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Sevastopol Not Very Divided Over Ukraine Crisis (Video)

If there is one place outside of Russia that could be considered Russian, it would probably be Sevastopol, the city of Russia's naval base in Crimea.

Russian Stocks, Currency Rebound As Putin Mollifies Ukraine Fears

Russian assets rebounded Tuesday as President Vladimir Putin said he would only use force in neighboring Ukraine as a last resort.

U.S. Suspends Trade Talks, Military Ties With Russia

The U.S. has suspended trade talks with Moscow and all joint exercises and other programs with the Russian military over the deployment of Russian troops in Ukraine.

Yanukovych Asked For Troops, Russia Says

Ukraine's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych asked Russia to deploy its troops across the border to establish "peace, law and order" and "defend the people of Ukraine," Russia's ambassador to the UN has said.

Activists Say No Flood of Refugees Observed

The Federal Migration Service's recent announcement that an unprecedented number of Ukrainian citizens have rushed to Russia to seek asylum amid an escalating crisis back home has come under scrutiny from observers who say the number is no higher than in previous years.

Journalist Organizations Urge End to Harassment of Media in Crimea

International media rights advocates say independent journalists are getting attacked and harassed while trying to cover events in the autonomous republic of Crimea, which has been occupied by pro-Russian forces.

Moscow Abandons Plans to Drop Ban on U.S. Pork Imports

The Moscow Times
Russia has scrapped plans to remove a ban on U.S. pork imports, 2 days after a Russian veterinary and phytosanitary inspection service delegation was refused entry to the U.S., reported Tuesday

Dozhd Director Says Channel May Close in a Month

The Moscow Times
Independent television channel Dozhd will have to shut down in a month if providers continue to isolate the station from their packages, the channel's general director said.

Professor Says Sacked Over Opinion Article Against Possible Ukraine Invasion

A professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, or MGIMO, said Tuesday that he has been fired for writing an opinion piece comparing a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine with Nazi Germany's Anschluss with Austria in 1938.

Putin Says Reserves Right to Use Force in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday defended Russia's right to send troops into Ukraine to protect compatriots living in "terror," but said he would only use force as a last resort.

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