At a time when everybody from college basketball experts to those who don't know the difference between Michigan and Michigan State has an opinion on the NCAA tournament, here's one look at what could happen over the next three weeks.
By Alastair Macdonald KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian museum caretaker Valentin knows what it's like when Moscow sends in troops to occupy a reluctant ally - he was there, in Red Army uniform, when Soviet tanks rolled in to crush the Prague Spring in 1968. Now we are the ones who are being occupied by the Russians," he said, shaking his head at the irony of history which sees Ukraine, long Moscow's closest partner, losing Crimea after Sunday's Kremlin-backed referendum there and fearing further invasion from the east. But, surveying Kiev war museum's display of tanks and combat aircraft, he said Russian President Vladimir Putin must beware. As Ukraine's government called up troops, and television ran images of Ukrainian armor on the move to a soundtrack of anti-Soviet patriotic song, he said the nation of 46 million would be no pushover: "We would resist.