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The Rundown -- February 10

RFE/RL in the Media

# "Commentary" cites RFE/RL coverage of leaked diplomatic phone calls in Ukraine
# "The Oregonian" cites Daisy Sindelar's interview with Nick Symmonds
# PBS Newshour cites Liz Fuller in backgrounder on unrest in the North Caucasus
# Vice cites story by Ron Synovitz and Zamira Eshanova on genetic testing for future Olympians in Uzbekistan
# ThinkProgress cites reporting by Zoran Glavonjic and Marija Arnautovic on Serbian migrant workers fleeing Russia without pay
# International Business Times cites Claire Bigg and Dmitry Volchek on culling of stray dogs in Sochi
# "Die Welt" cites RFE/RL Ukrainian Service coverage of Russian influence in Ukraine (German)
# Despite racist Obama tweet, Irina Rodina picked to light flame; "USA Today" asks if that's why she was picked
# Maybe the hacking isn't quite as bad as this NBC report said it was
# U.S. snowboarder's victory press conference made for difficult Russian translation
# Russia taking a soft approach to security
# In Sochi, a gay backlash against western interest in anti-gay laws
# In case you haven't seen it yet, here is the Russian Police Choir singing "Get Lucky"
Other Russia
# Do westerners care more about Pussy Riot than Russians?
# Ukrainian government claims sharp rise in terrorist threats
# 2022 Lviv winter games bid marred by questions about political crisis
# Russian human rights defender refused entry to Ukraine
# Video: Happy Kyiv
# Bosnians clean up wreckage from three days of unrest
# Historic Ottoman archives may have been destroyed during riots
Middle East
# Evacuation of Homs marred by violence
# "Hands off my Internet" protests in Turkey following new law
# Iran slams Pakistan over border guard abduction; Iranian twitterati start campaign to get them back
# Hardliners say Rohani halted missile drill
# The ships Iran says it is sending to U.S. waters
# An explainer on IAEA and Iran next steps
# Anbar governor gives militants one week ultimatum
# "After War, A Failure of the Imagination" - Phil Klay, "New York Times"
# Four presidential candidates respond to HRW survey
# Afghanistan life expectancy rose from 45 to 62 in the past ten years
# Afghanistan ranked worst place in the world for women
# "Pakistan and America are Not Strategic Allies" - Shahzeb Shaikha, "Express Tribune
# Turkey deports well-known Azeri journalist for criticizing government officials on Twitter
# European Games a "stepping stone" for Azerbaijan Olympic bid
Central Asia
# Roadmap reached between Russia and Kazakhstan on Baikonur
# Russian commentator mistakes Uzbek team for that of Tajikistan during Olympics opening ceremony
Of Interest
# An argument for ending "The Rundown"
# Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn use WhatsApp to beat religious censors