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RFE/RL in the Media

# Huffington Post cites RFE/RL on Lenin statues falling throughout the country
# WorldCrunch quotes RFE/RL Ukrainian Service on Tymoshenko's release
# Interim president says $35 billion is needed to avoid default
# "Forget Kiev. The Real Fight Will Be for Crimea" - Andrei Malgin, "Moscow Times"
# A "withering" portrait of Tymoshenko
# Belarusian FM says no high-level Ukrainian officials in Belarus
# Russia questions legitimacy of new leadership in Kyiv
# Russia still has leverage "and the will to use it"
# More than 400 protesters detained after several Bolotnaya defendants sentenced
# Russia develops laser shield
# Iraq signs $195 arms deal with Iran, despite arms embargo
# Could a deal with Iran put a dent in the world's heroine trade?
# "How to Promote Human Rights in Iran" - Ray Takeyh, CFR
# China increases focus on Afghanistan
# Afghanistan mobile phone sector boosts the economy
# Pakistani Taliban commander shot dead in Waziristan
# PM says Bosnia unrest is "local fire" that can be put out
Central Asia
# "Kazakhstan - The Succession" - Nick Cockhan, OpenDemocracy
# Russia puts squeeze on Armenian migrant workers
# Independent Azerbaijani TV station's office in Berlin vandalized
Of Interest
# Why isn't live video working for news sites?
# Tim Pool uses Google Glass to cover protests