Vladimir Putin on Wednesday banned all imports of agricultural products from the US and fruit and vegetables from Europe. The ban, which could last up to one year, was a tactical response to countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia for its support of Ukrainian rebels. The ban will have ...[read more]
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday expressed support for a cease-fire in Ukraine's battle against pro-Russian separatists and called for both sides to negotiate a compromise. Following a ceremony commemorating the millions who died following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union on June ...[read more]
The office of Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that it does not wish to annex eastern Ukraine where "self-rule" referendums have overwhelmingly supported secession, but called on the Kiev government to open dialogue with the separatists. The referendums, organized by pro-Russian ...[read more]
Russia's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a set of bills that apply new restrictions on the Internet and blogging, a move widely criticized by both pro-democracy activists and Russia's technology sector alike. Critics of the draft laws affecting the Internet, which are expected to be ...[read more]
Judge Anna Nekryach of the Babushkinsky district court on Tuesday found opposition leader Alexei Navalny guilty of slander. A Moscow City Duma Deputy, Aleksei Lisovenko filed the lawsuit after Navalny allegedly posed about Lisovenko on his Twitter account, calling the deputy a drug addict. ...[read more]
03/22/2014: Ukraine PM signed elements of EU trade pact.
03/21/2014: Russia finalized annexation of Crimea.
03/18/2014: Putin signed treaty incorporating Crimea into Russia.
03/17/2014: Crimea Parliament declared independence following refenderum.
03/13/2014: EU Parliament demanded immediate ...[read more]
The European Union (EU) on Friday imposed new sanctions against 11 senior Russian politicians, including Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The EU imposed the sanctions on the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin finalized legislation making Crimea officially part of Russia. ...[read more]
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed elements of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Friday, reversing the previous administration's position on the legislation. The signing comes three days after Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of Crimea signed a treaty that ...[read more]
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed legislation making Crimea officially part of Russia. The bills passed the House almost unanimously despite significant international criticism. Others have called the measure necessary to protect the ethnic Russians within Crimea, with Foreign ...[read more]
The Russian State Duma on Thursday voted nearly unanimously to approve Russia's annexation of Crimea despite threats of further sanctions from Western powers. The vote coincided with the arrival of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Moscow, who came to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin ...[read more]