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free. free. free broadcast video for your media project free media. the latest news and the week's top stories on our an official tallies indicate egyptians a vote to back the new draft constitution in round one of a pivotal referendum that continues to split society and violence continues to be on the road. at a time said to be turning against the embattled syrian president as it struggles to beat back the al-qaeda linked rebels who are getting more assistance from abroad. and president putin says it's now or never calls on russia's lawmakers to overhaul the economy root out corruption and stem the flow of the country's wealth.
broadcasting live and now in. our brand new digs here in moscow this is the with me rule reece to show you it's a pleasure to have you with us turn our attention first now to egypt where both the muslim brotherhood and its opponents are claiming that the country has narrowly voted to back the disputed draft constitution in round one of the referendum and the claim is based on an official tallies the official results will not be announced until after the next stage of the draft was shaped by the islamists but has been slammed by the opposition of course want to build true small from cairo this be a tense night here in the capital cairo waiting for these key. referendum of the constitution. of course the official ones will come out of the second round
which indicates that it was a yes vote the muslim brotherhood together with the media outlets numbers are mounting up they're saying approximately fifty six point five percent voted yes forty three point five percent voting no this will seem to be of course a major blow to the opposition forces particularly because in this round only two of the governor it's involved to the ten very tates i see voted as a notice of the constitution this particular stage of the referendum was largely seen to be the biggest chance for a no vote to the constitution as the governor it's involved actually voted against the president during the presidential elections so really right now the opposition forces are going to have to either drum up support in the next six days for the second round or final time it's a tactic to campaign i think there will be heightened tensions of course i mean people have criticized the idea that the referendum perspectives two days a week in the middle with these results coming out which of course people are going
to react to them as we entered the late stages of the voting process which had been extended by several hours by the electoral commission because of high turnout they were violent scenes in the streets of cairo and. what the party headquarters the opposition position. were topped by suppose it supports is of has an arbor is a man who has knowledge or orthodox salafist leader one time presidential candidate one party did i reports that ultra conservative islamists torched their headquarters talking with firearms until the security forces did report injuries so really we'll have to see in the next week what happens in the build up to the second round this crucial rounds as the seventeen other governorates going to vote on this constitution. now but ongoing referendum will further distance the nation from any kind of consensus according to journalist and middle east analyst document five. morsi is not showing any signs of flexibility he's not
showing any signs of building consensus and he's shown to be a very stubborn and other person regardless of the outcome of the referendum the scene in egypt right now it's indicative there is going to be a mass. playing with the results there is already the reports about money and sustenance is being given to poor people to encourage them to go out and vote favorably was yes constitution and on the other side the egyptians are still divided into different groups and the more for lazy shouldn't of the voters are not going as it should have been going so it's not really representative of the nations when or of the consensus that should have been as you can hear.
from syria now excuse me from egypt now to syria where the government there the forces are on the receiving end of opposition offensives that the rebels make gains and battles across the country of course in their push towards damascus it comes after the opposition received another boost this week when their diplomatic status was upgraded by a u.s. led group of nations who also donated more than one hundred million dollars to the anti us camp meanwhile and nato is deploying surface to air missiles and troops to neighboring turkey requested the reinforcements from its allies after a series of cross border exchanges of fire with syria alliance officials now claim the syrian government has begun using ballistic missiles against the rebels that is something that is the night that by damascus is guy nature can takes a closer look at who exactly is fighting against assad.
they call themselves martyrs and. all those you see around you of the fighters you see are living the martyrs and the living martyr has already sacrificed a soul for this country. syrian rebels say they will stop at nothing to defeat us. some of them are so proud of their deeds that they post them on the web including the execution of prisoners. or having a child behead a man who was presumably an assault supporter atrocities are committed on all fronts during syria's bloody civil war according to many accounts on the ground it's islamist groups that do most of the fighting on behalf of the rebels dr towie come eat was a member of a jihadi still can ization twenty five years ago he later became a vocal opponent of radical islam that you have this have no problem to behead people alive you deal with people like bin ladin and there are because of al qaida who have no his shin to use any form of whip around to to really. like.
