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03/19/2014

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Putin, Showing Resolve, Signs Crimean Treaty

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a treaty to add Ukraine's breakaway region of Crimea to Russia, expanding the country for the first time since the Soviet collapse, despite the threat of Western reprisal.

Save Ukraine!

The new government in Kiev needs to accept the fact that Crimea is lost, however painful and difficult that will be.

Russia Not Planning Sanctions Against Western Officials, Rogozin Says

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin denied Tuesday that Russia was contemplating sanctions against U.S. and European officials to retaliate for banking and travel restrictions imposed on officials involved in staging Sunday's referendum in Crimea, in which voters overwhelmingly voted for joining Russia.

Cirque Du Soleil's 'Dralion' Combines East and West

Cirque Du Soleil is famous for its stunning performances, inspiring its audiences with a magical feeling that anything is possible. Dralion, their latest program to tour in Moscow, is no exception.

Liveblog: President Putin Signs Agreement Annexing Crimea

The Moscow Times
President Vladimir Putin will be addressing parliament on Tuesday afternoon with his first remarks on Crimea following Sunday's referendum. Scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Moscow time, the presidential address is expected to indicate Russian strategy in regard to Ukraine during the coming weeks.

Crimea Needs Investment Splurge to Become Next Sochi

Having voted to leave Ukraine and become part of Russia, the Crimean peninsula will need an expensive Moscow-funded overhaul if it is to become a popular seaside resort for Russian citizens and tourists from abroad.

Crimea's Return to Russia Leaves Tatars Fearful of Future

Reuters
Among the voices drowned out by victory celebrations across Crimea as it voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia were those of the Tatars, a minority group for whom the prospect of a return to Moscow rule brings only fear and uncertainty.

Sound Art Revolutionaries Rediscovered

The most fertile and adventurous period in the history of sound experiments is arguably from 1910 to the late 1930s, when they were developed around avant-garde ideas. The theremin, noise orchestras, paper sound, syntones, audio computing, ornamental and graphical sound — these are just some Soviet experiments in sound art and technology that have since then been left buried deep in the archives of history.

RT's YouTube Channel Temporarily Blocked

The YouTube account of Kremlin-funded television network RT, reportedly the most popular news channel on the video-sharing website, was suspended on Tuesday but was unblocked in about an hour.

Journalist Questioned After Asking for Troops to 'Liberate' Russians from Corrupt Officials

A Russian regional governor has asked prosecutors to investigate a local journalist after he jokingly asked President Vladimir Putin to dispatch troops to protect the region's Russian speakers from corrupt officials.

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