The Berlin Wall is gone, and so is the Soviet Union. But Russia is still a pretty big country, a country with nukes and, it seems, a bit of an attitude in recent years.
'Sex sells' is a well-known axiom when it comes to product advertising, but does it also apply when marketing a movement?
Economic and cyber-war are more likely in current Crimean crisis than guns and tanks, experts say.
What is it about this peninsula that makes it so desirable as a geopolitical trophy?
History shows Moscow values both propaganda and military force.
From health spa to winter games, Sochi has long been a favorite of Russian leaders.