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The Rundown -- February 3

RFE/RL in the Media

# Daily Beast uses RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video
# "Washington Post" and RIA Novosti cite RFE/RL on Bulatov abduction
# "Pussy Riot Comes to Brooklyn" - David Remnick, "New Yorker"
# "The Loneliness of Vladimir Putin" - Julia Ioffe, "New Republic"
# Medvedev says government needs to come up with a post-Olympic plan for Sochi venues
# Kissinger: Putin thinks Ukraine is a "dress rehearsal" for Moscow
# Yanukovych options look "dismal"
# Ukraine government and opposition clash in Munich
# The growing number of disappeared
Eastern Europe
# "Distressed" hippos forced to perform in freezing Belarus
# Zarif tells Kerry he's not authorized to discuss Syria
# Mehdi Karrubi, opposition leader, transferred to house arrest
# Rohani gets backing from conservative clerics for nuclear approach
# French business delegation with 100 people is set to visit Iran today
# Iran's brain drain problem
# Army increases shelling of Fallujah
# Iraq deputy PM calls Kurdish oil "gray area"
# Joe Biden right about dividing Iraq?
# Two aides to Abdullah Abdullah fatally shot in attack
# Karzai says he has not spoken to Obama since June; calls America "rivals" and Taliban "brothers"
# "Our Wasted Effort in Afghanistan" - Steve Chapman, Real Clearl Politics
# Pakistan Sunni leaders call for ceasefire during talks
# Profile of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bhutto heir
Central Asia
# Tensions over water resources in Central Asia
# Turkey's religious outreach in Central Asia and the Caucasus
# New prices for natural gas announced in Turkmenistan
# Lethal luge accident still brings pain in Georgia
# U.S. company buys Armenian power plants for $250 million
Of Interest
# Golden Dawn gives itself a new name