Did you see the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi? A teddy bear as large as a building, representative of Russia, shed a tear and blew out the Olympic flame. Since then, the Russian bear has grown a good deal more aggressive. Russian troops now occupy the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine, where a vote was taken to split from Ukraine and align with Russia. Some fairly minor sanctions by the U.S. and Europe immediately followed. More serious economic sanctions are under discussion.
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