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Archaeologists will Map Ancient City of Akra Flooded in the Crimea
Underwater examination with sonars will make it possible to study more thoroughly the surviving fragments of buildings, establish their coordinates and map them.
--10-07-2017--
Risk Of Flood In Crimea
In connection with the possibility of flood in Crimea, we publish recommendations for tourists staying on holidays in a potentially dangerous zone.
--30-05-2015--
The European Union Will Keep Sanctions Against the Crimea
The European Union still does not recognize and condemns this act of violation of international law Mogerini announced.
--21-03-2015--
Visa Will Stop Operating In the Crimea
The international payment system Visa demanded Russian banks to stop service of cards in the Crimea. Visa explains the tough decision by the new package of sanctions imposed by the United States.
--28-12-2014--
Ukraine Suspends Railway Communications With the Crimea
Ukraine has decided to suspend railway communications with the Crimea: from December 27 the trains of Ukrzaliznytsya (Ukrainian Railways) moving in the direction of the peninsula will bring passengers only to cross-border stations, and freight transportations will be stopped cold.
--27-12-2014--
4 Aspects of Intl Sanctions On Russia
ABC News looks at the impact international sanctions are having on Russians.
--08-12-2014--
'Good Neighbor Policy' Promoted by Alaska's Elite
Nils Andreassen, executive director of the Institute of the North, is pushing for cooperation rather than hatred in an Op-Ed piece on Russia-US relations in the Alaska Dispatch News.
--08-12-2014--
U.S. Firms Scared by Sanctions Against Russia - Report
U.S. companies will have a hard time trying to identify which companies theyd better not deal with to comply with Washingtons sanctions against Russian officials and businessmen over Moscows alleged role in the Ukraine crisis.
--08-12-2014--
Matthias Platzeck Supported Annexation Of Crimea
The former Prime Minister of Brandenburg Matthias Platzeck came out for legalization of the accession of the Crimea to Russia. Later the press service of the German-Russian Forum denied the statement of Platzeck, but only partially.
--26-11-2014--
Russians Are No Longer Happy About Adjoining The Crimea
Russians began to think about the negative consequences of adjoining of the Crimea to Russia, as the latest poll by the Levada Centre shows. The sense of joy of the citizens on this occasion has decreased since spring, the approval of the actions of the leaders of the country on adjoining of the peninsula also decreased, the proportion of those who are willing to get reduced personal income for the financing of the new region grew smaller.
--10-09-2014--
The 2014 August Sanctions War
August is regarded as the disaster month in Russia, and if you look at the timeline starting from the 1998 financial crisis when the country defaulted on its debt, youd know why.
--18-08-2014--
Media Buzz: Hot Russian-Chinese Gas Deal
The world media outlets offer their guesswork of the price behind the largest ever natural gas contract struck between Moscow and Beijing in Shanghai. But they all agree the venture has made Russia stronger and less vulnerable in case of sanctions.
--24-05-2014--
Rosneft's Q1 2014 Financials Positive But Future Uncertain
Rosneft boasts positive operating and financial results for 1Q 2014 amid fears for the future after its president has been placed on the US black list.
--03-05-2014--
EU Expands Sanction List
The EU has extended its list of Russian and Ukrainian officials that are subject to asset freezes and travel bans. According to the EUs Official Journal, restrictive measures are being implemented in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
--03-05-2014--
Govt Weights Options for National Rating Agency
The Russian government is mulling the establishment of the national credit rating agency to break the monopoly of the big troika amid threats of further sanctions coming from the West.
--22-04-2014--
US May Rely on Indirect Sanctions to Cause Russian Markets Collapse
US has warned mutual fund and hedge fund managers of possible further sanctions against Russia. Washington, however, has denied any personal penalties against the Kremlin.
--18-04-2014--
US Clamps Down on Crimean Officials
The US has moved ahead with additional sanctions against Crimean officials, targeting individuals and the regions oil and gas company.
--13-04-2014--
BP's Interest in Russia Could Backfire - Media Reports
BP could be the biggest loser in the west-east stand-off over Ukraine if the situation deteriorates further, according to independent analysts. The British oil giant has come under increasing pressure from its shareholders over its close relations with Russias Rosneft.
