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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.

'Not A Sin To Thrash Gays': As Russian Meme Convictions Mount, Police Shrug At Homophobic Slurs

Post a satirical meme mocking religion in Russia, and you could face charges punishable by up to five years in prison. But in one Russian region, police declined to pursue a case involving online comments encouraging violence against sexual minorities. By Carl Schreck

Aleksandr Litvinenko at University College Hospital in London on November 20, 2006, three days before his death. Name Your Poison: Exotic Toxins Fell Kremlin Foes

Suspicion that a Russian opposition activist was poisoned in Moscow just months after a pair of poisoning cases in Britain has brought attention to a string of toxic attacks carried out against Kremlin foes in recent decades. By Ron Synovitz

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0:00 0:02:43 0:00 Singer's Feminist Video, Purple Bra Have Some Kyrgyz Seeing Red

A 19-year-old singer has set off a debate over freedom and feminism in Kyrgyzstan, with many complaining about the way she is dressed in her music video. She makes no apologies. By RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service

Reefer Madness? Georgia Mulls Exporting Marijuana While Keeping Private Sales Criminal

The Georgian government has proposed growing cannabis for export, but leaving the cultivation and sale within the country as illegal acts. By Zviad Mchedleshvili and Pete Baumgartner

A Timeline Of All Russia-Related Sanctions

A detailed look at all the sanctions levied against Russia, and its countersanctions, since 2014. By Ivan Gutterman, Wojtek Grojec, and Current Time TV

'Live Free Or Die': From Afghan Refugee To U.S. Political Hopeful

Safiya Wazir, a former Afghan refugee, is bidding to make history as she vies to become a U.S. state legislator. By Frud Bezhan

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0:00 0:01:53 0:00 The High-Tech Arsenal Of Russian Riot Police

Russian riot police are being equipped with increasingly sophisticated gear to deal with unrest in the country.

Amnesty International Toils To Tell Real Videos From Fakes

The rights group Amnesty International is determined to expose fake Internet videos and confirm the authenticity of real footage documenting human rights abuses. By Ron Synovitz

Belarus, The Capital Of Cold Hearts?

A new survey claims Belarusians are among the least emotional people on Earth. But judging from these moments captured over the years by photojournalists, statistics don't count for everything. By Amos Chapple

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