Former Chancellor of Germany Gerhardt Schroeder believes that the EU is responsible for the situation in the Crimea because the EU’s policy towards Ukraine was erroneous in the first place.
At the 11th Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russian athletes won 17 medals in two days. 5 of these medals are golden. Thus, Russia is undoubtedly leading in the games’ overall ranking. Ukraine is on the second place, and Japan is on the third.
The West's sanctions against Russia over Ukraine would backfire, said chairman of the State Duma's International Affairs Committee Alexei Pushkov.
Crimea hopes to receive broader authority if it joins Russia, Speaker of the Supreme Council of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov said on Sunday.
Russia has won one gold, one silver and three bronzes on the second day of the Sochi Paralympic Games and is first in medal count on Sunday.
The Russian State Duma is ready to adopt the best status of Crimea if it joins the Russian Federation, Pavel Dorokhin, a Russian State Duma deputy and deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on industry, told reporters on Sunday.
Several thousand people came to Lenin Square in Simferopol Sunday afternoon to take part in a meeting for association of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with Russia as a constituent territory. This issue has been put up for a referendum that will be held in Crimea March 16.
Belgium has lifted all age restrictions on euthanasia. According to the public opinion poll, 75 per cent of the Belgians support the right to die, or euthanasia. However, the above-mentioned thorny decision has caused numerous commentaries in the world.
Weather in Moscow is about to break one more temperature record, as the air my warm up to 9 degrees Celsius Sunday afternoon, thus outdoing the previous record of 7.2 degrees set in 1995.
Russian alpine skier Alexei Bugaeyv has won bronze the men's Standing Supergiant at the Paralympic Games in Sochi. His result was 1 minute 22.3 seconds.
March 9th, 2014, marks the 80th birth anniversary of the first cosmonaut of the world Yuri Gagarin. All countries watched his space flight, and as regards his popularity, he remains unparalleled in the world. An ordinary country fellow committed a heroic deed with his 108-minute epic orbital flight on April 12, 1961, and it seemed that he had done this easily, without embarrassment and smiling charmingly at the people of the Earth from the orbit.
The Russian deputy prime minister in charge of defense said 'overt threats' by the United States and NATO demonstrate the necessity of equipping the Russian army with modern weapons.
The Ukrainian authorities and Western politicians must do their utmost to block the leader of the ultra-radical movement "The Right Sector" Dmitry Yarosh and his supporters the way to government posts, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Human Rights Commissioner Konstantin Dolgov says.
Russia's Charge de Mission with the country's Foreign Ministry has cautioned the West against using the "language of sanctions" in his op-ed published by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper. "The fabric of the modern world is held together with the tissue of globalization, so the very idea of isolating a major state, let alone a world power, should appear nonsensical a priori to any sane man," Kirill Barsky wrote.
Russian cross country skiers Roman Petushkov, Irek Zaripov and Alexander Davidovich have won three medals in men's 15 km sitting race at the Paralympic Games in Sochi.
US President Barack Obama called six world leaders on Saturday to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the White House said.
Five sets of medals will be contested at the XI Paralympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Sunday. Paralympic athletes will compete for medals in cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing, Russian wheelchair curling and ice sledge hockey teams will hold next matches.
Actions in support of Ukraine and Russian compatriots living in the country will be held in big cities throughout Russia this weekend. According to forecasts of organisers, these actions will gather around 30,000 people.
Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin called for a thorough investigation of the events that led to the overthrow of the president and government in Ukraine. Churkin said he had raised this question at a meeting of the UN Security Council and brought to his colleagues’ attention the transcript of the phone call between UN Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, who had discussed the events in Kiev, including sniper fire.