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The Rundown -- February 28

RFE/RL in the Media

# Daily Beast cites RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of concrete barriers being built in Sevastopol
# Slate quotes Brian Whitmore's interview with Alexandr Motyl on a potential Ukraine split
# Huffington Post cites Rob Coalson's piece on rising separatism in Crimea
# "The Telegraph" cites RFE/RL on the east-west language mix that's more complicated than it seems; also posted in "The Atlantic"
# Foreign Policy quotes Natalie Sedletska in story on journalists going through Yanukovych's documents
# Armed men take airport in Simferopol
# Ukraine draws Obama into Putin's long game
# How the revolt of Vendee compares to what's happening in Ukraine now
# "Putin's Silence on Ukraine Adds to Confusion" - Steven Lee Myers, "New york Times"
# "Why Russia Won't Invade" - Kimberly Martin, "Foreign Affairs"
Eastern Europe
# 17 unbelievable photos of Belarus special forces
# The post-Soviet surprises of Chisinau
# Poland's unfinished revolution in Eastern Europe
# Afghanistan human rights commissioner says country has no choice but to sign BSA
# Britain leaves Helmand project "unfinished"
# Pakistan won't target Taliban who concentrate fighting in Afghanistan
# Pakistani campaigners say YouTube should be un-censored thanks to U.S. court decision
# Iran resumes work at "suspicious military base"
# Gay, Iranian refugee couple becomes "Facebook superstars"
# U.S. says Iran is still among world's worst human rights abusers
# Big Democratic donors urge Congress to back off Iran sanctions
# Iraq commemorates 1920 revolt against Britain in new museum
# Iraq's war on heavy metal
# U.S. urges Georgia to further integrate with the West
Central Asia
# Uzbekistan: "The Corruption Corridor" - David Trilling, Politico
# 16 percent increase in tourists to Uzbekistan last year, according to official statistics
# Protests continue in Bosnia
# An al-Qaeda mole who was killed in Bosnia
Of Interest
# British spies have a webcam porn problem
# Video: Why cheap phones mean big bucks