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02/26/2014

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Russia Urges Dialogue on Ukraine Amid Military Fears

As uncertainty about Ukraine's future grew on Tuesday and fears of separatism in Crimea increased, President Vladimir Putin remained silent — fueling speculation about what Russia's next move could be to recoup potential losses from the ouster of  Viktor Yanukovych.

Vegan Bobsledder Celebrates Sochi Golds With Tea, Cake and Rest

Russia let out a satisfied sigh of relief Sunday after the closing ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, which, with the single tear of an animatronic bear, wrapped up a 17-day sporting spectacle for which the country had waited seven years.

Piracy Law Could Be Expanded to Books and Music

A law curtailing illegal distribution of video content online may soon be extended to all intellectual property, to the relief of industry associations hoping their sectors will see the same benefits the law is bringing to film and television.

Riot Police in Lviv Beg People's Forgiveness on Bended Knee

About 100 riot police officers in Lviv in western Ukraine got down on their knees on stage on Monday and asked the city's residents to forgive them for their role in the attempts to suppress recent anti-government protests.

TV Channel Removes 'Out of Bounds' Photo From Facebook Page

Television channel Euronews has removed a photograph of a Soviet monument painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag from its Russian-language Facebook page, following outcry from the Russian Foreign Ministry.

What the Papers Say, Feb. 25, 2014

BBC Monitoring
The only English roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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BRICS Bank Foresees 5 Year Ramp Up

Reuters
The BRICS bloc of emerging economies will set up its development bank with a total capital of $100 billion within five years, but member countries still haven't agreed on their share in the bank's structure, a senior Russian official said.

Car Smashes Into Parked Taxi After Botched Trolleybus Tow (Video)

The Moscow Times
A motorist whose car had broken down in St. Petersburg caused a smash while trying to get a tow from a trolleybus.

Ukraine Says No New Government Before Thursday

The Associated Press
The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday delayed the formation of a new government, reflecting political tensions and economic challenges after ousted President Viktor Yanukovych went into hiding.

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