Latvian security police searched the homes of two leaders of a pro-Russian language party on Thursday, seizing computers and documents from one of them, mixnews.lv news website said.
Fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will make an official statement Tuesday in Rostov-on-Don, sources close to the once powerful leader told RIA Novosti on Monday.
Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said Monday that preparations for the the southern Ukrainian region to become part of Russia are already underway.
Monday at the Sochi Paralympics saw Britain win its first-ever gold medal at a Winter Games, while for Canadian skier Brian McKeever, victory was positively routine as he claimed his eighth gold.
Russia's two-time Olympic figure skating champion Evgeny Plushenko said Monday he has checked out of a Tel Aviv clinic following successful back surgery and is returning to Moscow.