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was among. no one was going to miss out on the excitement of the grand a fitting night and they were able to watch the performances polkas big screen so everyone come outside to watch that everything mocking a spectacular and me simply magically made all the most special of course because everyone was able to be involved and it was such a huge amount of people putting out we were speaking to some of the people in the crowd they were telling us just how special the bolshoi theater is to the i think it's a. comfort role for them so i'm corey grow from the. story respect . for. the pleasure to see this. alive again yes i'm very damned to be here during. the history of my country and it's the thrill of my life and i'm very glad i can participate in this really has been
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a very special evening in the devotion they suppose beats in history in taking back the soul bit it provided a means of getting high culture at affordable prices to people and we've seen the film and since a night at taking us through the ages of the bosu a production production fragments of productions from nine hundred fifty a performance of prince eagle to the most famous ones like tyco speech swan lake where we saw the potions prima ballerina. taking to the stage breathtaking to watch it out in this beautiful slightly chilly evening in most everyone just really got to be involved in the fullness as well of course treading the boards for the first time in six years it's been a long time in the coming but certainly the way to the end of the evening on the big screen we had tributes from some of the late great the fullness of the bolshoi they were talking about the fear and trepidation for the form of entering the post the informing them but also the exhilaration of it as well and we felt some of the
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. the ration market just brilliant at the post meeting of course but it always does provide in components that really capture the imagination. so if earth were catching a good show it was one of the lucky few to make it inside the bolshoi for the performance she no details how the ground see it had made its way back to the forefront of russia's cultural stage. there were officially no tickets printed for this first opening night gala concert and the 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 games of the right of a to restored bolshoi and as the curtain went up for the first time in six years it rebuild a renovation that ranks as the most meticulous and expensive innovators 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 ramana venus to all hammer and sickle
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emblems were replaced with the original symbol of tzarist russia the double have the eagle that no detail was considered as to expensive or challenging. as far as the silk decorations that were made in the 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 swedes 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 we saw me whoa goodbye chill for the habs of the last scala theater the vienna oprah house called in garden i was so not that eva john
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the vote here as shortly before the big gala concert started with a hotel with tell an actress money could be lucci it was her first time at the bolshoi theater but not the first time in russia. you're seeing. on your. like to see. this. story. and see that i thought was that the russian should. see the time that i've been here by russia and. i think that some people this is. actually impressive red carpet event for russia and for russian theater lovers and you know as the curtain came down the cheers of bravo from outside could
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be heard ringing inside the renovated restored. it could turn it over a correspondent there were poll shows glittering reopening performances taken his bows then but we've got an encore online for you still don't worry about that extracts from the much anticipated first night or on our website out to go home also on our you tube channel the illegal performances by some of the world's leading opera singers and internationally acclaimed ballet artists if like me you couldn't get your hands in those exclusive tickets not to worry we've got a front row seat for you would don't calm right now. the legacy that survived the russian revolution and. the bolshoi is by looking more splendid than it did a century. the grand decor of czarist time this does bring the audience again after
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a six year refit. a long awaited resurrection of the bolshoi theatre on the marquee. they say looks of the main news stories no it's not it's the colonel gadhafi is most influential son saif al islam has fled to nice hair and is looking to hand him self over to the war crimes court prosecutors say they're in talks to bring him in but what's keeping western leaders nervous is that saif could then spill the beans on the recent dodgy deals they made with his father over bennett explains. to some moammar gadhafi was a man too much secrets which will supposedly be buried with him and 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 if you very quickly ended up dead that gadhafi is returning from diplomatic akes all was spectacular hugs handshakes and kisses from the heads of countries which denounced him good that he's now silenced but the suspicion around those who laid out the welcome mat is far from buried gadhafi has to his grave you see this with but the. dealing with him is constant and. we're go way over seriously because that is also the situation was fishing will probably grow shrinks it may or sharon acutely interested to issue a big river as it were through their interests 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 blair 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 locally 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 its questions through all the terrible things he did and if it davidge viva contemporary world leaders or previous regimes and lead is tough. we need to go. walk. with. some details of the murky dealings have already emerged claiming the reputation of one of britain's leading universities the london school of economics agreed to contracts with a good acting 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
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tripoli is demanding the money back french leader nicolas sarkozy was never shy in creating good 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 because 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 to tony blair intervene formed to help him get his dodgy ph d. degree from the london school of economics one. degree or apparently was plagiarized as a lot of things 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 he could
