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VISUAL REPORTS

THE POWER VERTICAL: Strategic Salami Tactics In Georgia

Russia effectively just seized a little bit more Georgian territory.

Survivor Recalls Srebrenica Horror

Nedzad Avdic recalls lying on the ground, surrounded by falling bodies, as Bosnian Serb forces massacred more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. Another 71 victims were buried on the anniversary of the massacre this week.

Rival Protests In Belgrade Ahead Of Srebrenica Anniversary

A police cordon separated rival demonstrations in Belgrade on the eve of the 22nd anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Mourners Pay Tribute To Russian Internet Pioneer Anton Nossik

Hundreds paid their respects to Anton Nossik, considered one of the driving forces of Russian digital media.

OTHER NEWS

With Fraying U.S.- Russian Ties Comes Fraying Arms Control

The U.S. Congress is moving decisively to start dismantling some of the bedrock agreements of U.S.-Russian arms control, raising the specter of a new arms race.

Alarm Bells Raised In U.S. About Russian Lawyer Before She Met Trump's Son

Russian lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya drew the attention of American officials over her alleged lobbying against a U.S. law despised by the Kremlin and a hefty hotel bill handed to U.S. authorities for reimbursement.

EU Formally Approves Ukraine Association Agreement

The European Union's 28 member states have formally endorsed the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the final step in the ratification process after years of political twists and turns.

Poroshenko Proposes Bringing International Investigator To Sheremet Probe

President Petro Poroshenko has proposed adding an internationally recognized investigator to the Ukrainian team investigating the killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet.

CPJ Criticizes Ukrainian Probe Of Journalist Sheremet's Death

The Committee to Protect Journalists has criticized a Ukrainian investigation into the death of journalist Pavel Sheremet, with no arrests in the case nearly one year after he was killed by a car bomb in Kyiv.

Yanukovych Treason Trial Adjourned Until August 3

A Ukrainian court has adjourned Viktor Yanukovych's in-absentia treason trial until August 3 after the former president's new lawyer asked for more time to prepare.

Navalny Rally Organizer Kicked Out Of University In Kaliningrad

Third-year student Oleg Alekseyev was dismissed from Kaliningrad’s Baltic University for "unlawful conduct" and "disrespect for the law and the court in the public space" after requesting permission on June 12 to organize an anticorruption rally. University officials have accused Alekseyev of trying to politicize his dismissal. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Gay 'Propaganda' Furor Brews Over Nureyev Ballet

Did Russia's culture minister kill the premiere by the Bolshoi Theater ballet of a highly anticipated show about legendary Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev because it was too gay?

Armenian Film Festival Sparks LGBT Outrage, Cries Of Censorship

Armenia's Golden Apricot international film festival has run into controversy as rights activists accuse organizers of censorship for scrapping a screening of two films dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender themes.

MOST READ/RUSSIA: Fighting In Luhansk ‘For An Idea And 38,000 Rubles

Victor Ageyev, a Russian serviceman who was detained by Ukrainian military forces in the country’s Lugansk region, said in an interview with Ukrainian TV that he went to eastern Ukraine for money and “to protect civilians from the Ukrainian fascists,” adding that no fascists were to be found. He said that at the time of his capture he had a valid contract with Russia’s defense ministry; the ministry has said Ageyev has no relationship with the official service. (over 35K views on Russian Service website)

MOST READ/UKRAINE: Parliament Lifts Immunity Of Several Deputies

At a session attended by the country’s Prosecutor-General, Ukraine’s parliament voted on July 11 to lift the immunity of three deputies, allowing them to face trial on criminal charges that include abuse of office, illegal personal enrichment, bribery, and tax evasion. Lawmakers will review the immunity of two other deputies facing criminal charges after the summer recess. (Ukrainian Service)

FURTHER AFIELD: Afghan Police Say Children Kidnapped To Be Suicide Bombers For Taliban

Afghan police have arrested members of a human trafficking ring they say kidnapped 25 children and tried to smuggle them into Pakistan, where they were to be trained as suicide bombers for the Afghan Taliban.

PRESSROOM: RFE/RL Turkmen Journalist Marks Two Years Behind Bars

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