Ukraine is split, and the Russians are lurking. The history and political context of the Crimea is the source of much of the current conflict. Crikey explains the background.
Which heads of state are the biggest babes? The blonde vixen Yulia Tymoshenko of Ukraine grabs top spot, while sexy Barack Obama ranks at 15th. Our smiling Kevin 'Mr Sheen' Rudd comes in at a lousy 93rd.