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online on screen this is r t live from moscow with you twenty four hours a day so russia has a new prime minister dmitry medvedev who will now form a cabinet before getting down to business and newly inaugurated president putin is already dishing out directions regarding changes to the country's policies of a breakdown premier it would have acceptance speech. changes to the upper echelons of russian political system also to continue with what he sees as his efforts to multan the refutable system in russia highlights you need call me a major point that he wants to to push saying that he wants to increase investment into russia's economy and increase investment from a brule as well also you saying its full membership of the w t o is a must and something that he will push for as hard as he can doing his time in the
role of prime minister and in terms of the military he wants to see a industrial military complex see making sure that russia's armed forces can remain amongst the best in the world for more reaction to the fight to meet you may get it is now the prime minister of russia i'm joined by michael the editor in chief of g.q. russia thanks very much for talking to you so what is your reaction to the election of a teacher may get its prime minister well i think has just about any observer never actually followed for the last two years i guess the proper reaction would be a complete and utter lack of surprise i think. that's been something that could have been easily predicted and especially you know yesterday's pageantry. indicated that the tandem as we know it is still very much alive or at least by the fear and says to me she may have said that one of his proudest achievements presidents was
that he believed he would like the political discourse in russia as prime minister of course he's going to be have a lot more input his input is going to be with domestic politics do you think we could see an increase in widening of the discourse in terms of local politics in russia with good of his prime minister i think so i'm not sure exactly how much credit for this i would describe to the bit of but it's undeniable that the discourse has widened. you know things have gotten much more interesting and much more volatile in a few places. i think that focusing on municipal and local politics is the smart thing for everyone right now because a lot can be a lot of them to accomplish. like a lot of thank you very much the editor in chief of g.q. russia well blood in me a putin is the president and he's been delivering some strategic holders highlighting what he wants to achieve while he's in power he amongst those who have
been foreign policy decisions revolving around the proposed u.s. missile defense shield in eastern europe now the president has ordered the the foreign ministry in russia to address the united states demands from washington clear written commitment that they will not target russia with any of those missile sites placed in eastern europe a clue closer to home he's also said that he wants to cripple corruption in russia by forcing all bureaucrats to declare their incomes and to work to more transparency in russian politics using technology using the internet to do that of course that was something that dmitri medvedev had put in place had started to do during his time as president now as prime minister he's going to have to work very very closely with blood in me a putin if they're to be able to live up to some of the promises of what some people think hooten two point zero is the loss of key economic decisions to be made
and both prime minister dmitri medvedev and president vladimir putin are going to have to have very closely to and those promises parties peter over there in central moscow one is going to be approaching gets busy in his new role as president some people taking to the streets of central moscow showing their discontent with his return to office police have been deployed to disperse activists who've been trying to hold marches against putin's inauguration. was at the scene will he go there and . most streets today have said despite the heavy rain at times what's happening where you are at the moment. well what we're seeing right now is that several small groups of opposition activists mostly youth are still on the city's streets in the center of moscow in different parts of the city center pretty much walking around the themselves see that they are taking protests walks and many of them have been doing this throughout the entire day from time to time they did gather for
unsanctioned rallies which were blocked by the police which actually have also been sort of following them around the city center trying to prevent these and sanctioned rallies from happening authorities see the detained around thirty people flew out today including opposition activist and blogger i could see another one there and social identity for seeing. there were also peaceful protests rallies like the one on one of moscow's bullbars where several hundred protesters gathered and saying songs some even spent the night on this board since the gathering or the rally began late on monday but now also because of the rain it sees that it seems their activity is dropping although several opposition leaders including the more radical ones are still calling on their followers to take to the streets despite the rainy weather. regardless of those arrests and the detentions
you just mentioned just how far are the protesters willing to go bearing in mind this this rally this call to do further protesting. well the protest movement in general is really diverse so it really the extent to which the protesters are willing to go really depends on the very age and on their social status and whether or not. they're part of a new movement since many protesters only go to the rallies authorized by the authorities a small amount. of the unauthorized ones also if the activist or members of more radical movements they are with us are ready for a more aggressive behavior or they are willing just to walk around in the rain or spend the night on a bench singing songs so still there is clearly no unified force which
