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The Rundown -- August 5

RFE/RL Video Roundup - August 4i
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August 04, 2014
Jailed opposition activists make their pleas in a Moscow court, Serbs honor victims of Croatia's war of the 1990s, and Afghan children perform at a circus festival, plus stories from Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan, and Belarus.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - August 4

RFE/RL in the Media
# "Moscow Times" cites reporting by Luke Johnson and Carl Schreck on probe of Kremlin-connected businessman in California
EU Observer cites RFE/RL on Russian military exercises 
Barfblog cites RFE/RL Balkans Service on Listeria outbreak in Macedonia 
 
Ukraine
Tracking the Buk on its open-source odyssey 
# Donetsk and Luhansk nearly isolated, but Russia gets propaganda victory
# Separatists using ambulances to transport fighters
# "Wall Street Journal" profiles a Ukrainian prisoner and his N. Ossetian jailer
 
Russia
# Russian buildup makes it ready for cross-border incursion into Ukraine at any moment
# Factbox: The effect of Russia sanctions on European businesses 
# Does Putin need Kudrin?
# Obama may not have been completely accurate in his Russia criticisms 
# The experienced Russian separatist bureaucrats joining Ukraine conflict
# "Putin the (not so) Great" - Michael McFaul, Politico
 
Eastern Europe
# Belarus says it can help Ukraine with oil products
# IMF says Belarus and Lithuania will be hardest hit by European sanctions on Russia
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan's tech boom
# Pakistan mountains bereft of foreign climbers a year after terrorist attack
# Pakistan Taliban sends warning to Committee to Protect Journalists
 
Iran
# As German interest in Russia investment wanes, Iran becomes more appealing
# Iran officials say they have armed Hamas for Gaza fight
# Is the jailing of western journalists a ploy to weaken Rohani?
 
Iraq
# Baghdad and Kurds cooperate on counterattack against militants
# India shaken by case of Muslim men missing in Iraq
 
Caucasus
# Death toll now at 18 in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan grapples with reform of sovereign wealth fund
 
Of Interest
# Ten useful IOS apps for mobile journalists 

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