Following More Sanctions, Russia Responds By Violating Ukraine’s Airspace

After being threatened with yet another round of sanctions from the United States and the European Union, Russia responded by violating Ukraine’s airspace multiple times. In a report released by the Pentagon, the Russian Air Force sent several fighter jets over Ukraine the night of April 25. After flying military attack aircraft over another country […]

After Taking Crimea, Putin Has Set His Sights on Southern Ukraine

Following the referendum in Crimea this past Sunday, which allegedly resulted in 95% of the voters choosing to be annexed by Russia, President Putin announced that he had submitted legislation to absorb the former Ukrainian Peninsula. The reactions of the Crimean people were decidedly mixed. Much of the ethnic Russian population celebrated their land returning […]

Putin Challenges the West By Sending Troops Into Ukraine

Despite stern warnings from President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin has activated large numbers of military personnel in the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine. Earlier this week, Russia’s Upper House of Parliament unanimously voted to authorize Putin to use military force in Ukraine. Russia’s actions came soon after Ukraine’s former President, Viktor Yanukovych, fled Ukraine following […]

Winter Olympics Woes: Poor conditions and Ongoing Construction

As world renowned athletes and reporters continue to arrive in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, they may not find the same amenities and facilities they’re used to. Amid continued debate on whether Sochi is ready for one of the biggest events of the year, people from around the world are seeing for themselves if […]