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just goes to show that's all lipstick when the when the lipsticks rubbed off it's a rather plain our face underneath a lot of the way things are looking from russia so far this wednesday july the 1st as the country heads into the final hours of a big vote on its future constitution warning from moscow i mean i know you wish me a great thing. seemed wrong. but all roads just don't. let me. get to seep out these days actually. and in detroit because the trail.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. we go to work see you straight home. the one guy up here he was a may found him literally dead like this standing up the guard here his girlfriend they were found in their apartment that they'd just got. cut old up and
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they were dead for like 3 days holding each other this wall so people who have lost their life's early to addition yeah this is from akron. that crown is better known as the meth capital in ohio it's a city where the number of drug addicts keeps growing every year. i've came across 14 in my whole family were drug addicts who. throughout much of the 1990 s. and beyond and the doctors were incursion in some cases incentivized to overprescribe. i mean that enough to sedate the small country when are you shall so hear about people by all that said good stuff man we gotta go get em dead guy was just crazy he knew too much you know what he was doing. and there succumbing you know one after the next. trump is now said to him bark on his 1st foreign tour the 1st stop is of all countries saudi arabia.
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the true aren't form becomes the way of denying. a mindset the banner of victory has been the most important symbol of our country the russian federation in memory of those killed in action defending their homeland. watch the live coverage on our t.v. . growing up in america i was a child of the cold war and when i would hear soviet leader speak like an international event or watch a soviet war documentary the narrator's voice was almost always the same and very memorable for me little that i no way would meet this man one day his name is george watts and i've become very good close friends with him and i want you to learn something about him his life is an odyssey like none other. it's. got to homelands. russia is
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a homeland of my parents and my grandparents and i honor them because every every person has a right to love their homeland. place where they were born. i love canada because i was born in canada. so i'm a rich man actually i have 2 homelands. i guess i should begin with the big that's the beginning my father was russian. my mother was ukrainian they both lived in 2 neighboring villages in western ukraine they were service they told the land they worked for the landlords very poor and when the revolution broke out in 1917 my father
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a 16 year old boy at that time volunteering. to join the red army that was the revolutionary army at that time to overthrow the czar or the king of the russian empire. at the end of the russian civil war the calvary soldier stephan watts returns to his native village sydney but very soon after he receives an offer to work in canada stefan accept the offer he eventually flees from chaos hunger in typhus life in canada seems promising a new employer pays for the moving in guarantees a stable job 2 years after stefan moves his wife arrives in canada they settle in the small town of when a big across the border with the united states after a short while the couple have 2 children george and karl the great depression is in
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full swing. at the height of the great depression everyone was jobless everyone knows travelling around in box cars looking for jobs all right canada then the canadian government launched a program called homesteading the homesteading program. which is based on the following. the government of canada gave those who wanted to volunteers 'd free land absolutely free couple of horses a cow poultry my father while the interior for home setting and we moved. north in manitoba to a place called near swan lake and we have plenty of food in the day my father and his friends and relatives built a house we were there we started going to school there walking
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about 6 miles to a country school but there was no money no money no money was exchanged my mother made milk with the help of carl and myself we're churning i remember my childhood i was churning milk up and down. no one knows what a churn is and still no money of exchange were my dad only god who had all the potatoes vegetables chickens everything to eggs and milk. all the food we needed. 1039 the beginning of world war 2 canada interest the war alongside great britain the hardships of the great depression and the challenges of world war 2 speed up the process of industrialization in canada the defense industry is rapidly developing family moved to the city of hamilton where stefan gets a job at
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a steel factory their sons george and carl enter the west still secondary school of hamilton and work with their father at the steel mill the future of the translators relations with language is challenge to say the least when i was studying french and latin it was still secondary school i was the worst french language student in my class. and they were c. sure handing out papers at the. half of the easter holidays christmas holidays and final exams and here to hand out the highest marks 1st and the lowest. marks last and i was the last one to get the my paper he is george. fantastic made 22 out of 100 but i've got i got his message of course and a nice or one his handing of the papers after the easter exam he said george
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terrific progress you make you doubled your market got 44 but you're still below 50 with a passing mark. and he says george you'll never pass french. finally in august. local a local newspaper came out hamilton spectator the results of the final exams in the west village secondary school by class george watts in brackets 8 i got it i got at. the end of the 1940 s. the world is recovering from the deadly war george's father was aggressively political though not a communist nonetheless progress as was suspect and often block was that it was his father's politics and love of the place of his birth at the time russia then the soviet union drove him to return to help rebuild the country after the savage invasion in occupation by nazi germany. my father when we lived in canada
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the 2nd world war broke out and it was devastated. and after the war ended. my father worse followed the movements of the front least in front going east and then rolling back towards berlin. and me the reason we came to the country he said let's go to live my homeland and help the people rebuild them their homeland. i was 20 years old 1000 at the time. my brother was 20. and we upheld my father's initiative and we came to this country to help rebuild. the family waited for permission to enter the soviet union for several years and only in 1951 the soviet embassy in
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washington sent a positive response to what's family set off without having any idea how different life had become in the soviet union on april 3rd 1982 george wants to spend we return to the u.s.s.r. we got out of the train that brought us across the river from poland into belorussia to breast and my father was saw overwhelmed. by returning to his native homeland as cheers appeared in his eyes and. he one bowed down and kissed the ground. and i was very impressed i saw remember that. picture vividly in my mind my father. coming down on his knees and kissing the ground. since the inception of the soviet union western media had always viewed this country with suspicion and even
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hostility george was pleasantly surprised people were helpful in kind still recovering from the sufferings of the war the country were just rebuilding and people were lucky they felt lucky they were alive that's for. most important thing . because life was one time gift. and you have to live it to the best to hear ability and people were just happy that they were alive they were helping each other. join me everything on the alex simon sure when i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see that.
