Wednesday Mar 5
The Huffington Post
Is Russia Inventing a Ukrainian Refugee Crisis?
News stories emanating from Russian state media this past week raise a serious question.
Thousands rally in Russia's southwest to support Russian speakers in Ukraine
Participants in a rally under the slogan "We Don't Leave Our People Behind" in Bryansk.
Russia launches media war to win support for Ukraine action
Moscow: Russian state media and ruling party officials on Sunday warned of armed marauders in Ukraine and urged the public to stand firmly behind President Vladimir Putin on possible military action.
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Some 143,000 Ukrainians have sought asylum in Russian in 2 weeks
A source said that if the revolutionary chaos in Ukraine continues, hundreds of thousands of refugees will rush to Russian border areas.
Russia could limit food imports from Ukraine - Rosselkhoznadzor
MOSCOW. Feb 24 - Russia and the Customs Union could temporarily limit increased-risk food imports from Ukraine, given fears of loose safety control, said Sergei Dankvert, head of the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary oversight service Rosselkhoznadzor.
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Russian gays fear return of anti-LGBT campaign
After passage of a law banning the promotion of homosexuality among minors last summer, the Russian government's anti-gay campaign appears to be on hiatus during the Olympic Games.