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The Rundown -- April 30

RFE/RL in the Media
# Diplomat, on crackdown on media in Central Asia, says RFE/RL Turkmen and Uzbek services have been targets
# Foreign Policy cites RFE/RL Ukrainian Service investigation on Klitschko's business ties
# Russian state media calls Baltimore riots "Afromaidan"
# Something strange is happening at Echo Moskvy
# Russia may house World Cup teams in Chechnya
# Gazprom profits plunged 86 percent in 2014
# Investors coming back to Russia
# Ukraine separatists rewrite history of 1930s famine
# Power reshuffle in Ukraine
# International Rescue Committee, accused by separatists of being spies, kicked out of eastern Ukraine
# "Kyiv's Purge" - Alexander Motyl on decommunization legislation
Eastern Europe
# Lukashenka: Jews In Belarus should be taken "under control"
# Tusk promises closer cooperation with Moldova
# Taliban gains make for wider U.S. role in Afghanistan than originally planned
# For Afghanistan's abandoned children help is scarce
# Ghani seeks to renew India's commitment in Afghanistan
# Sharif accuses India of spurning closer ties
Middle East
# Monitor: Since June, IS has shot, stoned or beheaded over 2,000 people off the battlefield
# "ISIS and the Principles of War" - Robert Hein, Brookings
# Photos: The women waging war on IS
# Crew of vessel seized by Iran is safe, but still unclear why it happened says shipping company
# Obama's Persian language spokesman wins fans in Iran
Central Asia
# A new clandestine crossing to the EU, via Serbia
Of Interest
# How used Google Earth to explain the Nepal earthquake