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RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 12i
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May 12, 2014
Ukrainians mourn a serviceman killed in clashes in the East, Pakistanis rally for politician Imran Khan, and campaigning begins for Syria's presidential election, plus stories from Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, and Afghanistan.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 12

RFE/RL in the Media

Reason cites RFE/RL liveblog
Christian Science Monitor cites Charles Recknagel on EU's showdown with Gazprom
Foreign Policy cites Golnaz Esfandiari's story on a man's fight with censorship in Iran
# "Time" cites Golnaz Esfandirai's reporting on Iran's involvement in Syria
# Carnegie says RFE/RL and VOA "cutting back" in eastern Europe shows complacency of west
 
Ukraine
# The Cossack wolves doing Russia's dirty work in Ukraine
# Ukraine security forces riven by mistrust, wrangle over prisoners
# Hungarian PM urges Ukraine to grant autonomy to ethnic Hungarians
# "Ukraine Will Not Die, But It Can Multiply" - Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie 
# "A window of opportunity" for Ukraine after referendum
# "The Battle in Ukraine Means Everything" - Timothy Snyder, "New Republic"
# "Lurching towards Civil War" - Tony Wood, "New York Review of Books"
 
Russia
# "Russia Revisits Its History to Nail Down Its Future" - Neil MacFarquhar, "New York Times"
# Kremlin moves to silence last of the few dissenting lawmakers
# Russians shaving beards in reaction to Conchita Wurst win
# Data shows Russians are deserting the ruble en masse
 
Eastern Europe
# Map of Russia's "nervous neighbors"
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Taliban attack in three provinces
# International Crisis Group says violence rising in Afghanistan as troops draw down
# Pakistan and Iran reiterate commitment to pipeline project
# Lawyer for CIA doctor in Pakistan quits after threats
 
Iran
# The secret lives of Iran's woman drug addicts
# nuclear talks to address Iran's future capability to enrich uranium
# U.N. experts' report shows Iran's deceptive procurement tactics 
# Russia stakes out Iranian market
 
Central Asia
# The "original apples' threatened with extinction in Central Asia
 
Caucasus
# Vice News on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
 
Of Interest
# Twitter adds mute button

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