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The Rundown -- September 10

RFE/RL in the Media
# Read Rob Coalson in the "Atlantic" on whether Putin is channeling Solzhenitsyn
# Read RFE/RL Russian Service's account of the Russians protesting the Ukraine conflict in the "Guardian"
# "Sydney Morning Herald" cites RFE/RL reporting on Russia sanctions
# German TV shows Nazi symbols on helmets of Ukrainian soldiers
# Yanukovych's palace is still an emblem of dysfunction
# U.S. military aid to Ukraine stalls
# "Want to Help Ukraine? Stop Accepting Its Stolen Cash" - Oliver Bullough, Foreign Policy
# Gessen's rebuttal of Adomanis and his rebuttal of her rebuttal
# An interview with Gleb Pavlovsky
# Break with the West slows Russia's tech scene
# Explaining the "rally around the flag" effect in Russia
# "Russia and the Menace of Unreality" - Peter Pomerantsev, "Atlantic"
# Despite denials, U.S. and Iran again discuss IS
# Iran is a drone power
# Iran-Russia talks may strike at sanctions
# Ahmadinejad's awkward meeting with hospitalized Khamenei
# Most ministers approved by parliament
# Obama expected to expand targets in Iraq
# Congress expected to avoid vote on Syria, Iraq strikes
# "Wall Street Journal": Dick Cheney is "still right" and Obama is wrong
# Shi'ite militias present a problem
# Abdullah declares premature victory
# Ceremony with Karzai collapses in discord
# The major problems with Afghanistan's rape trial
# Pakistan minister claims protests have cost economy $1 trillion
Central Asia
# Karimova, downfall complete, to face corruption charges in Uzbekistan
# Tehran calls on Azerbaijan to confront "grouplet" that had anti-Iran meeting in Baku
# Armenia's blind gain opportunities in massage
Of Interest