Thu, 17 Jun 2021

Hey, you're busy! We know isn't the only website you read. And that it's just possible you may have missed some of our most compelling journalism this 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.

Horrific Killing Of Young Gay Man Puts Plight Of Iran's LGBT Community In Spotlight

The reported brutal killing of a 20-year-old gay man in the southwestern province of Khuzestan by his relatives shows the hardships sexual minorities face in Iran. By Golnaz Esfandiari

'Alone' Among Allies? Why Putin Shunned The West In Victory Day Speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin has often ignored the Western Allies' role in his May 9 speeches at military parades marking Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II. This time he took it a step further, saying the Soviet people were 'alone' at the toughest times in the war. On-script or off, the remark speaks volumes about Putin's use of the war for propaganda purposes. By Steve Gutterman

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