the father of a russian woman imprisoned in the u.s. for failing to register as a foreign agent says that she is being treated as a pawn while her lawyer said the case was extensively linked to the political climate in the u.s. . not of korea where his activities in the us were illegal. in and of themselves but she got caught up in this and she rushes to start. signing up for the twenty first century silk road china's belt and road forum comes to a close in beijing with sixty four billion dollars worth of investment agreed upon . you're looking at live pictures of orthodox christians around the world celebrating easter here in moscow where they have gathered in the
christ the savior of the people you can see the beautiful images right there. are broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is our team international i'm sean thomas glad to have you with us now russian national maria has been sentenced to eighteen months in prison in the united states after she pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent her father has exclusively spoken with r.t. and told us that his family had been expecting a very different outcome. we weren't prepared for such a rough and unjust court decision maria is a russian citizen and given all these investigations she's been caught up in it all even though the investigation had nothing to do with her nevertheless the u.s.
has found a culprit over the past few months she didn't have any complaints about the condition of her confinement unlike before when she was badly treated discriminated against all in solitary confinement with walks only allowed for two hours at night maria her lawyers we all expected a different outcome a fair verdict but it's hard to say how life will be for maria now the most important thing for us is that she returns home taking into account this new jail term. thirty year old maria was found guilty of trying to influence the national rifle association and other conservative groups in the u.s. several americans involved in politics were suspected to be involved in the case as well.
i have reasons to if she's not the main goal of the circumstances she had to put in was to break her will and forces to really acknowledge something she might not have done. they are trying to save face to grab to seize to put her behind bars but there is nothing they can charge of with and to avoid looking with the killers they sentenced her to eighteen months just to show she is guilty of something. we spoke to maria knows lawyer about the case and of the president he believes it
may have set. i think it's impossible to separate from from the politics i think that there is a an underlying crime that he pled guilty to which you can make out under u.s. law but i think the notion of this would have been investigated or an arrest would have been made for a typical foreign national who wasn't russian and wasn't in the car environment where in the u.s. i think it's almost impossible to to believe that southern politics has a lot to do with the atmosphere of the case and it's one of those things where if the elements of the crime are there they were selectively enforced in this instance i think it's hard to argue. the charges unregistered agent it's not foreign it's not secret agent it's not an intelligence agent it literally is just doing something for someone else as being their agent not of maria maria's activities in
the u.s. were illegal in and of themselves so there's no classified information there's no political sensitive kind of information given she was not paid by by the russian federation she's in her shoes supported by americans while she was here financially but she got caught up in this and she rushes hysteria. i would fear that other countries will start applying the same standards and saying that any american who went abroad to another country and it was involved in civil society organizations and social and met people and networks that's really all we're talking about doing are more serious than that and reported back on those activities some in the u.s. so i think it's very dangerous because if other countries adopt the same as you're going to get a tit for tat situation with countries grabbing civilians of other countries as
leverage or for other reasons that i think it's a bad idea. the earlier comments by president putin on boots in his case that were made in beijing he was there for a forum focusing on china's massive global trade network known as the belt and wrote initiative project spans asia europe and africa and over the past few days alone agreements worth sixty four billion dollars were signed off when he goes down of comments now from the chinese capital. well busy few days here in beijing as for the russian president he wrapped up his official participation quite traditionally with the media conference and judging by what he focused on for him these few days were heavily dominated by several things trade and a jeep and economy and this is quite well natural i should say given the very nature of the belton road initiative which is centered i should say a rowdy around exploring new trade routes and global economy boosting global
economy and so lattimer putin position russia as a key energy players sort of an oil export in superpower he stressed that russia is not only a key player on the market but also moscow is ready to increase its production and consecutively exports oil exports any given time at any given moment that russia is ready to meet the oil needs of china and many other partners around the world the only reason it has not done so yet according to vladimir putin is because there's an agreement in place between russia and opec by which moscow has promised not to do so at least until someone now also recently the american president donald trump said that he managed to get an agreement from another player saudi arabia to on the contrary increase their oil output and so i asked him a putin what he thinks of this and what impact this could have on the global market