control any place. religious believes an ideology the so-called friends of syria including the gulf states the u.s. the u.k. and friends met in morocco to throw their weight behind the newly formed syrian opposition coalition two thirds of the islamic dominated entire south coalition has ties to the muslim brotherhood and cellophane and their idea of freedom for syria what. it's a positive sign for us that our military struggle is characterized by being mostly islamic because martyrdom for the sake of anna has always been the main motive for people's freedom. in what's seen as a symbolic attempt to distance themselves from terrorists in syria washington has designated one of the rebel groups all nusra a terrorist organization but the same syrian opposition that the u.s. supports welcomes the efforts of groups like al nusra the decision of considering one of the factions fighting the regime as a terror. sorgen isolation should be reconsidered. this is
a demonstration of support for almost right in syria people heard chanting we are students of osama. people here in washington don't seem to understand that if you don't like the government in cairo or if you do like the government in cairo i guess i should say then you will love the government the comes to power in damascus because you will see a sunni muslim islamic government a muslim brotherhood style government that is absolutely intolerant fundamentally hostile to the west washington has failed to officially denounce the many suicide bombings perpetrated by the rebels in syria preferring to focus on the wrongs committed by the assad regime alone the u.s. is also ramping up the rhetoric about the possibility of the assad government using chemical weapons against civilians something that damascus says would be suicidal on the other hand many rebels are not averse to the idea of suicide in the name of what they call holy war militants have recently taken control of
a toxic chemical plant in the country's second city of aleppo a video was uploaded to youtube showing them testing chemical weapons on rabbits we could not independently verify the authenticity of the footage for the earlier you will die like these two rabbits in its own words the government is fighting terrorists that battle has claimed thousands of innocent lives the measures the syrian government resorted to have been widely criticized but does that mean the wall should keep their eyes shocked at who's actually fighting for power in syria now in washington i'm going to check on. and r.t. is coming to you live from moscow it was this week that of lot of me putin had of russia's political elite on the edges of the seats in his first annual address to lawmakers since returning as president he unveiled a tough new anti corruption measures and a plan to stem the outflow of wealth from the country and putin also called for a drastic overhaul of the resource based economy and
a boost to the social sector society's alexy going to have skill points. several years ago when former president medvedev addressed russia's lawmakers this signaled major constitutional changes for the country with the presidential term being extended to six years this time when president putin delivered his first annual address after returning to the kremlin for the third time it ran no major sensations nor political changes but at the same time this speech was even more significant as some have already said that many others before this time put in barely spoke about any foreign policy issues the main focus was on domestic problems in russia and there have been plenty according to russia's president in fact he started his speech by saying it is now or never as the world is going through a crisis russia must stand up to all these challenges and the first and the most correct way to do that is to invest in two youths not richard is the that's the
clear as of today the percentage of healthy active able bodied people in russia and he's between twenty to forty is one of the highest in the world twenty years time economically active population could shrink by fifty percent or less we do something this trend will continue either we provide interesting jobs give opportunities to create business build families raise children be happy just a few decades russia will become a poor country populated by an elderly generation incapable of preserving its own territory. but the biggest issue dragging russia backwards for the past several decades has been the corruption among the higher echelons of power and that is why the largest chunk of putin's speech was dedicated to this problem and the president came up with some very tough rhetoric unheard and all twelve years putin has been in politics in russia but no wonder it seemed at times that putin was not
interesting on the whole russia and not for the whole world to see what he directed a stern warning to those. sitting in front of him. more than that which you know when you can get it but how can people trust an official or a politician who talks a lot about the good of russia where you live the same time you're trying to take his money out of the country i ask you to support the bill to limit the amount of foreign accounts and stocks that officials and politicians can have unleashed if the people. don't applaud yet maybe we won't like everything i have to say but even put in we'll be holding an annual press conference for the world media and the eyes of the entire planet will again be on the russian president. let's. see reporting from inside the kremlin. so good to have you with us here on out so you today just to come still on the program opposites react i would like to sell me to a topic change of accusations on sanctions between moscow and washington now that
