losses on friday off to. rally banks did show strong performance in the morning but they reversed by the close to lloyd's as news and london. down five point two percent commerce bank is four point three percent lower in frankfurt here in russia the markets saw their best week in two years and ended on a positive note the obvious overall being ten and a half percent in five sessions the my sixty five and a half percent higher that's because of the strengthening ruble therefore the difference let's take a look at how shares were performing on the my segues most energy majors were up with was near gaining one and a half percent at the close norilsk nickel down two percent as the company missed the deadline for a share buyback and russia's top lenders burbank is down a notch the company's head said the bank would be ready for the privatization of
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seven point six percent of its shares if the share price reaches around one hundred . disney is to become the largest foreign investor in the russian media markets the company has agreed to buy a forty nine percent stake in the country's free to air television channel seven t.v. the deal is worth around three hundred million dollars seventy will be rebranded as the disney channel which will be able to reach seventy five percent of russia's audience disney has long been hoping to cash in on the russian t.v. market adderley wanted to buy half of the country's holding media one which controls thirty regional t.v. stations however that deal was blocked by russia's anti monopoly service. coming up next on our see the headlines to stay with us. in the end of the.
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