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don't don't come. here with r t why from moscow our top stories more than a hundred killed and many others wounded in iraq as militants stage a nationwide offensive just days after all kind of a violent comeback. the terrorist group also deepens its roots next store in syria with the war torn state now under international scrutiny over what might happen to its chemical weapons. and a poke at privacy social networks have complied with around a thousand requests to head over personal data this year alone despite users setting their info to confidential up next we reflect on the legacy of the soviet union and the rise of nationalism in
a supposedly multicultural europe. jeffrey roberts a professor at university college of course an island thank you very much for being with us today thank you so here in russia there are two dimensionally different takes on sterling some say he was a great guy who won the second world war and he actually gave the country an immense post another state actually he undermined the economy which led to the eventual collapse of the u.s.s.r. what's your take on that when starving dog winston churchill was reported to have said that stalin found russia with a wooden well and he left it with atomic bombs and i think that statement sums up
stalin's achievement was to modernize the soviet union to urbanize is all you need to dust your license so that you can to build the foundations of a country that was able to withstand the german invasion in one nine hundred forty one and go on to a little bit too old fashioned. and also the foundations for the post-war rise of the soviet you to a nuclear superpower. you know if russia is still a great country. with an important role to play in the world and enormous potential for the future it's because of the foundations that were laid during started time now having said that of course there could be lots of questions and discussions as to whether or not this modernization of russia had to have been as brutal as it was because of course modernized russia but you know in the post-war russia the pre-war
russia as well but starting was also responsible for the deaths of millions of people so you can have a disk. about the cost you have a discussion. about time tips about whether or not different courses of action events would have been. perhaps more effective than the ones that are starving starving persued. but nevertheless in the end it's a historical fact that. the soviet union was successfully modernized under stalin albeit one i have a very brutal basis so the cause of the collapse really is to blame on other leaders they came after styling rather than what because that's just teleports my course is that the system that stalin built them which persisted off to his death ok when he died. some are more proof of aspects the system disappeared such as the mass terror but sensually it was still style the system but i system is
a very defective system in many ways and those defects in the end result in the collapse and also the mentality you know that stalin sort of try to establish and said that you needed the mentality that he left after his death was also she blamed for the collapse at the end of the day you know well it depends what kind of mentality you're talking you know stalin was a communist he believed in socialism he believed in a communist utopia he believed in the soviet system he believed that the soviet union was a model for the whole the whole world know one doesn't have to agree with his beliefs for that reason but one has to recognise the power that we should and the power of everything was very very important in the historical development of the sort you before starting with a life and then subsequently because what happens is gold which of comes along and he questions and challenges that traditional soviet self image and attempts to
reform the system inquire radical way and a result that of course is the. the eventual collapse of the system talking about sterling as a political figure i guess people in the west mostly know him as the man who led russia to win the second world war see here for us at home there is no doubt that we won the war without russia the second world war would not have been won are their thoughts in the west about that and how is there a genuine interest actually in the west to really find out about the role of russia and how it really wrecked their work today while there are people in the west who would want to do more to russia the soviet union's role in winning the second world war well because it's uncomfortable true for them to face up to this whole for a terrier socialist communist regime under this dictator stalin was responsible for tito to defeat
a few of our men and in fact was responsible for as opposed to nazis well the the the those kind of people also tend to have the view that there was no great difference between naziism and commons and when it started there that were just as bad as each other but i don't think that would be the of the most prevalent view i think the most prevalent view will be one that would recognise the differences between nazis and communism and the differences between hitler and stalin the hitler was a far more dangerous dictator for the world in star. wars so i think and i think there is now creasing recognition of the soviet role in winning the war and of course there are always people who who want to present a different view present a distorted view of the events of the second world war so you are someone who knows a lot about it and who studied stalin you wouldn't say that at this point in the west there is a deficit of knowledge about stalin and his world and russians role in world war two there's always a deficit of historical knowledge there's deficit of knowledge about the world not
just in the west also in russia a. but you know i don't think that deficit is to grow. as i said i think there is now a days much much greater recognition of the soviet role in the second recognition of the soviet role in the second world war more recognition than people in russia actually recognize because to what your science moves something the russians royce saying to me why don't they recognize our role in when the second world war and i was there to actually most people most people do particularly since the end of the cold war during the cold war there was this your logical struggle going on and. look was an effort by western cold warriors to did no i the reality of the soviet role in defeating nazi germany and their western cold war is to the exist and they're still making the same kind of arguments but they're not as widespread and effective as they used to be that you would think that people from that war are
still alive and the memories of that war are still so fresh you'd think that would learn our lesson but then you see these huge nationalists right woman rising up in europe what's to blame well that that's that's not the extreme right movement in europe ultranationalist in the national journal is not a new phenomenon or recent no it's true that recently. the political influence of national gnashes of its very strong particularly the more extreme forms has grown in various countries of europe. i think that has mostly to do with the economic and political problems but europe is. facing at the moment which poses a dollar for it to know the whole future of the european union i think is also part of we've. you know as time goes on the war you know receipts from many memory becomes a much more distant event and the more time elapses. the more possibilities there
offer people to your present. distorted accounts. of the war so i think it's partly a function of of the distance we've got to travel from war to partly explains. this development of nationalism out for national mixed emotions in europe but then because the moment the main reason it's to do with contemporary politics i know economics rob the. history now and that's that's not to say that history isn't important of course because there are many many lessons of history which are open to the contemporary crisis seem relieved face the worst crisis that here are right now is experiencing if that is to last or get worse that will also. that would also incite that they rise of more national nationalist sentiment i think there is there is a great danger if the eurozone collapses the e.u.
