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Putin Agrees to Ukraine 'Fact-Finding' Mission After Talk With Merkel
World  (tags: Ukraine, Russia, crimea, crisis, Putin, Merkel, EU, G8 summit, boycott, cold war, fact-finding mission, troops, NATO, USA )

Angelika
- 547 days ago - dw.de
Russian President Putin has agreed to a proposal from the German chancellor to form a "fact-finding" mission to calm tensions with Ukraine. The move follows Western outcry over his deployment of troops to Crimea.
TAKE ACTION NOW! European Union, Catherine Ashton, Herman Van Rompuy: Act on Ukraine. Immediately!
World  (tags: world, politics, news, invasion of Ukraine, russia, humanrights, conflict, violence, war )

Cal
- 548 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
We, the citizens of European Union and the closest neighbours of the Russian Federation request immediate EU foreign policy makers consultations on the situation in Ukraine.
Ukraine Mobilizes Troops Amid Crisis With Russia
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, society, russia, Putin, intervention, tyranny )

Cal
- 548 days ago - cnn.com
Leaders of a shaky new government in Ukraine were mobilizing troops Sunday amid signs of Russian military intervention in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
PUTIN ESCALATES IN CRIMEA
World  (tags: military intervention, Russia, Ukraine, crimea, military force, world, violence, politics, europe, news, conflict )

Cal
- 549 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Russia's upper house of parliament on Saturday approved a proposal by President Vladimir Putin to deploy Russian armed forces in Ukraine's Crimea region.
What Is So Dangerous About Crimea?
World  (tags: Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, politics, diplomacy, world, politics, humanrights, violence, society )

Cal
- 550 days ago - canadaka.net
Armed men have raised flags over government buildings declaring "Crimea is Russia", while separatist and pro-Ukrainian groups have clashed with each other in the streets.
Tensions Over Ukraine's Future Are Most Acute In Crimea
World  (tags: world, politics, society, conflict, violence, Ukraine, Russia, EU )

Cal
- 550 days ago - npr.org
The Crimean Peninsula has a majority ethnic Russian population. Armed men took over 2 government buildings and raised the Russian flag
What Did Sochi Get for $51 Billion? Highways, Railroads and a Lot of White Elephants
World  (tags: Sochi, Sochi Olympics, Development, infrastructure, Russia, taxpayers, politics, corruption, ethics, environment )

Angelika
- 553 days ago - thenation.com
In the old airport, arrivals were written up on the wall by hand and angry attendants yelled out departures over megaphones. Now Sochi has a modern airport that doesn't transport you back to the Soviet Union as soon as you walk into it.
Release Yevgeny Vitishko - the Sochi Olympics' First Prisoner of Conscience ACTION
World  (tags: activist imprisoned, Russia, Olympics, prison, humanrights )

Nancy
- 568 days ago - amnesty.org.uk
'Swearing at a bus stop'. This is the charge that landed environmental activist Yevgeny Vitishko with a 15-day prison sentence on Monday, after his arrest near the Winter Olympics host city of Sochi, in southern Russia.
Russian Police Choir Reprises 'Get Lucky' At Opening Ceremony (VIDEO)
World  (tags: Russia, Sochi, Russian police choir, Daft Punk, interesting )

Carrie
- 570 days ago - digg.com
Members of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir performed a rousing rendition of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' before the Opening Ceremony.
Russia Doesn't Want You to See These Shirtless, Muscley, Bearded Canadian Bobsledders
World  (tags: Russia, Sochi Winter Olympics, human rights, freedoms, government, society, ethics )

Carrie
- 570 days ago - thewire.com
A gross human rights violation occurred in Russia on Thursday night: the government blocked Canadian bobsledder Justin Kripp's website -- a wondrous place where one could, if they wanted, find shirtless pictures of Canada's bearded, muscley bobsled team.
Pussy Riot Mocks Putin on Colbert: 'We Don't Want a Shirtless Man on a Horse Leading Us' (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: Stephen Colbert, Pussy Riot, Putin, Russia, human rights, media, politics, government, world, freedoms )

Carrie
- 573 days ago - rawstory.com
Two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot visited The Colbert Report on Tuesday to talk about their arrests and earlier protest actions. Stephen Colbert welcomed the pair to their first U.S. visit by asking if they'd eaten at an Olive Garden yet.
7 Reasons Russia Wants to Keep Ukraine All to Itself
World  (tags: Ukraine, Russia, EU, Ukraine Crisis, backdrop, analysis, world, politics, government, europe, conflict, news, society, violence )

Cal
- 576 days ago - globalpost.com
Moscow is using money and threats to influence Kyiv while warning Western countries not to interfere. Here's why.
EU Drops Dinner With Putin to Show "Not Business as Usual"
World  (tags: Kiev, Ukraine, Russia, European Union, clashes, Putin, Brussels summit, economic union, trade and cooperation agreement, EC )

Angelika
- 582 days ago - reuters.com
The European Union has cancelled a traditional dinner with President Vladimir Putin at an EU-Russia summit in Brussels on 28 Jan. to show there is no "business as usual" after a tug-of-war with Moscow over Ukraine.
Putin: Stop The Crackdown ACTION
World  (tags: LGBTI community, freedom of assembly, humanrights, Russia, activists jailed, government )

Nancy
- 589 days ago - amnesty.org.uk
Mikhail Kosenko is locked up in a psychiatric hospital because he took part in an anti-Putin rally. Another 5,000 people have been detained around Moscow for similar 'crimes' since 2012. Art exhibitions and even a pillow fight have been shut down by...
Imprisoned Pussy Riot Band Members Released
World  (tags: Russia, Pussy Riot, justice, prison )

Freya
- 616 days ago - cnn.com
Two members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who were serving two-year jail terms for their part in a performance critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, have been released from prison.

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