a 100 wow. yeah. all right, and the good plan, right? yeah, yeah. maybe they'll actually learn that more help is more important in a a european nations are hit by wreck or daily cove numbers while protest continue against caution. you restrictions. meanwhile, in the stories that take the we do must give up the guarantees it is up to you and you must do it immediately. a lot of my personal demands assurances from nato that i won't move thanks this quote said to russia, how's the president feels? questions on global affairs, that is annual means. everything poll finds more than half
a bottle. mean you pay think the can pull culture has gone too far and they're no longer able to speak that line. we're living in a coach now of bullying. we used to have a good, good, healthy democracy. good. how we didn't even talk through or you could save it and then you'd have to all of your case you people are frightened to always say what they feel in case there's a come back on today. marks the official breakup of the soviet union. we look back at those historic events and how they shape modern russia with it is sunday, it's our teeth. so it is bi weekly all look back out. the stories that grabs headlines over the past 7 days on the very latest to welcome we're getting started . the christmas season has slightly been overshadowed by a rack called coven sod. in europe, with france,
it's me on the u. k. registering new highs and daily infections. ortiz point has more. we have a huge surge, ours cause a cases, new cases happening in a number of european countries. if we start off with france on saturday, fonts 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 protests primarily against the necessities necessity of carrying a health pass, which is needed to enter all public spaces and also for children to be vaccinated. on monday, the french president emanuel mc crohn 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 will now have to agree in principle, to accepting a booster 3 months after their initial vaccination. if we move across to italy here to we have record numbers for the 2nd consecutive day on friday, italy reporting 50599 new cases is he 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 high, 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. are people who have caught cove it. in other words, there's no comprehensive follow up regarding people infected and who they coming into contact with. take 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. yes, 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 germans city of docile north. but then again, on the same day, you had people waiting in long queues, in potsdam waiting to receive a vaccination. so the coven 19 pandemic remaining as controversial and as alarming
as ever was still had this our there's a new form of covert past that could really and quite literally get on the austin. i'll tell you all about it in just a few minutes. in the meantime, nato has offered to hold talks with russia on january, the 12th. after months of tensions between the 2 sides, the continent has responded, saying that it is considering the proposal. moscow's top priority at the moment is to stop nato's eastern expansion on western military involvement in ukraine. and those issues wired to us by president britain this week during his traditional end of year q and a with the media. ah, no, she used to whittle directions, do not depend on negotiations. they will depend on unconditional compliance with russia, security today and in the future. we medi clear nights as further movement to the
east is unacceptable, was not clear about it. are we the ones who deploy missiles next, the united states know that the united states who brought them myself next to our home, already on our doorstep. is it an excessive demand? no more attack 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. the outrageously deceived us 5 ways of nato expansion. and now they say, we'll have ukraine as whoa here. 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 or 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 1st of all, to rely on the theater 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 way 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, yeah, i have no way long time ago i spoke with one the form you as president guess with whom. and he told me the boy cuz the olympics in los angeles in moscow were 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 are no other motives ah,
very clearly. 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, concrete 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, those who were there for 20 years destroying the economy should be the 1st to help on our side, we'll do everything depending on us. what are the topic that was raised, natural gas? europe was that by racquel prices this week, meaning high a bell, some millions of households. some the last are pointing the finger at most and saying it's withholding. a president putin gave his tape on the crisis. the will to him it with both of them with they are lying to us the confusing everyone has promised shipping the entire volume requested by 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 marketing 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 brown 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 in 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 is 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 adult in u. k. a too scared to say what they really think a new poll found that word about being canceled by friends, colleagues in family, apparently saw to edwards dash she brings us 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 got paul. majority of breads 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 id or password 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 a government as that 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, so 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 group or wish cause you dance 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. we 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. i want to hear the argument. i just want to shut you down and say, no, you can't tell you that you don't allowed to say that i thought device. the traditional approach of apology atonement forgiveness is no longer enough to warrant if they weren't accountability. social justice boy caught and the more controversial the view on any hot 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 merchant, a smoke rule. but i haven't felt some from taking the risk of being cancelled. like
for instance, j. k. rowling and anti trust public position. worse bees, freedom of slavery, ignorance is trans. the meanest individual. hurrah! too is a woman? well, 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, bought the community and the movie production team deleted her from scripts. meanwhile. * r h b yos. 20th anniversary. she was bored. not only that, a number of couldn't leaks just 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 riley 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. when you. ah meanwhile, team tough relished in the drama. if this is what being cancels is like i love it. the song. 4 continues as monty python star, terry gilliam got canceled for endorsing chapels, netflix special shortly after the old vic 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, 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 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 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 cancelled 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 simply slope as let's face it. we've all upset someone somewhere haven't weigh. like i said, i know you might think the idea of implanting microchips on deal skin to prove coven immunity is just a conspiracy theory. bob tay swedish company has actually developed such a device. we had a to them and talk to the people behind ah, or a very versatile technology that can be used for many different things. and right now it's very convenient to have a cobit passport, always accessible on your implant. so in case your phone wrong shuttle battery, it's always accessibility.
