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A pro-Russian activist guards a barricade outside the regional police building seized in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 15, 2014.  (credit: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

Flyers Distributed In Troubled Eastern Ukrainian City Call On Jews To Register

Flyers, purportedly distributed by pro-Russian rebels, are demanding Jews register with the “Nationalities Commissioner” and pay $50 or lose their citizenship and face deportation.

19 hours ago

Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Sen. Murphy On Crimea Vote: Putin’s ‘Done Something Incredibly Stupid’

President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine.

03/17/2014

Walter Kozicky poses with the Ukrainian flag in his Yonkers office (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Local Ukrainians Hope For End To Deadly Protests In Kiev

Walter Kozicky was born in Ukraine and calls the deaths of dozens of protesters shameful. A map of Ukraine hangs in Kozicky’s Yonkers office, showing a nation caught linguistically, culturally and politically between Russia and the west.

02/21/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Collins Sounds Great, Boomer Talks Algebra, Evan Wants To See Putin

At some point over the weekend, WFAN’s Evan Roberts made vocal his great desire for a glimpse of Vladimir Putin during the Olympic hockey coverage from Sochi.

WFAN–02/17/2014

David Moeller of Germany in action during a Men's Singles Luge training session ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia on February 7, 2014 in Sochi.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

It’s Upon Us! 5 Things To Know About The Sochi Olympics

Want to get ready for the games? Here are five things you’ll want to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics.

02/07/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin walks onto the stage to deliver a speech during a welcoming event of the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Feb.  4, 2014. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Sochi Opening Ceremony Figures To Be All About Putin’s Quest For Relevance

All Vladimir Putin needs is an event that tells the world “Russia is back.” The Sochi Olympics opening ceremonies will be a message meant for millions around the world — and meant for his countrymen, too.

02/06/2014

Vladimir Putin (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin Is At The Olympics, Co-Starring A Persian Leopard

Putin checked in at a preserve for endangered Persian leopards and visited a group of cubs born last summer in the mountains above the growing torrent of activity in Sochi for the Winter Games.

02/04/2014

Russian president Vladimir Putin meets upcoming Olympic Games volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014. (Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin: Gays At Sochi Olympics Must ‘Leave Children In Peace’

Putin told volunteers Friday that gays visiting Sochi “can feel calm and at ease,” but he emphasized that they cannot express their views on gay rights issues to anyone underage.

01/17/2014

Dennis Rodman  (Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images), Michael Bloomberg watches Knicks-Spurs at MSG (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

2013 Sports Oddities: A Wayward Super Bowl Ring, Bloomberg’s Popcorn Caper & More

The mystery of what exactly happened to Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring was one of many odd places sports wandered into this year…

12/31/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Ice Cube Curling Centre during his tour of the Olympic venues in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 7, 2013. (Photo by SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Gives Assurances Of No Discrimination At Sochi Olympics

Preparations for the Feb. 7-23 Sochi Olympic games have been overshadowed by criticism of a recent Russian law outlawing “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.”

10/30/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Iliya Pitalev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Despite Skepticism Of Putin, Schumer Welcomes U.S.-Russia Deal On Syria

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he does not trust Vladimir Putin, but he also welcomes any help the Russian president can provide in removing chemical weapons from Syria.

09/15/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Iliya Pitalev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Putin: U.S. Military Strike In Syria Could ‘Unleash New Wave Of Terrorism’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken his case against U.S. military intervention in Syria directly to the American people.

09/12/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama Notes Split Over Syria Attack

Obama told reporters at the end of a two-day Group of 20 economic summit that he and other leaders had a “full airing of views on the issue” and there was a growing recognition that “the world cannot stand idly by.”

09/06/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Ice Cube Curling Centre during his tour of the Olympic venues in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 7, 2013. (Photo by SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Offers Assurances On Gay Rights At Sochi Olympics

President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia’s new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while insisting that gays are not discriminated against in his country.

09/04/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Juan Carlos Munoz/Getty Images)

Russia Will Enforce Anti-Gay Law During 2014 Olympics In Sochi

The IOC said last week that it had received assurances “from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the games.”

08/01/2013

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