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this faraway place can be reached by helicopter. you need special permission to travel around. me trees and his son can have such a climate. to film the landscapes it's all this close read it's all set up i can't tell you how beautiful the. weather is right. means mountain crossland. mountain. this place. has declared a world heritage site. of
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the coastal area of the caucuses nature of. a long time ago the people of the caucuses used to shepherd droves of sheep across the a bug of lambs were often targeted by hawks even today let. me bring hawks back to this past. this is a bearded vulture. birds of this kind bigger nests on low lying logs of thirty or forty kilometers from here. when they go hunting. fifty kilometers in search of food. they're interesting creatures.
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the above go is situated close to the greater northern slope of the caucuses mountain range from the grassland you can get a panoramic view of the mountain ridge of the caucuses nature reserve. there is also a clear view of mt fished one of the highest points in the western caucuses. the local let's try to get the mountains in frame filming is best done from the highest point on the embargo it's about nine hundred meters above sea level here dimitri is teaching a son killed how to set up for the filming. look. you can see that the lighting is on one side of the mist covers most of the valley. we don't want to film only the mist we need to focus on the foreground look at the
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grass gleaming in the sunlight its light of the valley is dark. so the light strip will show this shot to the best advantage. now if. the great in northern slope is a continuous chain of mountain ridges tops by snowy peaks millions of years ago there was a vast sea in this place the smallest part of it the black sea is now hidden behind mountain ridges they form a shield in the way of warm breezes blowing from the sea the warm air creates a sub tropical climate in the foothills of the southern slope of the greater caucuses ridge there is a moderate zone further upslope the kingdom of eternal snow and ice on the mountain tops is more than three thousand metres above sea level. which is the. i'm going to film these magnificent landscapes we never know in order
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to show the. to the hundreds of people who never venture here. what will either because they have no time. when you go because they don't understand the meaning of nature. to live side by side with the pass translated from the caspian language means the mountain of caucasian goats the reserve is the only habitat of western caucasian goats in the wild here they don't move about very much a small herd might well stay for decades in the same area high in the mountains one thousand eight hundred metres. the only trail leading across the pass begins in the above go grassland. caucuses reserve ranges often use it to make rounds of the area they always do it
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on horseback a round trip usually takes one week. where they come across poachers interests on this path broken. it's the only way here there are rocks on one side and i think a tangle of red and green on the other it is very difficult terrain. all . the ranges camp out in small pots it's always cold in the mountains at night.
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shortly before dawn dimitri and killed head to a small flat mountain top according to an old caucasian legend do you often meet the sunrise in the mountains lives a long and happy life get real good you can no see mode you go on you're right in the video the sun will rise from behind the aspen pass. we're going to choose the highest point for filming we only have ten to fifteen minutes for that.
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each song rise is a mystery of the world used to it no single one is ever the same the balloon is truly wonderful. the nearest settlement is far away radio is the only means of communication with human civilization. hey folks if you're listening to our movement of radio show us your hosts once again you get to ring and look at it last term or talked about in the history of the congress is nature reserve you get to go to the small studio broadcasting meet our movement show is in
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a town and scores of kilometers away from the a bar go for schoolchildren tell locals about the caucuses reserve journalists. oversees the programs the children talk about the reserves animals surviving trees mountaintops and rare plants. they draw on their experience as reporters and engineers working in various protected areas therefore they always fully prepared for the program when they go on air. and i think when people look at it and they try to imagine what these tree saw a long time ago. as for me i always have this uncanny feeling that my
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agent stature martin significant in front of these or inspiring giant. one of the most. famous parts of the caucuses nature reserve is the growth situated close to the black sea coast the oldest tree here is over a thousand years old. the grove has survived several generations of tourists and many natural disasters. according to scientists the greatest of them took place some eighteen million years ago. a rupture in the earth's crust created a natural labyrinth and the gorge the gorges bed was filled with water from mountain streams. this landscape has undergone no changes since then. visitors are fascinated by the mysterious origin of the grove and the ancient trees there in they think of it as a living relic of the distant past. well i can tell you that i really do feel
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mystical about it is that people rarely break the rules here they're not eager to destroy or cut things down to the bush that some people might say i'm crazy but i honestly believe nature herself is at work here and i think this place is protected by higher forces it's. a small canyon on the outside edge of the grove mox it's natural boundary in the north the west and east and horns of an infamous mountain river called the hostile joint where the canyon is at its most narrow and the never ending war of war is a sign of its dangerous allure. and you'll know. this canyon is notorious because the water rises quickly when the snow melts or up to terentia already. though the whirlpool form a strong water splashing against one side of the ravine and then against the.
