Ukraine's disgraced President Viktor Yanukovych is going to deliver a speech in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don at 09:00 am GMT (13:00 pm Moscow Time). He will be holding a press conference in the Ametist hall of the exhibition center VertolExpo in Russia's southern city Rostov-on-Don.
Three Russian biathletes have won all medals in 12.5 km sitting race at the Paralympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Tuesday. Roman Petushkov has won his third gold medal at the Sochi Paralympics, Alexei Bychenok has secured the silver medal, Grigory Murygin has grabbed the bronze medal in this biathlon race.
The administration of Crimea has not sent an official invitation to the OSCE to monitor the referendum in Crimea, Rustam Temirgaliyev, deputy prime minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, told Interfax.
A council of the heads of all 15 local Orthodox churches will be held in 2016, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said. "We believe that all issues relating to the preparation of documents and the solution of all procedural, administrative and technical issues will have been resolved in the world by 2016," the patriarch told reporters on Sunday in Istanbul, where he took part in a meeting between the heads and representatives of Orthodox churches devoted to the preparations for the Council.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday that sanctions againstRussia over Ukraine could be imposed as early as this week if Moscow fails to respond to a proposition designed to calm the crisis.
Russia’s Svetlana Konovalova has taken silver in the sitting category of the 10km para-biathlon event with 33 minutes 36.7 seconds.
The Russian Lower House is going to discuss a draft law that will allow Ukraine’s breakaway republic of Crimea to join Russia, an MP with the ruling United Russia party has said. The law initiative has been submitted by the Just Russia party. United Russia's MP Vyacheslav Nikonov told reporters on Tuesday the draft legislation is to be looked into and probably amended by March 17. It will be put on the agenda on March 21.
Ukraine’s disgraced President Viktor Yanukovych is going to deliver a speech in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don at 09:00 am GMT (13:00 pm Moscow Time), a source in the know said Tuesday. The Ukrainian leader will hold a press conference in the Ametist hall of the city's exhibition center VertolExpo. Follow the Voice of Russia live report on Yanukovych's statements.
Luciano Spalletti, 55, has been dismissed after five years with Russian football giant Zenit St Petersburg. At the moment, the club stands second two points behind Lokomotiv.
With the end of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and hence an end to a movement toward world Socialism and Communism we have seen the dehumanizing forces of capitalism spreading throughout the world and stifling the will and the very nature of the people and the human race as a whole. Communism was supposed to lift up the proletariat and raise the workers to the status of those who governed them while bringing those in the ruling class down to a level that was closer to that of the people they were supposed to be ruling.
Transport and energy infrastructure in Crimea (autonomy within Ukraine) needs investments because of a possible blocked by Kiev, Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, said on Monday, March 10.
The authorities of Crimea (autonomy seeking independence from Ukraine) are planning to nationalise the Ukrainian fleet on the peninsula along with several state-owned mineral extraction facilities, Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said on Monday, March 10.
The European Commission and Russia will hold technical consultations on the Eastern Partnership programme in Brussels this week, commission spokesperson Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen said on Monday, March 10.
An official of Russia's state atomic energy agency is to visit Iran on Tuesday for talks on building a second nuclear power plant, Iranian media reported.
Russia's Security Council has prepared its own Ukrainian settlement proposals for the American partners in to return the situation in that country to the framework of international law and to take the interests of all Ukrainian citizens into account, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed surprise at US envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Daniel Baer's call on Russia to facilitate the OSCE military observers' unrestricted movement in the Crimea.
Ukraine’s President Victor Yanukovych is due to make a public statement in Rostov-on-Don on Tuesday, March 11th, the RIA Novosti news agency reports with reference to sources in Yanukovych’s inner circle.
The European Commission has got down to the preliminary preparation of likely sanctions against Russia, although no decision to that end has been made yet. This came in a statement by Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton. Cocijancic said she could confirm that preliminary work has got under way.
More than 80 percent of the Crimean population would back the republic’s accession to Russia. That is according to the Supreme Council’s chairman, Vladimir Konstantinov, who cites recent opinion poll results.