--13-04-2014--
NATO Engaged in War of Words with Russia
NATO has provided a comprehensive reply to what it says are a series of accusations against NATO based on misrepresentations of the facts.
--12-04-2014--
Four Military Scenarios in Ukraine on Table for Moscow
Russia has a wide range of options in Ukraine, says a recent report by a UK defence think-tank. The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) has presented four possible military scenarios for the Ukraine crisis.
--08-04-2014--
Crimean Mobile operators
Mobile operators Big Four asked Roscomnadzor to make clarifications with regards of the licenses previously issued for the entire territory of Russia. They wanted to find out whether the licenses are valid in Crimea and Sevastopol.
--08-04-2014--
UK Finance Gurus Behind Russian Business - FT
The Financial Times has revealed close links between senior figures in the British establishment and their lucrative ties to the Russian business world.
--29-03-2014--
Western Companies See Sanctions Shadow Over Them
Its not only Russian officials and individuals with close ties to the Kremlin who have been punished for Moscows incorporation of Crimea. Western companies could be feeling the heat of the battle of words, too.
--28-03-2014--
Media Buzz: Possible US Oil Sale as Penalty for Russia
George Soros has been actively promoting a crude sale-off by the US as a penalty for Russia. But would a renewed US-Saudi energy alliance be a more powerful instrument?
--28-03-2014--
Rosneft's Lesson on How to Use Crisis as Investment Opportunity
Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin has used the Ukraine crisis and the rumours of him being placed on the black list by the US and the EU to increase his stake in the company.
--23-03-2014--
Media Buzz: Will US Sanctions Over Crimea Work?
Russia-IC has put together a digest of the most interesting pieces on the impact of the US action following Moscow's decision to incorporate Crimea into Russia.
--23-03-2014--
Timchenko's Timely Exit Cushions US Sanctions Punch
Gennady Timchenko, one of the people with close ties to the Kremlin who is targeted by the US sanctions, has sold off his stake in Gunvor just a day or two before his name was placed on the black list by the US Treasury.
--23-03-2014--
US Expands Sanctions List
US President Barack Obama has introduced new sanctions targeting businessmen and officials with close ties to the Kremlin. Click here to find out the names.
--20-03-2014--
EU Discloses Crimea Sanction List
Check out the list of Russian and Crimean officials targeted by the EU sanctions.
--18-03-2014--


News:

Emir Kusturica Will Give the First and Only Concert in Crimea
Cult film director and musician Emir Kusturica with his folk rock band The No Smoking Orchestra will perform in the Crimea on July 23.
--16-06-2017--
Russia May be Banned from Participation in EuroVision 2018
The European Broadcasting Union will consider the possibility of Russia's ineligibility for the EuroVision Song Contest in 2018.
--17-04-2017--
Head of Ancient Greek Statue Found under Crimean Bridge
The terracotta head of an ancient Greek god has been found during underwater excavations on the construction site of the Crimean Bridge.
--22-03-2017--
Neanderthal Tooth Discovered by Archaeologists in Crimea
Researchers from the Simferopol Archaeology Institute studied the ancient Neanderthal site of Zaskalnaya V in the Belogorsk Region of Crimea.
--07-03-2017--
Astronomers Recorded Movement of the Crimea towards Russia
Tectonic movement of the Crimean Peninsula towards continental Russia has been established by scientists.
--12-10-2016--
Medieval Baby Alarm Found by Archeologists in the Crimea
Artifacts of the 6th century AC have been unearthed during archelogical excavations in the ancient town of Kyz-Aul.
--14-08-2016--
Russian Museum Displays Crimean Photos of the 1880s-1910s
The exhibition Crimea in Photos of the 1880s-1910s from the Russian Museum Collection was opened in the Stroganov Palace on Wednesday.
--07-02-2016--
4th International Tsvetayeva Music and Poetry Festival in the Crimea
Marina Tsvetayeva festival My Divine Lira with Your Sister Guitar will be held in Feodosiya from August 17 to 21, 2015.
