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Great Expectations: Crimean referendum – (RT Documentary)

Great Expectations: Crimeans await fateful referendum (RT Documentary)

Published on Mar 8, 2014

From the late 18th century Crimea was a part of Russia; that was until 1954 when Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, issued a decree transferring the small Black Sea peninsular from Russia to Ukraine which was still a part of the USSR. Crimea is, to this day, mostly populated by Russians, though there are also many Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars.   Continue reading