- Foreign affairs March 21
Russian President Vladimir Putin officially completed his controversial annexation of Crimea on Friday, so he dispatched officials to the peninsula to welcome their new neighbors. In the words of a Russian news agency, "festive fireworks" were set off in the cities of Simferopol and Sevastopol, plus a large party in Moscow.
Putin hailed the taking of Crimea as a "remarkable event" while signing a treaty that made everything official. Footage of the celebrations in Crimea were uploaded to YouTube. It remains unclear if hor d'oeuvres were served. --Jordan Valinsky
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