--13-08-2015--
Tauric Chersonese Reserve to Become Russian Federal Object
The reserve Tauric Chersonese in Crimea will become a federal object.
--03-08-2015--
10 Billion Roubles For Crimea
The Crimea is likely to receive another 10 billion roubles from the federal budget in 2015.
--24-07-2015--
Flights Connections With the Crimea
The Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the extension of the number of cities receiving subsidies from the federal budget for the establishment of flights connections with the Crimea.
--29-05-2015--
Russia Will Strengthen Its Forces In the Crimea
Russia will strengthen its forces in the Crimea, as far as NATO intensifies its activities in the Eastern Europe.
--25-05-2015--
Joe Lynn Turner is Singing in the Crimea Despite Threats of Banning his Concerts in Europe
Ex-vocalist of Rainbow and Deep Purple is giving a rock concert in Sevastopol today, May 19.
--19-05-2015--
First Foreign Investments To Crimea
The authorities of the Crimea have concluded their first two major contracts with foreign investors with a total amount of $ 30 million.
--19-03-2015--
Bridge to the Crimea Will Destroy Architecture Monuments
The bridge to the Crimea will be built right on architecture monuments, archeologists warn.
--20-02-2015--
MPs Demand Probe Into Foreign Tech Corps Over Crimea Pullout
Russian MPs are considering sending a request to the Prosecutor Generals Office to look into the operations of foreign entities in a bid to avenge them for stopping their work in Crimea.
--29-01-2015--
Paypal to Stop Working in Crimea
US-based company PayPal, the biggest digital payment system in the world, has notified customers in Crimea that it will stop providing services to residents of the peninsula.
--27-01-2015--
Crimean Clubs Out of Russian Football
Crimean football clubs will not take part in Russias leagues but may be joined into a separate league operating under UEFAs mandate.
--24-01-2015--
Google is Not Ok in Crimea
Following the example of many other US companies, Google closes its services for users registered in Crimea. Their accounts registered in Google's AdSense contextual advertising system are to be blocked on Friday, Russian press reports.
--24-01-2015--
Crimea-Krasnodar Cableway Project
The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Crimea proposes to build a cableway from the Crimea to the Krasnodar territory through the Kerch Strait.
--25-12-2014--
Russian Businessman Timchenko Refuses to Build Kerch Bridge
Russian tycoon and Putin's ally Gennady Timchenko has refused to build a bridge across the Strait of Kerch to the Crimean Peninsula fearing for his reputation.
--09-12-2014--
Bulgaria Feels Pinch of Russia Sanctions
Bulgaria is complaining the EU sanctions on Russia are having a toll on its economy.
--08-12-2014--
Japan's Ex-PM Laments Sanctions Against Russia
A former Japanese prime minister has called his countrys sanctions against Russia a mistake.
--08-12-2014--
Problem Of Water Supply In Crimea
The Chairman of the State Committee for Water Management and Land Reclamation of the Republic of Crimea Igor Weil said that the supplies of drinking water for the settlements would be enough last until April.
--29-11-2014--
Russian Archeologists to Explore Antique Necropolis in the Crimea
Russian scientists intend to explore an antique necropolis located near Kyz-Aul in the Crimea.
--18-11-2014--
German FM Ruled Out Further Sanctions
German Foreign Minister does not think toughening sanctions against Russia is a good idea.
--16-11-2014--
Film about Annexation of the Crimea to RF to be Made in Russia
Creators of the TV series Brigada plan to release a feature film about annexation of the Crimean peninsula to the Russian Federation.
--02-10-2014--
Russian Sanctions Could Cost Poland 800 MLN
The Polish economy could lose as much as 800 million euro due to the Russian food embargo, according to the Polish Federation of Food Producers.
--22-08-2014--
VTB Bank Operates in Normal Mode Despite Sanctions
VTB Bank has extended a RUR 700 million seven-year credit facility to Merletto, a major regional confectionary and sausage producer.
--20-08-2014--
Virgin Group Leads Petition for End to Ukraine Crisis
The UKs Virgin Group has published a call for an end to the Ukraine conflict signed by 16 Russian, Ukrainian and international business leaders.
