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    This is Crimea a year after its ‘return to Russia’
    Mar16

    This is Crimea a year after its ‘return to Russia’

    Rallies and concerts kicked off a weeklong celebration marking the one-year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Supporters on Monday unfurled a massive Russian flag during a large rally in Simferopol, where hundreds gathered waving flags and celebrating in the street. Russia sent troops into Crimea in...

    Putin Reappears After 10-day Absence, Looks Healthy
    Mar16

    Putin Reappears After 10-day Absence, Looks Healthy

    (ST. PETERSBURG, Russia) — Russian President Vladimir Putin resurfaced Monday, smiling and looking his normal self after a 10-day absence from public view that fueled a wave of rumors about his health. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, who met with Putin in St. Petersburg’s ornate Konstantin Palace on Monday, referred to the swirling...

    Russia Celebrates Crimea Annexation Anniversary
    Mar16

    Russia Celebrates Crimea Annexation Anniversary

    Crimea has kicked off weeklong celebrations marking the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, while the European Union denounces a military buildup and a worsening human rights situation in the Black Sea peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany’s goal: Restoring Russia-annexed Crimea to Ukraine
    Mar16

    Germany’s goal: Restoring Russia-annexed Crimea to Ukraine

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia’s Lavrov: US Plans to Arm Ukraine Would Hit Peace Deal
    Mar16

    Russia’s Lavrov: US Plans to Arm Ukraine Would Hit Peace Deal

    Russia’s Lavrov: US Plans to Arm Ukraine Would Hit Peace Deal …read more Source:...

    Germany's goal: Restoring Russia-annexed Crimea to Ukraine
    Mar16

    Germany's goal: Restoring Russia-annexed Crimea to Ukraine

    BERLIN — Germany’s goal remains to restore the Crimean Peninsula to Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday, a year after Crimea’s annexation by Russian forces.Speaking after talks in Berlin with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, Merkel said the March 19, 2014, annexation of the peninsula was a violation of...

    Putin says ease of military action in Crimea was surprise, was ready for a nuclear standoff
    Mar16

    Putin says ease of military action in Crimea was surprise, was ready for a nuclear standoff

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed his nation’s capture of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, he said in a documentary aired on Sunday, in which he offered details of his deep involvement in last year’s quick and effective takeover. Putin said that Russia had flooded the Black Sea peninsula with special...

    Putin says ease of military action in Crimea was surprise, was ready for a nuclear standoff
    Mar16

    Putin says ease of military action in Crimea was surprise, was ready for a nuclear standoff

    ‘We were ready to do that,’ Putin said of creating a nuclear standoff. ‘That’s why I think no one wanted to start a world conflict’ …read more Source: Vancouver...

    The World Is Becoming Safer, Wealthier and Healthier
    Mar16

    The World Is Becoming Safer, Wealthier and Healthier

    There are plenty of reasons to despair about the state of the world: ISIL’s depredations in the Middle East, Boko Haram’s atrocities in Nigeria, and Russia’s slow-drip incursion into Ukraine are just a few. These phenomena are more distressing when one considers that they’re occurring against the backdrop of an eroding...

    On First Anniversary Of Crimea Referendum, Russians Love Vladimir Putin More Than Ever
    Mar16

    On First Anniversary Of Crimea Referendum, Russians Love Vladimir Putin More Than Ever

    MOSCOW — One year after the March 16 referendum that resulted in the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, Russian media is awash in images of flag-waving citizens celebrating the first anniversary. Yet the reality is far from rosy. The 2014 plebiscite saw an overwhelming majority of the peninsula’s ethnic Russians vote to be part of...