Ukraine's Crimea Region Asks Russia For Protection

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Cossacks, who formed a feared military force in czarist times, start their 2012 ceremonial march from Moscow to Paris in memory of soldiers killed during the war against Napoleon in 1812. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Russia's Cossacks Ride Back From History As 'Patriots'

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A wax sculpture of Stalin sits behind the desk he used at the dacha. From the time he first began to visit the villa, Stalin was signing death warrants for his rivals — and living in fear of retribution. Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sochi Was Once A Vacation Spot Fit For A Dictator

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Pussy Riot Members Roughed Up By Auxiliary Police In Sochi

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International Sports Chaplain Myrna Gregory (right) uses a souvenir pin to tell a gospel story to a Russian volunteer at the Sochi Olympic Park. Sergei Sotnikov/NPR hide caption

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'Sports Chaplains' Bring The Gospel To Olympic Village

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Activists In Sochi Say They're Harassed For Speaking Out

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Sochi Games Showcase Putin's Hopes And Fears

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Sochi Games Open On Friday But Not Everything Is Completed

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Ukraine Activists Charge Police Beat And Even Kill Protesters

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In Ukraine, Protesters Declare Corruption The Problem

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Political Turmoil In Ukraine Spreads Outside Capital Kiev

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From Kiev To The Country At Large, Ukraine Protests May Spread

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Shoppers at a department store in Sochi, Russia, pass an information banner with photos of suspected terrorists wanted by police. The color photo shows Ruzanna Ibragimova, the 22-year-old widow of an insurgent. Police say she has been spotted in recent days in central Sochi. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russians Fear A Sochi Legacy Of 'Black Widows,' Not Gold Medals

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