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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 24i
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February 24, 2014
Russian police detain scores of supporters of the Bolotnaya defendants, Afghanistan honors soldiers killed in a Taliban attack, Pakistan offers cash for vaccinations, plus stories from Ukraine in this roundup of news from the countries covered by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 24

RFE/RL in the Media

Huffington Post cites RFE/RL on Lenin statues falling throughout the country 
WorldCrunch quotes RFE/RL Ukrainian Service on Tymoshenko's release 
 
Ukraine
# Interim president says $35 billion is needed to avoid default
# "Forget Kiev. The Real Fight Will Be for Crimea" - Andrei Malgin, "Moscow Times" 
# A "withering" portrait of Tymoshenko 
# Belarusian FM says no high-level Ukrainian officials in Belarus  
 
Russia
# Russia questions legitimacy of new leadership in Kyiv 
# Russia still has leverage "and the will to use it
# More than 400 protesters detained after several Bolotnaya defendants sentenced 
# Russia develops laser shield 
 
Iran
# Iraq signs $195 arms deal with Iran, despite arms embargo 
# Could a deal with Iran put a dent in the world's heroine trade
# "How to Promote Human Rights in Iran" - Ray Takeyh, CFR 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# China increases focus on Afghanistan 
# Afghanistan mobile phone sector boosts the economy
# Pakistani Taliban commander shot dead in Waziristan 
 
Balkans
# PM says Bosnia unrest is "local fire" that can be put out 
 
Central Asia
# "Kazakhstan - The Succession" - Nick Cockhan, OpenDemocracy 
 
Caucasus
# Russia puts squeeze on Armenian migrant workers  
# Independent Azerbaijani TV station's office in Berlin vandalized 
 
Of Interest
# Why isn't live video working for news sites?  
# Tim Pool uses Google Glass to cover protests 

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