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anything that falls into the whirlpool gets sucked down to the bottom people trying to swim will walk across it end up drowning. there's been several deaths as a result. that's why this place is infamously known as a devil's. bottle. there are four major waterways in the caucasus reserve a river is one of the deepest which has been put up but the small hydro power station supplies electricity to the huts in the upper reaches of the reserves northern sector ranges stay for the night. but the vote by. claiming there was a. w. bush rule wherever you can get from any spraying a small river would be a cure more from a bit of
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a soul fit for drink. international rafting competitions take place on the belle i river every year the route is extreme the rapids a near impossible to clear. cultures that so much time and which are called on it will be. the biggest and most expensive elections money can buy this is how many american see what are called political action committees or super pacs. commission free accreditation free transport charges free. range munched free kid risk free tickets to tide free. download
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free broadcast quality video for your media projects and free media down to r t dot com. a cargo helicopter flies through a mountain coach before it reaches the weather station and juga good situation in the mountains of the caucuses nature is as an altitude of more than two thousand minutes is about sea level it is the optimised station in the western caucuses it's total square is two hundred ninety two thousand hectares our reserve is the only one in russia that occupies the territory of three russian regions it's really unique. to the caucuses reserve personally. sees the rotation of stars and food supplies in
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this remote area the helicopter rarely stops at juga for more than twenty minutes but even such a short period of time is enough for dimitri says i think just some kid to get several shots on take. most of the world's weather stations located in major cities recalled changes in the atmosphere resulting from industrial waste and fecal fumes the data collected juga and similar stations is important for fundamental research into how the earth's climate changes in areas situated far away from manmade sources of pollution which are now the temperature of juba is fifteen degrees above zero but
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a couple of days ago trees were falling to the ground under the impact of strong gusts of wind which by the way where the snow is usually one made today piron this time in december temperatures were unusually high in november it may well turn out to be the warmest november in twenty five years. each day caucuses reserve staff record temperatures wind velocity humidity and am a fair expression. one team is on shift for two months. on its way from juga to the grand northern slope the helicopter passes by. mount
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fished the highest point of the western ridge. after an hour's trip by end dimitri and his son kirill walk about the northern sector of the caucuses reserve in the company of ranges the jugo weather station is now schools of coleman says away. people and animals share the only path there is in this area. do the bison let humans approach them most of the people traveling around the reserve arranges in horseback most short while ago to troll g.t. in a different area. it's a short distance from here they can see monk show his show there came across nine bison. the lettuce come quite close to them. were only fifteen metres away.
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bison moving with coaxes reserve have no enemies sometimes humans can come very close to them provided they are on horseback buses or ranger dismount the bison instantly make it clear they're poised for attack. horses are the most reliable and indispensable companions when people go on long trips in the mountains only horses with good training eligible for the job. this one is called chetan ish. he's my favorite. we became fast friends. riding him is no problem he does what he's told to do.
