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The Rundown -- April 23

RFE/RL in the Media
# Atlantic cites Martins Zvaners on restrictions to RFE/RL in Russia
# U.S. says Russia building up forces by Ukraine border
# Gazprom says Kyiv owes it $174 million for gas supplies to eastern Ukraine
# Mounting frustration in Kyiv-controlled eastern Ukraine, particularly Kharkiv
# Ukraine's large Greek community not happy with Tsipras reaching out to Moscow
# European regulators charge Gazprom with abusing its dominance in natural gas markets
# Space station workers start hunger strike after Putin doesn't come through on promise
# Lavrov says IS is greatest threat to Russia
# The Russian mom taking on the country's gay "propaganda" law
# Dog killing video sparks protests in Iran
# India wants oil field back from Iran
# "A Nuke Deal Too Big to Fail" - Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy
Middle East
# Ramadi residents who have fled face harrowing choice: return now or wait with nowhere to go
# A profile on the physics teacher who may now be running IS
# Captured IS leader explains how the group amasses its fortune
# Taliban announce spring offensive in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan tries to strike balance in escalating Iran-Saudi rivalry
# Sharif to visit Saudi Arabia today
# "China Loves Pakistan … but Most Chinese Don’t" - Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Foreign Policy
# Human rights lawyer Aliyev sentenced to 7.5 years in prison In Azerbaijan
# Erdogan says Armenia will "insult" Turkey in commemoration ceremony
# Wire-tap scandal threatens stability, democracy in Macedonia