• Russian Ruble slightly weaker  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight into the Crimeans' referendum vote to leave Ukraine and join Russia, and the current condition of the Russian market.

  • US & EU expected to impose sanctions: Pro  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    Dr. Leon Aron, American Enterprise Institute director of Russian studies, thinks the United States will impose sanctions on Russia in conjunction with the European Union as early as Monday morning.

  • The EU is to discuss possible sanctions against Russian officials, who are behind the country's "illegal" decisions and actions in Ukraine says Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian foreign minister.

  • Crimea: Russia 'can take its time'  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Lilit Gevorgyan, CIS analyst at IHS Global Insight, discusses Russia following the Crimean referendum to join the country and how increased tensions between Russia and the West could impact investments.

  • What will Russia do with Crimea?  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 5:15 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, senior global political analyst at Citi, highlights Russia currently has "no legal mechanism" in place to absorb Crimea and that the status the region would have remains undetermined.

  • Illinois senator Dick Durbin says Russian president Vladimir Putin uses natural gas as a bargaining tool in political affairs.

  • Ukrainian foreign minister Andrii Deshchytsa, says Ukraine and its allies can convince Russia to stop short of military conflict.

  • U.S. senator John McCain dubs the Crimea referendum a "sick joke" and says the international community is eying "tough sanctions" against Russia.

  • Crimea votes to join Russia in referendum  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on the referendum in Crimea in which the region voted overwhelmingly to join Russia.

  • Further instability ahead for Ukraine: Pro  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    Marko Pavlyshyn, Director at Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University, says Sunday's referendum in Crimea is the prelude to further destabilization in Ukraine.

  • Is Ukraine exacerbating market volatility?  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 1:06 AM ET

    Roger Groebli, CEO of Reyl Overseas, discusses recent volatility in global financial markets and ongoing instability in Ukraine.

  • Call for sanctions is like 'boy crying wolf': Pro  Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 10:32 PM ET

    Kenneth Polcari, Director at O'Neil Securities, explains why he thinks that calls for sanctions against Russia may not materialize.

  • Russia sanctions may not be hard-hitting: OCBC  Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 10:18 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank, explains why he thinks sanctions against Russia could take a diplomatic nature instead of punitive economic measures.

  • Could US LNG exports actually scare Russia?  Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 9:46 PM ET

    Myron Brilliant, Executive VP & Head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, explains how increased U.S. LNG exports could impact Russia's standoff with Ukraine.

  • All eyes on Moscow following Crimea vote: Pro  Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 9:06 PM ET

    Angela Stent, author of 'The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century,' warns that attention will fall on Vladimir Putin as to whether Crimea will join Russia officially.

  • Crimea's pro-Russian crowds cheer vote  Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports from the Crimean capital following the results of Crimea's referendum over the weekend.

  • Market uncertainty creates opportunities: Mercer  Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 7:18 PM ET

    Deb Clarke, Global Head of Investment Research at Mercer, explains how recent volatility in global financial markets could be buying opportunities for investors.

  • Ukraine crisis will support dips in oil: Pro  Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, explains why he doesn't expect oil prices to shoot up.

  • Will the West mete out sanctions against Russia?  Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Ben Goldsmith, Associate Professor, Department of Government & International Relations at the University of Sydney and David Kuo, CEO at Motley Fool Singapore, debate whether sanctions are in the pipeline following Crimea's referendum.

  • John McCain: Crimea referendum is a facade  Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    Calling Sunday's referendum a 'facade and a joke', U.S. Senator John McCain says the next long term goal for the U.S. is to help Ukraine regain Crimea. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports.