add to the ability of nato, which is one of the prerequisites in the later treaty. with ah, present boot and demand nato give assurances to not move basis closer to russia. question of global politics during his annual media brief. more than half of adults in britain to scan to express that real opinions, opening for fear of falling victim to cancel the coach coach now of bullying, we used to have a good, good, healthy democracy. good. how are we debating country where you could save it and then you'd have to all your case people are frightened to say what they fail in
case there's a libby in hopes for new future dash. there's elections there are strapped of the war loads, mobilize them delicious, and it's 30 years since the u. s. itself formerly came to an end. we look at how things have changed since i hear from people whose lives were directly impacted by the collapse with a great time with his mid day in the russian capital. you watching the weekly on our nato expansion, reco gas prices and a wide range of other issues and concerns with topics addressed by president boots in on thursday during his merits and end of year q and a with the media. will them $500.00 journalists gathered in moscow for this event? and they included representatives of foreign outlets. ah,
no, she needs to will. directions will not depend on negotiations. they will depend on unconditional compliance with russia, security today and in the future. we've made it clear native further movement to the east is con. acceptable. was not clear about it. are we the ones who deploy missiles next, the united states? no. as the united states who brought their missiles next to our home. all ready on our doorstep? is it an excessive demand? no more a tax systems near our home. is there something unusual about this yet? no, we're doing. we're not an inch towards the east. we were told in the 1990 than what they fooled us. they are outrageously deceived us 5 ways of nato expansion. and now they say, will have ukraine us. whoa, whoa. yeah, pretty usually. i think the traditional approach that is a woman is a woman, a man is a man, a mother is a mother, a father is a father, will she is not all the peoples of the russian federation have
a certain internal moral protection against such obscurity. them let them in the west do whatever they want, but also fit. and while this must be fought, not my direct instructions and shouts, but by the support of our traditional values of them. so it is necessary 1st of all, to rely on the nature of the investigation. 17 criminal cases have been initiated under under investigation. over a 1000 people dismissed and their criminal cases opened against the law. i assure you there is not a single investigator interested in any case. this is why we have a divided the investigative committee and the prosecutor's office. there problem. yes, there is a problem. we need to work with it's umbrella and a conscientious, fully fledged investigation of those crimes. and these are clearly the crimes that have been committed. we need to bring it to an end so that everyone understands the punishments for these offences is inevitable. ah, yes, i have no way. a long time ago i spoke with the former us president,
i guess with whom. and he told me the boy, because the william picked him up benches and musket with big mistakes, including on the side of the united states. and united states keeps on making them again. why the diplomatic and political boy of china. they tried to hold back the development of china. there are no other motive with these we need to be realistic. the forces that appeared at the helm of afghan as donna trying to have different ethnic groups in the country leadership. and this alone can create conditions of stabilisation enough, get this done. what we should do now to help the people of us get it done. and 1st of all, it should be done by the country that created us, the damage to the african economy and people. those were there for 20 years, destroying the economy should be the 1st to help on our side. we'll do everything depending on us. unit saw record gas prices this week, and though they have dropped a little the still very high, the west is largely pointing the finger of blame at moscow. but that's,
they're saying that moscow withholding the gas. but president putin says that the simply have been the orders and he offered his own explanation for the crisis. the rule to him with both them when they are lying to us, they are confusing. every one does promise shipping the entire volume requested by its counter agents. in accordance with the existing contract, we were saying we must not destroy long term contracts, but know that the european commission, we must use market terms. the market will regulated. well, here's how it regulates it. we have 2000 dollars, 1000 cubic meters. you're welcome. the issue of gas. it's pretty clear that you know, russia has nothing to do with that. a he said that gas from one is one of the few companies in the world that has increased its supplies to europe. whereas, for example, the american suppliers have diverted gas from via liquefied natural gas from the european market towards the markets where they can make more money. russia hasn't done that, it increased it supplies to germany, for example,
by 10 percent. but that's not enough. i'm in and the russia is always whenever there is any issue, any contentious issue or even a domestic problem. it seems that europe and the west in general, i, in the habit of sort of resurrecting russia as the scarecrow to hang all the possible problems on the, you know, you can be, are irritated by that. but after a certain amount of time, use the stuff that paying attention and i think this is with isn't the moment. it's just simply boring. you know? like to narrow down every problem in the world onto the rushes. plotting are evil, doing more than half of people in the united kingdom are too scared to say that they really think, according to a new poll that found that they are worried about being canceled my friends by colleagues, even by their own family montes shuttle dusty, has the story council culture is silencing academics, a gagging public figures and wiping celebrities off the face of the planet. wait,
