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russia remembers victory day celebrations a massive military parade and spectacular fireworks will mark sixty seven years since the end of world war two. the u.n. envoy to syria warned civilians are in danger accusing the mask is a failing to curb violence while the regime says it's facing a terrorist threat. and israel's military arm buying the politicians threats from iran with some high ranking generals casting doubts iran is building a nuclear weapon.
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it is a.t.m. in the russian capital you're watching r.t.i. marina joshie welcome to the program today's the day when millions of russians once again remember the heroic deeds of their grandfathers who put an end to the bloodiest war of the twentieth century the victory day parade and author of the defeat of the nazis will take place on moscow's red square and it promises to be its usual jaw dropping spectacle artist peter oliver is following the preparations . the annual military parade to celebrate the sixty seventh of the soviet union's role in the defeat of nazi germany and world war two will take place. on wednesday the news all of the defeats of the signing of the treaties announced by the soviets historicity only may in one thousand forty five league parade took place on the twenty fourth of june operate carried out by soldiers some of which should march straight from the front marching across red square in
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a column at the rear of which was held the lowered banners of the defeated nazi troops were then slow and at the foot of the lenin red square before late to be. this year and since then he said the parade has always taken place on the ninth of may this year pulteney thousands. of military hardware will parade across red square to mark the victory over nazi germany no peace so they'll be watched by veterans who fought in the in the second world war many of which who took part in the original parade in one nine hundred forty five around fifteen hundred veterans all respected to be in attendance the rehearsals for this parade have been going on for weeks now in fact residents of moscow of vacation have been able to witness tanks and other military hardware making their way into position on red square. the closure of
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a lot of main roads and some disruption those tanks are now in position there tracked vehicles fitted with special covers over their tracks is to not damage the ancient in historic columns of over red square helicopters and jets will also take part in a fly over with possibly a fly by as paul told the celebrations the parade traditionally getting under way at. am and lasting for roughly an hour now celebrations go on for the whole day and there was parading across red square would be accompanied by thousands of thousand new stations being directed by russia's leading military conduct or celebrations continuing throughout the day culminating in a huge and spectacular fireworks display it's eight pm always something spectacular to see in memory of a historic occasion. i
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wasn't just soviet troops that sacrificed everything to stand up against the nazi threat more than sixty thousand british sailors braved subzero temperatures and the arctic to keep supply lines to russia open during the war but their epic efforts have remained largely undermined until now as a bad reports the worst journey in the world was how winston churchill described it ten days through hell the arctic convoys were a vital lifeline of supplies to the soviet union with britain's east an ally in the grip of a nazi onslaught that just nineteen john c. is was a gunner on board one ship braving fierce seas bitter cold and
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a treacherous route infested by german u. boats and never had a player thrown in the can you just imagine. wives come in nature has a block of flats you just passed the wife say just picked us up picked us up just market or just take it mark perry mine we were fourteen thousand per year clark at all and you know we've been lifted out because you could hear the screws turn in the war below and in the water this is the very ship john says done his job was to man the end of the guns against the heavy enemy fire from above but the onslaught came from the sea to the huge icy waves with the warmth even a ship this size just over eight hundred ships were dispatched in total in the convoys but one in eight never made it back britain lost three thousand men in what
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was known as the most hostile theater of world war two the waters so cold that falling in meant almost certain death yet those behind the mission never on and the men it sent john received medals for other campaign c. fourteen but he's still missing the one that matters most discussed here while being trained in a minute only a few of us left now. a more well interactive how come not frightened now and i mean come on but i know. some we do as you say got a lend burma pacific defense medal i've got the order came pies are the campaigns are been in play over them only five. one of an english. medal for the russian congress but that could soon change prime minister david cameron's finally ordered the medals review after years of campaigning from
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veterans they haven't been on it so far because of bureaucratic red tape limiting war heroes to one medal per campaign medal rules also mean a stint on the convoys wasn't long enough to meet the six month minimum and impossible targets given the extreme conditions of the arctic is discussed and to my mind you know that the fact that it's been it's taken so long is really heartbreaking because over the years we've been campaigning for this medal many many of these veterans have have now passed away and the absolute tragedy if this would be if we do get to a situation where the medal really remains the barriers and the up to conway veterans are allowed their mettle and there are none of them alive to receive them of the sixty six and a half thousand men who sailed on the arctic convoys just two hundred remain like john they've just been offered another medal by russian government for over in debt to this service on top of the two it's already awarded to john will find out in
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september if he is to finally receive what he really wants but for other aging war heroes like him it could be too little too late either bennett london. coming up on our russian opposition groups continue their protest over a lot of reporters return to the top job. isolated rallies and sit ins are held the process moscow with numerous arrests but the movement's numbers dwindle since massive demonstrations in winter. and what does human lives mean when it comes to the problem of global warming and greenhouse gases find out how foreign money is being used to cut india's burgeoning population. the un envoy to syria has warned his peace plan is the last chance for the country to avoid civil war kofi annan also accused the massacres of failing to halt violence despite a being nearly a month since the nationwide truce was impose or does get a chicken has the details of syria's response. well purred the syrian ambassador to
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the united nations say that a number of regional powers are sponsoring terror in syria to undermine kofi annan . is that the syrian government remains committed to the plan but it faces a surge of terrorist attacks including suicide bomb bombings the messages show that d.v.d. and said it has the confessions of dozens of individuals involved in terrorist activities upon the order of thirty countries here's what he said these terrorists did not come into syria. by using parachutes. they came into syria through the syrian borders with the neighboring countries so it's not a secret anymore who is behind these groups the. who are giving orders and try to work through these terrorist.
