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ah, the internet knows all its creatures point, everything in digitize everything, the hot commodity in this global experiment. our data smart devices are embedded in our daily lives tracking and we're every now we headed to a futuristic utopia pool, but digitize nightmare. the internet of every thing start january 17th on d, w. ah ah ah, ah hello, in a very warm welcome indeed to focus on europe and in this edition of the show,
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we look back on some exciting a surprising and moving stories from the past year above all, we want to revisit some of the people who made a special impression in 2021, such as young roma, women singing against child marriage and for equal rights, and animal rights activist who gives elderly cows a place to chew away their old age and a mother of 10 who is only now learning to read and bright and a policeman who literally conducts traffic as if it were a piece of music. but let's begin with a giant sea monster. and to do so, we'll take you on a journey to the caspian sea to a remote area near the city of dare bent. and here we find a huge metal construction that is quite literally beached allagard j. abdullah lim off for remembers how during the cold war it was used in theory at least to scare off enemies of the soviet union. ah,
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so loss will quit in dangerous. this monstrous vehicle hardship. part airplane is on a beach by the caspian sea in the republic of doug a stun. detrano plan or screen later was designed for military use, presumably against the west. ah alika g up to gleam off served as flight engineer on test flights for the wing ship or ground effect vehicle as there generically known colloquially, this one is called the caspian sea monster. would be good to go. i operated the propulsion units from here. it's a great machine. just incredible. at the stopper, the 1st wing ship was designed in the 1960s. it was meant to guard rushes, coast lanes and fight enemy ships, boasting undetected by radar thanks to its lu flight. this uses the ground effect aerodynamic interaction with the surface beneath the wings creek,
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just enough lift to carry the 380 ton giant a few meters above the water. ah, but it never saw a genuine service. 14 years after the caspian sea monsters launch, the soviet union collapsed and test flights were ended. the nuclear though i'm out. oh, it's good that i hardly words of thoroughness. store ducky, we were so proud of our country at the time for developing such let's call them products. unlike what any other country in the world hunt new formula. what did you, susan, at the natural, it wasn't a monster. those problem also thought decoy thought elephant plans to use to a crown or plan to carry passengers in the room because it didn't need long runways or airports policy or the roman abdul gleam offs. devoted 14 years of his life to the chrono plan. he logged
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a bit more than 500 hours of flight time, which he says is not much for a professional test pilot. but the flights were anything but easy. something always went wrong. the prototype had only been built for test flights. bri, was nick though? do we have various fire fighting protocols and the event of an accident? george in hotel isn't just, but to be honest, we never once had to use them. he rose or get the nic withdrawals. to d, the caspian sea monster stands near bent a 2 hour drive from abdul gleam of home. now retired flight engineer is proud to have been the only douglas danny on the team of soviet researchers. hardly any photos remain from his time of them. after all, it was a top secret soviet military project near will nearly but thought it was the only non party member they took on miss burton and she would have gone the other coworkers for communists. williams, virginia,
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when the head of her test pilots division found out about actual course, he was shocked to blow on that. how could a nonparty member have become a crew members? you'll get the miss but generally, but well, we keep us to d. party membership means nothing. the country alika g abdul gleam of was so proud of the soviet union is history. and the colossal wing ship is destined to serve as an attraction in petri park, a to recite planned on the caspian sea coast over in the much everything is ruined. good nor you. the work of so many designers and engineers neural roughly were of us. but at least that still standing here the most that we were rather that i'm with all of the was talk about dismantling it for scrap the news module for emerald. i hope it will help young people understand what fantastic technology we had and what a great country reward or if there were new naga,
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and i hope that will help them feel proud of this country and it's people not oden us, the old coil. and so the caspian sea monster thesis, a very different mission entities, russia to be your witness to the one time power and greatness or the former soviet union. well what a story now on a very different know these young women are currently enjoying a lot of success with their band called pretty loud, including being invited to play in london. but that success hasn't necessarily come easily after all. they come from the roemer people, europe's largest ethnic minority. the group is actually based in serbia, a country where many women and especially roma, women say their voices aren't properly heard. all the members are pretty loud, are certainly speaking up and speaking out.
