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Putin calls for use of troops in Ukraine – CNN

CNNSimferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking News Update 9:22 a.m. ET]. (CNN) — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the upper house of parliament to send Russian troops into Ukraine’s Crimea region to normalize the political situation…






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US urges caution as Putin orders military drill – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKIEV, Ukraine – The United States urged Russia on Wednesday to avoid provocative actions after President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to combat readiness drills near Ukraine, where pro-Russian protesters are fighting with rivals in…




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Russian Police Question Pussy Riot in Sochi – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSOCHI, RUSSIA — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s carefully controlled Winter Olympics are now running into unexpected, unscripted moments from protesters. On Tuesday, sporting their colorful red, pink and yellow balaclavas, members of Russia’s…


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Russia survives Norway, advances to face Finland – ESPN

ESPNBut this imperfect, top-heavy Russian team faces incalculable pressure in Sochi, with everyone from President Vladimir Putin on down eagerly anticipating a medal run in the nation’s first home Winter Olympics. Although Norway was unexpectedly…









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China media: Winter Olympics – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Xi Jinping’s decision to attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi will open a new page in China-Russia relations, papers say. Mr Xi will attend the opening ceremony next month in a show of…
















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Ex-tycoon Khodorkovsky released from prison – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree pardoning jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the man who has been described as his archrival. Khodorkovsky has spent the past 10 years in…


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Putin: ‘I envy’ Obama’s spy program – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRussia President Vladimir Putin says his government is not working with National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, and defended President Obama over his spying program — sort of. “How do I feel about Obama…







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