It's being called “the snowfall of the century.’’
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov likes to drink, smoke, wear Italian suits, and foil the US. And the world should take him seriously, says Politico's Susan Glasser.
Between Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova lies the breakaway region known as Transnistria. The region is made up of a majority of ethnic Russians, and many want to be part of Russia. So why not, after Crimea?
The Kremlin is tightening its grip on media, making it much harder for anyone but "official," state-sanctioned media to do work in Russia.
Relations between Russia and the US and Europe may be at their worst level since the Cold War — and that's not good news for American companies doing business in Russia.