rferl.org. “Interview: In Crimea, Putin Has 'Lost His Mind' - Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to deploy troops across the strategic Ukrainian region of Crimea has sparked an international outcry. Many Russians, too, are indignant. One of the most stinging attacks so far has come from Andrei Zubov, a noted political commentator who has compared Putin to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
“Chechen Leader Ready to Send Peacekeepers, Humanitarian Aid To Crimea” - Never one to pass up an opportunity to comply demonstratively with orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov affirmed on February 28 his readiness to dispatch a consignment of humanitarian aid to Crimea. The cost of that relief will be borne by the Akhmat-haji Kadyrov charitable fund named for Kadyrov's late father.
"Crimean Tatar Leader Tells People To Stay At Home, Avoid Confrontations" - With tensions escalating in Crimea, Mustafa Dzhamilev, a local Tatar leader and former Soviet dissident, spoke on March 1 to RFE/RL Russian Service's Dmitry Volchek. Dzhamilev says that he is telling local Tatars to stay away from protests and to avoid any provocations.
uznews.com. “Ten reasons why Gulnara’s downfall is not her father’s doing” - We are told again and again that “Karimov’s does not crack,” that it was the president himself who decided his daughter's fate, and that the SNB has nothing to do with it whatsoever. Let’s look at the facts.
cnn.com. “West, why are you surprised by Russia's move in Ukraine?” - Lots of stern-faced Western politicians and so-called experts have been asking: what is Russian President Vladimir Putin's endgame in Ukraine?
inform.kz. "30,000-year-old giant virus 'comes back to life'" - An ancient virus has "come back to life after lying dormant for at least 30,000 years, scientists say.