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reveal about the diplomatic deals with his father is keeping the western power players sweating after bennett r.t. london. natures 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 this should ben pave the way to an independent post gadhafi country. indeed a new chapter is being opened in libya. the libyan people will be able to take advantage of the new situation to build a new libya the. the u.s. led lines has been bombing libya since march under a 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 subsequently killed but the intervention doesn't end there is now proposing to head international operations in libya once nato pulls out though it claims it's already deployed hundreds of troops on
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a support mission to the country and that moves not being sanctioned by the u.n. which is yet to respond to katter's offer. staying in the region in opposition activists urging protesters to rally for a no fly zone over the country thirty seven people have reportedly been killed by security forces in friday's anti-government protests with u.n. figures suggesting over three thousand have died since troubles began seven months ago let's talk more about the situation now to former u.s. diplomat to the region john graham mr graham thanks ever so much being an r.t. international we appreciate your time can we start with syria first of all this idea that's come forward know of a no fly zone think this one through i mean there's no air threat from military planes towards civilians so why ask for a no fly zone. well first of all i think everyone should speak speak more clearly on this they're not asking for a no fly zone or a reality any more than they were and libya they're asking for close air support because of a terribly different thing we all know what happened in libya we were there nato in
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there to institute a no fly zone to protect civilians and very quickly within days the new should became one of regime change so when people call for a no fly zone in syria they're really calling for close air support as you know the syrians assad is not using his war planes to kill the protesters he is using his army for some help from helicopters so what would work what might work in syria would be close air support which is a much more dodgy thing and it's much more difficult it's much more sophisticated and there are many more risks so let me just get this straight do you think it's all heading towards any time soon that libya like scenario in syria. i don't know and i'll tell you there are many reasons why it won't come to that and one of the biggest is sheer geography remember in libya you have basically a huge desert with a few cities dotted along the coastline so you need
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a war planes that are fairly easy time didn't it identifying the troops armor and taking them out syria of course is a much more organized country it is far smaller and so the possibility of civilian casualties in syria is enormously greater that it was in libya and that must be a serious concern for anyone thinking of music to get a fly zone talking of casualties more deaths reporting these protests earlier on today another thirty seven to add to that three thousand plus fatalities now in syria what is the number have to go to get big get to before there's a world response to end the syria crisis. good question and it isn't just the writing casualty. the protests are continuing. and the political condemnations and the. sanctions under mr toogood clearly aren't working. and third factor which would move toward a no fly zone or
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a close combat support effort would be that the opposition groups in syria are finally coalescing in the beginning there were so many different groups some of them fighting each other and would give great pause to anyone for example nato to institute a no fly zone now they're coalescing there's a new were they call it a syrian national council there is there is some cohesion and so they have someone to work with so there are there are factors plus and minus so let's take a minute now to libya and reflect on that a bit nato is wrapping up there its second general called the operation quote one of the most successful in nato history is that something you agree with said that the u.s. embassy in libya do you think it was the right way forward and at the end of the day was a success. i do i don't i think he was exaggerating and and it was a relatively small operation i think the nation was the first during the entire
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cold war were far more significant scores from nato for a view not that of your country. but i think that without nato intervention there would be still be a bloody war going on in libya possibly even a civil war. and certainly nato intervention in the beginning saved thousands of civilian lives especially around benghazi. also in a way gave new life to nato and nato now has demonstrated that even though there were many imperfections and what it did it really does have now all the power to affect. military solutions if only in small and relatively unimportant places like libya so very so where is libya going to go do you think in a nutshell. i'm optimistic again i've been the diplomat for long enough to be quite cynical about these things but the people in the transitional council seem to be
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living up to their words. they are have managed to keep the whole thing from becoming a tribal war. they've appointed some relatively good people they seem to be taking the right steps forward so i'm optimistic that they will in fact after a bumpy ride within a year or so we might see a relatively stable forward looking government in libya still more a bit tight for tom i want to get your expert thoughts on what's happening in them in egypt and gatherings there in tahrir square again when you public anger at the military rule is a man or a god is the old regime in different clothes where is that going to go. i think it's quite natural that the protesters in tahrir square angry at the military because the military have done some things for example continuing to arrest them protesters some heavy handed techniques that the protesters don't much like at all but the fact is that the military has not stepped in and provided at least the six
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was a breathing space then this delicate jockeying period that we're seeing now with political parties being formed campaigns begun the tensions being dealt with between christians christian cops and muslims between the muslim brotherhood and the secularists all of this could have erupted into yet more violence without the army so well i understand the strong feelings of the protesters understand their frustrations i think probably history will regard this six months of army rule as a necessary evil that simply has to take place in order to allow the elections of the democracy we all hope will happen at the end of this year and into next year john great really good to have you on an international flight for me u.s. diplomats in libya as you all thank you you thank. the french president is gunning for greece saying letting the police good country join the euro was a mistake speaking of the emergency in brussels summit nicolas sarkozy said greek
