that the americans are ready to talk with with their russian counterparts, while ambassador we have to live in there, but i really appreciate your time and to wish you best of luck. and this is very challenging endeavor. yes, no, thank you very much. it was very kind of you to, to this interview and i like the open way that we discussed it. so all the best to you and thank you for watching hope to hear again next week on the well as a part of mm hm with mm. a ah,
european nations i hit by reco daily. the numbers while protests continue against harsh new restrictions and stories, but shape to when you must give up the guarantees we did all that good and you must do. it immediately brought them in tomorrow to sure and says, from nato that i won't move faces closer to russia on the president field questions on global as active. and you'll meet with a po, find more than also about else in the u. k. think counsel culture going to talk. i'm not no longer able to speak them like living in a coach now of bullying. we used to have a good healthy develop. pretty good. how are we devices come through or you could save it and then you'd have to all of your case, people are frightened to always say what they feel in case there's a, a official break up all these. so we can again, we look back stores events and how they shape
a bring you the highlights of the last 7 days. and most of our latest this is all tend to national good to help you with something. well perhaps not a highlight, but e christmas seasons being overshadowed by a rec cove. it's such in europe with france. it's me and the u. k. berg string new highs in daily infections and he's put us there as well. we have a huge surge. ours cause it cases new cases happening in a number of european countries. if we start off with france on saturday, france recorded a record high new number of cases for the 3rd consecutive day reporting, a 104611 cases. now, despite those people took to the streets and protest primarily against the
necessities necessity of carrying a health past, which is needed to enter all public spaces and also for children to be vaccinated. on monday, the french president emanuel cron will discuss with a few members of his cabinet, new measures to counter the coven. 19 pandemic. particularly in light of the new variant army con, which we know is very contagious. it is expected that the president will announce that in order to get a health pass people in france one, i'll have to agree in principle, to accepting a booster 3 months after their initial vaccination. if we move across to it, me here to we have record numbers for the 2nd consecutive day on friday, italy reporting 50599 new cases. italy is also reporting the 2nd highest number of deaths because of covered in europe after the united kingdom, with some 141 new depths reported now. and then if we move across to the united
kingdom here on friday, we had another record. hi, a 122186 new cases being reported. largely because of this highly contagious on the con variant. now the local government in the u. k, is losing political points with boris johnson's popularity rating. it has taken a snow dive and has hit record, learned december of some 23 percent. and that is largely because of his poor dealings with the co. 19 pandemic, and a number of scandals here in germany. the health authorities have come forward and admitted that they are no longer tracing contacts of people who have court covert. in other words, there's no comprehensive follow up regarding people infected and who they coming into contact with. take a listen. many germans believe that they do not have to be quarantined as
a contact person because they are vaccinated. but that is not true. now the society here in germany is divided on christmas day. you had thousands of people who turned out to protest against vaccinations and that was in the city of the duffel doors. but then again, on the same day you had people waiting in long queues in puts them waken to receive a vaccination. so the covert 19 pandemic remaining as controversial and as alarming as ever. who still had this? holla, there's a new form of cove, it's paul that could really get on the old skin. we'll talk about that in just a few. nato has also told talk with russia on january, the 12th, after months of tensions between the 2 sides, the criminal has responded saying it's considering the proposal. moscow's top
priority is to stop nato's eastern expansion on western military involvement in ukraine. and those issues were addressed by president bruton this week during his traditional end of year q and a with the media. ah no shenise 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 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, already 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 19 nineties and what they fooled us. outrageous li deceived us 5 ways of nato expansion. and now they say,
we'll have ukraine as wow yeah, usually if i take 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 the faith 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 festival 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's not a single investigator interested in any case. this is why we have a divided the investigative committee and the prosecutors 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 punishment for these offences is inevitable. ah, yeah, i have no way will. long time ago i spoke with one the form you as president guess with whom. and he told me the boy custody olympics in law sanchez in moscow with big mistakes, including on the side of the united states and united states keeps on making them again, why the diplomatic and political boycotts of china. they tried to hold back the elements of china. there were no other motives. ah, nobody's very city either. we need to be realistic. the forces that appeared at the helm of afghanistan are trying to have different ethnic groups in the countries leadership. and this alone can create conditions for hope for stabilization in afghanistan. bullshit do now to help the people of afghanistan. and 1st of all, it should be done by the countries that created such severe damage to the afghan economy. and people both were there for 20 years. destroying the economy should be
the 1st to help on our side will do everything depending on us. and on the topic that was raised, natural gas, europe was hit by racquel prices this week, me in high bells, them millions of households and some west point in thing at moscow saying it's withholding gas. but president putin gave his explanation for the crisis. the little to him, it with both of them with they are lying to us, the confusing everyone just promise shipping the entire volume requested by counselor 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 more with the market, will regulated. well, here's how it regulates it. we have 2000 dollars, 1000 cubic meters. as you're welcome, the issue of gas, it's pretty clear that you know, russia has nothing to do with 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 the liquefied natural gas from the
european market toys, 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, you know, hang all the possible problems on the, you know, you can be irritated by that. but after a certain amount of time, you still get the attention and i think this is with, this isn't the moment i 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 adults in the u. k. a too scared to say what they really think. that's what you po found comparing that worried about being canceled by
friends, colleagues, even though the family on t shante at mistrust, he picks up 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 what? i'm not the only one biting my tongue according to you got poll, majority of great living in fear of well 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 a finish cancelled by by. but it's only happening to big names and faces, but people like you and me 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 she 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 quote, or 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 group 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 for 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 of your case and some people just don't want to argue. i want to hear the argument. i just want to shut you down. so i know you can't tell you that you don't allowed to say that i thought divide the traditional approach to the apology. atonement
forgiveness is no longer enough to warrant if they weren't accountability. social justice boy caught more controversial to view on any hot topic like race, immigration breck set, the more you should keep your thoughts yourself and your mouth shut, those 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 spun out of control into his social media, merciless mob rule, but hasn't felt some from taking the risk of being cancelled. like for instance, j. k. rowling and her auntie trans public position. where is peace, freedom of slavery, ignorance, his strength, 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 pos to community and the movie production team deleted her from scripts. meanwhile, at h. b o, the 20th anniversary, she was baud. not only that
a number of couldn't leaks gas 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 onto turf. gender is a fact well, trans employees and allies at netflix stage to walk out forcing the c e o to publicly apologize. what are you uploading?
