# russia - Saturday 29 March, 2014
Crimea will be moving to Moscow time by setting their clocks forward by two hours tonight.
It’s finally the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.
# russia - Friday 28 March, 2014
You wouldn’t want to steal this lad’s seat.
# russia - Thursday 27 March, 2014
As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.
The combat dolphin unit is based in Crimea.
# russia - Tuesday 25 March, 2014
Oleksandr Muzytchko, better known as “Sashko Bilyi”, died after a gun battle with Ukrainian elite police.
# russia - Monday 24 March, 2014
The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.
Assaults on Ukrainian military bases in the region continued today.
Police said the fight was based on a “misunderstanding”.
Ukrainian marines were carried out of the base with their hands tied by Russian troops.
# russia - Sunday 23 March, 2014
The country’s interim leaders say they fear an imminent invasion, following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea.
# russia - Saturday 22 March, 2014
Patrick Nulty resigned unexpectedly, a veteran republican appeared in court over the Jean McConville case… and Margaretta D’Arcy was released from prison.
# russia - Thursday 20 March, 2014
Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.
The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.
# russia - Wednesday 19 March, 2014
Kiev today reneged on a post-Soviet agreement to allow freedom of movement for Russians into Ukraine.
Almost worldwide condemnation.
# russia - Tuesday 18 March, 2014
Everybody’s talking about the death of a man found outside Cabra House pub, the murder of Michael Hunt in London and surrogate mothers.
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said a soldier was shot dead in Crimea, leading to the defence ministry to allow soldiers to “use arms”.
The process of integration has started and the international community isn’t happy as Russia sets itself up as a powerful entity once more.
Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.
# russia - Monday 17 March, 2014
The final tally shows 96.6 per cent of voters in Crimea chose to secede from Ukraine and rejoin Russia.
Voters in Crimea overwhelmingly endorsed a referendum to split from Ukraine. What do you think – should they go ahead with it or not?
Morning, folks. Here are the nine stories you need to know this St Patrick’s Day.
# russia - Sunday 16 March, 2014
Investigations continued into two Dublin murders, Crimea voted… and the triumphant BOD & co. returned home.
Crimeans have been going to the polls to decide on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the ballot as ‘illegal’.
Citizens in Crimea are voting in a referendum today on whether the region should break away from Ukraine.
The referendum on secession is taking place today, with Russia saying it will recognise the vote.
# russia - Saturday 15 March, 2014
That edge-of-seat Six Nations victory is dominating the headlines. There were also startling new developments in the search for flight MH370.
Moscow has vetoed a resolution criticising tomorrow’s succession referendum in Crimea. China, which often backs Russia, abstained from the UN vote.
The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.
# russia - Wednesday 12 March, 2014
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
# russia - Tuesday 11 March, 2014
It is thought the move will lay the legal framework for joining the Russian Federation.
# russia - Sunday 9 March, 2014
David Cameron called Vladimir Putin as it was announced that the Ukrainian PM will meet Barack Obama on Wednesday.
And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?
# russia - Saturday 8 March, 2014
Everyone’s talking about Frank Flannery, International Women’s Day and the missing Malaysian Airline plane.
The new measures will ‘noticeably affect relations between the international community and Russia’.
The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.
No wonder viewers got a fit of the giggles.