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April 16, 2014
Pro-Russian separatists seize military vehicles in Ukraine, an anti-LGBT protest in Russia, and poor children get free clothes in Pakistan, plus more reports from Afghanistan, Russia, and Pakistan in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

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AL.com cites RFE/RL's coverage of Ukraine crisis
 
Russia
# VKontakte founder says FSB asked him to turn over Euromaidan account information
# U.S. says toughest sanctions will only come if Russia invades
# "Playing Putin's Game" - Walter Russell Mead, "The American Interest" 
# Duma passes first reading of bill that would end direct mayoral elections
# How McDonalds went from zero to hero in Russia
 
Ukraine
# Anti- terrorist operation "a spectacular debacle
# Leonid Ragozin: people in Donbas really hate instability
# "What Drives the Hate in Eastern Ukraine" - Oksana Grytsenko, "Kyiv Post" 
# "Why Ukraine's May 25 Election Is So Important" - George Liber, "Moscow Times" 
 
Eastern Europe
# Gagauzia's "tough choice" between Russia and the EU
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
Deep corruption at Afghanistan's border crossings 
# Do Afghan election results increase chance U.S. will stay?
# Women of Afghanistan "stand to be counted
# Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire 
# A solar solution to Pakistan's gas crisis
# Pakistan publishes list to embarrass tax cheats 
 
Iran
# Mother of victim halts Iranian's execution at last minute
# Iran "ready to help Europe" with natural gas
# Could Israel carry out a surprise attack on Iran?
# Azerbaijan and Iran seeking closer military ties
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan considers Aral Sea cooperation with Uzbekistan
 
Caucasus
# Armenian said to be first person killed in eastern Ukraine violence
# Azerbaijan clamping down on Facebook activists 
# Azerbaijan to build Olympic complex
 
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