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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Apr. 15i
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April 15, 2014
Women and children protest in Kazakhstan, market workers worry about their jobs in Tajikistan, a protest at the Duma in Russia, plus stories from Pakistan, Moldova, Georgia, and Serbia in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Apr. 15

RFE/RL in the Media
WSJ Marketwatch cites Farangis Najibullah on Russia's political weatherman
 
Ukraine
# Ukraine launches "gradual" operation in the east
# A Russian journalist's 24 hour ordeal at Kyiv airport
# "The Ukraine Situation Requires More Nuance" - Volodymyr Ishchenko, "The Guardian"
# How to repatriate Ukraine's stolen assets
 
Russia
# "U.S. Should Send Troops" - James Jeffrey, "Washington Post"
# "Spiegel" on growing ties between European far right and Moscow 
# "Crimea Helped Putin Hijack the Nationalists" - Vladimir Frolov, "Moscow Times"
# "Russia is Quick to Bend Truth About Ukraine" - David Herszenhorn, "New York Times"
What would Russia do if it crossed into Ukraine? 
# Divisive debate in Germany over Russia
# Russia and China racing to finish gas talks
 
Eastern Europe
# New round of Transdniester talks in May
# Moldova is "newest front" between Russia and the West
 
Iran
# Khamenei having trouble controlling his hardliners; Zarif says he's not worried about hardliner push-back
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan minister kidnapped in Kabul
# NATO airstrike in Afghanistan reportedly kills civilians
# Confidential U.S. assessment says Afghanistan not ready to govern on its own
# Afghan economy faces serious revenue shortfall 
# Afghanistan journalists' Taliban boycott
# Pakistan to establish polio vaccine checkpoints
 
Iraq
# Clegg demands release of Iraq inquiry
 
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan appears to back Gulen crackdown 
 
Central Asia
# Tajik remittances more than half GDP
 
Of Interest
# The guy who invented the Twitter disclaimer
# It may be okay to kill comments

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