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02/20/2014

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Ruble Tumbles to All-Time Low Against Euro

Reuters
The ruble hit an all-time low against the euro and fell against the dollar on Wednesday, propelled downward by the finance ministry's plans to buy foreign currency and a surge of violence in Ukraine.

As Ukraine Leader Fights for Kiev, West Slips From His Grip

Reuters
Opponents of Ukraine's president declared political autonomy in the major western city of Lviv on Wednesday after a night of violence when protesters seized public buildings and forced police to surrender.

Russian Security Forces Attack Pussy Riot Members

The Associated Press
Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the group tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics.

Russia Knocked Out of Olympic Hockey by Finns, 3-1

The Associated Press
Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men's hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russians' enormous expectations at home.

Russia Slams West's 'Conniving Politics' in Ukraine

The Kremlin on Wednesday denounced ongoing violence in Ukraine as an "attempted coup by radicals," as Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lashed out at the West and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych declared Thursday a day of mourning.

Former Anarchists Make Sochi Environment Their Cause

On a hill covered by blooming mimosa bushes in the small village of Verkhneye Vesyoloye, residents enjoy a splendid view of the Olympic Park and its modern facilities. But many of these villagers do not share the Olympic spirit.

Sochi Notebook: Ukraine Far Off the Olympic Radar

Amid ongoing violence in neighboring Kiev on Wednesday, most spectators at the Winter Olympics in Sochi said they were more interested in the final days of the Games and were not following the situation in Ukraine closely.

More Business Headlines

The Moscow Times
Trucking Organization Warns Russia Over Inspections; LUKoil Profits Fall in 2013; Russia to Resume Pork Imports from Brazil, U.S.; Treasury Bond Auction Cancelled Due to Low Demand; Russian Inmates Produce $900M in Goods Annually; Carlsberg Forecasts Slight Fall in Russia Sales; Police Shut Down $1.4 Million Gambling Ring; Kazakh Protesters Call for Loan Revisions

Russian Space Agency Getting Into the Swing of Social Media

The Moscow Times
NASA is something of a juggernaut in the social media sphere, having won Short Awards for social-media excellence in 2012 and 2013, and having been nominated for another one in 2014.

U.S.-Born Wild Wins Snowboard Gold for Russia

Reuters
American-born Vic Wild won the men's parallel giant slalom gold medal for Russia on Wednesday just minutes after his wife Alyona Zavarzina won bronze in the women's event at the Sochi Olympics.

Ukraine Athletes in Sochi Not Allowed to Wear Black Armbands of Mourning

RIA Novosti
The International Olympic Committee has turned down a request from Ukrainian athletes at the Sochi Winter Games to wear black armbands in memory of the 25 people killed during violent clashes between police and anti-government demonstratorsin Kiev.

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