On Saturday Russian President Vladimir Putin got approval from his senate to send combat troops to Ukraine. But he has made it very clear in the past that no war is justified without approval from the United Nations.
“They’re occupying us,” said Ruslan Temirkayayev, as an unmarked military truck trundled by. “We don’t need weapons. We’ll use our fists to defend ourselves.”
“We are now deeply concerned,” President Barack Obama said.
Alexey Navalny is barred from communicating with the outside world for two months.
Dozens of armed men took over Simferopol and Sevastopol airports in the Ukrainian region of Crimea Friday morning.
President Yoweri Museveni made the comments at an event commissioning a Russian-built military flight simulator.
Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) made a survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a special camera with red, green, and blue filters, which allowed them to be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns that nearly show their true color.
The men reportedly seized government buildings in the Ukrainian region of Crimea and raised Russian flags above them.
“Separatism is just a show.”
While Moscow gave U.S. military leaders fair warning before moving thousands of troops toward the Ukrainian border, the Russian military operation is still raising serious concerns at the White House and Pentagon.
Russia sent a powerful message to show it is prepared to use force against a fragile Ukraine, according to reports.
Organizers say government pressure forced venues to cancel their hosting of the post-Olympics event.
Now what do we do?
“There is the danger of an escalation if there’s external interference by Russia.”
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were then detained a second time along with more than 400 others protesting a court’s sentencing of eight anti-Putin activists.
Russia and China had previously vetoed three resolutions that pressed President Bashar Assad to end the conflict in Syria. But on Saturday the two countries joined the rest of the U.N. Security Council to send a message to Assad.
He has fled the capital.
The outgoing ambassador talks to BuzzFeed days before he leaves Russia following a tense two years as Washington’s man in Moscow.
It’s titled “Putin Will Teach You How To Love”.
Ukrainian Olympic skier Bogdana Matsotska is leaving Sochi due to the violent clashes in Kiev. Matsotska was scheduled to compete Friday in the women’s slalom event.
21st Century Russia.
Dozens are reported dead after the worst violence in the country’s 22-year history as an independent nation.
Think you know the answer? Maybe nyet.
The former member of the Italian parliament has been vocalizing her support for gay rights at the Sochi Olympics and claims to have been detained twice in two days.
“If the fix is not in against Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in Sochi, then I’m the Princess of Wales.”
We’ve done the impossible.
And check out their names.
How does your current winter weather compare to the balmy, 60-degree temps at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia?
Scarily underrated, yo.