the insulin is readable 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 corporate 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 up of course i don't want the cure code on my skin right. ah. busy ha, still had this. how it is exactly 30 years since the u. s. the thought this received to exist will be we live a not historical turning point in just initial name. ah
with a low again now today, mart. 13 years since the usaa saw was formerly dissolved, the union was replaced by 15 independent states, the biggest among them. of course, russia next our parties morganze to have takes a look back. what's changed and start soviet flag over the kremlin was lowered for the very last time. 30 years ago, humanity witnessed a spectacle. the dramatically changed the course of history. the spectacular overnight collapse of the ussr cielo sla, router 2 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 the 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 reared up with frightful speed across the u. s. sr. a leads and
opportunities in various republics, clamored for power and independence. the result was climactic. the ussr 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 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. 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 .
it wasn't just war and uncountable debts. i'd was misery, pure and simple economic social health care collapse. the rise of transnational mafias and we'll get eyes crime fraud and corruption sisted across the former soviet union. ah . 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. 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, last 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 on the ceiling which make sense to you want the you as 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 without her demise, as the soviet union have gotten
a 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 lives, on the hearts of former citizens who now remember only the glory days. the good part. they forget the empty shelves, the food lines, the k g b. it lives on the minds of russia's rivals who still think in terms of blocks and super bowers stuck as they are in the past. who believe that russia lost it say, forever when the ussr collapsed, regardless of the fact that 30 years have passed since i roddick, isn't it? the women death, the soviet union still shapes off futures. while the clamps happened,
not long after failed coo, in august 1991, a group of communists, hartline has attempted to seize power. that was to stop, then president me hall court, which offs decentralization efforts. they isolated the lead in his residence in crimea and tried to occupy moscow's white house, but the tanks were stopped by the public with future russian president boris yeltsin. famously mounting one and giving a speech. the crew bed fizzled out in just 3 days. but a huge consequences for the fate of the country. hans will m at stein field norwegian journalist on a veteran foreign correspondent right here in moscow, covered those dramatic events and he shared some of his memories with us. for me, this puts was very dramatic. i was inside the white house bill it all together with but his yeltsin and his closest of from the night of the
19th august 1991. i was sitting in the hospital, lots of the chairman of the supreme soviets office as the military detachment, sir. and swore the legends to what is he, hansen, 12 o'clock, but is the clouds was speaking from the balcony. that was 1000000 moskowitz assa living shield around the white house. we were only 2 journalists inside a lot of people, pension ass. poor people are they are missing the social security that they had. and the former is european society under communist drew a day had subsidized flats, jim gardens, holidays, education medicine. i do agree with me high, got too much of that. glasnost openness was the oxygen that needed
ah, oil and gas manufacturing, electricity, telecomm guys potations. all of them now have a t type of infrastructure connected to the internet with the realizing there's disruptive potential that those countries can't ignore it because it threatens national security issue. but if we take the nato and you country, well actually all of them subscribe to certain doctrines and maintains selling but tell us closes, they are a cyber army on behalf of a country that's their job. to join me every thursday on the alex salmon. sure. and i'll be speaking to guess when the world politics sport, business, i'm show business. i'll see you then the
me i can immediately go with which those are i knew. so i'm, i just, i knew it should show the comments and that gives the, because i never had the up i be at the group off duty. i see that we've done. it should have been digital and the gigabyte, but also going to be new. that's it. but it's just for me, it keep going use that. so let's start the dodger was done what, what we should.