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The Rundown -- January 22

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan 21i
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January 21, 2014
Fireworks and plastic bullets in Ukraine, a polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan, and memorials on the 90th anniversary of Lenin's death in Russia and Belarus in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan 21

RFE/RL in the Media

Euronews and "Turkish Weekly" report on detention of RFE/RL Ukrainian Service journalists 
# "National Review" calls on Russia to "free David Satter" and Jeffrey Gedmin writes about him in The Huffington Post 
Radio Prague reports on death of Milan Schulz, former RFE/RL broadcaster in Munich 
 
Ukraine
# Police push back protesters as one reported dead of "gunshot" wounds 
# Azarov says force okay under new protest law 
# One activist disappears 
# Tracking protesters by mobile phones
# Lavrov chides West for Ukraine unrest, says Ukraine is "out of control" 
# "A New Island of Dictatorship" - Olesia Oleshko, Al Jazeera 
# VIDEO: Taiwanese animation of Ukraine protests  
 
Russia
# "Putin's Run For Gold" - Brett Forrest, "Vanity Fair" 
# Sochi's "toilet problem
# Dutch band may play YMCA at Sochi oval 
# Russian spy node caught snooping on Facebook 
# Video: Medvedev says dis-invitation to Iran "unacceptable
# Dasha Zhukova in chair "art" scandal (Tate 1969 version
 
Middle East
# Gulen says his followers may support secular party challenge to AKP in upcoming elections; Gulen schools around the world  
# Syria's witty revolutionaries 
# Warring sides gather in Montreux 
 
Iran
# "How Iran Played the U.N." - Colum Lynch and John Hudson, Foreign Policy 
# Dance of diplomacy "halted by a misstep
# Iran says it will be missed in Geneva II talks
 
Iraq
# Iraqi official warns that militants could take Baghdad 
# Iraq says it intends to create three new provinces to soothe sectarian tension 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Military submits plans for 10,000 troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014 
# Congress reduces Afghan aid by 50 percent
Bomb kills seven in police patrol sent to protect polio workers; three Pakistan polio workers shot dead in earlier attack 
# British organization says U.S. drone strikes killed four civilians last year 
 
Central Asia
# Gulnara Karimova and her father appear to have made up  
# Israel and Kazakhstan discuss joint military exercises 
# FYI, fiddlers from Boston to tour Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan 
 
Caucasus
# Is a tablet made in Armenia the next big thing
# One Armenian soldier killed in border incident with Azerbaijan 
 
Balkans
# Kosovo political leaders "challenge Islamists
# "Bosnia's Lessons for Syria" - Philippe Leroux-Martin, "New York Times" 
 
Of Interest
# How the "New York Times" created its dialect map 

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