Montenegro between NATO and Russia

On December 2, 2015 NATO formally invites Montenegro to start accession talks to join the Alliance. The small Balkan country is expected to join during 2017. Putin is not too happy about NATO’s eastward expansion. See how dramatically different countries addressed their fear of Russia’s response.

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Dimming hopes in Crimea

Russian authorities announced a state of emergency in Crimea, as the peninsula with 2 million inhabitants continues to suffer in cold and darkness. The media and authorities do not seem overly concerned with finding the villain.