The situation in Kiev remains volatile, with protesters in favor of closer ties with the European Union burning buses and hurling projectiles at police. And planned Syria peace talks in Geneva this week were nearly derailed by a UN invitation to include Iran. And Russia is looking for four women it is worried may be planning suicide attacks at the Sochi Olympics. That and more, in today's Global Scan.
Neighbors in eastern Ukraine are splitting between those who support Ukraine's government and separatists who want to join with Russia. And if you listen carefully to the insults they are hurling back and forth, you can hear the echoes of history.
For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of the capital of Ukraine. The answer is Kiev. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on a controversy a local TV show that asked viewers to name the greatest Ukrainian of all time.
Revolutions, it is said, need the support of the middle class to be successful; In Ukraine, seven years after the Orange Revolution, a TV producer wonders whether it was worth it, as her nation slips back into its corrupt, pre-revolutionary past.
The Olympics are just two weeks away. And according to reporter Julia Barton, who is in Moscow, Russian media is more interested in the protests in Ukraine than in possible security threats at the Olympics.
Vladimir Putin's Russia took a hard line against protesters on Monday, just days after protesters brought down the president of neighboring Ukraine. A Russian judge sentenced anti-Putin demonstrators to as many as four years in prison, while special police arrested scores of protesters outside the courtroom.