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kind of financial for long johns today was all about money laundering 1st to visit this campus and the 3 different. oh good this is a good start well we have our 3 banks all set up here maybe something in your something in america something overseas or the cayman islands or do we do all these banks are complicit in their tough talk or says we just have to give much gold and say ok i'm ready to do some serious money laundering ok let's see how we did well we've got a nice luxury watch for max and for stacy oh beautiful jewelry and how about. luxury automobile again for max you know what money laundering is highly illegal. much keyser of course. secret prisons are not usually what comes to mind when thinking about europe however he even the most prosperous can be deceived within this 0 zone there were too few houses were allowed to leave prison was located and only cia people had access to the story investigators show how they
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uncovered the darkest dealings of the secret services but i mean. the great ignore in. trying for justice on. the primary purpose of history is to understand the past as a guide to understanding the present and future history should not be team is feeling nostalgic because a lot of history is faithful in change so how should we find the right now it's the statue size the life. is your media a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe.
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isolation community. are you going the right way or are you being led. away. what is true what is faith. in the world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the depths. or remain in the shallows. time after time corporations repeat the same mantra sustainability it's very important to excel or transition to sustainable transport sustain. more equitable and sustainable world. they claim their production is completely hama's.
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companies want us to feel good about buying their products while the damage is being done far away this is something i'll just point any minute i need money. to do nieminen. understood. we were arrived in the city of. god which is in the ukraine which is last call is now called. for my parents are buried and when we arrived there. were 1st of all we had no place to live d. we render your room. and the people the local people never. seen anyone like that before came to us and proposed to help us in any way they could.
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with. books for my brother and i had never read a russian book before and they were very friendly and kind hearted this is one thing that i experienced right from the very 1st day and all through my 55 years here in this country and i experienced this every day even. now the thing i noticed at that time there was no advertisement. no commercials anywhere there are there was only one thing i noticed on the. side of a whole huge building on brick there was. a sign in russian wish read ice cream is. very delicious and healthy for food what kind of ice cream did mention the wooden food does this struck me
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immediately i remember that. right from the furnace 1st day there we arrived in the city i'll tell you one thing when my brother and i started studying in moscow there was a 1955 we weren't hungry. we weren't starving. but we never turned down any thing that was offered to us to eat or drink and we i remember one thing we were living in the dormitory the foreign language institute not far from red square. and we could afford on our meager state and which is kind of a scholarship that we cook we could buy black caviar. it was in store for. a little bit. higher price than the other food products but that's where we 1st tasted black caviar never had the black
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caviar in canada paul never not even rick. how would you like to have your name changed by someone in a split 2nd a new name not of your own choosing well that is exactly what happened to george and his brother. they had a russian identity that was in british rule of god in 1952 would then. i think was in 2 weeks we had to report to the local police station new it's called the militia in the soviet union the time to go to the passport department and then asked for them to fill out a on the basis of what kind of document you have. my brother and i got on board street car travel to know that part of. what do you want boys and little windows on the door. who are speaking in russian who are
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shy we can now we can speak very well. and sports. what's your name. george. george i don't understand. to a here's here's my birth certificate written george watts. that's not a russian name here going to be pretty gory this is make no difference to me and my brother is what your name is caro. after the war against nancy germany. no that's not a russian name you're going to be killed. so that made a lady at the passport desk just took like the click of the finger give me one name my brother another name and. the fact that george was in need a speaker of canadian english would be a priceless for a young man coming from the working class george's language skills would be the
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determining factor for the rest of his life when i came to the soviet union. i finally realized that my knowledge of english. my pronunciation of anguish knowledge of english grammar structure. and phonetics. was actually a boon and they borrowed some money from our neighbors to go to leningrad foreign language institute and we got a reply from maryland grad here if you pass your exams you'll be given accommodations at the dharma tory local government and i will say in laying grad at a place called institute of noble ladies which was later called the here famous headquarters of the communist party when the revolution started but anyway with my brother and i went there replied we we
