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Something For The Weekend

It's a holiday here today in the Czech Republic, where RFE/RL is based, so mostly quiet on the Transmission front.

But if you missed these stories from RFE/RL this week and are looking for something to read/watch over the weekend, try these:

Brian Whitmore looks at the state of Russia's industrial proletariat and the ruling elite's worries about social unrest.

Our South Slavic and Albanian-Languages Service had an exclusive interview with Milorad Dodik, the prime minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina's Serbian entity, on Bosnia's future, his close ties to Serbia, and how the international community has failed the region.

With water the focus this week in Central Asia, one of our Kazakh video journalists looks at the astronomical levels of pollution in Central Asia's longest river.

And over at The Power Vertical blog, Robert Coalson dissects Russia's Gogol-esque "managed democracy" in reference to the Sochi election.

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