collapses the most likely. it is that they will be replaced by different forms of national. questions will forms a national some extreme and dangerous take on herself i think there are great george michael's that's the historical lesson of what happened before the second world war particularly in the nineteenth for that is where you had a similar crisis that will be going from now on the result. of the rise of notions of extreme nationalism in europe and. the emergence of a number for a terrible fascist. regime so that so the less there is the historical lesson there is that there is a great danger that develops i don't see is by any means be inevitable i think the difference between now and then is that democratic culture democratic institutions are much stronger in europe than they were before the second world war
so i'm confident i'm hopeful that european democracy kinds of all of this current crisis do you think talking of democratic institutions to think that a politician with anti-democratic views could rise to power through those democratic institutes but that that's exactly what happened in the case of hitler didn't it and that's what happened in a number of other countries in europe but before and all for the second world war so it's it's a distinct possibility i mean it will be a challenge it will be a test of western democracy not just western democracy but european international democracy kind of how do you suppose the challenge of a kind of nationals in which kind of calls for a life in conditions of economic collapse and political disorder could stick. together as a united europe maybe work as a magic pushing against president. i don't think it's a part of the cea. but i sincerely hope that the european union doesn't collapse
because for all its faults the european union on what it represents is much much better than the ultra nationalist. tother to. who knows what's going to happen. i think it's possible the european union will survive and i hope it does support life and if i were russian if i would russian i would actually be hoping that that's the case as well because the collapse of the on the rise of extreme forms of nationalism in europe is going could pose the question if you can challenge for russia or for roberts thank you.
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don't come. over one hundred killed and many others wounded in iraq as militants stage a nationwide offensive just days and about a violent combat lead to a terrorist group also deepens its roots next door inferior to the war torn state now under international scrutiny of what might happen to its chemical weapons lend an approach at privacy and social networks have complied with around a thousand requests and over personal data of the year alone despite users setting their info confidential. so it's time for a sport update here on our t.v. with kate. hello and thank you for joining me the latest sports in the headlines winning start
alexander surgical strikes twice as russian champions meet when taylor time to amcon in the opening game of the new premier league season. something else south african tokyo's claims its second i've been around for a decade long wait i can spot a little white guy. and fighting fit everywhere great to talk a good coach draw a clear look ahead to next back to it by september. but first a football and defending champions in a one to nil at home to one car on sunday to make a winning starts to the defense of their russian premier league crown fabio capello who soon expected to become russia's new head coach was among the crack at the cost stadium and the italian source a meat into play in the build up to the opener in one shot off providing for an exam because of golf after thirty seven minutes. and a similar free flowing move saw the home side awarded a penalty on the other mark the service mark was found in the box was made to brace
on the spot to the it finished last season's champions running out comfortable when it's. quite down proceedings and he came back from a goal down to win to want to time to get back on after just forty three seconds a past that to a fellow john carlos and luke eight to keep up the loft with the visitors in front but half an hour later on to much pressure later sunday at a level if you. just before the interval you know bought a new super set debutantes the scene a try or a try to strike home or prove to you that we're not against his former club to want . one a late penalty here's a bit of such a one one draw at home to turn back ten minutes off to the end of all our. one of which the grocers like in front of a better surrogate hadn't called. to catch the check chairside were denied victory eight minutes from time as the bullets fired one hundred a year something in the penalty area. and power whiteford luis come out here though
made it one one i missed. while the one moment made the fix just for the i think we tenders this monday night twice former champions robin got to present. time to us where champions league winners chelsea selby's a late one one draw in a friendly against big spending paris and you're not in new york and the knife which the french run is up in front of the half hour mark. but the young substitute because piers only level the game with its left this encounter was the first of all much to be provided the stadium yesterday have been grabbing the headlines though in the meantime with their galactic pre-season spending which their coach call in show off to a different. story each day hike no one in football a euro be out there spend money you have to do investment and. she made this in mind because investment them years ago and they are at the top but is
a man started last year and we want to be quickly. go to the top of the european football. cycling now and bradley wiggins will not be celebrating his tour de france victory instead of telling his focus to the london olympics after becoming the first ever briton to win the world's greatest reg race on sunday the thirty two year old finished ahead of sculling teammate chris froome after blowing away the field during saturday's time trial wrapped up the formality of victory at the end the trail to end britain's one hundred ninety you wait for champion fellow sky team rider mark cavendish was also the winner of that hundred twenty kilometer stage we can as well now talk a little bit glory in the men's road race and individual time trial has been starting. to happen you know i mean it's been a fantastic three weeks of seeing tom nineteen weeks with mommy not out but here a jersey of brierley so yeah i mean my dream come true. pretty special.
