Children have it good in the southern German town of Ettlingen. The town boasts fifty outdoor playgrounds and a giant indoor one that's a paradise when the cold wind howls. It has plenty of toys and sports equipment, and it's free of charge.
Western sanctions over the Crimea crisis are set to worsen Russia's economic downturn. But ignoring economic concerns in favor of preserving political power will soon cease to be a viable strategy for Moscow.
Captain Lars Stindl has helped power Hannover to just their third away win of the season. Early goals against an off-color Frankfurt, coupled with a gung-ho gameplan going forward, turned the tide for the guests.
For a German footballer playing in Crimea, the political upheaval provides plenty of reason to be distracted. But FC Sevastopol's Denis Prychynenko focuses on one thing - the football.
President Vladimir Putin aims to create an Eurasian Union where the Soviet Union once reigned. But Moscow's intervention in Crimea could make former Soviet republics think twice about deeper integration with Russia.
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