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finally managed to pass the entrance exams we were given. combinations in the dormitory we began studying everything seemed to be going to go good and then right after the new year we got called out to the principal with a in in russia called the director directress lady together where they are from the titian actions you boys you 2 boys from canada will have to change your pronunciation of what because we here at our institute we teach king's english james came king james english. i said i can them. pretend i don't understand will you please pour me a cup of tea. made you be so kind as to pay for me a cup of tea. and they didn't then anyway the day the long and short of the story was they transferred us to moscow with commendations which had
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a translator's department we were welcomed with open arms by the teachers of very good teaching staff in moscow the 1950 s. were a time of great change in the soviet union and on the world stage after joseph stalin died in 1983 to khrushchev would initiate a political fall with the west george was in the right place at the right time. or who should have came to power. there a nurse invited business men flooded into the us asserts that simon hence the big demand for interpreters and translators here late january after the final of the christmas exams there was a correspondent from radio moscow. course your vishnu bad ski later on i met we met him and spoken very wind boy he was saying interviews from.
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english speaking students and one of the students told him says why hey why don't you interviewed 2 canadian boys here is what canadian boy. that's how just my accidents cost of vishnu best pieces you give me an interview sure why not. and so we had a very fine interview decision a huge boy speak very good english and saloons he is canadian english. and he says where would you come in if our management invites you to come to work for us. he's who i always thought i would just. passing later on we got a call contact from him and he says come on up to the radio station. and i was in the center of moscow where they interviewed us he says would you like to work for us as translators announcers who are we do really don't know all the
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particulars of this because we never had done that before we confess the media today but we had the makings of that in 1000 could be 7 moscow holds the world just full of youth and students the festival attracts 34000 people from one $130.00 countries a record breaking number for that time during the festival george and his brother were taking their 1st steps in their long career in radio and so moscow launched a program called come to moscow for the festival by karl and george were 2 of us but they changed our name from watts to the igor. russian sounding and that's why how we ended up in radio moscow and later on when we finished studying at the institute. we managed to get a job there. i translated interpreted in the kremlin. of
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lenin brashness saying gone i didn't translate your but. because he never would finish his sentence since never. but i have voiced him even at the r t. 3 or 4 times sigh. you saw i was voicing him and he waved to me. and i waved back at him in a way i translated and then the kremlin and even song he sang. a very eloquent speaker and then i never translated and drop of. never translated. something atrocious. he didn't know what he was talking about a. translator can translate only what he understands. that's the basics and that's
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the bottom line. you can translate only what you understand. thousands of american men and women choose to serve in the country's military decision little sheltered lives every song came to a complete. the day that i was right to be instructed you know told to shut up but they'd kill me and i see how it destroyed my life any screamed at me and he made me come in and he grabbed my arm and he write me with his birth think if you take into account that women don't report because of the extreme retaliation it's probably somewhere near about half a 1000000 women have now been sexually assaulted in the us military rape is a very very traumatizing tat happening but i've never seen trauma like i've seen women who are veterans who suffered military sexual trauma reporting rape is more likely to get the victim punished and be offended i had an almost 10 year career or
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chose very invested in and i gave that up to report a sex offender who was not even put to justice or put on the registry this is simply an issue of our in violence male sexual predators for the large part of target whoever is there to prey upon whether that's a man or when. the world is driven by shaped by those words. we. asked.
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54 jets and more than 1300 military personnel are headed to air force base in alaska where is that to say come on i'll show you what's the reason for any type of enhanced u.s. military presence in this area russia. what is it suddenly about the south china sea that makes it so that it 11000000000 barrels of oil. take a look at this map who really owns what kind of says no it belongs to us india says no we claim that that belongs to us both of these countries have nuclear weapons capabilities there is reason for concern so that's why we're going to drill down on this story for you today right here on the news with rick sanchez where you know as we always like to say we do believe by golly it's time to do news again.
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deciding rush's next chapter it's the final day of voting on changes to the constitution we look at what's being offered on bring you reaction throughout the day. i think because the current constitution is out of date i think it is nonsense according to all legal logical and ethical norms and with all of that management that. also ahead on the program there is intense scrutiny for germany meat processing industry after a major covert i break among stuff at the biggest plunge shines a light on working on living conditions for them in the little pay.

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