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The Rundown -- October 6

RFE/RL in the Media
# Estonian president talks to Al Jazeera about his 10 years working for RFE/RL
# Read Tom Balmforth in the "Guardian" on pieces of Lenin for sale
# Read Daud Khattak in Foreign Policy on splits in the Pakistani Taliban
# Russia very close to banning Bitcoin
# "What Russia is Learning from Frank Sinatra" - Steve Rosenberg, BBC
# Infographics show just how damaged is Ukraine's economy
# Major clashes at Donetsk airport threaten "ceasefire"
# Corruption: "Ukraine's enemy within"
# "Rebels in Eastern Ukraine Dream of Reviving Soviet Heyday" - Andrew Kramer, "New York Times"
# Vandals target exhibit in New York connected to Ukraine
Eastern Europe
# Latvian pro-Russian party wins the most seats, but likely not enough for ruling coalition
# Poland navigates around Eastern Europe's strains


# UN says IS selling women at "slave markets"
# IS militants conduct public execution of Iraqi soldiers
# The ghost villages of northern Iraq
# Iran releases one journalist on bail, but husband still detained
# On the BSA and SOFA: "Three birds with one stone"
# Afghanistan reverses expulsion of "New York Times" reporter
# Afghanistan Taliban spokesman's tweet geolocates him in Pakistan
# Pakistan's lessons for Turkey
Central Asia
# Kyrgyzstan "growing more Russian"
# In Tajikistan, doubts about promised Russian military aid
# Leyla Yunus' family calls on British government and BP to intervene in her case
Of Interest
# The story of the CIA agent who spent 20 years in Chinese captivity