10 hrs ago
The St. Petersburg Times
With Sanctions, Russia Becomes Crimea's Sole Investor
The scenic coastline of the Crimea region, where more than $18 billion is to be spent on upgrading infrastructure.
14 hrs ago
OFAC posted a notice today changing four Ukraine-related SDN listings. In addition, OFAC announced that it has converted the [UKRAINE] and [UKRAINE2] program tags on the SDN list to [UKRAINE-EO13660] and [UKRAINE-EO13661] respectively.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Is Angela Really Frau Ribbentrop? I Doubt It, But We Spy Just to Make Sure
This story from the Independent has gone viral , and for understandable reasons: it claims that Germany and Russia are negotiating a scurrilous deal behind Ukraine's back.
The News Tribune
Russia ready to incorporate Crimean football clubs
Tolstykh told local media they will make a decision on Thursday about moving clubs from the cities of Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta into the Russian third tier.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Global Voices Online
The Mouthpiece of Totalitarian Propaganda - Crimea's Colonel Cassad
See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.
France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia
People holding Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar flags demonstrate in front of the French-built Vladivostok warship in St. Nazaire, western France, on June 1. The protesters are opposed to the to the sale of the Vladivostok and Sevastopol warships to Russia.
Silicon Alley Insider
Russia Is Waging War On American Burger Chains
A woman speaks on her phone inside a McDonald's restaurant displaying an announcement on the door informing clients that the restaurant is out of service, in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 4, 2014.
EU sanctions against the Crimean seaports are "dry shot" - " Ministry of Transport
The sanctions imposed by the European Union will not seriously affect any port of the Crimea, or work of the Kerch ferry.
'Human Barbie' Valeria Lukyanova shows support for Putin by posing on Crimean beach
Ukraine's 'Human Barbie' shows support for Putin by posing on Crimean beach as mass graves containing scores of her countrymen are discovered in rebel-held areas Valeria Lukyanova posed in Black Sea peninsula boycotted by millions of tourists since the Kremlin's annexation of the region from Ukraine Ukraine's 'Human Barbie' has heeded a call from ... (more)
Mon Jul 28, 2014
EU imposed sanctions against Sevastopol and Kerch sea ports
The European Union expanded the list of private companies, subject to economic sanctions, reported the Official Journal of the European Union on July 26. In particular, the reporting list includes 9 companies of the Republic of Crimea, including the state enterprises Sevastopol Sea Trade Port and Kerch Sea Merchant Port.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Russia's Crimean redevelopment quagmire
While international attention is focused on eastern Ukraine, Crimea remains both a gaping wound for many Ukrainian citizens and a political nightmare for the Kyiv administration.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
European Union Imposes Sanctions On Top Russian Officials
Russian President Vladimir Putin reviews Russian naval ships in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on May 9, 2014, with head of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attending.
Since August 1, Crimea imposes control of Ukrainian commodities transit
On August 1, 2014, there is introduced the procedure of controlling the transit of commodities from the territory of Ukraine to the territory of continental Russia via the ferry lines of Kerch and Feodosia, declared the press-service of the Government of Crimea on July 24. According to the announcement, the control procedure of commodities transit ... (more)
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Sevastopol Debates Becoming Soviet-Style 'Closed' City
Sign reading "Don't Say Everything You Know, But Know Everything You Say," at a submarine base in Balaclava, just outside Sevastopol.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
International Business Times
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: Russians Feel Glut Over Steady Diet of...
The reason is because they are being bombarded by a constant diet of conspiracy theories regarding the aviation tragedy, with People celebrate and wave Russian flags as the preliminary results of today's referendum are announced in the Crimean city of Sevastopol on 16 March, 2014.
The Times of Israel
Ukrainian Jewish leaders slam visit by top rabbis to Crimea
Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar putting teffilin on 102-year old David Barulya, a World War II veteran and Crimean Holocaust survivor, at a Holocaust commemoration ceremony in Sevastopol, July 10, 2014.
Sofia News Agency
Russia to Boost Crimea-Based Black Sea Fleet
Russia has announced plans to enforce the Black Sea Fleet after a number of US ships were recently sent to the Black Sea for military maneuvers.
Saki Speaks for Kidnapped Zambian in Darfur
Sakwiba Sikota has stepped up to plead the case of kidnapped Zambian humanitarian worker Felix Ngoma who has been kidnapped in Sudan for 18 days now.
MH17: Who decides if passenger planes can fly over war zones?
The rules governing international over-flights vary depending on the nature of the conflict and the capabilities of the weapons known to be in use.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Straits Times
Russia struggles with half a million refugees of Ukraine conflict
A woman with a child walk at a temporary facility for refugees form Eastern Ukraine, 20 km outside from the Crimean capital Simferopol, on July 17, 2014.