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oh, i was lucky summons a members of the girl been pretty loud or young, proud and determined to take their futures into their own hands. they sing and rob about education, equal rights and the practice of course marriages, they're all too familiar with at all. mom is thing well known that roman lead, very traditional lives, say not to talk with bill other than on at women, aren't supposed to work or go to school and all that because they marry would stay at home for their clean and raise. the children bother that, so talk with no job, me and what a lot, no education, that our daily da so but as
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a squalor ciocca seeks a different life. she's 19, anna law student. she and her sisters are inseparable when they experienced hardship early on and learned to support each other. their father lives in germany with his new family and their mother abandoned the girls. so they grew up with their grandparents who gave them the freedom to make their own life choices in the manosalvas. my grandparents mean everything to me. i loved them so much and i'm glad we live with them both. i call you good bye. and with pretty loud begun and 2014 and serbia. as a social project it's aim was to give young roma women the same rights and freedoms as roman men have the women sing in 3 languages, romani, serbian,
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and english. their biggest success so far was their appearance at the women of the world festival in london. i took with me singing in the band has helped the young women build up their confidence and they found role models online . the roma people are europe's largest ethnic minority. their culture is being changed by social media. you know, even so nothing is more important to jessica than family. almost every day she takes her nieces and nephews out for walks. they to our growing up without a mother. this is a poor district a quarter, but she also says she likes it. the community is tightly net and people help one another on the old school bugle group on this with their quarter. mahala place a big role in this video,
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it's easy for young people to lose their way here. roma communities tend to live on the fringes of society and are at a big disadvantage. drug use is also rampant orders of a whole other, the prom and what i wish for most, for my quarter way out of the finance or at least what i would change is to get rid of the drugs here. they're all gone. one evidence of sun summer. there are lots of kids here. the and just like their parents, i'm worried that they'll come in contact with drug, other than a flush and say and ruin their lives. and, and a joke on the phone. you my, the ornish, this voicemail of jessica has done volunteer work for years for the same social project that launched pretty loud. she helps children with their homework to help them succeed. and school the group has there were her so space one floor up there working on a new song. any one who wants to can join in it's about having fun. but joke as best friends, sylvia says, now there is also more at stake. says leave him. why,
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well, mahala girls in this quarter look up to us, that's a major responsibility and we have to take it on because we live here together. and we're a major role model that the large responsibility i'm avoiding was that i'm, we are fighting for a quality and against discrimination. nazi and we want the same rights as men novice so much. it's a big challenge and i've got 2 jobs and i'm raising a child at the aqua. that's not easy. but if you really want something than any things possible, watch for someone, look at the flight. i did it. that's the energy that pretty loud passes on to their fans. and who knows, maybe one day they with something very special happening there. now why you wonder, did you know that her care was, can live to the ripe old age of 25. but in farming, as it is largely practice these days, that simply doesn't happen. milk cows lead a tough old life and they often end up in may see ated,
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exhausted and down at the slaughter house. no one, heart warming exception is carrying books. farm on the german north coast here. animals, old and frail, can enjoy a place of peace or in fact, share a place of peace. oh, it's early morning, down at the farm. oh, fred, me. time to eat. torn, luke is not a farmer. she runs a retirement home for animals. frederick escaped from a livestock trailer and rosa is from a fattening facility where she languished gravely ill. karen and her partner, young goddess mainly tend to cams who would normally have ended up at the slaughter house after years as agricultural livestock
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at home put in learned the animals can spend their toilets years in peace there. hm . yeah, and that's s m for. but we prepared father for the old folks from the nursing ward, so to speak to tyrone they are suffering from arthritis, says was in can no longer keep up with a herd. had admit to love him. some local farmers think the retirement home for animals is a crazy idea. but the project now has so many supporters that it can take good care of the 38 cuddle from the donations. maria needs a lot of love and care. she stood in the stable for 12 years. the technical term is tethering. during that time, she produced over 100000 liters of milk. carlon says that is cruel, that the dairy industry often treats animals like machines. she thinks consumers
