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The Rundown -- April 3

RFE/RL in the Media
# New Yorker writes in detail about Kolomoyskiy's rant against RFE/RL Ukrainian Service journalist
# Telegraph cites Carl Schreck's report about deportations of academics in Russia
# Guardian quotes RFE/RL Ukrainian Service interview with Yuriy Stets on "information army"
# Yahoo uses RFE/RL Iraqi Service video of Kirkuk residents returning home
# Iran framework deal reached with more details than expected
# Vox breaks down the deal "in plain English"; a skeptic's guide
Middle East
# Saudis warming up to Muslim Brotherhood as lesser of two evils compared to Iran
# Military officials say Tikrit was used to drive a wedge between Iran and Iraq
# The "warrior Imams" fighting with militias in Iraq
# Ukraine agrees to cheaper short-term gas deal with Russia
# Three arrested in Ukraine over bombing campaign
# Ukraine is banning films and TV shows that glorify Russia's military
# Ceasefire a "dark joke" to many in east Ukraine
# The Russian Orthodox Church has become the most prominent of Russian censors
# One flaw may be that it relies on goodwill of Putin
# "Russian Artists Face a Choice: Censor Themselves, or Else" - Rachel Donadio, New York Times
Eastern Europe
# U.S. military unable to account for $45 billion spent in Afghanistan
# Suicide bombing kills 17, including parliamentarian, in eastern Afghanistan
# Afghanistan's "separate but equal" education
# Pakistan deports Al-Qaeda suspect to the U.S.
#Pakistan's "last Jew" writes about how he'll be spending passover
Central Asia
# Karimov said to be hiring hit-men abroad
Of Interest
# How governments around the world manipulate the Internet