here's what he told me because we have an agreement with the opec plus still i haven't heard anything from saudi arabia or any other opec members about the intention to withdraw from the opec deal. now quite naturally i should say there was no way other international geo political agenda could be ignored within the frameworks of the forum here vladimir putin has met with a lot of his counterparts with those whom you discussed so. problems as combating terrorism the situation in syria libya and so on and so forth so while he obviously did have his focus on energy economy and trade not a tool was it the only thing on his list let him of putin even joked about how he manages to keep his share jewels so jam packed was bullshit. but it is possible to school clerk. to put you on that i bought it last summer just called it was
funny to me but you're sort of on the right of the so far. which the government will support. so here's the second belton road forum for you as china strives to become a platform for all sort of business and we've done of reporting from beijing r.t. . we heard from economist and a financial analyst to alexandra on what closer ties between russia and china could mean for the global markets. bosko in beijing are already very tightly connected on the multiple levels and they think this initiative is only highlighted the strong bond between the two countries and especially this. environment where you have this robot mystery. is. putting the status to higher and that is showing. in the protectionist stance so i think in this
environment. the reality is between china and russia can show. and the authority of to this guy in the. policies and also over the long term i think it sends a strong message that there is a shift from this world that is led by the us. all of those and that eventually we will see the drawing of these situations and of the markets and i think especially for oil for example this is also something that we should take into account. the french president's long awaited olive branch to the yellow vests or protesters appears to have fallen flat they have been out for a twenty fourth weekend protesting against falling living standards despite emmanuel micron's a promise to cut taxes raise pensions and reform the civil service on thursday
president gave a televised address in which he said france needs more decentralized government as well as an easing of the rules on organizing public referendums follows his ambitious three month public feedback exercise known as the great national debate saturday's yard last march in paris remained largely peaceful but in other french cities the demonstrations turned violent. as. the number of yellow vest protesters in paris told us they were unhappy with how their movement is being portrayed in the media. pseudocode sons are people still like many others and i'm here today because we think there's
a small problem with the media violence is always presented in a same way and it's always presented as coming from the other events well people have infiltrated a group they don't talk about the police find that it's. a war i'm going to get if it were true in the media is full of they want to make us look homophobic anti semitic just to discredit all movements with citizens you quote smear the citizens but the governments and the media doing it. and i. think you don't ask in the media for equal treatment they cover our demonstrations but when they're peaceful they don't show them. orthodox christians around the world are marking their most important holy day of the year easter sunday here in russia the main service is held at moscow's christ the savior cathedral it was led by the head of the russian orthodox church
patriarch kirill a key part of the ceremony is the arrival of the holy fire which worshipers say occurs every easter saturday inside a church in jerusalem where this is tomb is believed to have been located as for sunday's festive dishes in addition to easter eggs russians were marking the end of lent by eating. cake called cool each cheesecake type dessert called pasta correspondent on a quarter outside force. well that's christ the savior cathedral right behind me and inside as well as in other cathedrals all across russia russian orthodox worshippers are celebrating the holiday of russian orthodox easter and russian and midnight masses have been going on the one behind me just wrapped up and it's a really important occasion for all orthodox worshippers. all over the world but especially in russia because russian orthodoxy is the predominant religion here now
and traditionally these masses are held in old slavonic but parts of the masses are also whole held in different languages from all over the world as there are orthodox worshippers in different countries such as greece and egypt and when people were walking into the mass of the church behind me we spoke to people about what the holiday meant to them and why they celebrate it and you may be better off on this is a happy holiday it's a holiday and some bread it is harmless on the ass so that the heiress has good. he has the bride just a fool the christian holidays a family hornady and it's a good holiday and the fifth year i have such a good feeling in my heart easter is coming we saw the traditional orthodox cross procession it's when the worshippers walk around the cathedral and back inside to symbolize the end of lent the forty day fast of meat and dairy products now this night actually marks the beginning of
a week long celebration that starts tomorrow where people can again eat meats drink milk can eat dairy products and spend time with their family now earlier we saw another pasco tradition take place which was the arrival of the holy fire now this tradition orthodox tradition holds that this fire spontaneously lights in jerusalem where jesus christ allegedly rose from the dead every russian orthodox easter so this fire is transported to different orthodox countries all over the world via airplanes on candles and different orthodox worshippers in every country can light their own candles with the holy fire and tradition says that that fire won't burn them so you'd see a lot we're seeing a lot of people tonight with candles all over the world in celebration of different traditions. washing out international more. after breakthroughs.
