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The Rundown -- March 2


RFE/RL in the Media
# Tweets from Tom Balmforth and me used in Mashable, Breitbart reports on Nemtsov march in Moscow
# ViceNews cites RFE/RL reporting on Savchenko hunger strike
# Newsweek cites Arslan Saidov and Claire Bigg's report on Ukraine student video address to Russians
# Washington Post editorial highlights Azerbaijan's pressure on RFE/RL
Read on Nemtsov
# "The Russia That Died With Boris Nemtsov" - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
# "Murder, Even in Russia, is Always a Shock" - Miriam Elder, Buzzfeed
Russia
# Tens of thousands participate in somber Moscow march; photos
# Moscow floats lots of conspiracy theories
# Ukrainian lawmaker detained during march
# What Russia's "patriotic bloggers" have to say
# Activists want to save two blind, alcoholic bears held for 20 years in a garbage-strewn cage in Sochi
Ukraine
# Ukrainian photographer killed in fighting
# Ukraine unofficially has 272 percent inflation
Iraq/Syria
# Iraqi state TV says operation to free Tikrit has begun
# Iraq's national museum opens after 12 years
# Iraq PM offers ultimatum for Sunni tribal fighters to abandon IS
# For Syrian Armenians, exodus evokes flight from a century ago
Iran
# "Danger Ahead for Obama on Iran" - Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic
# Iran says it's ready to open up to internet firms "if they accept our cultural rules"
# Iran offers to protect Iraq artifacts
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Vulnerable families bear the brunt of Norway's crackdown on asylum seekers
# Afghan policewomen struggle against culture
# Afghans in Pakistan: Their home and heart belong here
Central Asia
# Tajikistan votes amid pressure on opposition
Balkans
# U.S. may deport as many as 150 Bosnians expected in war crimes
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