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five thirty am in moscow these are your r.t. headlines dropping the dollar to china again raises the possibility of a new global reserve currency after washington lets the u.s. credit rating slip standard and poor's downgraded america's prized aaa status after losing confidence in the way the latest debt ceiling standoff was handled. hundreds of thousands of israelis returned to the streets across the country angered by the high cost of living in an affordable housing prices some protesters are comparing
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the demonstrations to those that happened in neighboring egypt as they call for widespread reforms social inequality. and the u.s. suffers its biggest single loss of life in the afghan conflict as a nato helicopter is reportedly down by the taliban thirty u.s. troops including some from the same unit that killed osama bin laden died along with seven afghan soldiers a. documentary coming out showing how the republican has risen from conflict and is turning to become more of a holiday destination stay with us here on r.t. . ancient greeks and romans built the towns here they live so it by side with local tribes two thousand five hundred years ago. and the app has principality established in the eighth century later became known
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as the app has gone down. the modern day republican because it covers narry of about one thousand square kilometers a cause is south is situated on the eastern coast of the black sea. the greater cook says mountain range towers in the republic's nul. it is a land where some tropics and the lakes adjoining place yes. come on let's go locals remember we need to well the tragic events in a cause is more than the history. of. eighteen years have passed since then but i can talk about it without my lips trembling and probing heart i can talk about that.
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a cozier is returning to normal and again becoming a tourist hub for the black sea region and. if travelling by sea and old lighthouse points the way to cause is capital so whom . the keeper finds it difficult to open the massive tools it is at least one hundred fifty years old. he then climbs the leading to the lamp. with the can yes very this is part of a long stairwell made in the nineteenth century. after it was built together with
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his lighthouse in eight hundred sixty one feet. it's beautiful and i see where they don't make anything like it nowadays with. the lighthouse is one hundred feet high it's powerful can be seen thirty kilometers away. this is whom lighthouse has french origins the russian empires navy placed an order for its construction with a company that was at the same time drawing up a blueprint for the eiffel tower. at that time there was an oil lamp here. they were it was quite an advanced lighting fixture by the standards of the day. but compared to modern one thousand watt lamps it was three or four times a week or this would be. with
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a permitting these plexi could can be seen on the horizon the lamp has gone out only twice in the history of the lighthouse turkish troops to get away as one of the spoils of war occupying a clause in eighteen seventy seven it was put out for the second time after the abkhazian georgian war in the early nine hundred ninety s. . the old the broke out in m. cars here in one thousand nine hundred two lasted for two years and cuz you had the status of an autonomous region at the time and supreme invoked its claims to change the right to self-determination after that georgian troops ended up under the pretext of protecting a railway they were driven out in the course of severe fighting.
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some thoughts about because you were liberated in one thousand nine hundred three the georgian troops retained the upper could dorrigo of what a strategic region was. following georgia's attack on south a sense here in two thousand and eight the abkhaz military carried out a special operation in the could dorie region with the russian support georgian forces would driven out of the republics entire territory russia and several other countries have since recognized a cousin is independence. the turbulent dorie river peace is the entire length of the goldfish this place was part of the silk road now is the way leading straight to abkhazians capital so whom from the greater caucuses mountain range.
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the road to the gorge down below there's a chasm with a mountain stream carrying its clear waters. whenever the rocks step aside the i can see rooftops in the valleys this is the abkhazian region of spending many local people left their homes during the conflict with georgia and now they are coming back. the good dori gold was a favorite tourist attraction before the war but it's seen few travelers in the past two decades now visitors come once again of my the picturesque landscape mountain lakes the fools and the unique flora. tourists who used to come to. when it was still a soviet republic. if you want. then you every mountain
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that anybody has that tourists come here now because this is a peaceful place to get. the books would forest is one of the most revered places and all of them cause as well as in the dory coolidge. the stream running through the narrow creates a special micro climate. the grooves of most covered trees look like they've been sprinkled with emeralds. a village of as sits near the fairy tale scenery. each morning the tea ships go about their household chores. they have cows
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and many go. every day husband and wife italian club makes. a traditional abkhazian cheese the secret to this produce is in the fermentation. cheese making begins with different mountain process. they will use the x. tracks from the stomach of a call. face is how we do it. the foot quickly brings the curd in the vats to the right temperature once it's really needed the cheese can be served today local people like about tea ships can again plan for the future vitali is going to set up a tourist camp in the courtyard of his house he would treat the guests to homemade cheese and take them on guided tours.