--20-08-2014--
Food Ban Visual Appeared on CNN
CNN has put together a nice infographic with the fallout of the food embargo that Moscow placed on countries that had imposed sanctions against it.
--19-08-2014--
Polish Opposition Calls for Coal Imports Ban
Poland may slap a ban on Russian coal to counter Moscows retaliatory food embargo introduced earlier in August that hit hard Polish farmers.
--18-08-2014--
Russia to Buy More IT Hardware from China
Russia will ramp up IT products exchange with China amid a looming trade war with the West, says the online news outlet Lenta.ru.
--18-08-2014--
First Russian Killed By Ukrainian Shell
The Russian Foreign Ministry has warned the Kiev authorities of irreversible consequences for continued shelling of the Russian territory which killed one man and wounded two women.
--13-07-2014--
Canada Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine
Canada is slapping new sanctions against 11 Russian and Ukrainian nationals and one legal entity in a protest against alleged Russias actions in Ukraine, says Canadas National Post.
--22-06-2014--
Ukraine to Close Border with Russia
Ukraine is set to close the border with Russia to prevent any armed men from infiltrating into its territory.
--11-06-2014--
Yatsenyuk Rejects $100 Discount for Gas Prices
As both parties gathered in Brussels to resolve the dispute, Ukraines Prime Minister went public to reject the $100 discount for gas supplies.
--11-06-2014--
Russia Expects $400 BN in Revenue from China Gas Contract
Russia expects to sign an historic deal with China on natural gas supplies that will help the country to diversify its exports.
--19-05-2014--
US Reiterates Further Sanctions Warning
Washington has maintained its stick policy towards Russia as the US president vows more sanctions. The statement was made by Barack Obama in a telephone call with French President Hollande.
--17-05-2014--
EU, Russia Trade Takes Toll Amid War of Words
Trade between the EU and Russia fell sharply in 1Q 2014, echoing a sour political relationship between Moscow and Brussels split over the Ukraine crisis.
--16-05-2014--
Mechel Issues Default Warning
Mechel, Russias steel and metal giant, has warned investors of growing default risks if the Ukraine crisis spirals out of control, says the news agency Itar-Tass.
--16-05-2014--
EU Rules Out Energy Sector Sanctions Against Russia
Russia is not facing energy-related sanctions from the EU despite earlier fears.
--16-05-2014--
More Ferries to Support Tourist Flow to Crimea
The Russian Defense Ministry has pledged additional ferries to transport people and cars from to Crimea to meet the growing demand of the high season in the newly absorbed region.
--04-05-2014--
OSCE Monitors Released in Slavyansk
OSCE monitors have been released and handed over to the representatives of the Council of Europe after more than a week spent in Ukraines Slavyansk.
--03-05-2014--
NATO Views Russia as 'Adversary'
Russia is now regarded more as an enemy by NATO, according to the alliances senior official.
--03-05-2014--
Norways Sovereign Fund Reported 10 Percent Loss on Russian Securities Over Ukraine Crisis
Norways sovereign fund lost almost 10 percent on Russian government bonds in 1Q 2014 but its not eager to sell them off.
--03-05-2014--
New Gambling Zone to Appear in Crimea
Russian President has introduced a bill designed to create a new gambling zone in Crimea, according to an announcement made last Monday on the Russian Parliament's official website.
--28-04-2014--
'Technical' Recession Expected in Russia in 2Q and 3Q
Russia may face a technical recession in the second and third quarters, admits a government official.
--22-04-2014--
US Vice President Urges Russia to Avoid Provocations
US Vice President Joe Biden called on Russia to refrain from further "provocative behavior" and use its leverage to convince pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine to evacuate the buildings they have seized.
--22-04-2014--
US Prepared for More Piercing Sanctions in Push for De-escalation
The US is ready to go ahead with the third round of sanctions to demonstrate the costs and push for de-escalation, State Department spokesperson Jennifer Psaki told the editor-in-chief of the Echo of Moscow radio station.
