March 24, 2014
by Arjun Mishra
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]
March 23, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
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]
March 22, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
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]
March 21, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
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]
March 20, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
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]
March 18, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of Crimea signed a treaty on Tuesday that incorporates Crimea, currently a part of Ukraine, into the Russian Federation. The agreement comes after a referendum in which more than 95 percent of Crimean voters, largely ethnic Russians, elected to ...[read more]
March 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
During a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, US President Barack Obama condemned Russia's violation of Ukrainian sovereignty after Russian forces had taken up positions in Ukraine. Earlier that day, Russian lawmakers unanimously authorized the use of armed forces to ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Moscow's Basmanny District Court on Friday sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to two months of house arrest. Navalny is also banned from using communication devices or the Internet. Navalny has been a harsh critic of President Vladimir Putin through his blog and other social media. ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a measure into law Monday expanding the reasons for which non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can be subject to unscheduled audits, or "snap inspections." These reasons include allegations of extremism and suspected violations of the law, and the ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Russian court on Monday sentenced seven anti-Putin protesters to up to four years in prison for rioting and inciting violence against police at a 2012 protest. The protesters were arrested the night before Vladimir Putin's inauguration to his third term as president. At the protest in 2012, ...[read more]

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