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rolls cheese is a form of income for us it's like our national currency why do people always need to eat and cheese is always in demand here at upwards of liberals. i. there is a three hour drive from the farm to see home people in the apt cause capital say the city has taken on a different look in the past several years ruined homes and hotels of beamers stuart. the ocean front has been transformed into it's a traditional rallying point for tourists and locals alike and it has a long history. we chatted about his displeasure lead merchant ships came here from greece and other places yes there is evidence suggesting there was a market place here in the first century b.c. he just gets another chance from nearly the entire black sea coast brought they've
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been here. just a stand up a kin often visit succumbs main appear. the paintings are inspired by the city and the sea it sits upon. what is this sea is big in now in the old part of this land we don't come here just to have a good time and leave where we got the sea and this land as part of ourselves. one of the stand his paintings commemorates her friends from forty in the war but never returned. her father is still missing but a stand of hopes is a lie. because
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he is a college minister and teaches it succumbs state university. today he tells his students that cause he can boast vast reserves of pure water due to his glace years and rivers so if we conserve water in the upper reaches of our rivers the republic will have the most valuable resource for many years to come all of mankind needs this resource nowadays the value of a liter of ecologically clean water exceeds the cost of a later of oil revenue. streams from flame is a conclusion lawing that stands in the downtown area it is more than three hundred years old in the early nineteenth century a botanical garden was laid out around it it is one of the most beautiful areas
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in the city. this is one of the oldest atomico gardens in the world which it currently features over five thousand plants from every continent or . this place is a veritable treasure trove of plants exotic florence such as the japanese but none of clones of adapt to conditions in abkhazia these plants grow to the black sea coast at the beginning of the last century scientists were surprised to see them bearing fruit kochi to palms bamboo and olive trees only search we found in the patella garden but most of all a botanist pride themselves on the sago palm. hume here in the garden you can find plants which are one hundred to one hundred twenty years old and they are thought to be some of the oldest on to the history goes back to the college that is to say
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they're related to the tree fern. today the public is still being restored to its former glory but soon it will once again open for the public to enjoy. this is a cable from the u.s. embassy in colombo to talk about here it apparent june seventh incident of extrajudicial executions the military according to the press there on that date filled nine your religion with desiccation right instructs your own couldn't you know and therefore according to the strongly suggest however that the nine were executed by the army and then dressed in military fatigues. explain how you know this kind of phenomenon where bodies are dressed up as guerrillas and presenting is killed in action and this and this the idea that you
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need to produce bodies actually encouraged paramilitary collaboration this is a cia document central intelligence agency they knew about these activities they knew they were happening they knew about links to paramilitary groups and yet the usa continued to flow. it's. just.
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it's. the no b. i phone ministry is situated on the black sea coast twenty kilometers from sioux whom it was founded eight hundred seventy five by monks who'd arrived in a cause here from greece soon after that the cloister became a leading religious sense out in the caucuses the ministry stands on an elevation of the surviving defensive fortifications of the and a cookie a fortress around a nearby hill and a computer is the name of the capital of the ancient abkhaz kingdom just before wars broke out here at various times georgians gena ways romans turks and persians
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invaded this place but the mountains protected the local people we associate ourselves with the mountain with rather than with people related to the sea. where . the end of compare fulcher stands on a mountain top of the mountain speaking only just have discovered a vast capital it attracts numerous tourists the true of the cave begins with a tourist boarding an electric train locals jokingly refer to it as the abkhaz metro i there is some room that lets game. the know the aphelion cave is one of the worlds largest its volume is about one million cubic metres tourists get to experience the or inspiring beauty of this underground kingdom all gods lead them through several grottos and many who enter
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this cave have another motive other than just a tour of this mysterious world people suffering from asthma allergies come hits a breathe in the medicinal effects of it's humid as every do you doubt an allergy and yes here i'm going to take you on a fascinating tour of the underground chambers or can all be off on. stage. shuras form a line as they go from one holds when another to the sound of trickling streams small bridges and narrow passages run along with stuff like tights and static modes crafted by nature. water dripping from above has taken centuries to form these intricate limestone columns. that mind your feet please it's slippery here. i am.