directs this movement so like i said it's really hard to see how much how far everybody is willing to go and. just finally we we've seen protests in moscow russia for over five months now you mentioned there's no unified force in this opposition so what exactly are they trying to achieve. the protests did start. following the parliamentary election amid accusations of ballot fraud and it was really a huge boost to the poll just movement in the whole general feeling among the public and we did see huge protests rallies probably the biggest ones since the early ninety's in russia but the. throttle the force of this movement definitely dropped a few months after that now it's sort of regaining momentum but because there is still no clear leader within the opposition and in fact the opposition itself consists of totally different movements and organizations which often don't share
the same political views the only thing that it seems to only unites them is their calls for new elections and that they don't want to see blood singleton being the president of russia going to live there in a very wet but fairly humid thanks very much indeed for that update. ortiz and he said no you know it takes a closer look at what drives the camp and that question about unification just how united is it really. who is the russian opposition well of course it depends who you ask but also if you take a look for yourself what you'll see most often are a lot of different colors organizations and parties well to help us kind of decipher who's who in this i think we can call it modern russian opposition is to me through bob h. he's a political analyst for voice of russia radio thanks for being with us i want to start with alexis in the widely and surrogate so just because they're the most well
known at the moment they're constantly getting arrested and being released just briefly tell us who they are and why they've become the prominent leaders of our name is not i typically leftist populist like well does he use the morning to corruption and nationalist. but let's focus on the flanks for a bit looking at this video this is this is sunday's protest which for the first time turned really ugly you see these there's so and the left front it's called what what are the main focus of that party it's a flag we saw a lot of on sunday you see the red flags with the red star so this is an image abroad people might think it's you know a communist party because they read russia a communist so what they write because it will do so for recently because. he is. left from the reason why all of the communist party the russian federation human being chronically ill participate in all these actions get him constantly arrested that's his style that's like is that they're on ikea's where he is their
traditional. russian i guess what does that mean in terms of peace but there are several groups which do not i why themselves with the left or with the communist party to observe sunday i was there and there were clearly some people who were trying to provoke violence a lot of these so-called anarchists you can see here basically were running into the riot police and also wearing a lot of these masks. let's talk a little bit more about the nationalist fight that we see sometimes i believe we don't have pictures here yet but it's. white there it is yes what's this if it means someone you know all of the groups all the nationalist groups are strongly opposed to the current government stronger porsche white blue and red. but who also but would not like to be associated with communists or leftists what does it mean that. when we see tens of thousands of people on the streets of moscow as opposed to small groups like we see here which we saw after the inauguration sit
ins trying to happen why don't we see the thousands of people the masses do we see so many different flanks if they are so anti putin can't they just get under that banner all these groups have mutually exclusive views they're not simply i think in his degree not simply contradictory that's just including school of the nationalistic he was put in of being a liberal liberal secular sporting of being a nationalist the left. in the social system is a liberal secular supporter of reviving the soviet imperialist so they can't agree on anything the only thing that they can agree on is that they don't like what they want to the current russian state to collapse that's about it to me political analyst from words of russia radio thank you very much for trying to help us understand what's happening with the opposition in russia because certainly people in the country have never been more involved in politics. or to live here moscow with the twenty four hours a day ahead in the program this hour living up to expectations now that the victory
celebrations riverfront switch for its new president to deliver on the promises he made in his election campaign. the first the u.n. envoy to syria warns that his peace plan is the last chance for the country to avoid civil war kofi annan also accused the mask is a failing to implement the road map saying civilians are still coming under attack but he's got a charm has the details of syria's response. purred the syrian ambassador to the united nations say that a number of regional powers are sponsoring terror in syria to undermine kofi annan . he said the syrian government remains committed to the plan but it faces a surge of terrorist attacks including suicide bomb bombings. d.v.d. and said it has the confessions of dozens of individuals involved in terrorist activities upon the order of certain gulf countries here's what he said these terrorists did not come into syria. by using.