--22-04-2014--
Germany Wants China to Influence Russia
Germany expects China to play a bigger role in the resolution of the Ukrainian crisis by influencing Russia.
--22-04-2014--
Crimean School Graduates Will Get Two Certificates
The students graduating from Sevastopol schools this year will receive certificates of Russian and Ukrainian types.
--18-04-2014--
Russian Companies Facing Higher Borrowing Costs
Borrowing costs have surged for Russian companies amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, one of many consequences of the Kremlins move to incorporate Crimea.
--18-04-2014--
Krayinvestbank Opens In the Crimea
According to the source, the first branch of Krayinvestbank may appear in Simferopol or Feodosia.
--18-04-2014--
Russian Stock Markets Up on Positive Outcome of Geneva Talks
The Russian stock exchange has grown on the news of the positive outcome of the Geneva talks on the Ukraine crisis. According to the RBC Daily, MICEX was up 2.19 percent, reaching 1,358.84 points, RTS climbed 2.64 percent to 1,203.53 points.
--18-04-2014--
VTB Group Condemns 'Politicized' Pressure by Bank of England
The Chairman of VTB Group, Russias second-biggest lender, has accused the UK regulator of mounting increasing pressure on its London unit.
--13-04-2014--
Hryvna Circulation Period in Crimea May Be Cut
Crimean authorities consider cutting the period of double currencies due to the default risks in Ukraine, said the regions vice-premier Rustam Temirgaliev.
--13-04-2014--
Mexico Eyes Space Coop with Russia
Mexico seeks cooperation with Russia in space, the head of the national space agency told the Itar-TASS news agency.
--13-04-2014--
Israel's Netanyahu Cancels Trip to Russia Over Ukraine - Media Report
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his June visit to St Petersburg in a move that could signal Israels change of stance on Crimea.
--13-04-2014--
Russia Threatens to Walk Out of Geneva Talks on Ukraine
Russia has warned it would walk out of the Geneva talks on Ukraine if Kiev uses force against protesters in eastern Ukraine.
--13-04-2014--
Canada Imposes New Sanctions against Crimea
Canada has slapped sanctions against Crimean two officials and the local oil and gas company in a move aimed at further isolating Russia economically and politically.
--13-04-2014--
US Vows Tougher Action against Russia
US has warned Russia of further sanctions if Moscow does not take steps to de-escalate in eastern Ukraine.
--13-04-2014--
US Wants Gazprom Face 'Costs' of Crimea Grab
The US is eyeing action against Russias gas giant Gazprom in case it falls through with the plans to buy Crimeas natural gas company. To thwart the potential deal, the US has imposed sanctions against the Crimea-based Chernomorneftegaz.
--12-04-2014--
Some State-Run Corporations Could Move to Far East
The Russian government wants big companies to move to the Far East in a move to develop the remote region.
--12-04-2014--
Timchenko Brought Cash Back to Russia
Gennady Timchenko, a former Gunvor co-owner and alleged close friend of the Russian president, has confessed he had moved his funds back into Russia ahead of the sanctions.
--12-04-2014--
Russian Banks Lost $1 BN from Deposits in March
In the wake of a sharp devaluation in early 2014, Russians withdrew some 338 billion roubles, or almost $1 billion, from banks in March.
--12-04-2014--
UK Urges More Sanctions
The UK continues to press for tougher sanctions against Russia so that the EU should be ready to impose them in case they are necessary.
--08-04-2014--
Russian Politician Confirms Permission for Kremlin to Move Troops Across Ukraine's Border
A senior Russian politician shocked the Ukrainian audience when he confirmed the Kremlin can still use Russian forces in Ukraine at any moment.
--08-04-2014--
US Pledges Further Sanctions Against Russia
US vows to slap economic sanctions against Russia if Moscow doesnt stop fuelling tension in eastern Ukraine, US Secretary of State pledged Tuesday.
--08-04-2014--
Russian Govt Desperate Over Economy Slowdown
Russias prime minister has called for more support of the Russian business community in a move to kickstart the economy facing a slowdown and long-term impact from international sanctions.
--05-04-2014--
NATO Parliamentary Assembly Suspends Coop With Russia
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) has suspended its cooperation with the Russian parliament, the president of the organization announced on Saturday after a conference held in Riga.
