Thursday, December 18, 2014


  • Putin Defiant On Russian Economy

    The Russian president accused the West of building a new "virtual" Berlin wall and promised his compatriots that the country's economy will recover, as he seeks to soothe anxiety over the falling ruble.

  • Video Migrants Take Hit From Ruble

    The crash of the ruble has meant lost income and opportunity for the millions of labor migrants who depend on Russia for their livelihoods.

  • Nuclear Bid Has 'Hurt More Than Iraq War'

    Iran's nuclear ambitions faced rare criticism at a roundtable at Tehran University, where one of the speakers said the damage done by the nuclear program was greater than that by the devastating war with Iraq.




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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Dec. 18i
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December 18, 2014
Peshawar mourns after the Taliban's school attack, Muscovites rush to the stores as the ruble drops, a political prisoner is released in Belarus, plus stories from Afghanistan, Serbia, and Armenia.
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Video December 18

Peshawar mourns after the Taliban's school attack, Muscovites rush to the stores as the ruble drops, a political prisoner is released in Belarus, plus stories from Afghanistan, Serbia, and Armenia.
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Video December 17

Funerals for the victims of a Taliban attack in Pakistan, an Eastern European summit in Serbia, and a protest against the destruction of cultural heritage in Georgia, plus stories from Macedonia and Iraq.
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Video December 16

Taliban gunmen take over a school in Peshawar in one of Pakistan's worst attacks; Kazakhs mourn the victims of suppressed protests; Georgia investigates claims of abuse in prison; and Afghanistan moves ahead with plans for an international railway.
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Video December 15

Disgruntled EXPO workers clash with police in Kazakhstan, an anti-polio drive resumes following a Taliban attack in Pakistan, a show seeks UNESCO status for rugs in Moldova, plus stories from Bosnia and Afghanistan (RFE/RL)
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Video December 12

Mortgage holders demonstrate in Moscow amid a growing currency crisis, a new direct flight route links former foes Croatia and Serbia, and Shi'ite Muslims observe rites of mourning in Pakistan, plus stories from Afghanistan and Kazakhstan.

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Photogallery Photos Of The Week #50

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 50th week of 2014. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.

Video Remembering The First Chechen War

Twenty years later after the first Chechen conflict, RFE/RL looks back at the destruction wrought upon Grozny.

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Chechnya -- Chechen women and men pass by a Russian armoured personnel carrier in front of the destroyed presidential palace in Grozny.  Feb1996.
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Revisiting the First Chechen War

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Ukraine -- Oleksiy Matsuka, host of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service program "Donbas Realities." Kyiv, October 15, 2014.
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Ukrainian Reporter Lauded For Courage

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Azerbaijan Jails Khadija Ismayilova

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