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The Rundown -- February 11


RFE/RL in the Media

# Yahoo News Canada uses report by Claire Bigg and Dmitry Volchek about saving Sochi's dogs
# Yahoo News Romania cites RFE/RL report about the payouts for Olympic gold-medal winners (Romanian)
Russia
# Now Rodnina, who lit the flame, says her account was hacked five months ago
# "Putin Playing His Own Long Game At Sochi" Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie
# Russia LGBT Sports Federation to host "Russian Open Games"
# Measles epidemic spreading among Russian baptists
Ukraine
# "Awaiting Russia's Next Move in Ukraine" - Celestine Bohlen, "New York Times"
# Ukrainian government paying two major American lobbying firms
# Tymoshenko files appeal
# Ukraine's protest library
Iran
# Four players banned from Iranian women's soccer league for failing gender test
# Jewish hospital a fixture in Tehran
# The Islamic Republic at 35: "poised for change"
# Iran will provide data on its detonators
Iraq
# Iraq speaker targeted in assassination attempt
# Shi'ite militias remobilizing
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# U.S. proposes $300 million in new aid programs for Afghanistan
# A gallery of Afghanistan's presidential contenders
# Negotiator claims Pakistani Taliban has up to 500 female suicide bombers
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan disbanding last independent Muslim congregation
# Kazakhstan Sochi athletes' house is "most futuristic and welcoming"
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan offers Iraq access to southern gas corridor
# Green activists try to prevent hotel from being built near Tbilisi park
Balkans
# Bosnia protests are "a collective nervous breakdown"
# Poverty, joblessness behind Bosnia riots
# Kosovo rationing water
Of Interest
# Five stats that explained the world this week
# Why it was okay to kill Marius the giraffe
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