Ukraine: Crimea Explained in 60 seconds - BBC News

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Watch a brief history of Crimea. It's located on a peninsula stretching out from the south of Ukraine between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov


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The author is stupid. Sound track is Arabic but not Ukrainian or Russian.

Author — Boris Gappov

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100% Russian speakers, 10% ukranians but that can speak Russian too

Author — Alex A

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I loled at "60% are Russian speakers". This report sux.

Author — Truth Hurts

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BBC! 95% of the Crimean population speak Russian. Please correct that!

Author — Sergey Skumbrievich

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Not only brief but also very recent history.  A tendentious, inaccurate and often factually wrong account.

I do not know what 'ethnic Russian' (or 'ethnic Ukrainian' for that matter) means but, having been born and grown up in the Crimea, I never met a local whose native tongue was 'Ukrainian'.  At least 99% use Russian as their first tongue; some Armenian, Crimean Tatar, Greek but none Ukrainian.  Most of them considered themselves Crimean first, anything else second.  This included people with Greek, Krymchak, Russian, Jewish, Cossack, central Ukrainian, Italian, Karaim, Armenian, Georgian, Crimean Tatar and many other roots, usually multiple.

The Crimean Khanate, the basis of whose economy was slave trade, mostly of captured Slavic population, never extended to the Southern Coast of the Crimea and the area of the mediaeval Greek Orthodox Gothic principality of Theodoro.  In fact most (75-80%) of the Khanate's land comprised the south of what is now Ukraine outside the Crimea, extending east into Northern Caucasus, the land later known as New Russia.

The last europhile Greek- and Italian-educated khan willingly accepted Russian suzerainty, both he and his subjects having had enough of Ottoman oppression (practically since its formation on the ruins of the Golden Horde the Crimean Khanate was a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire).  The Ottomans eventually murdered him.

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since when do we let language and ethnicity determine national boundaries

Author — Demond Wilson

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 Crimea belongs to Russia! Crimea!
БОЛЬШИНСТВО КРЫМЧАН ЗА ЗАЩИТУ РФ!

Author — Mary5555555

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Ukraine: Crimea Explained in 60 seconds - BBC News

Author — Alexis Lopez

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What's with the arabic style bg music.

Author — M. Nurhaikal

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This is bs
98% are Russian Speakers
And Russia has not conquered anything

Author — Haraldr

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If a country next door (or FAR AWAY FOR THAT MATTER) "THREATENS" US "National Security" they are PERMITTED TO INVADE THAT COUNTRY AND NOBODY SAYS ANYTHING. AND BARELY ANY US CITIZENS IN THAT COUNTRY HAVE THEIR LIVES ENDANGERED. But if Russia, WITH UKRAINE BEING LITERALLY NEXT DOOR, feels it's national security is endangered CANNOT INTERVENE IN A REGION THAT HAS A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF RUSSIAN CITIZENS WHO OPPOSES THE ILLEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT?

WHO IN IRAQ OR IN AFGHANISTAN WERE IN FAVOUR OF THE US INVASIONS THERE? HOW BIG OF A PERCENTAGE? (NOT COUNTING OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES). WAS THERE A 60% US POPULATION OPPOSING SADDAM HUSSEIN'S AUTOCRATIC RULE? NO! 

FOR THE RECORD - The US installed Saddam to threaten and show the Iranian government that they won't tolerate the new government in power after they toppled a DICTATOR THAT WAS INSTALLED (By a CIA led coup) IN 1953 AND RULED AN ABSOLUTE TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENT UNTIL 1979. Iraq also had a short war with Iran however the outcome was not in US' favour since Saddam lost it.

I am sick of this US intervening and meddling in other countries internal affairs and incidents. The fact John McCain made several visits to Ukraine prior to this riot, tells us there is something fishy about this. 

Author — Marc Böetius

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100% of krims population speaks russian, and a small percentage speak both Ukrainski and Ruski

Author — Image lush

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Severely lacking in information, thumbs down

Author — Bon Summers

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ahhh Kırım bizim göz bebeğimizdi, ama gerçekleri kabul etmek gerek, Kırım her ne kadar bir zamanlar Türklerin, sonra Rusların olmuşsa da artık Kırım Ukrayna'nın.

Author — Kerem Göğcan

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60% russian speakers???? Well... BBC news - what else can you expect!!

Author — Max Spirin

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60% russian speakers? :D Yea, nice fake...more than 95%..

Author — Triple20X

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What language do speak the rest 40 percent of the population?

Author — Cats App

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Well I couldn't have put it any better myself Marcus Keil vv lets not forget Cuba, Panama....

Author — Curi0u50ne

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Who thinks that Crimea should become it's own country??

Author — Matthew 25

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100% are Russian Speakers, 90% are native Russian speakers, which makes Andrew's estimate in 95-98% correct.

Author — Valeri Karpov