imagine that you run a blood bank and they in one room are dead patients they've been dead since two thousand and eight that would be j.p. morgan goldman sachs do it your bank b.n.p. society generali just b. c. etc and in the other room you have living middle class people and the point of blood bank is to take blood from the living middle class people and to transfuse that blood to the dead banks next door that they've been dead now for more than ten years will naturally the people that are in the middle class are going to start to suffer and suffer horribly and many of them will die by the way they won't be getting any of the blood from the other middle class people to keep them alive all
the blood all the plasma goes to the dead. i welcome back this is our to international a russian university student who fled and attempted to join the ranks of islamic state has been released on parole after serving more than half of her sentence she shared her thoughts with r t and her first thoughts of going back to normal life. much sign her sentence of imprisonment for
a term of four years and six months with the sentence being served in a general regime penal colony. order difficult for me to believe but i think this is just. diddled absolutely everything seems very different now it was so weird i don't even know how describe it here it is different it's very difficult today just a toll when it just falls right in you like that. is literally the same three she is your relatives appreciate what you have in life
even if it seems insignificant it is very significant but sometimes i understand and this costs here lots. of. one person was killed and three injured in a shooting at a synagogue in the california city of power way on saturday according to a local of fish. now police say they have detained a nineteen year old man in connection with that attack the incident which the city's mayor has called a hate crime took place at around eleven thirty in the morning local time during a service to mark in the jewish holiday of passover a number of roads in the city have been closed and the authorities are asking people to avoid the area the attack comes exactly six months after eleven people were killed in a shooting at a synagogue in pittsburgh human rights lawyer daniel kovalchuk give us his thoughts on this latest incident. from pittsburgh in pittsburgh now i was here when this synagogue was attacked here in pittsburgh this looks like a very similar incident and it's very clear that these people were attacked because
they were jewish and so you believe this is a racism in general which includes and i semitism. has a very large presence in america i think you know it's something america has struggled with for you know a long time it's a very dangerous time in this country to be in any way. nor to i mean that's just a fact i mean you see a world that's very much on fire at the moment in which racial and religious and ethnic tensions are high. the u.s. military veteran has been charged with eight counts of attempted murder after he plowed his car into pedestrians on a sidewalk in sunnyvale california on tuesday police allege that he believed he was targeting a group of muslims investigation is still ongoing and prosecutors say that they may add hate crime charges at a later date police say the suspect was on his way to
a bible study class at the time of the apparent attack in which eight people were injured witnesses have claimed that the driver's actions indicated the crash was deliberate an allegation his lawyer denies. now and then his door was open and he was just sitting there and he was saying thank you jesus thank you jesus absolutely we are disputing that this was an intentional act this act clearly was a product of some mental disorder or mental defect that caused this to happen so there's no explanation for this other than his service the things he saw and what happened to him mentally. while serving our country the suspect joel peoples is a former u.s. military sergeant he served in iraq in two thousand and five and two thousand and
six and was later honorably discharged his relatives say he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder a former marine sniper into iraq war veteran told us how psychologically devastating war can be. it's a big difference when you come out and when you come back and when you get out of the military and you go back calmer now you're surrounded by the culture that kind of praises. to illegal and horrendous and extremely violent invasions and occupations yeah it did lead me to an attempt to commit suicide but it also let me after that after you didn't after it failed that actually helped me out you understand that i need to do something about it i just like it is the has an impact but also i think it has to do more with socio cultural aspects when we're in iraq i mean a lot of a lot of people who are christians they consider to be like a crusade. according to u.s.