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don't know enough to skip in the field, mary, so many fairy tales picnic, for example, that house always produce mill garcia as mine. can you people know their cows need to give birth version an indian industrial farming. they are artificially inseminated his am to correct us and then after they give birth, the cat has taken away so that we can drink her milk via mich, thinkin young good us had taken over his parents farm 1st. he carried out organic farming, but eventually he decided to abandon farming for good. some farmers have criticized his move, saying while they are hard at work, he is out collecting donations. but he disagrees. only orgasm, pence on, but very few farmers could manage without you agricultural subsidies and mine on that does to me subsidies are also donations made by the state or dom mustache. in fact, the taxpayers have to foot the bill gate,
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whereas the donations we receive are all made voluntarily comes into an absolute hope initially. every day the cattle, tuttle, over hay at feeding time. taryn a noun said he, animals can express a wide range of emotions. they formed family units argue and create friendships. ah, there are 20 hector's of pasture with the animals can roam freely carmen again, hope the project can help change people's minds. there's another is, i'll say we're not pointing a finger at others in the song to dispose of i do doesn't, we're not saying you are evil because you are doing this and that all that as he a brought he could bill it else. and so we don't go around showing pictures taken at slaughter houses or does fear instead. thus we're taking
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a more humorous approach and file the policy we're trying to show cattle in a positive light. the end we toya show how beautiful they are. itunes easy and, and that you can experience funny things when you're around them. an like now no, my plan lankin. karen feels especially close to allah, the ox. i was part of a wandering circus company as a cough, until the veterinary authorities intervened. allah and it appeared instead of the arbiter now his daughter done without having to perform tricks. now i'd like you to meet her very interesting and very brave woman. her name is osler, imre,
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and she is learning to read and write. and she's doing so of an age where many others go into retirement. illiteracy is still wide spread among women in her country. that is turkey. as recently as 30 years ago, up to a 3rd of all women were effected as la grew up in poverty near the city of van. and she made a lot of sacrifices to ensure that her children got a good education. now she too wants to make up for mist time. in the course of her life as li, emily has made more loaves of flatbread than she can count. she had to feed at 10 children. she had no time left over for learning. she never went to school from the social. i was married at age 15 and had my 1st child at 16. you know, it's always been about surviving. we only owned a single cow,
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you know. now with her granddaughter zane eps help, she sits at the living room table every day to learn how to read and write a syllable by syllable word by word the 60 year old is exploring a new world of i'm sick of always asking other people how to get places when i can't read the signs for the buses. this with this we can go from gentle volleyball and then embassy gans grandma came to us one day and said, now i want to learn to read, let him can understand. and i said, grandma, you can teach that to yourself, i'll help you. and so we got started. i did have it. the image of family lives at the east and end of turkey on lake vaughn, near the border to iran. and one of the country's poorest provinces they're members of the kurdish minority asked me, embrace didn't learn to speak turkish until she was grown. her husband charla was rarely at home. he earned his money as a migrant construction worker. their son seemed destined for the same,
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but the deeply religious as the innovative was determined to give their children a better life. if it hasn't been, we couldn't even afford curtains yonder this rotated under him. it was not a young google, but we wanted the children to go to school, even though we had to buy school uniforms and books for them. they didn't did, she was still resolved. often. we didn't even have the money for a basic notebook doesn't get this. they had to count every single lira, but they managed to put their children through school. 9 of the kids graduated from high school and went on to college. the youngest son is still in high school. now their mother wants to be able to read books too. and the strong mother of van province has been praised in the turkish media for her courage and determination. her husband is proud of their children success towards her the villagers. we talk
