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The Rundown -- June 9

RFE/RL in the Media
# Clinton papers say then-Sen. Joe Biden was adamant about RFE/RL remaining independent in the 1990s
# Eurasianet says only RFE/RL Kyrgyz service defended Manas' legacy
# Bulgaria suspends work on South Stream pipeline
# Russians killed fighting in Ukraine quietly buried in Moscow
# Jackson Diehl profiles the one Russian legislator "who stands against the Putin agenda"
# "Obama Can Only Blame Himself for Putin's New Navy" - Colby Goodman, Foreign Policy
# Conflict of interest questions over Biden hire at Ukrainian energy firm
# Poroshenko plans new team to take on Putin
# Gas talks to resume today
# Shoulder fired SAMs become very real threat in Ukraine
# "Don't Forget Crimea" - Steven Pifer, John Herbst and William Taylor, "New York Times"
Eastern Europe
# Transdniester president says he wants a "civilized divorce" from Moldova
# Sannikov says Lukashenka invite to Ukraine inauguration "discredits" Poroshenko
# "Belarus: 20 Years Under Dictatorship" - Mark Rice-Oxley, "Guardian"
# Suicide attack near Pakistan-Iran border kills 22
# Massive flooding in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan tightens election security after Abdullah attack
# "The ISI’s Great Game in Afghanistan" - Omar Aziz, "The Diplomat"
# U.S. and Iran to conduct direct nuclear talks
# Some Iranian couples dubious about calls to "multiply"
# Provocative film recasts Iran-Iraq war
# University in Ramadi raided in day of bloodshed
# Kosovo's ruling party declares victory in parliamentary election
Of Interest
# "Guardian" launches "New East Network"
# "Washington Post" editorial says VOA "needs to keep its objective voice"