• The Rundown -- September 17
    RFE/RL in the Media # Reuters and Yahoo use RFE/RL Crimean video of armed men surrounding Crimean Tatar Mejlis building  # Carnegie suggests outlets like RFE/RL should broadcast in the Baltics  # Washington Free Beacon cites RFE/RL coverage of vote in Crimea      Russia # Patriarch Kirill given SU-35 fighter jet  # Kremlin-connected oligarch Usmanov buys full control of VKontakte #...
  • Russia's Lavrov Signs Deal, Lauds Zimbabwe's Mugabe
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has signed economic and cooperation deals in Zimbabwe while praising President Robert Mugabe as a "historic figure."
  • NASA Hands Out Contracts To Reduce Space Reliance On Russia
    The deal should end NASA's expensive and strategically awkward reliance on Russia to ferry astronauts to the space station.
  • Protesters In Washington Remember 'Disappeared' In Belarus
    A dozen protesters gathered near the Belarusian Embassy in Washington on September 16 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of two critics of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
  • U.S. Lawmakers Introduce New Russian Sanctions Legislation
    The chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced a new bill on September 16 stiffening sanctions against Russia and providing more military assistance to Ukraine.
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