can i really say that? who knows? but i'm not the only one biting my tongue as according to you. gov. paul. majority of brits are living in fear of will being canceled. the majority of britons 57 percent say they have at least sometimes found themselves stopping themselves from expressing their political or social views for fear of judgment or negative responses from others. the idea or apartment can be cancelled, or in other words, blocked from having a platform is happening to hundreds with a very similar cycle. you say something offensive receive a public backlash, and suddenly you're gone, done, finish, cancelled by by. but it's only happening to big names and faces, but people like you and me at work online on dates and even at home. i think we're living in a coach now of bullying, bullying in workplaces the government actually. so i think people are frightened to always say what they feel in cases come back on. so the main street
made you seem to have one. so a point of view of everything. and so if you say in different, you get what you get quite a has to think there's a lot of things for the climate, change, covey or whatever. there's no discussion that is the narrative and you of the groove or wish cause you, dan has a lot of issues where you fear fred, very careful about what you say and that's not right now a good debate. and we used to have a good healthy democracy, could have a debate and country where you could say things and then you'd have to all your case and some people just don't want to argue, don't want to hear the argument. i just want to shut you down. say no, you can't tell you that you don't allowed to say that i thought device a traditional a prior to the apology. atonement forgiveness is no longer enough to learn if they weren't accountability, social justice boycott. and the more controversial the view on any topic like race, immigration breck,
that the more you should keep your thoughts yourself and your mouth shop most with less progressive views on device of social topics. feel more reluctant to voice their opinion. some say rather than being politically correct, the whole thing has been spelled out of control into a social media merciless mob rule. but i haven't thought some from taking the risk of being cancelled. like for instance, j. k. rowling and her auntie trump public position. war is peace, freedom of slavery, ignorance is trans. the meanest individual. hurrah! too is a woman. oh, that wasn't her only comment. there's been plenty more. and as a result, she's been wiped off the face of the earth even by the world. she created the pot, the community, and the movie production team deleted have from scripts. meanwhile. * r h b o. the 20th anniversary, she was bought. not only that, a number of couldn't leaks class they really do exist, announced their rebranding to distance themselves away from j. k. rowling, the tough. that's
a trans exclusionary radical feminist. but there are others in her potty school of thought. jackie raleigh wrote all the harry potter books by herself and they canceled her because she said gender was a fact. and then the trans community got mad and they started calling her turf trans, exclusionary radical feminist on tune turf. gender is a fact well, trans employees and allies at netflix stage to walk out forcing the c e o to publicly apologize when you ah voting. ah . meanwhile, team tough relished in the drama if this is what being cancelled is like i love it . the song. 4 continues as monty python star, terry gilliam got cancelled for endorsing char pals. netflix special,
shortly after the old thing right here in london, announcer pulling his shirt into the woods for miss november schedule. it is very said that a great cultural institution, like the old vig allowed itself to be intimidated into cancelling our production of into the woods by small group of closed minded humor, averse i. d o. x on their stuff. my unspeakable crime was recommending my facebook followers to watch netflix special by brilliant and provocative american committed . they did, and civilization didn't collapse. ok, so that's on the most extreme end of the scale. but at the end of the day, how hard is it not to say something that's obviously donning turns out really hard indeed. cancel culture. this cancelling this punishment. it's everywhere. punishment. and i for and i, you said that therefore you must never work again. sooner or later the counselors will win. oh, british actress of primetime tele, more in let been thinks,
even comedy is now on the verge of being canceled. it's a bit like laughter in church. something has to be forbidden to make you really laugh, to make you belly laugh. it's when you shouldn't be laughing. and so therefore all the things that are being canceled out, or i'm afraid the things that i've always made people laugh. so is it time to cancel or cancel culture because pretending somebody doesn't exist because they touched or not, is this temporary slope? let's face it. we've all upset someone somewhere. haven't we? the hopes of millions of libyans to choose a new direction that country have been scuppered. it seems after elections on friday was scrapped. the decision came after warlords is started to parade around the capital. tripoli ratcheting up fears of a fresh civil war with all these against honor reports now delaying the vote could serve certain outside interests. this year, promised to bring
a tectonic change for libya, a chance to revitalize its political life, and hold in election. the 1st one since the whole decade of lawlessness and in fighting, but local malicious had their opinion on this whole democracy. not on our watch said a bunch of warlords, as the internationally recognized government fled into hiding. the u. s. his predictably disappointed, almost as if for this arm takeover wasn't led by the personal mob of sala body a militant one, celebrated armed and funded by the west. when both sides pursued a common goal, we will deny the regime arms cut off its supplies of cash, assist be opposition, and work with other nations to hasten the day when gadhafi leaves power. the un greenlit nato's bombing campaign and bombs hailed down on libya. as per the un resolution, sorties were meant to protect civilians. as per you and statistics,
some 60 people actually perished under nato bombs. and some activists actually believe real figures to be much higher. but they did the job, we can could daffy forces enough for local militants to finish him off on the ground without any trial. oh. 2 when he came, we saw he died, but the triumph of democracy did not come. instead, libya a once prosperous and promising oil rich nation turned into a lucrative pi up for carving to be split amid goons and warlords. ah! ah.
