Pro-Russian activists have occupied a government building, called on Russian troops to enter the city, and announced deadlines for a separation from Ukraine. And this isn’t in Crimea. Will Donetsk be the next city to break away?

+ “This book has great propaganda value, not only for its intrinsic message and thought-provoking nature, but also for the circumstances of its publication: we have the opportunity to make Soviet citizens wonder what is wrong with their government, when a fine literary work by the man acknowledged to be the greatest living Russian writer is not even available in his own country in his own language for his own people to read.” From another era of strained U.S.-Russian relations: How the CIA used Doctor Zhivago as a tool to undermine the Soviets.