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The Rundown -- March 3

RFE/RL in the Media
# Edward Lucas cites Brian Whitmore's piece on "hybrid" terror in Russia
# Christiane Amanpour on CNN uses RFE/RL footage of Nadia Savchenko
# Novaya Gazeta speaks to badly injured Russian conscript who explains how he was sent to Ukraine
# Eighteen cameras were by where Nemtsov was shot, but none seem to have captured it
# How much more economic pain can Putin take?
# On the mysterious New York Observer writer smearing the Kremlin's enemies
# UN says more than 6,000 have died in Ukraine conflict
# Charline Hebdo takes on pro-Russian separatists
Eastern Europe
# Russia restores access for Moldovan apples
# Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit
# IS reportedly loses more than 20 villages in Syria
# IS threatens Twitter founder and employees
# U.S. general: IS losing in Iraq, but not sure if Baghdad is ready to win
# Obama says Iran must halt nuclear work for at least a decade
# U.S. journalist allowed to hire lawyer after seven months in Iran jail
# "The Strategic Genius of Iran’s Supreme Leader" - Ray Takeyh, Washington Post
# Iranian airline passengers are mad
# NYT long-read: Afghan women's shelters provide "thin line of defense against 'honor killings'"
# The "complicated" relationship between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Taliban
# Hundreds of anti-vaccine parents arrested in Pakistan
# Debate in Armenia swirls over how to take care of disabled babies