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The Week's Best: Stories You May Have Missed

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15 Mar 2019, 23:07 GMT+10

We know that rferl.org isn't the only website you read, and it's possible that you may have missed some of our most interesting journalism from the past week. To make sure you're up-to-date, here are some of the highlights produced by RFE/RL's team of correspondents, multimedia editors, and visual journalists over the past seven days. Share this story on social media if you liked what you read.

A New Wave Of Young Bosnian Politicians Is Trying To Turn The Country Around

New wave of young Bosnian politicians finds it difficult to convince some peers that change is on the way. By Alan Crosby and Maja Nikolic

No IS Kids Left Behind: Tajikistan To Repatriate Dozens Of Islamic State Children From Iraq

Tajikistan says it soon plans to repatriate more than 70 children born under the banner of Islamic State in hopes of preventing their future radicalization. By Farangis Najibullah and Mumin Ahmadi

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Two people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded in two days of clashes on the disputed border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. By Ray Furlong, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service, and RFE/RL's Tajik Service

Poroshenko Camp In Damage-Control Mode As Ukrainian Election Nears

Corruption charges against two close allies. Accusations of vote-buying from his government. The ire of a notorious far-right paramilitary group. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's road to reelection is a rocky one. By Christopher Miller

Russia Grapples With 'Whale Jail' Problem As Celebrities Appeal To Putin For Help

A government commission decides whether to release dozens of beluga and killer whales whose captivity in tiny pens in the Russian Far East drew outrage from Moscow to Hollywood. Even animal rights activists are divided over the best way to return the animals to the wild. By Pete Baumgartner and Dariya Ali-zade

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Russian prison authorities posted video of people happily dancing in the snow at a facility in Krasnoturinsk, 1,400 kilometers east of Moscow, four days after former inmates held a news conference alleging abuse there. By Ray Furlong and Current Time

Chechen Blogger Says He's Taking 'Blood Feud' Threat Seriously

A Chechen blogger says he fears for his life after a close ally of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov declared a blood feud against him. By Irina Romaliiskaya and Tony Wesolowsky

Snatched In Plain Sight: No Justice In Crimean Tatar's Slaying Five Years After Russian Annexation

A Crimean Tatar was killed after being abducted in broad daylight while protesting Russia's seizure of Crimea in March 2014. Five years later, the case remains unsolved. By Carl Schreck and Olena Removska

Onetime Russian Hero Selling Gold Crimea Medal Bearing 'Despised' Putin

Igor Girkin was once seen as a hero in Russia for his role in the occupation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Now he's selling his gold medal celebrating Crimea's 'reunification with Russia.' By Ron Synovitz

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Horrific crashes, road rage, village drunks. Legions of dashcams reveal life on the roads in Russia. And there's a very good reason why so many people have them. By Carlos Coelho and Luke Allnutt

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