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membership of the currency clubs pushed europe to the break your leaders decided on thursday to hard greece's private sector debt to one hundred billion euros are the banks going to write off fifty percent of what they're owed european banks must also have a bigger cash poll we've been told to guard against another crisis while the emergency bailout fund is going to be expanded no to one trillion euros to hit that mark the europe's hoping to attract investment from asia the bailout fund chief and they've been to china to try to persuade beijing to step in and chip in although officials don't seem to want political scientist in paris told me that that's because europe still in too much of a mess. if greece goes now i mean in economically greece is a very small country it's only two point five percent of the on a man star so europe could survive without greece but in terms of symbols it would be a disaster so they want you to keep greece within the euro zone and within europe but
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europe in so decided is still short sighted because it'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 to save europe you asked the chinese to become the new financial it in money power so this is something very serious and the whole thing the pats 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 you're not you don't have a central bank that can tell the markets we are in power we make decisions and at 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 three they're not going to throw good money after bad to save europe just because they love europe if the chinese helped it would be. good for their own advantage. georgia works hard to maintain a positive image of
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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 for saying the wrong 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 problem would be resolved quickly but i was mistaken they didn't make an appointment and i 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
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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 to lead to reporters are denied entry where clearly being discriminated against . the georgian government strenuously denies the claims and others doubt his sincerity sunburn john boehner tash believes asylum request a public that is stunned but he's deadly serious consistent with georgian authorities are 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 a former georgian president appealed to germany's angela merkel for asylum a numerous others have left the country tria letty has need of the resources nor
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the audience to seriously compete with large pro-government channels but john doe's say's he's sure about the government's reasons. it's because we're in opposition. station they want us to give aid and work for them to promote their message but i can't stoop to that. and this is the symbolism of the frustration felt by mr natasha villi and his fellow opposition media a mock funeral the mentoring as they put it the death of georgian free media. tamati party. elsewhere in the world news in brief too choosy of their troubles are up to the countries for democratic election results troops fired into the air and used tear gas to disperse angry crowds after one party's winning candidates were disqualified that gathered in the town that sparked an easy is uprising which then set off a chain of revolts across the arab world here's a missed party and now the secured forty one percent of parliamentary seats.
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floodwaters creeping closer to central bangkok tonight with officials desperate to try to find innovative ways to hold back the worst delis in decades the capital is already undergoing a mass evacuation at of this weekend seasonal high tide as well as water then heading down to meet it from the country's flood drenched plains the disasters claimed over three hundred seventy lives know since august this affected millions of others. syrian security forces and the mention of clash with anti-government activists left thirty seven people reportedly dead people headed on to the streets again after friday prayers to again demonstrate against president assad's regime syrian opposition figures are now calling for a protective no fly zone in the country the u.n. estimates the months of government crackdowns of killed three thousand people. more costly conundrums for germany did see apart as in cross talk little bit later this hour when the panel asked switches the higher price killing or saving the euro
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coming apart the business tonight with dmitri. well as you know welcome to business saltine 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 pools of. top of the best known bankers have been made to president advantage to share there is a bias of how to turn moscow into international financial center most agree that russia is fundamentally attractive the state of the economy is relatively healthy and the government debt is not think compared to they do repair 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
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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 r.t.s. and to my six and creation all be unified to deposit their a 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 more comfy and for businesses is a longer process which may take up to a day kate. 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
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reversed by the close to lloyd's is loser in 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 gain 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 laurels nicol 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 seven point six percent of its shares if the share price reaches around one hundred roubles. disney is to become the largest foreign investor in the russian media market to the company has agreed to buy a forty nine percent stake in the country's free to air television channel seven
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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 had earlier 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. if. you.
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staging its first performance in six years after a massive refurbishment outside the auditorium a laser spectacular rounded off the celebrating the venue's much anticipated return . to libya mission that helped kill colonel gadhafi. could blow the whistle on the deals the west wants to bury his day in court international prosecutors say they're holding indirect talks with. possible. but he's wanted for . greece join the euro was a mistake the french president doesn't hold back on his beleaguered. leaders sign off another massive rescue deal europe's now turning to asia for a cash kick start with the chiefs visiting china to ask for help to try to save the euro. cross-talk next takes on europe's choice whether it's time to save or sacrifice the struggling career.


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