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in our review of the week right here on r.g.p. international slovakia becomes the latest. to receive russia's. own vaccination program. to complete a hat trick of homegrown vaccines the latest a jab. is expected to be launched later this month. but we have to prove the prestige of our institution in the products it makes the institute is 60 years old and it's connected to the victory over polio and yellow fever and we deliver drugs for these diseases abroad so we don't need any promotion . and thousands of women in the british army suffer harassment and abuse from
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within their own ranks this is according to testimony being heard by parliament. you. are broadcasting live from our studios in moscow recapping the week's top stories with our weekly program this international. right now slovakia has become the latest you country to take delivery of russia's sputnik vaccine it follows hungary's decision to obtain the jab as europe's own vaccination program continues to start or other european nations could join them as well with the czech republic saying this week it was also considering the shop our correspondent have talked
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through developments on the program earlier with my colleague neil harvey. to the 3 european nations that have a green light to dispute it despite the european medicines agency taking its time really taking its time to approve sputniks of these 3 nations have already sidelined the european union and of the said look the situation is incredibly desperate to the czech republic hungry and now so evacuate which received its 1st batch. vaccines there's going to be millions more that are going to be delivered by summer so the problem is obviously very happy that he's managed to secure more vaccines for the people nevertheless there's now a scandal there's a scandal because the president of slovakia's has come out she paid lip service to people's lives but all that would be she said that vaccination shouldn't be carried out at the expense of political stability of course saving lives goes beyond any political controversy but even exceptional actions can be taken in such
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a way so as not to destroy the ruling coalition humiliate opponents a question people's confidence in vaccinations and cause further conflict in society it is remarkable coming out in front of your people in the middle of a pandemic and telling them you know your health is important but what is even more important is the stability of the ruling coalition you know it just goes to highlight that the deep divisions in europe and there are incredibly deep divisions in europe over the way the pandemic vaccination in the rule out of the vaccines has been handled it isn't the russian vaccine that is undermining people's faith in the european union it is their handling of this crisis in germany for example 51 percent of people asked in a recent poll whether vaccination has been handled well or badly by the european union 51 percent more than half of germans have said it's been shambles so initially the european union came out and said look let's let's all do it together
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so give up your power new nation needs to buy vaccines by themselves will. handler so will get you the vaccines and what ultimately happened is they bungled it 1st they were too expensive then they were too late because the united states britain snatched up all the vaccines look at the statistics only 5 percent of europeans have been able to get a single job that is compared to 30 percent in the united kingdom so europe is lagging far far behind that european nations understand that this is a catastrophe the huge number of levels of a political level of the health care level and ultimately what has happened is that all these nations have said look we're going to do this ourselves obviously the european agencies the euro kratz they have fumbled this so we'll have that ourselves you have poland running to the chinese with hands outstretched begging for that scene quotas you have austria going out and saying that you know we're
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going to now cooperate with israel to develop a 2nd generation vaccines that mark as well saying that will work with israel and 2nd generations vaccine to target all the strains and all that and ultimately the austrian chancellor so this is a leader of a european nation coming out and saying they've lost hoop in europe the way that europe handles vaccine rollouts we must prepare for further mutations and should no longer be dependent soley on the e.u. in the production of 2nd generation vaccines look brussels understands that what has happened has been a catastrophe you have officials the european union coming out and say we're sorry it apologizing to citizens all over europe for the way they've handled things but saying that you know it isn't it is a do over yet we can still recover we'll get you all vaccines there's no need to run around and make shady deals and you know by vaccines that were supposed to be received by other european nations you have a situation where it's
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a free for all now nevertheless the europeans assure that they couldn't fix things . and they're now saying that perhaps perhaps will try to speed up the whole bureaucratic process that has caused all of this and get you a merge and see approval for vaccines now it could be an emergency authorization of vaccines that you level we shared liability among member states remember in the early days of the pandemic when countries all over the world nato allies are good neighbors put up supplies from each other we're talking about mosques ventilators we all remember the diplomatic crises that that caused this situation now is remarkably similar so there is no united front what you can get your hands on you get your hands on and this is a situation that obviously isn't optimal for europe in these difficult times especially economically politically all over the world nevertheless european
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bureaucrats aren't giving up hope they believe that they can still fix things the problem is of course that member states do believe that they can russia will soon have a hat trick of vaccines in its arsenal against in the pandemic in addition to sputnik v. and epi vacuum the country expects to launch kovi back later this month don i've spoken with the head of the center behind the shop. when you argue opposed to a pulled out of a can you explain what makes the kovi vaca vaccine different and uses a deactivated virus but what does that actually mean. would you know we used a process called in activation which basically means killing the virus vaccines usually use a live virus or an already dead one we're dealing with an inactivated whole cell vaccine in approach that we've been developing for many years all of the vaccines that that you mock of center are based on this method a significant number of our vaccines form part of the russian national vaccination
