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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Apr. 17i
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April 17, 2014
Ukrainians call for a boycott on Russian fuel, schools stand abandoned in northwest Pakistan, and an outbreak of snakes alarms Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Russia and Georgia.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Apr. 17

RFE/RL in the Media

# "Wall Street Journal" opinion piece, which says VOA and RFE/RL have weakened, calls for changes in BBG structure
# "The Guardian" cites Daisy Sindelar's interview with Ivan Lozowy
 
Ukraine
# Ukrainian Ambassador to U.S. appeals for support in "Washington Post"
# Pamphlets warning Jews of Donetsk
# Edward Lucas says Ukraine crisis could be start of World War III
# How the "Kyiv Post" functions
New dispatch from Ostrovsky
 
Russia
# Sides agree to deescalation 
# "Russia's New Challenge to Europe" - Ulrich Speck, Carnegie
# Can biometrics establish a link between Moscow and the gunmen in eastern Ukraine?
 
Eastern Europe
# Putin says Transdniester should be able to choose its own fate
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE 
# Pakistani Christians sentenced to death over blasphemous text
# The dangers of being a journalist in Pakistan
 
Iran
# UN watchdog says Iran ahead of schedule in compliance
# U.S. releases funds to Iran
# Why is there a U.S. plane in Iran?
# Iran officials offer words of advice to Russia on sanctions
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan says it's "disappointed" over Kashagan setback
# Kazakh businessman reportedly offers ransom for murder of Dnipropetrovsk governor
 
Caucasus
# OSCE and Azerbaijan parliament sign agreement
 
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