Russians like their iPhones, McDonald’s burgers, and Estee Lauder makeup just like people in many parts of the world. And the companies that sell those products really like the Russian market and spent much of last year opening new stores. Businessweek’s Kyle Stock asks a fair question: Now what?

+ Along with Crimea, Putin has also taken control of Ukraine’s dolphin army.

+ Putin is harder to spy on than most world leaders. Why? Because he doesn’t use a cell phone and he rarely looks “into that place where you apparently live, that Internet.”

+ According to a recent report, Russia warned the U.S. about the potential danger presented by Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. And officials may have missed out on an opportunity to question Tsarnaev because of a spelling error.

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