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calendar. causing a lot of the book at what how long did it take to develop the vaccine how did you test it with you know where i'm of the it took almost a year and that's a very short time no western company has ever managed to produce a vaccine like this in such a short timeframe there are other technologies involved a key step was extracting the virus we went to various clinics and took blood samples from sick patients and tested for the presence of the virus one patient turned out to have a strain that was particularly amenable to our ends we were able to multi-line it and to cultivate it this was followed by the technological stages which manufactured the virus then purified it and then killed it the so-called in activation process as a result we get an industrial strain of the virus fit for mass production you know which from the give you go across the sky doesn't ease the foreign manufacturers said it was impossible to create an effective vaccine in such a short period of time then the lancet magazine published these efficacy data and
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many more people want to buy our faxing how will you convince the west that you're vaccinate he's as effective. as you not to because it would but if we do not have to prove the prestige of our institution in the products it makes the institute is 60 years old and it's connected to the victory over polio and yellow fever and we deliver drugs for these diseases abroad so we don't need any promotion the pandemic has. we did something akin to a state of war so all our resources have been redirected towards launching the vaccine into civilian circulation it's not about convincing anyone everything we do meets the requirements of the world health organization with which we have close cooperation the state has the task of solving the civil circulation issue and of doing the promotion the 1st challenge is to obtain the product and then to get it out there just over a decade year ago the 1st case of a corona virus was detected in a russian citizen and needless to say a lot has happened since then let's take
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a brief look back at how the past 12 months in russia has unfolded. bullying harassment and sexual abuse that's what thousands of women have been subjected to in the british army according to testimony given to a parliamentary committee. very hostile environment. you do find themselves in
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a position and it starts going wrong that's where and when you're vulnerable this is when the problems really start women are paying an unnecessarily high price for serving join the army be the best it's the height of serving your country but it turns out some women are facing horrific battles of their own imagine $4000.00 people a brigade that can be deployed anywhere without very same number of women both surfing and veterans have now come forward with shocking experiences in the army from voting and harassment to serious sexual assault when it's to meet a complaint often to appear to treat somebody here simply amos and makes out women feel like she's just blame like she was asking for each everywhere else in the world to military sexual trauma is recognized in yeast and just helps that brains to be able to identify that the subject traumatic. and people can access help in this couldn't really it just didn't recognize the sexual trauma the issue
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has long been swept under the carpet among the ranks according to the ministry of defense figures in the 5 years to 2019 almost 130 sexual violence cases were heard at military court martials just 10 percent resulted in conviction many of course fail to even reach this stage.
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the number is increasing year on year with the majority of alleged sexual predators still among the ranks according to women's testimonies within the current military system it is extremely hard to report a sexual crime and receive support help and justice that women wait with here to teach me a service company. is criminal action against the feline aids investigation at the school was done except student so i think the investigation was you know i civilian i think that women which feel more support i mean on the system you know or do not being the worst brought stories to change their evidence and to generally be. almost gaslighted to draw
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a story and not take it all but while women on the frontline fight to protect their country it seems like their country is failing to protect than shot at woodstock r.t. . the global cyber security crisis is brewing after a hack on microsoft exchange email accounts which are used by governments individuals and institutions the u.s. says all system users need to take immediate action this is significant vulnerability that could have far reaching impacts 1st in 4 months this is an act of threat and as the national security adviser tweeted last night everyone running these servers government private sector academia needs to act now to patch them. in the u.s. alone an estimated 30000 customers have been affected including state and local government agencies however its full scale has yet to be determined some 250000 customers globally could potentially be at risk among them many businesses
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microsoft alleges that the hack was carried out by a group linked to the chinese government but beijing denies any connection we spoke to technology expert roger kaye who points out the ongoing problem with cyber security in the u.s. this is one hack out of a large number of them that occurred in the last little while and in fact the u.s. economy and government is riddled with servers that have holes in them or have been breached one way or the other and a lot of it permission has been taken and we can presume that many of these servers remain compromised for various reasons including by the way that a lot of the targets with this one were smaller businesses which are typically less good at keeping things together and patching things quickly and so on and so those are all dollar bill used will remain until it gets cleaned up that are that it is now facebook has picked another fight this time in russia it has banned