--05-04-2014--
Russian-US Presidential Commission Falls Victim to Crimea Spat
The Russian-US presidential commission that facilitated cooperation between the two countries has been dismantled as part of the US sanctions regime introduced against Moscow.
--05-04-2014--
Russia Warns It May Lift Ban on Capital Punishment
Russia may lift the ban on capital punishment if its excluded from PACE, a senior Russian MP told the Echo of Moscow radio station.
--05-04-2014--
Angela Merkel Warns of New Sanctions against Russia
Germanys chancellor Angela Merkel indicated Russia might be facing new sanctions at a conference of the Christian Democratic Union.
--05-04-2014--
Russia to Ban GM Foods
Russia has announced a war on GM foods in a move that appears to target US producers amid an expanding sanctions war between the two countries.
--05-04-2014--
Black Sea Fleet Treaty No Longer Valid
The parliament passed into law a bill that declares null and void Russias Black Sea Fleet treaty with Ukraine.
--31-03-2014--
Govt Sets Up Crimea Ministry
Crimea will have its own dedicated ministry working to develop the economy of the peninsula that has been incorporated into Russia earlier this March.
--31-03-2014--
Zero Federal Taxes for Crimea Investors
Russias Economic Development Minister promised to free investors working in Crimeas special economic zone from any federal taxes.
--31-03-2014--
A Square Named After Crimea May Appear In Moscow
A square named after Crimea may appear in Moscow in order to perpetuate the historical event of reunification of the peninsula with Russia. The corresponding proposal was sent to the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin by the deputies of the Moscow City Duma.
--29-03-2014--
UN GA Votes In Favour of Pro-Ukrainian Resolution
The majority of UN member-states have voted in favour of the resolution that upholds the territorial integrity of Ukraine at a session of the United Nations General Assembly.
--27-03-2014--
Kaspersky Lab Unveils Cyberwar Map
Russia is number one most-infected country on the planet in terms of cyber-threats, according to Kaspersky Lab, a major web security firm.
--27-03-2014--
Moscow Steps Up Military Presence on Ukrainian Border - Foreign Policy
Moscow is building up its military on the Ukrainian border, the Foreign Policy cites a new classified intelligence report.
--27-03-2014--
Govt OKs Tax Breaks for Firms Investing in Crimea
Russian businesses may be eligible to tax breaks in exchange for investment in Crimea in a move to boost the regions economy and the referendum to join Russia was worth it.
--27-03-2014--
Negative Review of Crimea's Absorption Could Cost You $14,000
The Moscow legislature is considering a move to consider any statements with criticism of Crimea's absorption by bloggers a criminal offense.
--27-03-2014--
Govt Forecasts 1.8-1.9 Percent GDP Growth
The Russian economy is unlikely to rise above 2 percent in 2014 amid investor uncertainty over the possible impact of sanctions, says the Economic Development Minister.
--27-03-2014--
Visa, MasterCard Unblock Transactions by SMP Bank Customers
Visa and MasterCard have unblocked cards issued by SMP Bank, controlled by Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, targeted by the US sanctions which were introduced after Russia formally absorbed Crimea.
--23-03-2014--
Russian Rouble Widely Used as Currency in Crimean Capital
The Russian rouble is already accepted for settlements in Crimea, according to a report.
--23-03-2014--
Russia Posts Black List for US Officials
The US sanctions have encountered a vigorous response from the Russian Foreign Ministry which came up with a black list of its own.
--23-03-2014--
Moscow May Demand $16 BN in Debt from Kiev
Moscow has threatened Ukraine with claims of $16 billion worth of debt after Kiev hinted at nationalizing some of Russias assets abroad.
--23-03-2014--
Russia's G8 Spot Focus of Hague Talks
Russia may be kicked out of the G8 at the G7 meeting in The Hague, according to media reports.
--23-03-2014--
Timchenko Sold Off Gunvor Stake Before Sanctions
Gennady Timchenko, one of the people with close ties to the Kremlin who was targeted by the US sanctions, has sold off his stake in Gunvor just a day or two before his name was placed on the black list by the US Treasury.
