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The Rundown -- August 18

RFE/RL in the Media
# Hollywood Reporter quotes Nenad Pejic on the possibility for expanded Russian language programming
# CNN and YahooNews use RFE/RL video of anti-government protests in Pakistan
# German Marshall Fund writes about Moldovan Service's Sabina Fati's Silk Road blog
# Foreign ministers meet; Russia says "certain progress" achieved
# Police detain activists at pro-federalization protests in Siberia
# EU stalling on Gazprom antitrust case
# "Sanctions Hurt Putin" - Sergei Guriev, "Moscow Times"
# "Ukraine's Struggle Endangers Its Democracy" - Matthew Kupfer, "Moscow Times"
# "Novorossia Is Coming Apart At the Seams" - Anna Nemtsova, Foreign Policy
# A review of Andrei Kurkov's "Ukraine diaries"
# Fresh parliamentary elections in doubt
Eastern Europe
# Moldova may leave CIS
# Mosul dam operation largest since U.S. withdrew forces
# A reporter's dispatch after a lethal helicopter crash
# Captured Yazidi women may be forced to marry IS fighters
# UN says Iran willing to cooperate on nuclear probe
# Khamenei takes to Twitter to slam Ferguson events
# Western journalists still detained a month later
# 35 people found in UK shipping container are Sikhs from Afghanistan
# Khan calls for mass civil disobedience
# Indian hacker group defaces Pakistan railway site
# Why it feels like a crime to be Christian in Pakistan
Central Asia
Of Interest
# If you have kids, by them a notepad