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behind our back because we sent our daughters to school show. we never paid any money into that whole lot lot try to look our 5 daughters of all graduated from school, little mother for them or teachers. other one became a nurse. not all did you talk to them? she there as a youth, this on good con, had to help at the construction site like his brothers. today, he's a cardiologist at the von city hospital. he put himself through medical school, working with his father during the vacations, with a single tweet about his mother's thirst for knowledge. he made his family an overnight sensation across turkey. was my mother's story reflects the social and economic reality in turkey. and that's probably why it was so much attention was controversial. many church see themselves on her confession that many families have gone through much the same things we did litany of the day to me let some of them have had an even harder time popular although 3 decades ago,
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wine out of 3 women and turkey were illiterate today the rate has been cut to 6 percent most to can't read and write our older women in rural areas like osley, immigration. the immigrants escaped poverty through education, to thank their mother. her sons have built her a modern house, but she still prefers to bake her bread in the turban or clay oven in the courtyard . the way she used to in the village the children come to visit their parents as many weekends as they can. they say that from their mother, they learned discipline piety and decency and pride in their origins. even if that wasn't always easy. still little costly for a school assembly for the national holiday. my son gurkin once said to me, please tell the teacher, i'm sick. she brought him august as you put on with him, and he didn't want to go because he was ashamed that he didn't have a dress shirt. and you don't forget things like that. one will not
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a chill shake. would you let it particularly be our mother will write a book just for she took his gone through so much and accomplished zoom up. daniel's tranquil hot. they were mostly hard times, but what value would memories? hard to watch if they were only about happy days yet. if honestly, immigrate had gone to school, she would have liked to have become a judge. now at least she plans to learn another language. for that she says it's not too late. tesla, the not, and we wish our so the, all the very best in her studies. now there are those who say that drivers in italy don't always respect the rules of the road and that things can get pretty chaotic. well, just try going to rome central piazza vanessia, and there's little sign of such chaos which might in large measure be down to this mountain, fabio agree low. he's dedicated himself to directing. or perhaps, i should say, conducting the traffic flow at this busy hub,
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with all the applause of a great maestro. time asleep, directing traffic. aah! with white gloves. elegance, and at the concentrated gates. for almost 20 years now, piazza vanessia has been the workplace. if that be okay, it isn't. yeah, i said it, but it's the most important thing is the precision of the movement, elegant, accurate, and decisive banner. this is the only way the driver understands my signal. i commit that i will, if i make a mistake, if anything can happen, it was jesse goes, ah, do you to road works on the piazza drive as have had to do without fab yos, conducting scales for almost a year. now the human traffic light is back on his usual podium. romans love that vigilant traffic officer. although the job in the center of the piazza is not suitable for every one new york. so you definitely need
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a lot of enthusiasm to do this job. love you, donna, it's not just about traffic control, so these are the up either this podium and it's conductance. have even made it into italian film history. programmed in 1000 all in a level. it's yeah. the film was shot here. you got a, did you do with us offices in this piazza in a workplace? was a little doctor. it made us famous when you're all as a model, as that the more go back we'll do. at that time, only men filled the my strange position at the crossroads, but to rome has since moved with the times. ellia noah ludovico. she has served here for 3 years. as a woman on the podium, she believes she even has an advantage over her male colleagues. for this one could be assured that maybe because dr is a more impressed by a woman, they show more respect. at least they follow my signals closely. they don't offer
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any a nora remembers all too well how during the knocked down no traffic directions when needed in the otherwise bustling and crowded pets of innate sia said i with the yano rather than the veto rianna monuments to were hardly any cause. let us compare them. everything was empty to silence. felt surreal. to vincent. oh, you could even hear the birds singing about it, but there is no semblance of that now on the piazza, but the traffic offices, i'm glad to be back. she left sylvia. she just, even though you're breathing in fumes on the podium, it's still nice to be up there. at that level, it's a symbol of everyday life. i love you. obviously. they love this city needs us up there because we are synonymous with life. i sit on the muddy vivita as the podium rises and little bit of normality returns, as well as the old elegance of the room in metropolis.
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well, i hope and i trust that i didn't promise you too much. some great people though stories to day. lots of courage, lots of positive energy, and i do look forward to plenty more in the year to come. so stay safe and to join us on focus on europe in 2022. for now though, bye bye. when trucks ah ah ah ah, with
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