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The Rundown -- July 28

RFE/RL in the Media
# RFE/RL mentioned in "Boston Globe" opinion on need for more public diplomacy efforts
# BBG chairman mentions several recent RFE/RL citations in "Time" opinion
# RFE/RL Afghanistan "In Search of the Missing" story reprinted in "Guardian"
# Heavy fighting prevents international investigators from reaching crash site
# Ukrainians quietly being replaced by Russians in separatist leadership posts
# U.S. releases photos they say show Russia is firing at Ukraine from Russia
# Bloomberg reporter details capture by Dnipr battalion
# "Russia Is Pregnant with Ukraine" - Vladimir Sorokin, "New York Review of Books"
# "Economist" on the consequences for Russia's "web of lies"
# Hague court orders Russia to pay $50 billion in Yukos case
# Could Moscow ban McDonald's hamburgers?
Eastern Europe
# The Moldovan tunnels that house Goering's wine collection
# Taliban making military gains in Afghanistan
# U.S. loses track of hundreds of thousands of guns given to Afghan police
# Four Ahmadis killed in mob attack for alleged blasphemous Facebook post
# Iraq's top cleric hints Maliki should step aside
# ISIL destroying Shi'ite mosques
# "Let Sunnis Defeat Iraq’s Militants" - Rafe Al-Essawi and Atheel al-Nujaifi, "New York Times"
# Iranian students face expulsion from Norway over sanctions
# Iran General: We Will Hunt Down Israelis House To House
# Justice Department moves to censor anti-Iran group's files
# Obama quietly sending more advisers to Iraq
Central Asia
# Berdymukhamedov is finally getting his own statue
# Kazakh volleyball star slammed by teammates for being too attractive
Of Interest
# Congressman wears lapel pins on both lapels (and mistakes U.S. delegation for Indians)