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The Rundown -- May 12

RFE/RL in the Media
# RIA Novosti on Congress' proposal for BBG
# "The Guardian" cites RFE/RL's Crimea branch for reporting on water dispute
# Forbes and International Business Times cite Carl Schreck on fake Odesa doctor
# Read Daisy Sindelar in "The Atlantic" on the Ukraine-Russia Eurovision battle
# Read Glenn Kates in Quartz, NextGov and "The Atlantic" on Russia's new censorship regime
# Golnaz Efandiari's reporting on veil protests in Iran used in EA WorldView
# Golnaz Esfandiari gives interview to Israeli TV and Nenad Pejic gives interview to Danish public radio
# Separatists say 89 percent support self-rule
# How the day unfolded
# Social media's dangerous role in Ukraine unrest
# Samsung to launch Tizen smartphone in Russia
# A profile of Aleksandr Dugin
# Putin's "3-pronged attack" on free press
# Schroeder takes credit for freeing OSCE hostages
Eastern Europe
# Meet Belarus' "Miss Railway"
# Moldova seizes breakaway petition from Rogozin
# Review of "The Wrong Enemy"
# Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan front-runner, forms coalition
# Can Pakistani-India relations survive Modi?
# How smugglers are bringing India and Pakistan closer together
# Rohani says Iran "transparent" in nuke talks
# Iran detains reformist journalist
# "Iran Needs to Get Realistic About Enrichment" - Robert Einhorn, "The National Interest"
# "Azerbaijan and the Burden of Democracy" - Arzu Geybullayeva, Al Jazeera
# Azerbaijan's restaurant in a plane
# Hollande bids to boost Caucasus ties
Of Interest
# "The Day I Started Lying to Ruth" - Peter Bach, "New York"