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he also accused turkey of harboring armed groups which are infiltrating syria committing crimes and returning back to turkey because syrian ambassador said would also undermines kofi annan his 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 a 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
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who took up arms stepped down to fight for their rights a very dubious question arises here is it an attempt to justify violence on one side while. 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 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. reporting there and meanwhile washington has declared it stepping up non-lethal aid to the syrian opposition dr yunus from columbia university says the divided rebel groups fighting for power even among its own ranks could be one of the major obstacles in the way of the u.n. back peace initiative. the best would be to follow the. plan to the end give it a chance this is the best plan we can have we have seen what military intervention
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and the rebellion does to states a lot of syrians understand that what the start of the as a genuine popular revolt has evolved and something that there could be on control anymore and even the opposition is the divided different groups are fighting different different wars we have different leaders we don't have one single command so if bashar al assad say's to its troops stop they can stop because there is a state system there but who is going to say to these rebel groups to stop if one group stops maybe two others won't stop and some groups are even fighting between themselves for control or because they belong to different factions so it's unfair to say that it's only a violence committed by the by the government violence from both sides. former libyan rebels have stormed the office of the interim prime minister in tripoli killing two security officers armed militia men surrounded the building demanding payment for the role they played and last year's uprising against colonel gadhafi.
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is the editor of the paprika news wire believes the security problems the libyan government's currently facing could lead to foreign intervention. the into see rubbles were promised compensation for their participation in the revolt against moammar gadhafi last year about a month ago payments to many of them were suspended. because they claimed that there were a lot of irregularities in regard to who actually were entitled to these payments and what the payments were actually for there's a lot of problems that exist when the national transitional council they were put in power essentially by the pentagon and nato and that had not been for the air power the naval blockade. the intelligence sharing on the part of the united states government and the various or european governments there's no way that the m.t.c. could have defeated the libyan army last year so these are the dilemmas that
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the government is facing right now so it actually is creating a situation where there will be a rationale for possible u.s. or nato direct military intervention on the ground in order to poorly stabilize the situation inside the country. as the editor of the pan-african newswire of a human as a q we're talking about the situation in libya. as a live report unsaddled into his role back at the top of russian politics groups of opposition activists have continued their isolate of walks and sit ins across the center of moscow most of these unsanctioned protests were forcibly dispersed when people refused to leave dozens have been detained this includes prominent opposition blogger on the scene of that known for his nationalistic rhetoric protesters have been walking around moscow throughout tuesday and into the night stopping to hold impromptu rallies the action began a day have put an occupation which was held on monday thousands of people arrived
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for a rally which soon to sanity into clashes as some protesters started throwing stones and trying to provoke the police and he's now an political analyst maybe bob each try to understand who is driving the protests. 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 modern russian opposition is to me three bob which 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 navarra name is not a typical leftist populist like well does he use more into corruption and nationalist. but let's focus on the flanks for
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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 communist solidly right because it will do so for recently because. he is. left from the reason why all of the communist party a russian federation human being chronically ill but dissipating all these actions to get him constantly arrested that's his style but it's like is that they're on a kid. where he is their traditional. russian i guess what does that mean in terms of these protests there are several groups which do not i why themselves with the left or with the communist party if you go sunday i was there and there were clearly some people who were trying to provoke violence
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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 what's this is what it means someone you know all of the groups all the nationalist groups that are strongly opposed to the current government strong of course white. and red. but who 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 syrians 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 there just in the school of the nationalistic he
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was put in of being a liberal the liberal secular would have been a nationalist the leftist think he was bored you know in the soviet social system is the liberal secular sporting of reviving the soviet imperialism so they can't agree on anything the only thing that they can agree on is that they don't like pollution and they want the current russian state to collapse that's about it to me three bob rich political analyst from wastes 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. for more of our t. stories and other news you can go to our website artie dot com where you can find how politics is casting a shadow over the london olympics some countries are using the events to question britain's foreign policy and accuse it of double standards with fear it's a growing the biggest sporting event. and he's the man of pulls the
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rug out from under the feet of authorities worldwide it has to wait him with his latest we can leaks julian assange talks with the very people at the forefront of the revolt in egypt and bahrain including activists nobody over job was arrested just days ago so watch the show at r.t. dot com. israel's politicians have avoided the need for early elections after the ruling coalition announced it struck a surprise deal with the opposition party but the country's military leadership still isn't seeing eye to eye with lawmakers accusing them of being hysterical over the perceived threat from iran policy or looks at the growing rift. usually it's all secret service that's eavesdropping on others this time it was the other way around in what was supposed to be a closed form and the former security chief was caught saying this maybe i'm saying very difficult things i don't believe in the prime minister and not in the defense minister i've seen them from up close they are not people that i just to leave the