hillary clinton did not laugh any more, as she was watching an american consulate being rushed by a murderous mob, killing the ambassador, i asked myself, how could this happen? how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city? we helped save from destruction. those libyans who had nowhere to flee had to survive in this hot mess of the international community's creation for a whole decade. this election, was there a dim light of hope at normality?
miss berlin as to the elections? i think it's in the interest of the libyan people and libyans state to emerge out of this crisis after years of darkness, and to avoid all problems and political disputes in the coming years. then of sarah, how, shaving, honestly, the libyan people were disappointed. there are $2800000.00 registered voters, then suddenly they manipulate their feelings and decide to cancel the elections. libyan people reject this principle. they want these elections to start building a country that embraces every one. in this venue that him to her, i believe that postpone in the elections isn't in the interest of the libyan people . the commission has dashed to hopes of believe been people because the delay means more corruption. here. what does it instead, they got yet another chance to confirm for themselves that right now, whoever has more guns in libya, rules and any sort of western backed leadership will be serving only for as long as the warlords allow it to. obviously, the main culprit is nato,
which destroyed a sovereign nation, the most prosperous nation in africa before the nato bombing. it converted libya into a failed state. the us doesn't care about democracy either at home here. i don't think they care about it and libya, i think what they care about is having a compliant country that will allow the u. s. and other western countries to pillage resources. i don't think they really care whether they're election there or not. in the i certainly don't think they want elections that would result in a leader being elected that would protect libby is national sovereignty and resources. where the good of alden libby, an opposition politician told us that the 2400000 voters had been insulted. a manager bad. so what's happened to the elections as an insult? the 2 and a half 1000000 libyans who ready to elect a candidate
e b. if we say that the people ruled that power and the final would amongst the people had well, then we should not neglect millions of people who are registered to vote. cool. bought up nearly 100 candidates when lined up to run in this election and they came from array of religious communities, tribes and social groups. having about 5000 have been dominated to be elected to the house of representatives will be unfortunately, the postponement of elections show that libyans do not have free will all libyans, he wants to have the final say today, tomorrow, and in the future. i should take to the streets, had his laughter. all you authorities have been manipulating you and insulting out . yeah, it's been one thing after another for more than 10 years in this never ending performance. he adds insulting. when 1000000000 gets to this level in and coming up shortly, an american swimming official quits after transgender swimming, who used to compete as a man such noon records as a woman. that story of the land. ah ah ah
mm. i see ah, welcome back. an american swimming official has resigned over a scandal that involved a transgender swimmer. she says she doesn't want to be part of a sport that allows biological men to compete with women. however, the u. s. swimming federation insisted leah thomas, the athlete in question, has every right to be taking part. a leading magazine for the sport though disagrees saying it's as if she'd been allowed to dub the n c w one. your suppressant requirement is not nearly stringent enough to create a level playing field between thomas and the biological females against whom she is racing. for nearly 20 years, she built muscle and benefited from the testosterone naturally produced by her body
. that strength does not disappear overnight, nor with a year's worth of suppressants. and this strength is beneficial to her stroke on turns and to her endurance doping as the same effect. leah thomas, who competed in the men's team for 3 years before transitioning in 2019, broke several college records his season and re ignited the debate sober, where the transgender athletes have an unfair advantage. parents have written to the body governing college sports to express their concern. at stake here is the integrity of women, sports, the precedent being set, one in which women do not have a protective and equitable space to compete as a direct threat to female athletes in every sport. what are the boundaries? how is this in line with the n c, a commitment to providing a fair environment for student athletes? the transgender swimmer herself, rebuts the accusations, saying that she submitted all of the necessary medical papers, those who approved allowing her to join the female team. she's currently also
taking a course of hormonal drugs at an idaho state representative. we spoke to says transgender, inclusive competitions, off off from fer their side. keep saying, well, it's about the humanity, the community, the inclusion. but it's not. those are talking words that do not apply to the inherent nature and value of sport and the inherent nature values. ford is 1st about competition and right next to it, it's about winning. as we look at it from that standpoint, if we allow biological males likely to stay on the team smashing, annihilating our women smashing records. this is wrong. so how do you combat that we cannot overcome their inherit physiological advantages? women should not have to compete against biological men. we're stepping back instead of moving the ball forward and providing more opportunities for girls and women. now we're starting to have ours take away even more. and we're supposed to
