# russia - Monday 12 May, 2014
The Foreign Affairs Council are meeting today where the Ukraine crisis is the main topic on the agenda.
# russia - Sunday 11 May, 2014
Andre Villas Boas looked on as the game was marred in St Petersburg today.
# russia - Saturday 10 May, 2014
New exhibition in Russia shows how the two former leaders used the cult of personality to their advantage.
# russia - Thursday 8 May, 2014
Tinfoil-clad dancers, cowbell interludes and a singing turkey. Only the Eurovision.
Sanctions are preventing Russian service suppliers from exercising their trading rights fairly, a trade delegation has said.
# russia - Wednesday 7 May, 2014
40,000 Kremlin troops are estimated to be on Ukraine’s eastern frontier.
Foreign Minister Sergie Lavrov called a fire at a trade union building in Odessa that killed 42 people as “pure fascism”
# russia - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
All offenders will have to throw money into a massive swear jar. Kind of.
Ukrainian authorities have said the military suffered casualties of its own and a helicopter gunship was shot down.
# russia - Friday 2 May, 2014
Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.
Meanwhile in Moscow, over 100,000 turned out to voice their support for Vladimir Putin.
Troops have also been put on full combat alert in response to the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed on the border.
# russia - Thursday 1 May, 2014
Ukraine currently has 130,000 personnel in its armed forces. With reserves, this could be boosted to around 1,000,000.
# russia - Tuesday 29 April, 2014
Meanwhile, Russia’s defence minister has raised concerns over an “unprecedented” rise in US and Nato activity near his country’s borders.
# russia - Monday 28 April, 2014
The US and European Union are readying sanctions against Russia amid tensions over the kidnapping of international observers.
# russia - Sunday 27 April, 2014
The captured men are in Ukraine as part of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe verification team.
# russia - Saturday 26 April, 2014
Russia has vowed to help secure the release of abducted OSCE observers.
The sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday.
# russia - Friday 25 April, 2014
The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.
“If anybody is out there drowning, I would save them. I used to be a pretty good swimmer, I grew up in Hawaii.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.
# russia - Thursday 24 April, 2014
Vladimir Putin has warned of “consequences” to the military action.
The capsule has been extensively restored to remove all trace of the searing burn marks it picked up on re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.
# russia - Wednesday 23 April, 2014
The price for a palm-sized silver coin is yet to be set.
Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.
Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.
# russia - Tuesday 22 April, 2014
The Italian also says the quarter-finals are the minimum requirement for his team this Summer in Brazil.
# russia - Monday 21 April, 2014
The Russian meteor is not as bright as last year’s.
US President Barack Obama had warned Russia that it would face additional sanctions if progress was not made within days.
# russia - Sunday 20 April, 2014
Maxim Peshkov said that his country has received no calls from eastern regions to allow them to join the Russian Fedration.
An accord struck on Thursday by Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union has also been widely ignored.
# russia - Saturday 19 April, 2014
It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.
# russia - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Do de doo, turning this corn- AAAAAGH!
Both sides are upping the ante as talks planned for tomorrow.
# russia - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.
# russia - Monday 14 April, 2014
He was hesitant to state whether Ireland would support sending an EU security force to Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s interim president says he supports a ref
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.
# russia - Sunday 13 April, 2014
Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of waging war in the country’s east.
Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.