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a number of articles on its platform flagging them as fake news the stories that pertain to the arrest of alleged supporters of a radical ukrainian group operating inside russia and were based on data provided by the country's federal security service now moscow wants answers to dan hawkins takes up the story for us. to get to the bottom of the story we have to go back to february of this year when the f.s.b. the russian federal security service completed an operation in or the russian city of volunteer should during the course of which 3 individuals 3 men had been detained aged 181933 at legibly on suspicion of promoting inciting into racial ethnic hatred and violence the f.s.b. the federal security service has claimed the man had links to the m k u the far right ukrainian extremist youth activist group these men it's absolutely been detained ramallah in custody and charged with these offenses on the russian
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law this is what the f.s.b. said in their official statement the russian federal security service in cooperation with the interior ministry and the investigative committee has shut down the work of the kremlin radical group called the manics murderous cult in the city of brownish its members are involved in propaganda now nazi ideology and mass murders induction of into racial conflicts and committing violent crimes now the story was that's really picked up by a range of russian media outlets some of the major ones toss a burka sport nicholas here subordinate's name a few published on their social media pages where the social media giant facebook was quick to block these news reports labeling them affectively as fake news now the russian telecommunications and media regulator oscar nods or has now written to facebook seeking an explanation as to why the social media giant would block these news reports which is simply cited official press statements official press releases from the russian federal security service labeling this effectively
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a restriction on freedom of information on the freedom of the media and seeking a full explanation as to why this has happened this is what the regulator had to say broadcom not so has sent a letter to facebook to minding it was still access to the information published inefficiently cans of russian media. such actions by facebook violate the key principle some unlimited access to information and it's considered as an act of censorship not facebook have explained their actions so far at least they're saying that this is fake news the request brought this information was carried out at the request of stop fake that's one of facebook's part is based in ukraine and key of that's part of it's fact checking program which was launched back in march last year with the 2 main partners stop fake and being responsible for determining effectively what is fake news what is not fake news what is real and what is not.
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those we heard there has been baffled as to why reports from official russian news sources citing official reports official press releases from the federal security service have been blocked of course whether these men are found guilty or not whether they're jailed or not is an entirely different question that will be during the course of the investigation the upcoming trial the news reports simply reported the facts of what happened with these arrests what the man was charged with held on suspicion with so. the reason looking for answers here as to why these articles have been blocked we'll update you on that story once we have more information on the response. some days ago washington promised to avoid carrying out military interventions abroad but some are questioning the new commitment given america's long track record of backing coups and joe biden himself supporting nato's bombing
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of yugoslavia and he's killed martin has been assessing the switch in foreign policy announcement by the u.s. secretary of state we will incentivize democratic behavior. but we will not promote democracy through costly military interventions or by attempting to overthrow or thora terry regimes by force. we've tried these tactics in the past however well intentioned they haven't worked quite an interesting use of words but the pattern from the united states of intervening in the affairs of other countries destabilizing and overthrowing governments around the world is quite well known one looks at the history of iraq of libya afghanistan one looks throughout south and central america one can see many examples of the united states intervening in other countries affairs destabilizing and overthrowing governments and in fact in recent years we've heard many calls from u.s. leaders for governments around the world to be overthrown and for leaders to step down assad needs to go we will continue to work with our partners in the
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international community to press. the to leave the time has come for nicholas murderer to go what's interesting is that we actually had a tweet from anthony blinken in which he gave full support to one kwaito one great 0 is an individual in venezuela who has proclaimed himself to be the president and has been engaging in violent attempts to destabilize venezuela to overthrow the elected government and there are even been u.s. military contractors that have been involved in those military coup attempts so having anthony blinken you know you know voicing support for one great oh the unelected individual who claims to be venezuela's leader kind of flies in the face of his claim that the united states won't be using force now if there was one loophole you could say in anthony blinken remarks he did create a pretext in which the united states would be continuing to use force against governments of course we will never hesitate to use force when american lives and
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vital interests are at stake now what exactly would constitute such a threat he did not lay out any specific criteria so it seems that though the united states through its new secretary of state is announcing that no more force will be used many wonder if this will simply be a changing of rhetoric looks like the united states will most likely be continuing its foreign policy activities but only time will tell. it was his 1st major comeback speech since departing the white house but just hours after donald trump took to the stage the former american leader had fallen foul of you tube censors the platform deleted his speech on a number of sites including our team citing a lack of content warnings here's artie's probably boyko and her take on presidential council culture. sir donald trump was back giving his big return speech at the packed 2021 once the conservative political action conference for the