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in the largest hole of the lobby and phone there is enough space for three football pitches. one of the most spectacular sights is a wall to form calcite rock. it's large drops dripped down from a height of two metres but never reached the caves bottom. a winding road of relic plants looks between the rocks of the reefs and national park the park is under the special protection of a cause it covers a total of forty thousand hectares many of the plants are unique in that they can only be found in this region. age patch of land and here is unique because it is inhabited by rare plants and animals.
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the road goes uphill only way to the much celebrated pride of the republic lake reach it was formed at an altitude of nine hundred fifty meters above sea level following a rock slide that is described as a remarkable natural creation and the most attractive site on the black sea shore of the caucuses. with a. lake or it was born as a result of an ancient earthquake. and that's how it was filmed. in stances about one hundred thirteen meters it's just not enough yet but if the lake is the jewel of the entire caucasus as well as at high zia his book of president morsi will of gotham it's because he is nature reserves a constantly expanding another national park is being laid out in the dory gorge it will be adjacent to the reefs and part of the relic. nature reserves will gradually
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cover almost one third of the republic's territory. stallion's country house still stands on one of the scenic banks of lake greets soviet leaders were fond of vacationing here they often invited leaders of foreign communist parties to visit them to form a state country house stance point tool age old trees today it is a church site. a trip is found tucked away in the foothills of a mountain in the cause of the situation on the banks of the maci still river which boasts clean water and a strong current in the old days monks fishtail they lived in a monastery in the mountains hidden away from will be affected as legend has it within the one nine hundred thirty s.
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then soviet leader joseph stalin went fishing in the river. the catch was so full that he ordered a trout farm to be built here. today there are some three hundred thousand rainbow trout in the farms palms. all. all of what i catch. so much and this female is five years alt. it cannot exist on in school though frayne try out we get baby trout from them. the trout is situated on the banks of a unique river. it is filled with water gushing from a giant subterranean spring that it is thought to be europe's largest spring of this current.
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the village of drips stretches across the foothills several kilometers from the black sea shore it's called the heart cause. a back yard of nearly every house here has a distinctly as a look a backyard is one of the key symbols of the traditional way of life and up cause each backyard is supposed to have a cabin made of rhododendron. it is in fact a kitchen where all family members gather over meals. her idea. that. the fireplace is in the center of the cabin and far is kindled on the clay funnel with a cauldron that hangs over it on a chain this is filled with memel ego
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a name given in some black sea countries to cornflower claridge pheasant i think i might as well put a lead on it for a while but that's not really necessary. here people live long lives because the zero eight natural food cooked over fire. i know that's moldavian snake mama they got to even out hustling which normally these cold ugly stuff. i also know that italians call it fall and. this is on the mug. because i always try to make sure the fire in their cabins is constantly lit it is both a symbol of affection in the home and the place with food is cooked the. front of the float you look down the low hollow i love great to see here. the the guests are always welcome in of customs at any time of the
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day the slope of. the gentleman let us celebrate may god give us health peace understanding our beingness love and joy to all our nations to all hazards. a standard became the abkhaz test is going to paint a new picture she poses a building that was shelled during the war members of parliament used to meet in session here whenever asked on the record is the up because georgian conflict she's always reminded of her father. she went to wait here in the night and never came back. and there were also people i treasure and to remember eighteen years
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have passed. and i don't know how much time will pass before i can talk about it without my lips trembling and throat in heart. i still can't bring myself to do it. assuming lighthouse has witnessed many events during its long history. it still serves as a beacon for the growing number of foreign ships arriving at up calls his main hall but. they captains know full well that it is been sending signals over the abkhaz waters of the black sea for more than a century each. dish that were out of the turkish merchant
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ships were quick to turn up here. no doubt they had information telling them about the location of the lighthouse on the harbor here and what we use during storms to light horse always to field its vital role with great precision. the lighthouse keeper has yet to repair the pockmarks in the tower left by bullets from the abkhaz georgian conflict. on the same token abkhazia will take some time to rid itself of all traces of war. meanwhile like in the republic is clearly returning to normal.
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