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  • Crimea legally Russian by Friday Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 5:15 AM ET
    Crimea legally Russian by Friday

    We're "seeing history being made" at great speed as from Friday, Crimea will officially and legally be Russian, NBC's Jim Maceda reports, adding that the West is expanding its list of Russian citizens to be sanctioned.

  • Going to be hard to put tough sanctions on Russia: Pro Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:15 AM ET
    Going to be hard to put tough sanctions on Russia: Pro

    Joseph Dayan, executive director at BCS Prime Brokerage, says that several European Union countries have different economic contracts with Russia, making a cohesive sanction plan difficult for the 28-nation bloc.

  • EU leaders to slap more sanctions on Russia? Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:18 AM ET
    EU leaders to slap more sanctions on Russia?

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley, discusses what actions European Union leaders might take against Russia and whether more sanctions are in the pipeline.

  • Are Russian sanctions strong enough? Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:50 PM ET
    Are Russian sanctions strong enough?

    Holman Jenkins, Wall Street Journal editorial board, discuss the strength of sanctions against Russia and how targeting individuals would hurt Vladimir Putin and the economy.

  • Obama rules out 'military excursion' in Ukraine Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    President Obama will push diplomatic efforts to bring pressure on Russia to loosen its grip on Crimea.

  • Where Russia's wealth is outside its borders Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    A car drives past a billboard promoting a Russian bank on a main road in the southern Cypriot port of Limassol.

    Of the half a trillion dollars held by Russians outside the country, roughly two-thirds is held in accounts in just three countries.

  • White House doles out investment advice on Russia Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 1:30 PM ET
    White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

    The White House is doling out investment advice on Russia, but not all investors agree with its take.

  • Germans cool to escalating conflict in Russia Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a press conference during the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2013.

    Closely entwined economically with Russia, Germany is a pivotal player in the West's standoff with Russia.

  • Biden warns Russia on 'costs of naked aggression' Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 9:17 AM ET
    Latvian President Andris Berzins (L), and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite pose with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden prior to a meeting in Vilnius on March 19, 2014.

    Vice President Joe Biden warns Russia that the United States will respond to any aggression against NATO allies.

  • Russia 'hard place' for PE: Blackstone CEO Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:11 AM ET
    Russia 'hard place' for PE: Blackstone CEO

    Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group CEO, shares his thoughts on investing in Russia. We've looked but we haven't found anything at this point, says Schwarzman.

  • Moldovan region wants to join Russia Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:20 AM ET
    Moldovan region wants to join Russia

    A Moldovan region has formally request to join Russia. The move could lead to a Russian military intervention after local clashes broke out, echoing events in Crimea, NBC's Jim Maceda reports.

  • Russian stock volatility offering chance to outperform: Pro

    Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Management, says the volatile geopolitical situation in Russia has discounted Russian stocks making them an attractive long-term investment.

  • Russian gas flows to Europe 'irreplaceable': Pro Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 3:15 AM ET
    Russian gas flows to Europe 'irreplaceable': Pro

    Seth Kleinman, head of energy research at Citi, says if Europe lost Russian flows of gas, there would be a "massive impact" on energy prices due to the continent's reliance on it.

  • Ukraine Ambassador: Annexation was well-planned Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 1:17 AM ET
    Ukraine Ambassador: Annexation was well-planned

    Pavlo Sultansky, Ambassador of Ukraine to Singapore, says the annexation of Crimea was a 'well-planned aggression' concerted by Russia.

  • Rally in oil and gold will be short-lived: UBS Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:23 PM ET
    Oil and gold rally will be short-lived: UBS

    Daniel Morgan, Global Commodities Analyst at UBS, believes the recent spikes in oil and gold prices are just temporary due to short-term news flow.

  • What is Putin's next move? Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:10 PM ET
    What is Putin's next move?

    Adrian Mowat, Chief Asian & Emerging Market Equity Strategist at J.P. Morgan, discusses the possibility of Russia moving in on other parts of Ukraine.

  • Putin signs Crimea treaty as Ukraine serviceman dies Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
    Putin signs Crimea treaty as Ukraine serviceman dies

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports on the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Crimean leaders to annex the region.

  • Does Putin care about economics? Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    Does Putin care about economics?

    Michael Farr, of Farr, Miller & Washington; Michael Ozanian, Forbes Magazine executive editor; Phil Orlando, Federated discuss how Vladimir Putin impacts the Russian economy.

  • Boots on ground in Russia more than US would tolerate: Pro

    Discussing the next move for the United States' stance on Russia, with William Kristol, Weekly Standard founder and editor; Hugh Hewitt, "The Hugh Hewitt" Show host; and Lanny Davis, "Crisis Tales" author.

  • Fmr. US Ambassador to Russia on 'costly' sanctions Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    Fmr. US Ambassador to Russia on 'costly' sanctions

    Michael McFaul, NBC News analyst and former U.S Ambassador to Russia, discusses the U.S placed sanctions on Russia.