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uninitiated and it attracts a breakthrough was old but. i would show you some more of the highlights but it's not bad easy because they are i would like you to be able to watch my video on you tube which is hard to say at censoring the 45th president but nobody likes live ok let's try and get one more quick clear content warning this video contains an orange man saying things which may not be 100 percent correct and worship eric do you reassure you that. you see our t.v.'s stream to thomas returned live on and convert free to say whatever he wants in the tradition of freedom of speech only for you to take it down and threaten r.t. with a content strike and deletion from the platform for violating its spam deceptive
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practices and spams policy hey you tube if you're going to delete every videos for scams and deceptive practices you know basically going to be left with one video this one. you tube responded to queries by saying more details aren't explanatory information must be provided essentially you to pate the fact that trump still uses every opportunity to claim that he didn't lose the election but what's interesting about you tube's policy is that the censors vast port of call was r.t. r t s german channel and another russian channel called sputnik it took our. before they got to the likes of reuters and the associated press and even then i bet they weren't threatened with removal from the point hall so the folly is clear because
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for example i can still watch the video on the independence youtube channel actually as you know they just watched the words one of them which is our environment so watch out there while you still can but social media platforms which are always trying to get out of trouble by saying that they are publishers they just provide an outlet are openly censoring political content and deleting access to a former president who despite what any of us may say was democratically elected by millions of people. and they're targeting russian channels for specifically allowing people to speak freely and that's all they're saying all the news outlets are simply reporting the news and yet i can still watch things like this. it's political censorship that's all it is.
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legal and media analyst line or has concerns that you tube is actively trying to silence political opponents. google and you tube and other other platforms like this are of such in the main in nature that they're almost like utilities today imagine if you're on the phone almost on your phone drops because you dared mention hydroxy couric when or said something in favor of donald trump you wouldn't have it and if the utility said well maybe you should just start your own phone company was it that ridiculous so it's time for us to recalibrate and redefine what these platforms are they're not they're not the union platform this is you tube this is international it's more than that and these distinctions have to change and what it is is these agencies these platforms are if you will agencies or instruments of whatever the shadow government the ruling class the deep
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state i don't know but you're being used as clenching devices to punish people to get in line and people love these platforms so much that they will not talk about or think about anything in fear of losing their beloved you to were facebook or whatever so they know exactly what they're doing. or that does it for me and actually for the weekly for that matter but don't worry in about 33 minutes my colleague kevin on will be here with a full and fresh look at the news stay with us this is our 2 international. some control from middle class to homeless muslim are very hardworking people who want to get ahead that either have some some health issues or have some of how district about luck a full time job won't always pay for a place to live and missing just a month's rent can get you a victim to gunpoint if anything bad happens to any thing that just throws your
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budget off slightly. you better catch up real quick or you're going to have a judgment of possession against you and get addicted to anyone that's homeless is treated like garbage people look at you like a monster or someone bad or you chose to be there most of the time it's not the case see how it is to be pole in the world's richest country. join me everything on the alex sullivan show and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. imaginary tangent you're watching another lockdown edition i'm going underground on
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the other verse 3 of the release of david bowie's album the next day in part 2 will be talking to his photographer mick rock about 1st to a country portrayed in the bowie starring film merry christmas mr laurence meehan maher has seen scores killed up of the arrests of hanks and sujit the daughter of its communist independence leader around san who fought british colonialism in the region joining me now from washington d.c. is the un special rapporteur on my situation of human rights in myanmar to a man who's welcome to going underground what do you understand is the situation in myanmar right now. it's bad it's getting worse. the generals are systematically very methodically targeting peaceful protesters they're being shot and killed and injured and alarming rates on the streets of milar. their people are terrified but they are relentless despite the fear they continue to
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protest they continue to engage in their civil disobedience movement it is absolutely. our aspiring to this to to watch and to see. what's happening in the and more right now you see. the very best and the very worst of our humanity unfolding as we speak now you know the generals will be quick to say here that suit she was arrested popped off these protests. she was guilty of already said he accused of violating borders directions on walkie talkies and that also of course the charge against former president when meant you don't believe these charges are true as for operator of the united nations they're completely absurd and i think it is the evidence that the generals are completely out of touch is the fact that they would actually think then we would believe that there is.


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