Ukrainian special forces sent into Sloviansk after takeover by armed separatists
As Putin and his wife finalise divorce, here are five things you might not know about his personal life
Ukraine's future depends on a delicate power game in the east of the country, says Adam Swain
Russia remains defiant on Crimea annexation, but says there are no plans to invade Ukraine
Major independent news outlets in Russia have been blocked by the state communications agency
Some analysts argue that the best way out of the crisis would be to split Ukraine between east and west
If we are happy to let Scotland go (depending on the referendum), we should let Ukraine split too
Pussy Riot shows the way: social media coverage is the best answer to Kiev's 'wicked problem'
Some analysts say violence is the direct result of Russian intervention in Ukraine
Russian embassy objects to Channel 4 documentary exposing gangs who hunt and torture gay people
Logos rebranded with gay pride rainbow, while cabaret act sings 'good luck gays, on gay mountain'
Assistant secretary of state, Victoria Nuland, apologises to EU counterparts for 'undiplomatic language'
From hazardous water to stray dogs and dubious stains, who would be an Olympics correspondent?
Anatoly Pakhomov says gays welcome in his city, as long as they don't 'impose their habits' on locals
Russian president attempts to appease Western media over new laws against gay propaganda
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina say their release from prison is a 'publicity stunt'
Russian president Vladimir Putin tackles the big topics at his annual marathon press conference
Hope for jailed activists as Duma approves bill extending amnesty to those convicted of 'hooliganism'
Stephen Fry says Russia should be stripped of Games because of 'homophobic' law, but many disagree
Dancer and two men convicted of brutal attack that nearly blinded company's artistic director Sergei Filin