meanwhile team tough renisha in the drama. if this is what being cancels, is like i love it. the song continues as monty python star, terry gilliam got cancelled for endorsing ch. are pals netflix special? shortly after the old vic right here in london, announcer pulling his shirt into the woods from its november schedule. it is very said that a great cultural institution like the old, vague, 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 provoked if 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 prime time 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, cancel culture, because pretending somebody doesn't exist because they've touched a nerve, is a slippery slope. as let's face it. we've all upset someone somewhere haven't way i might thing the idea of implanting microchips on your skin to show that immunity is just a conspiracy theory. bought a swedish company has actually developed such a device. so we decided to talk to the people behind it.
ah, are a very versatile technology that can be used for many different things. and right now it's very convenient to have a cobit passport or way success to build on your even plant. so in case your phone wrong shuttle battery, it's always accessibility with the implant for is readable. busy by and the smartphone, that house and up see function. so i can go to restaurants or a movie theater. i just show them my arm and swipe me with the smartphone. and then that pops up, the covert passport that i have on my chip. so you don't need a special app for this kind of similar to a q r code. just of course i don't want the q r code on my skin, right?
a look back at what's changed since the soviet flag over the kremlin was lowered for the last time. 30 years ago, humanity witnessed the spectacle. the dramatically changed the course of history, the spectacular overnight collapse of the ussr see lu luxury to 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, to show, so uniqueness, ah, here enough, 300000000 people woke up with a new nationality. their homeland gone race that the stroke of the pen. and it began with a perestroika, a radical rethinking of soviet mentality, identity and ideology. we must begin 1st by restructuring our thinking on
psychology organizationally and the style and ways working. i will say frankly, that 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 ussr a 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 peace 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 al, flood of cultural exchange as western ideas rolled and roiled across the former ussr. ah . 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. reality, 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
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. agatha. unfortunately, are 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 we're storing the soviet union would be pointless and impossible for many reasons. and not even desirable because i'm the senior, which makes sense to 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, at lives on the minds of rush, has rivals, who still think in terms of blocks and superpower stuff, because they are in the past. who believe that russia last did say, for river? when the usaa saw collapsed, regardless of the fact that 30 years have passed since i run it, isn't it? even in death, the soviet union still shapes our futures. italian, charlotte powell, of and tina was actually on red squire in moscow as the soviet union fell 15 years ago. and he says that really it was an unsuccessful moment. it was a long process that started in august. so this realization came little by little. if i, if i have to fix a moment, so deep emotion was exactly denied between the 25th and the 26th of
december. when with other colleagues in trends, we went to the red square and we saw this flag will be represented for 70 years. the, the, the prestige and the my, the soviet union just coming out and i was not a soviet citizen. no, i mean, it was not the trade, but it was quite important was emotional for what you're the, you know, had meant for millions of people until the be in the meeting. are they in the rush and forest? you know, nobody really believed that this could have happened. there was, there were, i thought as if there were more, there were, but nobody really believed that the, they simply just like that the, the soviet union could be declared not, not, not existence anymore. we went to, i mean when i say we,
i mean me and my my for colleagues and my fellow calling my fellow journalist, the friends we went to the press conference, the names are because we just suddenly, you know, with the tanks in the speed to we based or causing that to outflow, the papers and the by the other political parties. we were seeing again that in the face of the soviet with which we thought was gone forever. and because of gorbachev, well, it's just what we managed. we then 2 by 28 minutes, but i'll t dot com has so much more updates allows today's to take a look. ah,
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