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but this one is still a young stallion. it will let anybody touch him. bloke. is scared of everybody. in the red chair on his one of the remotest areas of eastern sector of the caucuses reserve several reserve staff and their families live here on a permanent basis. even if the weather is warm it's only possible to reach this
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place with an off road vehicle schoolchildren from a nearby village upset by often visit reserve ranges they have organized an eco movement called the little bison. hello hello glad to see you. to be our guests. that. doesn't match the machine we are. chosen malaysia is the starting point of a circular route for high just only visitors with a permit and a map are allowed to enter the reserve they gear is inspected and ranges teach them the elementary rules for surviving in the mountains children from the little bison zero is welcome here they already have experience walking cross country children from the little mice and often cross the river in that way. but it's risky in
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winter time so today we're going to take a detour we'll cross the bridge and forest we're going we'll take care of all stuff . picas can choose between several popular routes in different areas of the coax is reserved. close to the trail stands an oval table used by ranges it's meant for hikers passing by wanting to rest for a moment children from the little bison club gather here on the bank of the stream to discuss major ecological actions just as we all know that on the eve of new year's celebrations many local people pick up axis and go to the forest to cut down our green beauties but save the green beauty is the name of a movement organized by the children that they make leaflets bearing the image of
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a food tree you know they write text on the leaflets and display them prominently in the village of. the children hope their peaceful actions will help prevent further trees from being cut down illegally. preserve ranges however take more radical measures against lawbreakers their main task is finding and detaining approaches. one of the most challenging jobs takes ranges to mount yet. each time they go there under a veil of secrecy regardless of day or night or weather conditions very painstaking job requires special knowledge and staying power they need to be skilled horseman as well as able to discern telltale signs showing the presence of trespasses and have no difficulty finding their bearings. or
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a new. voters will always be tempted to enter the reserve because beasts are easy prey here the reporters up there are not as much afraid of humans as they are elsewhere because they're under constant protection. cultures see them as enticing tidbits because hunting for them is so easy. as the path reaches higher altitudes one climatic zone in the mountains gives way to another here the fog that enveloped the forests in the foothills is now a distant memory there is snow on the slopes and it is much colder the caucasian mountains gradually come into view. the for
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. am. after several attempts to find the best point for filming the landscape dimitri suddenly comes face to face with a brown bear one of the rarest and largest animals of the caucasus reserve. ranges did find fresh tracks they were close to the huts where the rangers person for the night they reported the find of a walkie talkie that he would use. there are wolf tracks here at the store all he
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got from a wolf yes. keep still the workers let me see them. what ensures that all of the tracks now just those. hold in. banks here they are two three three. eight calling one zero four eight calling one zero four zero zero everything's ok tracks only some left by animals the latest tracks are those of wolves three of them over and out. different people visiting the coaxes nature reserve are often different things some seek shelter from the hustle and bustle of big cities others around to thrills only a few are able to blend in with this wonderful place and become possibly.
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just invested by old and yet i feel i'm an integral part of this world yet i do what i know crazy romantic. i'm nearly drowned almost frozen to death and full of cliffs already. nature is wiser than we are given if our ingenuity is bold persuasive. choose the creator that gave birth to us about enough but i do not and may bring us to ruin unless we come to our senses. and atlanta i think does what people should devote their lives to. let's go get the i don't know if i can cope with the task but i'm going to try.
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seriously there's an arab league plan to solve the country's crisis requiring president assad to step down calling it quote a flagrant interference in its internal affairs also. the e.u. formally adopt an oil embargo against iran a spart of one president is sanctions against the country but there are fears that these sanctions may backfire joins me for the details in a few moments. and croatia votes in favor of joining the debt stricken but a low turnout of the national referendum and violent protests don't expose deep divisions within the country and.
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worldwide news flying from moscow's city center this is artsy with me rule research showing syria has rejected an arab league proposal to resolve the country's crisis the plan requiring president assad to give up power was slammed by damascus as interference in its internal affairs and quote an attack on its sovereignty sara first now has details from the syrian. the arab league called for president bashar al assad to step down and to hand power his deputy they also called for the formation of a national unity government and that would be a pretty leaves early parliamentary and presidential elections now those calls have been virulently rejected by the syrian government here.


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