into syria. she and borders with the neighboring countries so it's not the secret anymore who is behind these. who are giving orders and try to work with these terrorist. live in qatar saudi arabia. he also accused turkey of harboring armed groups which are infiltrating syria committing crimes and returning back to turkey because syrian ambassador said what also undermines kofi annan plan is the inflow of arms into syria now both the syrian ambassador to the u.n. and even the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. noted that there has been a decrease of violence in syria but the international envoy kofi annan said there is still a profound concern that syria is descending into full on civil war up to one hundred international observers are already working there the only said the number
will reach three hundred by the end of the month so there's going to be more eyes on the ground as of now he said and i'm going to i'm going to quote here there have been worrying episodes of violence by the government but we have also seen attacks against government forces troops and installations it's very interesting how the u.s. ambassador susan rice responded to the claims made by the syrian ambassador she brushed off the question about terrorists and then she went on talking about those who. took up arms stepped down to fight for their rights and very dubious question arises here is it an attempt to justify violence on one side while bashing you. from the other being exclusively the syrian government susan rice confirmed it in a way with her latest statement by putting all responsibility in the hands of the syrian government and never not once mentioning the armed groups in the opposition with this regard and that despite the fact that the u.s. has accepted kofi annan plan which addresses all sides of the conflict not just the syrian government going to come talking to me as a lowly and culture. commentator in the middle east has told me that the united
nations plan let's hear its income produced concrete political solutions i think it's important to appreciate the importance of these elections where whereas we found the international media kind of dismissive of the elections completely and i think the real significance of is the president and his kind of support base is trying to legitimize himself through his claim to being very former. but since that call is let's say he did by half of the country and not the other i think ultimately what we're seeing over here is an increasing support among one but increasing isolation among the other which kind of signals further division in syria there's very little coherence about the so-called peace plan and there's very little coherence about other than just of a kind of a cease fire and putting the weapons down there's no more political mechanism for
us so you should this is kind of in itself not a positive sign the it means that it's almost like the crisis in syria is about to be institutionalized it might become that that's the long form that is going to take so we really need to be critical of the u.n. efforts that are not geared towards political solutions but towards. temporary kind of quelling of the fighting which even that is not working. france will be hoping for a positive future for the election of a new president while from small island may have beaten his rival nicolas sarkozy in the recent run off a considerably tough a toss no weight since many voters want to see a change in the country's foreign policy and economic growth as a city reports now from paris. out with the old. in with a new. transfer a large task a victory in the french presidential elections the people here are saying that france is once again peaceful if they're here they had voted for change but the
question is how soon are they going to see that change and what kind of frats are they really going to have and the world is asking precisely the same question. is is that people rejected because it would then france would also france for many reasons one of them was his personal arrogance so we can hope but in foreign policy is going to move in the right direction that is less arrogant. be it arrogance or something else there was no hiding nicolas sarkozy eagerness to lead the libyan intervention sending french warplanes in first he of course betrayed himself all along as deliberate of libya but he kept that extremely quiet as allegations kept coming out about his relationship with gadhafi the result tonight or it's clear they wanted to stop that kind of policy and that going about receiving t.n.t.
tonight it's not the night of hope again you know the march third psychos he has created an overall image of france we don't want divisions within the french society we don't want the bombing of arab countries we are friends of the arabs. a lot is being branded france's new hope or gadget one task ahead of him to sort through the euro crisis and clean up an image. which many think is no longer in line with what's traditionally french while foreign policy took a backseat during the campaign a lot it did throw out two moves one go head to head with germany's angela merkel on renegotiating the e.u. fiscal pact believe me she will experience in the coming month the the power of the good i mean the negotiation power of america because america will face an election in one year and she will not be willing to compromise we said was a french president and to withdraw french troops from afghanistan
a year earlier than planned it's a sign that i thank you want to scale down the foreign policy but i would guess that is going to be more considerate of what's happening in the in the rest of the world and more focus on economic issues within europe at the end of the day all the french really want are jobs and leadership that truly represents them both at home and abroad. tesser cilia r.t. paris. one of president putin's first acts in office was to order the foreign ministry to obtain clear guarantees that america's missile defense shield in europe is not a threat to russia well in a few moments we'll be talking to nato deputy secretary on the future of cooperation between moscow and the and after that special interview i'll be back with some of our main news stories in about nine minutes from now stay with us live here in moscow.