kindly, politely, like good little girls stand on the sidelines and cheer for the boys. i refuse to do that. today mark's 30 years, the ussr officially cease to exist. the union was replaced by 15 independent states among the russia ortiz. my guest takes a look back at what's changed since the soviet flag over the kremlin was lowered. 30 years ago, humanity witness. the spectacle. the dramatically changed the course of history, the spectacular overnight collapse of the ussr. she lou luxury too. as a result of a newly formed situation, creation of the commonwealth of independent states, i seize my activities in the post of the ussr president, show so uniqueness, ah,
here enough, 300000000 people woke up with a new nationality. their homeland gone race that the stroke of a pen and it began with the perestroika, a radical rethinking of soviet mentality, identity and ideology. we must begin 1st by restructuring our thinking on psychology, organizationally in the style and ways working. i will say frankly though we do not restructure ourselves and i'm deeply convinced of this, that we will not rebuild economy or social life. but perestroika proved too much too sudden, too intense to unpredictable where the intent was evolution. the result was revolution, nationalism worried up with frightful speed across the u. s. sr. a leads and opportunities and various republics clamored for power and independence. the result was climactic. the usa, sorry season his existence as
a subject of international law and a geopolitical reality. it was the dawn of a new age. that was pessimism, but there was also optimism what marvels could piece bring. a great empire nicholas superpower, was split into independent countries, which got the chance to cooperate with each other as closely as they wanted, without any bloodshed. and so began all flood of cultural exchange as western ideas rolled and roiled across the former ussr. ah . ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback hundreds of millions of people have thrown off communism dictatorship or apartheid former adversaries. now cooperate with us in diplomacy and global problem solving. we ality, however, turned out to be far uglier than the propaganda post as will mainstream media
promised the guiding hand of the communist party, god, old and buried hatreds, re ignited, and neighbors turned on each other. ah . it wasn't just war and uncountable debts. i'd was misery, pure and simple economic social health care collapse. the rise of transnational matthews and we'll get eyes crime fraud and corruption sisted across the former
soviet union. ah . ringback ringback ringback ah, a traumatized, the people undoubtedly the misery and the hopelessness of the 90s, they yearned for stability. not for communism, no, nor the ussr, but for a semblance of order. and whatever his the tractors might have to say about putin. he gave the russians stability like a bertha. unfortunately, our common fatherland, the soviet union, dissolved. as you know, the core of this common states is historical. russia, the russian federation, which is, you know, lost almost half of its industrial potential, half of its economy. the same share of its population and a substantial part of its territory. what can we do about this?
now, i've already said that restoring the soviet union would be pointless and impossible for many reasons and not even desirable because on the scenario which make sense. do you want the u. s. a saw communists back. legends have made that very clear. but to build a new state, a new russia, one which provides for the people, rather than uses them and at the same time, evoked the sort of respect that the soviet union did. while that scares russia's opponents, hooton's plan scares them. you know, i think the concern is that president putin's public lamentations and private lamentations about the demise of the soviet union have gotten on noisier and stronger over the years. so the concern is that he's actually as a legacy project seeking to reconstitute the soviet union. and then, you know,
would his appetite be fulfilled with that eating or what he seek? the soviet union has been gone for 30 years, but had spirited lives on it lives on in the hearts of former citizens who now remember only the glory days. the good parts, they forget the empty shelves, the food lives, the k g b. it lives out on the minds of rush has rivals who still think in terms of blocks and super powers stuff because they are in the past. who believe that russia last did say for river, when the u. s. a saw collapsed. regardless of the fact that 30 years have passed since i run it, isn't it? the women death, the soviet union still shapes off. futures will go better for over a number of liberalizing reforms in a period known as perestroika census. it was abolished in the 1st competitive
election since the 1917 revolution was allowed with international human rights conventions enshrined in soviet law. but all that did little to stabilize the country that are in german, diplomat and former. i'm bassett, russia and still wants to admit, told us the idea that russia would immediately turn into a democracy was an illusion. there wasn't a substitute for change in russia yet us last preconditions for peaceful change in russia. i know from my personal experience of many years work in russia, how much russians were afraid, and so afraid of any kind of repetition of revolutionary movement as happened in 917 to 932. i think the historic greatness of got a bunch of is that he and this.