tv [untitled] December 24, 2011 3:30pm-4:00pm EST
this is these are all top stories thousands of turned out to rally in the russian capital in this second mass protest against last month's parliamentary poll result the opposition claimed the vote was rigged and they want to rerun well the government's promised political reform according to police no one was detained during the moscow protests. in syria will people want for christmas in the new year peace there is no festive mood as the bases around the bombs leave dozens dead amid the escalation the arab league deploys observers to try to mediate a peace deal. was apparent success is in libya david cameron has revealed plans for potential intervention in somalia next year you'll reach african countries been
described as a threat to british security and its fate will be decided by level talks in london in february. that he was looks this with the headlines for you at about fifteen minutes time next though as promised the moscow out in full festive cheer. hello welcome merry christmas. to the christmas holidays it's a long. but still some people everything. including that
like this one. when it comes to choosing a christmas tree as it's called in russia people are increasingly divided between those who want for comedians. to genuine. each has its advantages. much cheaper i could be wheeled out of the year and doesn't drop me on the floor. unsufficient trees are in fact dangerous be used to decorate streets offices but not hundreds when you play such a train it might release some dangerous chemicals while authentic pine and furniture use produced natural antibacterial substances which can help. real fur trees if growing especially for christmas environmentally friendly choosing a tree can be a great fun family occasion coming in all shapes and sizes you know to really part of the same problem now is transporting it back home and
a great workout and then comes the fun part the decoration. time for christmas shopping now and there are hundreds of last minute places to shop in moscow for markets to discount stores and price ranges covered however if you want a grand christmas experience take a look at this next location the department store. the spectacular fountain centerpiece has been covered by huge model of the christmas carousel the cherry on top of the cake is a gigantic slide with children of all ages and enjoy. everywhere you look all decorations christmas trees impressive gardens festive silhouettes and sparkling lights. well talk about the makeup of this place that's out in the run up to christmas and the new year it is going to set the
call to all the stops we got in the decorations this year situated right that's the red square it was the best place to get into the festive mood all simply have a watch and there's even a christmas band if you. b.c. band members dress in a typical because she does that represent the russian father christmas rose playing out soviet russian and international christmas hits he creates a wonderful atmosphere and visual feast to shop as you cos is by. way of on they were performed using from various countries here at groom to create a special festive atmosphere for all shoppers we want to wish everyone happiness health and wealth in the new year. and to miss certainly one of the most glamorous
stores in russia what else can you expect from a mall that stands right next to the kremlin known for its expensive shops this year a display of decorated trees muscles are being set up the she's being designed by luxury a popular brand such as christian dior at a mass of quito is very interesting how a festive ornament can look so different there are some great designs here. shopping for the ones you love is a great thrill all the malls for your wallets. bags in hand i'm full of the festive mood during the holiday season never fails to impress if it's a real winter wonderland experience you want this is the place to come. moving on and what major focus of activities are occasions i was mentioning in the russian capital. one of the most sought after productions in the country is the performance of the not kaka ballet at the bolshoi theatre.
written at the end of the nineteenth century by the outstanding wishing composer peer through tchaikovsky the by his being performed in the bolshoi stage for decades tickets for the show on new year's eve are sold out months in advance and prices on the black market could be as high as thousands of dollars a true new year's treat. for those who are not lucky to get to the thirty first december there is another quite popular way into the new year. in fact celebrating the holiday with family and friends is a widely followed tradition in russia several hours before the clock strikes midnight people start creating various dishes with salad being among the highlights the president addresses the nation on t.v. everyone raises a glass of champagne and makes a wish. and while some prefer to watch the fireworks celebrations on and others prefer to
moscow's red square to thousands of excited muscovites tourists and this is its application to meet in. the heart of the russian capital. there are various films around the world that have become associated with the festive season in russia is the romantic nine hundred seventy five comedy called the states. title yes. it's based on the similarity of houses in the soviet times many people across the country lived in similar blocks main character travels from moscow to st petersburg by mistake. just like the sound of music in the west millions of russians watched this film on new year's eve after the decades. of rioting at our final location although moscow's ever changing restaurant scene is busy throughout the whole year it's clear things are certainly stepped up for the various holiday periods special night's festivities gatherings elite parties and
decorations. and at the top of. a new restaurant called white rabbit aims to be the highest flier in the new restaurants that have taken to the skies. you know one thing i love about living in a swanky developing restaurant seriously is now one of the best in the world and over the past six years that i've lived here a whole range of spectacular eateries have opened close and now seems that many of them are battling it out against each other to become the highest most glamorous entire city. the capitol skyline offering incredible images of high rises. and. impressive. views of course sky high prices but it's christmas. celebrate in the restaurants yet.