golf now and ernie els has changed his second open title off the longtime aide to adam scott spectacularly crumbled rolly them and sometimes the south african boarded the eighteenth to finish seven on the pa as australian scott bogeyed the last four holes to come second by a single shot else began the day six drugs behind scott who led since the sixth call on saturday and was four shots clear with four holes to go and then at the last he needed to hole from ten feet to force a playoff and he failed the one else a stunning victory we don't have a favorite tiger woods was joint third round pick. all right just. you know this weekend. my wife's been telling me to. believe in myself like they believe in me you basically have made everybody else believe that you can do it you better start believing it is. and i just you know i feel good all week for some reason you know i started and i said tell your state the same
a tele minus six or so tony jacklin exchange. now to the upcoming elim picks and there are no real surprises as the roster for the russian boscobel team has been named coach david platt announcing his twelve month squad following by one hundred one to seventy nine friendly winnability when you're just outside moscow the host trial by three points off of the opening quarter but they overturned that deficit to win by a comfortable twenty two points target for its own up by getting high twenty six points for russia shooting god owning his place really explored and so did all the other big names such as andrei kirilenko session to finance golf russia face hosts and great britain in there right now on sunday. one in barcelona the united states held on from eighty six eighty victory over argentina in their second exhibition game kevin you're on top score for the reckoning olympic champions with twenty seven points as they kept a gritty argentina in check to send out
a warning to their rivals in london that they next face a friendly against spying on cheers that it will be a rematch of the final in beijing four years ago and the american stars believe that busy build up program will do them the power of good for london ronald's all out so you know what it does we're just trying to get better game by game and these are great warm up games get ready for london because we know to be ready over time but we're. plenty of pressure on the russian women's volleyball team instead of going off to make offside off ice to the challenge of bringing home the first olympic gold since nine hundred eighty eight vansickle school reports. the women of the soviet union were well used to dominating competition at the net winning for gold from one nine hundred sixty eight to nine hundred eighty eight but they've been deprived of the best spot on the podium since then unable to rise above second place in one thousand nine hundred to two thousand and two thousand for the cheer finished outside the top four in the ensuing two thousand and eight games in
beijing this year russia fielding one of the veteran teams at the games with an average age of twenty eight six players on the team also participated in either greece or in china the squad also monks the most physically imposing the seven players measuring taller than one hundred ninety centimeters cuba are sure to be amongst russia's main rivals the country taking the baton from the soviet union by winning it all in barcelona atlanta and sydney two time gold medalist china and the star studded two thousand and eight winners brazil could also prove troublesome for the russians but the likes of thirty one year old you could syrian a gun of all will be banking on their big game experience when they arrive in london alone which go in the middle of our way to time well champions so we've played in pekin in peak much as before i participated in finals twice before we had a subpar outing in beijing so i think this is the perfect chance for us to win until they cme a few other russian players have been there and done that which could serve as
a game breaker in their opening preliminary round match against great britain the hosts along with turkey will be making their olympic debut in their july twenty ninth clash so a squad of seasoned veterans primed to bring russia back to its former glory as they seek the country's first gold in twenty four years uganda gorski r.t. . finally boxing and heavyweight champion because he could go is due to defend his w.b.c. belt against german man trial here in moscow in september and dante took the chance to ask the elder brother and he considers to be his idols. begin a chance to prove my boxing skills against strong opponent strong as a boxer in my career there are four games so strong. against a strong. box always. good boxing skills never.
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