authorities hate crimes have increased year on since. two thousand and sixteen between two thousand and sixteen in two thousand and seventeen there was a seventeen percent increase in hate crimes leo dunson nother former u.s. soldier gave us his thoughts on the people's case. when you come back from a. well there are many of your soldiers and fellow comrades were killed so you attribute it to the faith into the people so he might it came back with that kind of hatred in his heart and that kind of you know if he in his heart and now today we live in a society in america as you know with heightened tensions around religious right whether it be chris did you do it or a muslim just very intense around religion you have to blame a lot it is on the media and of the way that you know these countries and these people have been portrayed as the enemy of the united states. all right some
sad news to bring you here. from r.t. actually bart chilton host of our show boom bust has passed away at the age of fifty eight he brought his passion for business and finance to the show which was one of the most popular programs on r t america before he joined our organization but from two thousand and seven to two thousand and fourteen children was a commissioner at the u.s. a commodity futures trading commission he also worked on multiple local federal and presidential campaigns friends and colleagues knew bart as a strong decent person who treated everybody with respect this is a tragic loss for our channel and everyone who knew bart. this is boom bust broadcasting around the world and covering the world of business and finance of the impact upon all of us i'm part children washington the belly of the beast we are so glad that you're on board i can't tell you how jam packed the show we have already get to it coming up todd bubble horwitz is back on the program to
tell us how average investors might be investing or how should they invest in commodities will be a boom or a bust for average investors he's standing by and we spoke about the consumer financial protection bureau many times on the broadcast well today they head of the cia f.p.p. he was in the hot seat on capitol hill they were a public citizen was there and he'll join us to tell us how he did this stuff and became. it will be missed you're watching our two trash. facebook and google started with a great idea and great ideals unfortunately there was also a very dark so. they are constructing a profile of you and that profile is real it's detailed and it never goes away turns out that google is manipulating your opinions from the very first character
that you type into the search bar it will always favor one dog food over another one comparative shopping service over another and one candidate over another they can suppress certain types of results deiced on what they think you should be seeing if they have this kind of power then democracy is an illusion the free and fair election doesn't exist the more road we give them the sooner we're all. american politics. and the notion that some. playing games at the mall or just the election. we've been influenced. is frankly this frankly absurd new food. russia with you know the states you know the states has been forewarned. in
influencing the domestic politics of other countries in the russia. nice guys or this is the kaiser report now you know wall street always got the latest was bank she was saying happen like the left i.p.o. controversy there a little stacy you know you were a participant and dot com one point zero zero first bubble and pop well there's dot com two point zero bubble. and perhaps pop snapp i.p.o. honeymoon in twenty seventeen gave way to investor lawsuits within ten weeks with blue apron it was just seven weeks for
a lift to stock has tumbled sharply sensis march twenty eighth launch it took less than three weeks for disillusioned shareholders to sue the company so apparently investors the left are unhappy to be down like twenty something percent and they have already lodged a lawsuit because they're claiming that the they overhyped the i.p.o. before the dot com experience i had in los angeles in the mid one nine hundred ninety s. i was a stock broker on wall street during the one nine hundred eighty s. when we had many i.p.o.'s and i.p.o.'s the ones that they're priced are priced in a way to get them out the door you've got to get them sold you got to get them out of the marketplace so there's a lot of hype but you know when i started on the last three when you had a prospectus for an i.p.o. you could not even have color photographs that was considered to be a deuce meant to just sell these days like in the case of facebook they made a major motion picture. about facebook during the i.p.o.
phase right so it's become entertainment and so people who don't like the i.p.o. for lift are like people who don't like game of thrones you know they expected a certain amount of entertainment they weren't delivered that entertainment it's about entertainment first and economics second well yeah because this is it is now more like a genuine casino when you go to las vegas you hear a lot of beings and pops and noises and you know all sorts of people serving you drinks in very skimpy outfits and giving very low cost or free drinks and nobody walks away they're saying man i lost ten thousand dollars on the slot machines this sucks now they're like well that was so much fun but this is exactly what the markets are like these days generally speaking i.p.o.'s are not really suitable for the average investor they're. are plenty of things to put your money in various markets that are suitable but in i.p.o.'s are a black box you don't know what the earnings are going to be that bad report is
first time as a public company so it's not really a hedge funds play in the i.p.o. space they do well or don't do well but that's their heads if you're not hedged to them run the risk of being racked of course we did cover it on kaiser report before they went public and the c.e.o. of lift was saying that will probably never have a profit we might never earn a profit so it was already there they were telling you we've been losing money billions and billions of dollars and we're probably never going to make any money but people still it's like hey let's go for it but you know over the easter weekend the i.m.f. tweeted out a link to their study from february that also we covered on kaiser report but until they tweeted it and nobody seemed to have ever paid attention to it but they tweeted that their they their ideas for extreme negative rates how to basically take some.