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Ukraine Appeals to the West as Crimea Turns to Russia

Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalize rule from Moscow within days.

12 Mar 2014,

Tough Words from Russia as Standoff in Ukraine's Crimea Region Continues

Ukrainian officials accused pro-Russian forces in its Crimea region of fresh bullying tactics Saturday, as about 100 armed men reportedly took control of a military office in the regional capital, Simferopol.

08 Mar 2014,

Crimea's Parliament Votes in Favour of Leaving Ukraine for Russia, Referendum Scheduled

The parliament of the disputed Crimean Peninsula has voted in favor of leaving Ukraine to become part of Russia, with a referendum on endorsing the move to be held later this month.

06 Mar 2014,

Ukraine Crisis: Western Leaders Pile Pressure on Russia

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- Western powers increased pressure on Russia Wednesday to talk to the new government in Kiev in a bid to ease tensions over Russia's military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea region.

05 Mar 2014,

World Leaders Warn Kremlin as Ukraine Standoff Continues

With small military standoffs around Ukrainian bases continuing in Russian-controlled Crimea and deepening anxiety about Russian intentions in eastern Ukraine, the British foreign secretary William Hague on Monday called Ukraine “the biggest crisis in Europe in the 21st century.”

03 Mar 2014,

Sochi 2014 Begins With Teams, Classical Music and a Flying Girl

With lights, floats and flying, Russia kicked off the opening ceremony in Sochi as the world turns its attention to the costliest Olympic Games in history.

08 Feb 2014,

15 Signs That Russia Is Not Very Ready for The Olympics

The winter Olympics kick off in the Russian city of Sochi on Thursday, whether Russia is ready for them or not. And it increasingly appears that Sochi might not actually be all that ready. Here are 15 signs – some of them superficial, some legitimately alarming – that the Olympics could get off to a bumpy start.

07 Feb 2014,

Sochi: After Weeks of Worry, a Pretty Smooth Start to Olympics Spectacle

Amid international concerns about security, the Sochi Games completed the first day of contests Thursday with high excitement and -- equally important -- no major adverse incident.

07 Feb 2014,

Journalists at Sochi Are Live-Tweeting Their Hilarious and Gross Hotel Experiences

Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics, which begins Thursday, reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief.

05 Feb 2014,

First Event of Sochi Olympics: The Hotel Construction Sprint

The official mascots for the Winter Olympics are a polar bear, a hare and a leopard. But walk around the complexes that will stage the Games here, with the opening ceremony Friday, and what seem more apt are a hand drill, a backhoe and a shovel.

04 Feb 2014,

Two Killed in Moscow High School Shooting

A police officer and a teacher are dead after a shooter stormed into a high school on the northern fringes of Moscow and took students hostage, according to the Associated Press and Reuters.

03 Feb 2014,

Sochi Threat e-Mail Sent to Several Nations; IOC Calls It Not Credible

Olympic officials discounted an e-mailed threat to the upcoming Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi on Wednesday, but the reported warning raised new concerns about security at the events.

23 Jan 2014,

Police Warn Sochi Hotels of Terror Suspect as Olympics Near

New details fueled debate Monday over security at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi: Wanted posters of a terrorism suspect on the loose, warships at the ready and a video threat from beyond the grave.

21 Jan 2014,

Suicide Bomber Strikes Trolley Bus in Russia

MOSCOW—A suicide bomber struck in the southwest Russian city of Volgograd on Monday morning, killing at least 14 people aboard a crowded trolley bus in the city's second terrorist attack in less than 24 hours, stoking security fears in the country ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics.

30 Dec 2013,

Report: 18 Die as Second Bomb Attack in 2 Months Strikes Russian City

An explosion at a train station in Volgograd, Russia, killed at least 18 people on Sunday, Russian media reported.

29 Dec 2013,

Mikhail Kalashnikov, Inventor of AK-47, Dies at 94

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian gun designer whose AK-47 rifle became the weapon of choice for many national armies and guerrillas around the world, died Monday, the Kremlin announced on its website.

25 Dec 2013,

Pussy Riot: Russia Frees Jailed Pussy Riot Members

Both jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been released from jail under an amnesty law.

23 Dec 2013,

Russian Dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky Speaks Out

For the first time since his release, Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky is telling the world about the 10 years he spent behind bars as a critic of the Kremlin.

23 Dec 2013,

Mikhail Khodorkovsky Freed After Pardon from Vladimir Putin

Russia's former richest man reportedly flying to Berlin after leaving prison camp

21 Dec 2013,

Russia Plane Crash Caught on Surveillance Video

KAZAN, RUSSIAVideo broadcast by Russian television stations shows a Russian plane going down at a near-vertical angle and exploding on the tarmac in Kazan in a giant fireball.

19 Nov 2013,