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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 25i
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February 25, 2014
A memorial for the victims of violence in Ukraine, a suicide bombing near Iran's consulate in northwest Pakistan, a hero's welcome for Belarusian Olympians, plus stories from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Georgia in this roundup of news from countries covered by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 25

RFE/RL in the Media 

# Natalie Sedletska, from RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, cited in "New York Times" for work on website created for Yanukovych's documents 
# "The Atlantic" posts RFE/RL's Maidan-inspired art compilation 
 
Ukraine
# Three days in, Maidan not happy with new parliament
# "A Lad From Lviv Becomes the Toast of Kyiv" - Richard Balmforth, Reuters 
# "Tough Challenges For a New Ukraine" - Masha Lipman, "New Yorker" 
# Maidan's relationship with Jewish Ukrainians 
# Yanukovych had good taste
 
Russia
# Lavrov says Russia won't interfere in Ukraine 
# "No, Russia Will Not Intervene in Ukraine" - Simon Shuster, "Time"
# Russian media discuss sending troops to Crimea 
# A critique of the focus on Russia when talking about Ukraine's revolution 
# Opposition leaders get around 10 days for protests outside Bolotnaya trials 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Obama talks to Karzai, announces plans to prepare for U.S. withdrawal 
# Senior Pakistani official says decision could lead to civil war 
# Afghanistan sacks officers after Taliban kill 21 soldiers 
# Pakistani army prepares actions in N. Waziristan 
 
Iran
# Iraq denies weapons deal with Iran
# Iran reacts to events in Ukraine and warns against "foreign meddling
# Does Obama have a mandate for negotiations with Iran? 
# Iran building barrier along border with Pakistan 
# Iranian teacher builds robot to teach prayer 
 
Central Asia
# Tajikistan journalist fined for criticizing state-sponsored artist  
# Apparel firms ranked on efforts to avoid Uzbek cotton 
 
Caucasus
# Georgian president in Washington 
# Azerbaijan's "new wave" replaces old-guard 
 
Of Interest
# Reddit to beta-test liveblog feature 
# Tips for finding news on VKontakte 

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