The US State Department (!) debunks Putin's lies about Ukraine.
Yanukovych lived like a king in a country with an annual per-capita income of less than $4,000, and he wasn't alone.
Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina speaks out on Putin's aggression (how come in Russia even punk rockers are super-articulate and we get Justin Bieber?).
The Russian Orthodox Church plays an important role in Putin's regime (found via Republic of Gilead).
Fire erupts at a giant oil refinery in Tatarstan, central Russia -- Volga Tatars acting in solidarity with Crimean Tatars, perhaps?
An anchor at Putin's propaganda channel quits on the air, while another registers a protest.
The Reaction, Progressive Eruptions, and TPM comment on the disgraceful Republican sniping at Obama.