download the official location. choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorite. t.v. is not required to watch on t.v. all you need is your mobile device watch on t.v. any time. watching live from moscow and are flying in the face of international condemnation north korea launched a long range rocket on wednesday. says its three rocket successfully delivered a satellite into orbit over those claims are greeted with skepticism by the u.s. south korea and japan who suspect it was a test of a long range missile and north korea is by. and from importing or exporting nuclear
and missile technology this sunday un security council sanctions and he will campaign ericus iraq and says talks are the only solution to the ongoing us. these are causes to have more talks not less talks and the north koreans have been willing to attend talks other nations have certainly russia has another nations are that if it involved the six party talks and doubtless read are just japan south korea the united states are less. willing to engage in talks when these things happen but what the un said was not only don't use ballistic missile technology it said we must have a commitment to a peaceful diplomatic and political solution to the situation there and that's what is really crying out and i think russia and other countries must finally say now wait a while is the look at the problem but i'm afraid that the united states is going
to step back talk less isolate more of the military base that the united states brought merrily south korea's building on july would it in an effort to create a ring around china perhaps to deal with north korea are all setbacks to peace what's necessary i think at this point in time is what is to step back from the process and the outside countries the other countries around the world must say wait a minute a peaceful china south korea north korea japan has a region will have a huge impact on world east and i think that it's really incumbent that we put pressures towards peace and not toward amping up the conflict anymore quite a quick pause in the weekly today here on our team to get to some of our most recent headlines and the taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on a pakistani airport in the northwestern city of peshawar and the violence has claimed at least four civilian lives and left thirty. he injured the attack was
launched by five militants armed with rockets and a suicide vest all of them also killed in the city of peshawar is located on the edge of pakistan's volatile tribal region and is often targeted by insurgents. the name of the sandy hook elementary school shooting victims have been released by authorities in connecticut the gunman identified as twenty year old adam lanza killed twenty eight people including children the youngest aged only six a memorial service is being held this flags flew at half mast in washington in honor of the victims. now russian lawmakers are on the verge of blacklisting a number of u.s. officials for alleged violations of human rights this comes after washington adopted sanctions against some russians as part of the so-called magnitsky law the latest details right now from artie's tom by. barack obama has signed into law the
u.s. magnitsky bill which concerns russian officials which the u.s. accuses of involvement in the death of sergei magnitsky a lawyer who died in prison in two thousand and nine having been imprisoned on tax evasion charges which his supporters say were trumped up russia though has for a long time now railed against this legislation saying it is rank hypocrisy and that if the magnitsky bill was a populist past it was attached to a piece of trade legislation then retaliation would come so now it seems the russian retaliation that was long promised is now shaping up russia's own bill doing roughly the same thing as the magnitsky bill has passed its first reading in the russian duma it's not known exactly who it's targeting but some possible examples are what russia a says those are u.s. citizens accused by russia of breaching the human rights of russians for example
in the last ten years and number of russian children adopted by u.s. citizens have died or suffered human rights abuses among those a boy who was left in a car in extremely hot temperatures and he died in his name main deed be attached to the bill as part of this search for tat squabble over human rights between russia and the u.s. this all affects the much the much hyped up reset between russia and the u.s. which was started in barack obama's first term in our russian lawmakers are eager to point out that the start of his second term he's passed what they consider very anti russian legislation one of the editors. of komsomolskaya pravda the russian newspaper was hours after the passing of this bill pranked he received
a letter which looked to all intents and purposes to come from the u.s. consulate saying that his visa had been revoked in connection with the magnitsky bill which would just get i got a fax signed by the vice consul which also had the number of the revoked visa and the technical data showing that the facts are being sent from the u.s. embassy in moscow i was surprised because it said the reason was the magnets and i'm not related to that case although i thought this might have been triggered by the articles published in our newspaper that the us state department did not like what it turned out to be a prank as the embassy said they did not send out to it or whether the consequences are merely pranks involving certain russian figures or more seriously those involving human rights or relations between the us and russia already this magnitsky bill is having deep ramifications. parties are talking reporting right