--23-03-2014--
Some Crimean Military Units to Join Russian Army
A total of 72 military units in Crimea have requested to join the Russian armed forces, though they previously swore for Ukrainian army, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.
--22-03-2014--
Russia to Build Bridge to Crimea
On Wednesday, March 19, Russian government started preparations for the construction of a bridge which is expected to link the southern Russian Krasnodar Territory directly with Crimea.
--20-03-2014--
Switzerland Takes Time to Mull Russia Sanctions
Switzerland will not blindly copy any of the sanctions imposed by the EU or the US, said its president Didier Burkhalter.
--19-03-2014--
X5 Retail Group Sells Off Stores in Ukraine
Russias X5 Retail Group is selling off its business in Ukraine in a worrying signal of deteriorating economic ties between the two countries.
--19-03-2014--
Japan Freezes Coop with Russia Over Crimea
Japan has introduced sanctions against Moscow for its move to incorporate Crimea into Russia in an attempt to further isolate the country.
--19-03-2014--
Ukraine Rejects Russia's Treaty with Crimea
Ukraine will not recognize the treaty that Russia signed with the representatives of Crimea on Tuesday after the Russian presidents address to the Federal Assembly.
--19-03-2014--
UK Freezes Military Coop with Russia
The UK has suspended military cooperation with Russia following Moscows decision to incorporate Crimea as its constituent part.
--19-03-2014--
Breakaway Republic of Transdniester Wants to Join Russia, Too
The breakaway republic of Transdniester has called on Russia to consider incorporating it as its part following the example of Crimea.
--18-03-2014--
EU Sanctions Target 21 Officials
The Council of the European Union adopted a decision providing for travel restrictions and for the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons responsible for actions which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
--18-03-2014--
Ukraine Ups the Ante Over Crimea
Ukraines Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk declared that the Crimean issue has degraded from the political into a military phase, blaming Russia for any possible escalation of the conflict.
--18-03-2014--
Ukrainian Ambassador Recalled From Moscow
On Monday, March 17, Kiev officially recalled its ambassador from Moscow for consultations on its breakaway region of Crimea, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
--18-03-2014--
Kremlin Recognizes Crimea's Independence
The Kremlin has signed an order to recognize the independence of Crimea after its secession referendum on March 16 when the regions ethnic Russian majority overwhelmingly voted to join Russia.
--18-03-2014--
Kremlin's Cronies Targeted by US Sanctions
US sanctions target seven Russian government officials Vladislav Surkov, Sergey Glazyev, Leonid Slutsky, Andrey Klishas, Valentina Matviyenko, Dmitry Rogozin and Yelena Mizulina.
--18-03-2014--
Crimean Parliament Officially Applies to Join Russia
On Monday, March 17, the Crimean Parliament officially declared the region's independence from Ukraine and formally applied to become part of Russia after a referendum, which revealed people's support for it.
--17-03-2014--
Gazprom's Chairman Sold Off Stake Before Market Collapse
Chairman of Gazproms board of directors sold off his stake in the company ahead of the market collapse.
--17-03-2014--
Crimean Citizens Vote for Reunion with Russia
Some 96.7 percent of voters or 1.2 million people in Crimea supported reunion with Russia after 60 years as part of Ukraine, as 100 percent of the ballots counted after the referendum.
--17-03-2014--
Moscow Allows Kiev to Conduct Monitoring Flights over Russia
Russia will allow Ukrainian military inspectors to carry out an emergency monitoring flight over Russian territory in response to allegations that recent military activity near Ukrainian borders poses a security threat.
--15-03-2014--
Aeroflots Shares Dropped 10 Percent
The Moscow Stock Exchange saw a 10 percent slide in the price of Aeroflots shares after the report on a change in flight routes over Ukraine.
--13-03-2014--
Russian Gold & Foreign Exchange Reserves Reach $494.6 BLN
Russia has bolstered its gold and foreign exchange reserves by another 1.3 billion over a week, says a statement of the Bank of Russia.
