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The Rundown -- April 7

RFE/RL in the Media

# Bloomberg cites RFE/RL Azeri interview with former U.S. ambassador in story on angst in Azerbaijan over Russia moves
# Yahoo News uses RFE/RL video of storming of security agency building in Luhansk
# Eurasianet cited RFE/RL Kyrgyz coverage of gold mine riots
# Putin's high-profile defenders in Europe
# The CIA's secret plan to print "Dr. Zhivago"
# "Defend the West: Is it Time to Rearm?" - Brendan Simms, "New Statesman"
# Czech president says NATO should act if Russia invades eastern Ukraine
# Putin more like Nicholas I than Peter?
# Saakashvili's warning
# Russia's "oil sickness" stifles reform
# Pro-Russia protesters seize government buildings in eastern Ukraine
# Was a Russian general behind Euromaidan massacre?
# Authorities arrest group said to be planning attack against Kyiv government
# Yatsenyuk says Ukraine will stick with austerity
# Nationalist-linked Ukraine reporter found murdered
# Estimated 7 million people turn out for relatively peaceful Afghan vote
# Many voters were scared to vote in Wardak province
# WSJ calls for "credible U.S. force" to remain in Afghanistan
# "Afghanistan's Coming Coup?" - Paul Miller, "Foreign Affairs"
# Pakistani Taliban launch Urdu website
# Pakistan to release Taliban prisoners
# Abducted border guards released
# U.S. allows Boeing to sell air components to Iran
# Experts split over Iran nuclear weapons fatwa
# "Sheldon: Iran's Best Friend" - Thomas Friedman, "New York Times"
# ISIS expands around Baghdad
# "Checking Putin's Eurasian Ambitions" - Svante Cornell, "Wall Street Journal"
# Dugan says an Azerbaijan that is hostile to Russia "will instantly cease to exist"
# Could Russia exploit ethnic differences in Georgia's south?
Central Asia
# Russia, Uzbekistan floating buffer states in Afghanistan to stem flow of Islamism
Of Interest
# Ezra Klein left "Washington Post" for Vox because its CMS was made for journalists