Kremlin TV

Putin takes perverse pride in revealing the details of the secret mission to bring Crimea “home.” He gloats in the big lie and invites Russians to join him.

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One Week in Crimea

When I checked into Simferopol’s deserted Hotel Ukraina, nobody imagined that a Russian invasion was being considered and would be completed within a week.

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Ukraine’s War of Independence

To Vladimir Putin’s surprise, his attempt to start a pro-Russian, “anti-Maidan” uprising in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine failed miserably.

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Putin’s Must-See TV

If the Kremlin can’t control all of Ukraine anymore, it will do everything it can to turn the country’s political and economic life upside-down.

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Putin’s Phony War

Convinced that the new authorities in Kiev will finally pull Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit, Vladimir Putin is hacking off as much of the country as he can get away with.

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