at home. is the ideal. christmas. turkey. it's very tasty an aromatic served. with cheesy cream crunchy parsley and white truffle oil. is not publicly celebrated in the twentieth century but now with the festivities of fifty first. it's clear the whole country is. huge. and whether you rejoice in the christmas. capital is one of the leading cultural hot spots in the world. a fantastic choice of events and attractions is it a new period. of christmas in moscow the same to.
disaster and now it had been abandoned in a condition where it had become a source of pollution or the most recent study that was done shows that this water pollution and spreading. the more than hundred thousand people in. groups welcome the fact that children see the children to be ten times more likely to be born with birth defects and children in the rest of the country. in the sea as little as five hundred dollars for life long into these. unpunished.
the latest sport. hello welcome to sport on artsy comments are you from the russian capital with me or i'm on calls for of the following are just some of the stories we're covering for you today. losing streak over spartak moscow finally gets a win and the whole match against visiting out on guard palms. speeding through another side's all twenty eleven all round speed skating world champion the bonds call but if he wins the russian side all ahead of european championship in hungary . three in a row that's the olympic gold set by the queen of the pole vault of the champion good and i use him by about. let's start with ice hockey and the continental hockey league where struggling puts up an impressive fight against clowns in
a losing effort the most courageous men escaping slovakia with an overtime win thanks to a collage effort by patrick zach prince and live for the final score as love having now lost three straight and sit nineteenth in the table plants on the other hand have extended their win streak to four games and are ranked third overall league leaders scott meanwhile have lost three nothing against a top five teams in a men's in a tough road outing in bella bruce second string goalies for both teams in that one . and staying with ice hockey and they kate shell where sports find they ended a disappointing run of four straight defeats after beating i have on guard three one right here in moscow concept of has all the details. spartak learn the terrifying one with dan defeats in eleven riches and surprisingly traded their captain i like the galleries to our more for a fee for round draft pick just before the encounter while on guard last two
previous games in shootouts both sides also place their head coaches recently spotted some bracy that income and the rightness of many and from on guard while looking for their first wins behind the benches this season the red and white stop k. chose to distance only conceded goals one hundred sixty however it was the host good to the lead just five minutes into the game marco force apostolic somebody in call the backhanded bastard goaltender one nothing after the opening period three minutes after the restart and sport that doubled their dorms if you go to me hello with a wrist shot from the right circle and involves a brother if i am spun around to net the second there's a meter inside seemed to be confused but managed to jump back into the game sound in seconds before the second intermission as alex on the bubble fred erected the bar with the busted arm guess who tend to want to spar tuck after forty minutes however in the decisive period the red and whites managed to withstand the one
guard's attacks and then added one more next season why don't invent a breakaway and couldn't use them to near the visitors had pulled the goaltender and that sealed the final score three one they have a very good club over there and i think with playing well that you know we have the player best games that are played and that's all we have to get him to get back into. everything depends on us if we continue to play the way we did tonight i'm sure we can soon forget about the disappointing performances of that though it's on guard suffered their third straight defeat while sparkler one second time in twelve manchester to end their four mansion losing streak sitting nine points behind a play of sports because i'm out of a party. twenty eleven all round world and european champion speed skating it has defended his national title in moscow now vancouver olympics silver medal a skull but of took an early lead in the three day event after finishing first in
the fifteen hundred meter race despite posting at third best results and sprints the following day the champion still retained his lead by winning the five k. run cemented his triumph on the final day of the competition with a convincing victory in kilometers events called it is now gearing up for the european championships which will take place in hungary at the beginning of january . but. i've successfully completed an intensive training competition and i'm in good condition i won't put him sponsor all time so everything is fine and i like the way things are going i'm very pleased with the recent european jews now i'm going to train for the european championships which will be you know durant so apart from the rivals badly from the title the weather may also create some difficulties. basketball now and following this summer's third european triumph the russian women seem to have started their first training camp as they target their
