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  • Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and stun grenades and smashing through concrete walls.
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  • With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday.
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  • A man holds a banner that reads: Boycott Illegal Referendum! during a rally against the breakup of the country Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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  • The Crimean parliament on Tuesday said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.
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  • Western powers are prepared "to go to the hilt" to isolate Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
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  • Hundreds of armed men in trucks and armored vehicles surrounded a Ukrainian military base Sunday in Crimea.
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  • Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia's military moves.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed President Barack Obama with a smile and a handshake to the Group of 20 summit.
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  • President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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  • In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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  • President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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  • The Interfax news agency says a Russian consular official has confirmed that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden asked for political asylum in Russia.
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  • Several G-8 leaders took a united stance Tuesday on seeking a negotiated Syrian peace settlement.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying insinuations that he stole New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring.
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  • President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, abruptly terminating the prospects for more than 50 youngsters preparing to join new families and sparking critics to liken him to King Herod.
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  • Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot
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  • Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot
  • The decision draws protests around the world, highlights the Russian president's intensifying crackdown on dissent.
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  • Thousands of Russians gathered Monday for a massive rally to challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election, chanting "Shame!" and "Russia without Putin!"
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  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has a vision for a Soviet Union-lite he hopes will become a new Moscow-led global powerhouse. But, his planned Eurasian Union won't be grounded in ideology: This time it's about trade.
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  • Russia's prime minister has condemned Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in a major victory for Turkey.
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  • Russia Subway Blast Putin
  • Vladimir Putin vowed Tuesday to "drag out of the sewer" the masterminds of the twin suicide bombing of the Moscow subway system that killed 39 people and left scores wounded.
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