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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Representatives from Ukraine and Russia meet in Minsk, Belarus in fresh attempt to reopen peace talks on Ukraine crisis - @Reuters

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Moscow, Moscow Federal City, RU

Large blaze rips through one of Russia's largest libraries in Moscow, no deaths or injuries reported - @SputnikInt

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Russia

US stocks swoon on economic growth data and rate cut by Russian Central Bank; Dow off about 250 - @CNBC

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Baltic Sea

Report: Italian jets intercepted a Russian Air Force Il-78 tanker over Baltic Sea - @businessinsider

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Russian ruble crisis 2014

White House: Russian central bank moves illustrate 'element of chaos' in the Russian economy, some of that the result of sanctions - @Reuters

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Central Bank of Russia

Bank of Russia cuts key rate to 15% from 17% - @WSJbreakingnews

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Russia

Earthquake: M 5.0 - 133km S of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Dutch foreign minister says EU will extend 1st batch of sanctions against Russia - @AP

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Trial of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition blogger Alexei Navalny publishes alleged pseudonym used by 1 of Vladimir Putin's daughters to stay out of spotlight - @Reuters

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United Kingdom

Britain summons Russian ambassador to explain why Russian military planes flew over English Channel - @SkyNewsBreak

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Belarus says new round of Ukrainian peace negotiations to take place Friday - @AFP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian foreign ministry says Moscow will respond harshly to any 'attacks' against Russia - @NBCNews

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North Korea

Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to Moscow in May, South Korea's Yonhap reports - @BBCNews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

President Obama talked to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about Russian separatists not abiding by Minsk cease-fire - @mitchellreports

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Russia

Counsel tells inquiry Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice - @AFP

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3 charged with spying for Russia, January 2015

Editor's note: The FBI's statement about its arrest of a Russian in New York for spying also notes that two others accused of participating in the ring are protected by diplomatic immunity and are no longer in the US. - Tom

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3 charged with spying for Russia, January 2015

Russian spy ring attempted to gather information on potential US sanctions and US efforts to develop alternative energy resources, say federal officials - @ABC

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3 charged with spying for Russia, January 2015

Court documents: High-frequency trading behind arrest of alleged Russian spy - @MarketWatch

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3 charged with spying for Russia, January 2015

FBI in New York says it arrested alleged Russian spy in the Bronx accused of attempting to collect economic intelligence, recruit residents - @NewYorkFBI

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Russian ruble crisis 2014

S&P downgrades Russia's sovereign credit rating to below investment grade - @Reuters

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