Crimea: A Look Inside the New Russian Territory

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Days after Ukraine’s president was toppled from power during the Euromaidan revolution, Russian soldiers and local proxies took control of the strategically important Crimean peninsula and surrounded Ukrainian troops in their bases. Unhappy with the change in government in Kiev and using the unfounded fear of the Russian language being restricted, Russia made a bid for control in the region.

Following an illegal and fraudulent referendum on whether Crimea would become a part of Russia or not, Russia then formally annexed the peninsula — a move which was widely condemned by the international community. Russia had, in one quick and mostly bloodless takeover, reminded the world of its power, and made the West in its poor handling of the situation appear weak.

VICE News headed to Crimea to see how the change in rulers has gone down with the local population. Some residents welcomed Russia and the prospect of a greater economic future, while others feared losing their freedom to speak out, and did not like the idea of becoming pawns in Russia's military muscle flexing.





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You know things are bad when McDonald's are closing down.

Author — Big Ray

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2:57 haha that psychologist is soooo done with that dude who just barges in the interview lol

Author — Anthony D’Amico

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6:40 'I hope I see my grave soon' I felt that 😭 fell sad for that Grandma 😔

Author — Red hair Shanks

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This looks more like the work of Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty etc.

Author — Howard Selby

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if somebody stole Crimira it was the leaders of the Ukraine


On 19 February 1954 the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of
the Soviet Union issued a decree transferring the Crimean Oblast from the
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic to the Ukrainian SSR. According to
the Soviet Consti/tution (article 18), the borders of a republic within the
Soviet Union could not be re-drawn without the agreement of the republic in
question. The transfer was approved by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of
the Soviet Union; however, according to article 33 of the const/itution, the
Presidium did not have the authority to do so. The const/itutional change
(articles 22 and 23) to accommodate the transfer was made several days after
the decree issued by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.[1][2]The question should have been submitted to the open discussion of the Supreme
Council of the Russian SSR. Moreover, a referendum should have been conducted
to find out the opinion of the residents of the two republics. Nothing of that
happened. The Presidium of the Supreme Council gathered for a session on
February 19, 1954 - only 13 of 27 members were present. There was no quorum,
but the decision was adopted unanimously.

Vice one more state department /neocon propaganda channel

Author — fred6319

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""Following an illegal and fraudulent referendum on whether Crimea would become a part of Russia or not, Russia then formally annexed the peninsula" This is a flat out lie. Every examination proves that the referendum was within ALL international, UN, Russian and even Ukrainian Law. In fact, it was Ukraine who illegally annexed the Autonomous Republic of Crimea years before. Every single person virtually - 96% of a 97% turnout freely voted for unity with Russia, as testified by the international voting supervisors which both the US and the UK ban from their voting!!

Author — Isabella jones

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I want to help that old lady, that breaks my heart to see that

Author — Jim Drezon

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Famous dish in Crimea is the passport soup.
You can cook your passport, yes, because anyway is USELESS !!!!

Author — busy boy

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I watched two documentaries about this, the one on vice and one on RT . It's amazing how opposite they are.

Author — Dani Stark

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"I overslept and had some things to do" hahaha don't try and hide it, you had somebody to do

Author — Schmuel Goldstein

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Bridge connecting Crimea and Russia will be completed by end of 2018.

Author — Belko

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I would be proud to have a russian passport and live in crimea.

Author — Fred Schwentafsky

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3:23 thats my username and my name in real life 😂😂😂😂😂

Author — randomandrei

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Crimea: A look Inside The Old Russian Territory

Author — David

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Illegal referendum? Anyone care to elaborate on why it was illegal?

Author — George Papadopoulos

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Russia did a good job by getting back what was rightfully theres....

Author — Xao yaj

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& What they can get from Ukraine desperation & Hunger.

Author — Ric B.

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2:26 Andrey (psychologist) - in Russia, " psychologist" - means the person without education and without work.

Author — Силантий У.

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3:25 "*Passport blyat*" lmao

Author — Rocky Do

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2:26 till 3:52 Heyy VICE News .., You have to take responsibility for Andrei's lost life.
His lies and your lies just bring disaster ONLY.

Author — Pecandu Youtube