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Russian Assembly Speaker Pledges Support if Crimea Votes to Join Russia

Russia's upper house of parliament declared that it will support Crimea's decision if the Ukrainian region decides in a referendum to join Russia, RIA Novosti cited the head of the Federation Council as saying.   "If the people of Crimea take the decision in the referendum to join Russia, we, as the upper house [of parliament], will of course support such a decision," Valentina Matviyenko, head of the Russian Federation Council, was quoted as saying.   The...

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