that now are coming away just after a short break here on oxy it's going to be a look at the life and mysterious death of joseph donna. the sun rises over what seems like and most forest here in the new directions quite hundred kilometers north of life while stopped as much of the world is disappearing at a catastrophic rate. mortgages both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system for filing down the forests of the more secure region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an ecological crisis the world wildlife fund for nature makes regular trips to help local rangers do what little they can to stop
the logging but it's not easy lager set up trucks making them hard to reach in an already rough terrain and have mastered ways to jump through legal loopholes this is a nature reserve were only sanitary logging of disease trees is allowed according to law and not a single berry can be picked the longest like this use their sanitary logging permit to cut down absolutely healthy trees and sell the profitable timber over the border in china we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy the forest is enormous and our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dreams but as soon as we find solid tracks we'll have to drop our wheels and get out silently in order not to scare the loggers off alexander someone in ca has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers it's easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's
impossible. the find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the right direction by word of mouth you can see that the ground is soft here which means that they've twelve the tractor trails are very fresh which in fact means that we need to be quiet in order to not scare them off as we get closer. this team says they're legal but have no documents now xander can now call the police to take over his work here is done he's overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the promote the region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it i guess the government now as i started city for more whole forest legislation so assumes the pals and so on regards a new forest court and according to close up a new law of every four us best serves the guys in waltham in the in the forest to the still this forest courts deal doesn't work just do what should do it because no
one tries to stop them in just five years the forest will be gone they'll sell it all to china what will the people who live afterwards do like it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change in the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's those small steps that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature. sixty years ago there was only one person who could ride out of the kremlin specif tower gate in an homage cis one one five soviet limousine he had power that any young girl would envy. this come belongs to josef stalin.
driving home from work was no simple affair for the leader stalin used to sit on a special converted seat protected by guards on each side he trusted no one. the soviet leader strictly instructed the driver which way to go in the car would often turn abruptly from the white when he was on to moscow's side streets weaving along and confusing. he was ready to kill people and he did kill them and if he could do it he thought they could also act this way and that idea scared him to death. stalin's limousine eventually reached a narrow and strictly guarded highway. many years ago nobody was allowed here local residents. known only to top officials. this is the comes of a country house stalin's personal residence even though sixty years have passed
since the death of the soviet leader his remains top secret filming has only been allowed here on rare occasions stalin spent his last twenty years and consider right up to his death. historians still puzzled over his mysterious demise did he die a natural death always someone else involved. he's upstairs with our family whole or it's not appropriate to talk about one's pride like that and i knew i was bright so yes i raised so on and so forth look at events at least to the first base which i will theater director alexander has frequently been offered the role of stalin and he's flatly refused every time. he prefers to work with the classics looking for parallels with the type of stalinist you know
who. are full of it i can't understand how he can love anybody. all his life he's avoided mentioning stalin in relation to himself few people know that alexander is not just a theatre director he's also of joseph stalin's grandson. standing boom get the boy yes that was stolen from me just feel like any ordinary man he was under the strain i had nothing to do with in the but when i saw him during the may november parades and i looked at him from the stands to be blunt i mean when you i only saw him close at the pillar hole of the house of the union he was lying in state. in much nine hundred fifty three the soviet people been farewell to stalin for three days an endless stream of mourners came to see him lying in state. the first to shout claims.