KIEV, UKRAINE - JAN 26, 2014: Euromaidan protesters rest and strengthen their barricades on Hrushevskoho Street, after another night of clashes with riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. snames / Shutterstock.com

Ukraine rejects its own president and Vladimir Putin

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The big loser in Ukraine is Russia, though the US isn’t far behind.
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Video: Russian-backed Ukrainian govt using snipers to kill unarmed protesters

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Some are calling these stories “clickbait,” suggesting that it’s somehow wrong to find a way to make people care.
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Putin used Olympics to get Ukrainian president to attack Kiev protesters

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As a result, Kiev is now in flames, and many are talking about the prospect of a civil war.
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“I am a Ukrainian” – this video needs to go viral

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“We have this freedom inside our hearts. We have this freedom in our minds.”
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Russian anti-gay serial kidnapper Maxim Martsinkevich arrested in Cuba

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After an 18 month spree of kidnapping and torturing gay and trans youth, Russia finally takes action.
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Senior IOC member raises specter of taking Winter Olympics away from Russia

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Good luck assuring anyone that the gay, trans, and lgbt-friendly Olympic athletes are going to be safe at Sochi.
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Translated video shows Russian vigilantes torturing kidnapped gay 15 y.o.

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“Have you ever heard of the famous urine therapy?”
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In Russia you get 5 years for shooting a cat, but only 3 months for kidnapping & torturing gays

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Russians to give slap on wrist to organized crime network that kidnaps, tortures gay youth.
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Russian Sports Minister tells gays to “calm down,” reiterates threat to jail gay Olympians

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Sports Minister Mutko reconfirms that gay athletes and guests may be jailed at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
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“The Holocaust didn’t happen overnight”

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“Russia’s anti-gay laws are disturbingly similar to the Nuremberg laws Hitler passed before the 1936 Olympics.”
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