alexander vershbow deputy secretary general great to have you with us sir good to be here so let's start with something you probably never heard before russia is greatly concerned about nato anti-missile defense system into europe will be able to shoot down its nuclear missiles that's upsetting the balance in the region but the negotiation on this topic started two years ago in two thousand and ten why do you think that is that the united states still isn't having been able to person
rochelle's the opposite well it's not something that is very satisfying and we want to continue to work on this dialogue with russia but it is a serious difference of opinion that we have to overcome because it's really about the facts about the science about the capabilities of the system that nato is developing with a strong contribution from the united states we remain convinced that there is no danger to the russian strategic nuclear force not today not ten years from now and that the russian analysis is based on a series of worst case to some sions and and unrealistic assumptions that creates an image of a threat which really doesn't exist but he's worried that maybe in five six seven years time the european anti missile defense system will be able to shoot down for example specifically its concern about the modifications of the s m three interceptor that can travel fast enough to actually shoot down russia's themselves
and sat a key issue it's a very technical issue but it's a very fundamental issue is that nato system can't fire and that's today system in the system we might have ten years from now it cannot fire until they were told the i.c.b.m. that it's targeting has finished its powered flight until the engine burns out and only then is it going in a ballistic trajectory. by the time that happens. if this we're talking about a russian system it'll be too far to the north nato will might fire but it will be chasing the tail of that missile all the way till it crashes into the arctic sea in that case why can't america or nato please russia legally pounding guarantees that's a complicated question relating in part to politics and in part to the nature of the problem the cooperation itself we think is the best guarantees come inside the structure participate in the planning learn more about the system we
could agree to exchange information about what we're going to have not just tomorrow but five years from now ten years from now there's lots of ways to increase predictability which is really what russia is looking for a guarantee. as we saw with the a.b.m. treaty. just a piece of paper can be torn up and abandoned just took six months for president george w. bush to abandon the a.b.m. treaty president obama when he sought the ratification of the new start treaty made some very specific commitments to the senate to get that treaty through he said that the united states will accept no limits on its ballistic missile capabilities i know president veggie have had to make similar deals to get it through the duma. but political leaders need to. understand that no one has the ability to override the will of their of their parliaments i understand but in this case in this particular case america needs this defense system much more than russia because it's. it's
a topic of concern for russia so it's the only thing that's coming in the way of sealing the deal is the legal legal guarantee why not just give it because of the commitments that have been made it would be rejected by our senator we're in a worse situation so i just don't think that's the answer i think political guarantees transparency predictability. and the benefits that come from cooperation. in which nato would be helping russia protect its territory just as much as russia would be helping nato i think all that leads to the kind of confidence that. both necessary and sufficient to move forward well from what we're told they say european missile defense system is really directed against the iranian threat and it will be fully operational in two thousand and eighteen there are numerous ways right now to contain iran u.s. is building bases around it israel has kept abilities international sanctions are
in place it really doesn't look like in the nearest future for another five six years iran will be representing a real threat to nato so why so what is the purpose of this whole european anti-missile system if iran is contained well there's a. i think a legitimate debate that we could have maybe if we had more time about can iran a regime that has a radical ideology that has pledged to wipe country not far from its borders off the map whether it could really be contained but yes the threat today is not as bad as we think it will be five ten years ago or ten ten years from now so we do have time to work this out right now the threat is concentrated mainly in the southeastern part of europe and southern part of russia if you look at the circles on the map. but we've also seen iran conduct tests of a new generation missiles that are even longer range that can begin to threaten central europe by the end of the decade they'll be threatening northern europe will they actually attack who knows from the russian perspective the whole missile
defense is break or make as far as they do as far as nature relations go present advance of has stated more than one step at a new arms race could be in place the two sides don't come to agreement but is it really as important to nato as it is to russia i would hope that at the end of the day it would be equally important to both parties because we're talking about our security at the same time we take the russian concerns very seriously so we have to address the concerns about strategic stability i think we can then i think we can really be thinking about nato russia relations in a totally new way we're still not yet free of the hostility of the suspicions of the cold war and it's our mutual obligation to try to work together to overcome. nato deputy secretary thank you very much for this and a pleasure. height
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if you just joined is a very warm welcome aarti live here in moscow with the twenty four hours a day top stories now dmitri medvedev is voted in as prime minister barak russian lawmakers and a new government no great again as president putin has already begun to usher in his own corrections to the country's political course. riot police in central moscow preventing hundreds of activists from holding protest rallies against putin's return to office some of them have been camping out overnight after police made around four hundred arrests following violent clashes on the evolved inauguration. plus un envoy to syria kofi annan blames damascus for the ongoing violence warning syria is slipping into civil war but the government claims it's fighting to protect its people from a foreign funded insurgency saying mercenary death squads are on the loose. well that's it for me and the news to.
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