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state of israel into in advance of this magnitude the strongest criticism so far from someone in the know putting the growing rift between israel's political and military might of whether or not a techie ran out into the open. it's not. polite but i prefer the innocence of the sense of those who speak the truth. i think what we're saying first was that this government doesn't really engage with with the country as a whole that hasn't been a public discussion as to whether israel should launch a strike against iran and there's also a feeling that within the government itself it's only barak in the themselves who are making these decisions has been no white at the base among the smaller security cabinet or even the white a couple of israeli politicians are near hysterical when it comes to iran and they have more than hinted that
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a military strike is under consideration were determined to prevent iran from developing nuclear weapons we leave all options on the table and containment is definitely not an option decision. yet. even. if you. use it. for the first time ever the head of the israeli army was still in office has broken bank and thrown doubt on whether iran is in fact planning to go nuclear . iran is going step by step to the police where it will be able to decide whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb it hasn't yet decided whether to go the extra mile but will israel go the extra mile and decide to bomb iran until. the military or the security establishment the stalk the government almost
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all of the leaders of all the military security establishments were replaced recently the question is what will their presence establishment say and will be on subi supported by the government will make a divide between the two sides even deeper the temperature is rising ahead of nuclear talks slated to happen later this month in baghdad but also on this point there's disagreement with intel of in a circle some high ranking israeli officials say pressure against iran is bearing fruit while it's also official line is that it won't be can't buy negotiations policy r.t. television. now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world clashes have erupted in a moment as well in jail between armed inmates and troops the prisoners opened fire on guards who responded with tear gas the ride followed the government's decision to close the prison in the recent escape attempts and complaints of overcrowding at
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least eight people were injured including the relatives of some of the inmates had gathered outside. their would be suicide attacker in a foil the airliner bomb plot was reportedly a double agent all along the cia operative said to have infiltrated al qaida in yemen and exposed and explode pose the plant a bomb concealed in underwear was meant to have blown a u.s. airliner from disguise on the first anniversary of osama bin laden's death a similar scheme was used in december two thousand and nine but failed when the explosives didn't detonate properly. they had of the left wing theories of party city and form a new greek government the news comes after the conservatives failed to do just that so the new cabinet will reject this terror the measures imposed by the international bailout deal develop this fall with sunday's election results which gave no single party enough votes to govern alone and in cabinet must be formed by the seventeenth of may or greece will be forced to hold another election. tens of
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millions of pounds of u.k. aid money has been spent forcibly sterilizing indian women many have died being mistreated causing outrage from those who suspect britain simply wants to curb the country's population world here motives are just freer shrader has the details of this controversial program. they vonte the twenty five year old mother of three is living in one of india's poorest states just a few months ago she went for an operation to be sterilized unable to afford or access other forms of birth control davey thought the operation would help her family but it went terribly wrong. given that the i gained consciousness around twelve or one in the night i was made to lie down on a bench i was bleeding heavily on that day i came home without being given any medicine. as mandated by the indian government and its attempt to curb india's growing population around a million women from babies region are sterilized every year she says around eighty
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women were operated on at this school in just three hours in january after mr liz ation camp took place at this school the police raided the offices of a local ngo and allegedly found video that proves that mistreatment of these women a new report also shows that many of the n.g.o.s the indian government uses to run sterilization camps are actually being funded with aid money from the u.k. . britain has donated millions of pounds to india since two thousand and five to fund sterilizations a newly released documents shows that the u.k. is interested in reducing india's population to cut down greenhouse gases and combat global warming. smooths of this. moves of. your bill pollution control or do so to guard my moods your own greenhouse emissions through excessive use of it ngugi you
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to the poor and to the reason for. this is this is a mix of the week up all those woman who having more than it's a reality that angers women's rights advocates who are determined to stop improper sterilization they see. doctors are under pressure to fill quotas and get bonuses for reaching them but many women are rounded up without proper knowledge of what is going on and are operated on in horrific conditions some have even died from excessive bleeding after the operation they do believe. in dignity all through life so did begin as a skeptic something societies that would look at a lot like that even for four days after four days they're supposed to be sick and . nobody calls for no one up is dead while the campaign is far from over one message here is clear that britain should stay out of it baby will never forget what happened to her that day. and i still suffer from pain and discomfort now
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there's clotting and a lump has formed i'm unable to do any work for the government its job is done another woman who won't add to india's burgeoning population but for they be the dehumanizing experience has left her feeling more of a number than a citizen preassure either r.t. bihar india. well very shortly we discuss what's inflaming the conflict in syria making it impossible to reach a peace deal in the country and that's after a recap of our top stories in a moment. the
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luck . i'm sure is that so much of the mayor's money mentoring is a show me a lot of people are hearing every turning to the russian presidency for the third time but a mere putin has pledged to unify the country and continue reforms to expand the economy. look.
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let's look. at the news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. shank operations are the day. the lucky lucky. lucky .


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