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RFERL Video Roundup - May 19i
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May 19, 2014
Floods in Bosnia and Serbia, commemorations in Russia and Kazakhstan of the deportation of Crimean Tatars, protests in Pakistan, plus stories from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
RFERL Video Roundup -- May 19
RFE/RL in the Media

# Carl Schreck cited in "New Republicon Russian state TV using old footage  
 
Ukraine
# Ahmetov calls for rallies today in Donetsk and Luhansk
# "A Vote for Ukrainian Freedom" - Yulia Tymoshenko, "New York Times"
 
Russia
# In first sign of cooperation, Twitter blocks Right Sector account in Russia
# China is likely to get the better end of an oil deal with Russia
# Congress targets Russia's "Satan missile
# Russia's strengthening far-right
# Communist party leader turns some heads in Adidas tracksuit at Stalin grave
# "The Birth of a Eurasian Century" - Pepe Escobar, Huffington Post
# Profile of Russia's modern-day "Rasputin" now linked to events in Ukraine (2013) 
 
Eastern Europe
# "Moldova: EU integration or Mother Russia?" - Tamila Varshalomidze, Al Jazeera
# "Nato Looks Divided and its Eastern Members Look Exposed" - Steven Pifer, "Financial Times"
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "Castles in the Air: Afghans Pay a Heavy Price for Uncertainty" - Jeremy Laurence and Mirwais Harooni, Reuters
# "A New Dawn for Afghanistan?" - Sanjay Kumar, Dawn
# Pakistan "hopeful" of thaw in ties with India
# In India, signs from Pakistan have been "uniformly negative"
# Pakistan judge dismisses case against FBI agent arrested with ammunition in luggage
 
Iran
# Iran professor criticizes state's policy toward Israel in speech
# Iran's American World Cup player
# Iran's "forgotten" Baha'i prisoners 
# "When Freedom Is the Right to Stay Under Wraps" - Thomas Erdbrink, "New York Times"
 
Iraq
# Al-Maliki party wins most seats in vote
 
Balkans
# Flood destruction "terrifying
# Bosnia's segregated schools
 
Of Interest
# Twitter considering buying SoundCloud
# Wikileaks and Greenwald have a bit of a disagreement

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