Russia

Far-Right Forces are Influencing Russia's Actions in Crimea
March 17, 2014

The Russian attempt to control Ukraine is based upon Eurasian ideology, which explicitly rejects liberal democracy.

The Crimean Referendum to Join Russia Was an Unconstitutional Sham
March 16, 2014

Here are three simple steps to putting together a bogus vote.

Ukraine Crisis News Roundup: March 16
March 16, 2014

Obama told Putin the U.S. is "prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions."

The Crimean Referendum: A Primer
March 16, 2014

Voting is underway in Crimea, where not one but two referendums held today will determine whether the peninsula will become Russian territory. Here's a quick primer on today's vote to clarify some of its important details: 

Sleepless in Simferopol
No one knows what Putin will do after Sunday's election. The fear is familiar to Crimea's Tatars.
March 15, 2014

No one knows what Putin will do after Sunday's election. The fear is familiar to Crimea's Tatars.

While the West Watches Crimea, Putin Cleans House in Moscow
March 14, 2014

Things on the Russian home front are getting increasingly bizarre—and terrifying.

Germany Looks at Russia and Ukraine and Sees 1914
March 13, 2014

World War I analogies are everywhere in the German press.

What Happens After the Crimean Referendum
March 13, 2014

On Sunday, the people of Crimea will have the chance tovote to leave Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.

Putin Is Cracking Down on Media Exactly When We're Desperate for Answers
March 13, 2014

There are hardly any objective, professional media outlets left in Russia. 

"Ukraine's Willy Wonka" Could Be Its Next President, Too
March 12, 2014

Petro Poroshenko tops boxing legend Vitali Klitschko and fomer PM Yulia Tymoshenko in the polls.

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