--13-03-2014--
MICEX Down After OECD Warning
The MICEX index, one of the main Russian stock market indicators, nosedived to a new low this March, going back to the May 2012 level, on the news from the OECD
--13-03-2014--
OECD Puts Russia's Accession Process on Hold
OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, announced it has suspended Russias accession process. The decision was made by the organisations board of directors at a meeting on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
--13-03-2014--
Crimea Approves Independence Declaration
The Crimean parliament has approved a declaration on independence on Tuesday in a move that severs ties with the current Ukrainian regime and lays the ground for joining Russia.
--11-03-2014--
EU Sanctions Could Hit Russia on March 17
The European Union is expected to introduce sanctions against Russia starting from March 17, said Polands Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
--11-03-2014--
Ousted President Yanukovich to Propose Solution at Press Conference
Ousted President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich is expected to comment on the upcoming secession referendum in Crimea at a press conference in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don scheduled for 1 pm Moscow time.
--11-03-2014--
Both Rouble & Hryvna to Circulate in Crimea After Accession to Russia
Crimea is expected to use two currencies for some time after joining Russia, said the chairman of the Crimean legislature.
--10-03-2014--
9 Russian Soldiers Expelled from Canada Over Ukraine Spat
Nine Russian soldiers have been expelled from Canada following a spat between the two countries over the Ukraine crisis.
--10-03-2014--
Russia's Aid to Crimea Could Total $1 BLN
Russia could issue up to 40 billion roubles, or almost $1 billion, in aid to secure Crimeas economic development if Ukraine doesn't unblock the Treasury accounts.
--10-03-2014--
80 Percent of Crimean Population Support Joining Russia - Parliament Speaker
The chairman of the Crimean legislature announced that 80 percent of the local population favoured accession to Russia. Vladimir Konstantinov made the statement a week before the referendum that is expected to decide the future of the peninsula in Ukraine with a large ethnic Russian majority.
--10-03-2014--
US Secretary of State Kerry Postpones Russia Visit
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that his counterpart, US Secretary of State John Kerry, had postponed his visit to Russia where he was supposed to continue consultations on the possible solution to the Ukraine crisis.
--10-03-2014--
US Boosts Military Presence Near Ukraine's Borders - Former US Ambassador
The Russian economy might lose billions of dollars if the situation is not reversed, with the best of the domestic companies suffering from the impact of the possible sanctions.
--10-03-2014--
John Kerry Issued Diplomatic Ultimatum to FM Lavrov Over Crimea - CNN
Secretary of State John Kerry issued a diplomatic ultimatum to his Russia counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, according to CNN.
--09-03-2014--
US Sends Stark Warning to Russia Over Ukraine
The U.S. is prepared to back up NATO militarily if the unrest in Ukraine escalates, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey was quoted on Friday as saying.
--09-03-2014--
Crimean Parliament Wants to Join Russia
The Parliament of Crimea has called on Russia to accept the Ukrainian autonomous republic as part of its territory.
--06-03-2014--
Crimean War Costs Could Reach 3 Percent of GDP - Report
A military invasion of Crimea would cost the Russian economy some three percent of GDP, says a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
--04-03-2014--
Russian Navy to Increase Presence in Crimea, Ukraine
Russia is going to take additional steps to ensure security at its naval facilities on the Crimean Peninsula amid the growing political unrest in Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday.
--28-02-2014--
The First Recreation and Tourism Office of the Crimea in Moscow
Recreation and Tourism office of Autonomous Republic of Crimea was opened in Moscow for the first time.
--27-04-2013--
Monument to Founder of Russian Film Industry Aleksandr Khanzhonkov Unveiled in Yalta
In the framework of the XII International TV Film Forum in Yalta (a resort city in Ukraine) a monument to the founder of the Russian film industry and Yalta Film Studio Aleksandr Khanzhonkov has been unveiled.
--29-08-2011--
Monument to Russian Rock Band KINO Set up in Crimea
A large concrete guitar 3 meters high in honor of Russian rock star Victor Tsoy and his band KINO has appeared in Morskoye Settlement near Sudak in Crimea.
--01-07-2011--





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