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The Rundown -- February 19


RFE/RLL in the Media

# "New York Times," RT, Ria Novosti and CNN use RFE/RL Ukrainian Service material on Ukraine
# NBC cites RFE/RL Russian Service interview with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
# Amnesty International says an RFE/RL Russian Service journalist was among those arrested during a one man picket
Russia
# World War II "is everywhere" again in Russia
# "Sochi Has Given Putin Back His Geopolitical Swagger" - Mark Mackinnon, Globe and Mail
# Russians now talking more about Ukraine than Sochi on Twitter
Ukraine
# Deadliest day ends hope of compromise
# "Deaths On The Maidan" - Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast
# Putin's "worst nightmare"
Eastern Europe
# Belarus having its best winter games ever
Iran
# Iranian queen of pop creates gay rights video
# Obama weapons expert says no chance of success with Iran
# Iran says nuclear facilities must stay in tact
# Iran's hackers are America's newest cyber-threat
Iraq
# Archeologists return to Iraq despite troubles
# Iraq leaning minaret in danger of collapse
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# As drawdown looms, inspector general warns of graft
# Taliban will probably not rule Afghanistan again
# Pakistan militant emerges, causing fear in India
Central Asia
# Has the Turkmenistan-Tajikistan railroad derailed?
# Circle closes around Karimova
Caucasus
# "The Hill" runs another piece on Azerbaijan as a role model
# Armenia to open consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan
# Saakashvili ally sentenced to five years
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