Invitations went out over social media this week, informing journalists about inauguration festivities organized by the “White Star” art collective, which includes several prominent figures in Russia’s pro-Kremlin youth movement.
Now that Vladimir Putin is back in the public eye, Russia observers can turn their attention back to figuring out who exactly killed opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. But even that isn't the only question surrounding the Kremlin at the moment.
Masked Russian troops have moved into Crimea, with unmarked uniforms and heavy arms. Some of the residents cheer them, while others fear them. And they may be the undoing of the delicate ethnic balance in Crimea.
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