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The Rundown -- January 21

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 20i
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January 20, 2014
Clashes on the streets of Kyiv, a memorial for Azerbaijan's "Black January," and ice-swimming on Epiphany in Tatarstan. Plus stories from Pakistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan in this roundup of news from the countries covered by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 20

RFE/RL in the Media

# Detention and brutal beating of two RFE/RL Ukrainian Service journalists covered by "Washington post;" MashableInterfax; "Kyiv Post;"  RIA Novosti
# "Commentary" cites Liz Fuller's analysis of weather Doku Umarov is really dead 
Radio Prague interviews RFE/RL President Kevin Klose (Part 1 of 3) 
 
Ukraine
# Yanukovych issues warning 
 
Syria/Iran
# Facing implosion of Geneva II, UN withdraws invitation to Tehran 
Confusion after invite 
# "Would Iran Help Or Hurt In Geneva?" - Mike Giglio, Buzzfeed 
# "With Truce offer, Assad Has Left His Regime Exposed" - Faisal Al Yafai, The National 
# "Industrial scale torture" of Assad regime revealed through leaked photos 
# If he had delivered a different speech 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Karzai demands end to U.S. military operations 
Video - a day in the life of a student at the first boarding school for girls  
# Challenging Pakistan's breast cancer taboos 
# Pakistan in nuclear plant talks with China 
 
Russia
# Russia and Caucasus terrorists "compete" in Sochi  
# As many as four "black widows" already in Sochi 
# "The Putin Olympics" - Leon Aron, Politico 
 
Central Asia
# "Kazakhstan Sees Threat From Afghan Instability" - Selina Williams, "Wall Street Journal" 
# Uzbek sentenced to eight years in prison for communicating with opposition via Skype 
 
Balkans
# Kosovo increases security after killing of Serb assembly member 
 
Caucasus
# Black Fighter becomes first thoroughbred to win race in U.S. (its owner
 
Of Interest
# There's not really a fake sunrise instead of a real sunrise in Tiananmen Square 

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