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RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 28
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RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 28

RFE/RL in the Media
# Another pro-Azerbaijan op-ed in "The Hill" -- this one criticizes RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service for negative reporting on "wildly popular" Aliyev
# "Moscow Times" mentions RFE/RL Uzbek Service account of attempting to join Ukraine separatists
# U.S. and Europe to sharply escalate sanctions on Russia; why did it take so long?
# U.S. says Russia violated missile treaty
# Vladimir Putin could cost every Russian citizen $7,000
# BP's "Faustian pact" with Russia goes horribly wrong
# "The Russian Dream Is All About Empire" - Svetlana Alexievich, "Le Monde"
# "Russia’s Corrupt Chokehold on Europe" - Anne Applebaum, Slate
# Heavy fighting around crash site
# MH17 crash changed very little on the ground in eastern Ukraine
Eastern Europe
# Belarus may replicate Russian anti-gay law
# Ukraine building 400 km anti-tank ditch on border with Transdniester
# U.S. aims for Afghan elections have changed
# U.S. paratroopers "hope to deal a few final blows" against Taliban
# Rise in blasphemy attacks in Pakistan
# Zarif steps up Gaza diplomacy
# "The Road to a Bad Nuclear Deal With Iran" - Ephraim Asculai and Emily B. Landau, "The National Interest"
# Terrorists groups find buyers for oil
# Iraq falling apart as world focuses on other events
# Congressional trip to Azerbaijan may have violated ethics rules
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan wants to host Tour de France
Of Interest