maids in the olympic gold at next summer's games now russia qualified to london swans it swells by winning this year's european championships in poland in july and while the team has a thirty minute leaving three consonantal goals they've only managed to bronze medals in three of them pick appearances. as a mixture of proven stars and up and coming talents to choose from a twenty five year old shooting guard. is in the running for the european player of the year award as is veteran center muddiest to all the russians are expected to take at least another bronze in london. the gold medals. and in the meantime russian pole vaulter get an ace in by is also preparing for the london games that's what a nine year old aims to become the first female track and field athletes away in
three straight olympic golds and a legend in her sports she set a world record of the two thousand and four of the banks in athens and then became the first woman to clear the five metre mark at the beijing games four years later but since that achievement the russians format has zips although her mission hasn't wavered isn't by a has been training hard in her adopted home of months of carlo and is going all out for that historic third gold in london. there she didn't cut it up i knew that if i became the first woman to jump muslims five me to do this then i would be making a fanatic's history i will always be remembered not achieved and all of the other women who manage to do this will always be number two to a certain degree and being the first in sports is always good i'm really happy that my name is forever in the history of the track and found that despite my choose months i don't consider myself to be only legend and new female track and field athlete has managed to become an individualist champion in three successive games
this is my go and i want to become a legend i don't know what. music it's a man's plenty of skiing and the chance to win sixty thousand a year olds things could hardly get any better for some of the winter sports maine says they hit the peaks in northern italy the biannual giant slalom sprint competition so the likes of olympic gold medalist excellence pencil and bode miller go airborne on a fast course which you can better start of the day but for participants were eliminated after each round american ted ligety was among the last man standing and his delivered an absolute heartbreaker to local favorite joe body burst saudi dates out in finnish just two hundreds of a second behind the getting watching the two thousand and six olympic champion clinched a prize the defending champion from two thousand and nine freshman cyprian of a shark was third. and while football remains the king of sports in africa plenty of uganda's top athletes have been choosing volleyball as their new
competition of choice lately the pearl of africa now has every reason to root for its national volleyball team as the sport rises to prominence plenty of nets set up in the country's capital bringing together participants of all ages and while sizable tournaments are host to domestically the national team rarely gets to take on continental neighbors what's with so much enthusiasm for the game it's not a long shot to see the national team finally get into its first global event it's wednesday thirteen the african games are on the agenda for now could this be that seemed to be to the world championships and summer olympics of the not so distant future. moving on to the london swans it's all in big games where the hosts are feeling the pressure of the world on their shoulders than saturates heather fell among those expected to get a podium finish again after a silver during the two thousand and eight beijing olympics that's when eight year old faces plenty of difficulties on her quest for the big gold domestic competition
is fierce as on bt sponsible national team are available while five women are ranked high enough to make the squad right now the new rules which combined the shooting and running disciplines have also slowed down the preparations of many athletes the challenge of making it to the games as formidable as winning in london but phil sees those domestic rivalries as a competitive advantage. it's incredibly tough in britain and the great part is because it's a tough one so. you've got a really good. guy who will have a good chance of. getting a medal at the games and that's where we're about as a country competing especially in tough and we've got a great history. to get to get a medal. while over in new zealand's a new shot but still are is continuing his rise of itself all this let it swirled jacksonville will be taken pour in that's what it's all games in london after
taking the junior circuit by storm the seventeen year old has already amassed numerous world records as he moves up through the age groups and the youngest ever male junior champion has given up school for now so focus on his sporting him. the opportunities out of them are room with well going to your friends saying they're seeing the world mean i'm not going to have much i would change that when i'm older and sometimes we do it now and because we're back to school and. you know we're out there with certainty and as we use it. that's all we have time for right now but don't forget that some of the story sin here are also available on our you tube channel at artsy sport news so check it out so when you get a chance thanks for watching. witnesses. to history in the making of. testimony.