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April 10, 2014
A fire seriously damages the Ukrainian Communist Party headquarters, the commander of U.S. forces meets with Afghanistan's military, blind cricket teams face-off in Pakistan, plus stories from Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup -- Apr. 10

RFE/RL in the Media

"USA Today" interviews 
Vaclav Havel fellows 
Ivan Beliaev and Ildar Gabidullin  
Al Monitor cites Carl Schreck's story on on Seymor Hersh Syria claims
# Read Lyubov Chizhova and Farangis Najibullah in "The Atlantic" on how Russian schools are teaching Crimea
 
Russia
# U.S. says tougher sanctions may be coming
# Putin's letter to Europe
# Dmitry Kiselyov compares his situation to the Dreyfus affair
# UN hints at rigged Crimea vote
# "Putin's War Against Russia's Last Independent TV Channel" - Tikhon Dzyadko, "The Guardian" 
# "Playing to Putin's End Game" - Nicholas Burns, "Boston Globe"
 
Ukraine
# CPJ demands Ukraine allow Russian journalists into the country 
# HRW criticizes new lustration law
# Burger King reportedly moving into Crimea
# Russia and the Great Patriotic War in Donetsk
# Infographic: Ukraine separatist movements
 
Europe
# "NATO Must Avoid New Cold War Borders" - Judy Dempsey, Carnegie
# "Germany's New Ostpolitik" - Jakob Mischke and Andreas Umland, "Foreign Affairs" 
# Germany and the romanticization of Russia
# Pic: Jobbik at PACE: "Crimea legally belongs to Russia! Transcarpathia legally belongs to Hungary!" 
 
Iran
# The rising price of dowries in Iran
# Russia and U.S. disagree over oil deal with Iran
# Israel's new satellite is likely meant to keep watch over Iran
# Khamenei gets Twitteratti treatment
 
Iraq
# Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge
# Iraq signs preliminary deal for Czech planes
# Iraq gets first Pizza Hut
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "The irreversible journey" of Afghanistan's women
# The weakening of the "tribal factor" in Kandahar
# Pakistan rejects claim that Baluch group carried out market attack
# On Pakistan's YouTube ban
 

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