Ukraine: Crimea Explained in 60 seconds - BBC News

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Ukraine: Crimea Explained in 60 seconds - BBC News 3
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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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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60% are the ethnic russians, 12% tatars, about 20% ukrainian and some other minorities living in crimea

i have not seen even one person that would speak ukrainian in crimea and i have not see even a single person from ukraine that could not speak russian

Author — ha1e

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

Author — Boris Gappov

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since when do we let language and ethnicity determine national boundaries

Author — Demond Wilson

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

Author — Sergey Skumbrievich

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Since when is territory decided by ethnicity or language

Author — Aneek Makwana

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

Author — Triple20X

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I have a very uncomfortable question. Crimea is Ukraine

Author — Laert Ackerman

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Severely lacking in information, thumbs down

Author — Bon Summers

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

Author — Max Spirin

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Ukraine: Crimea Explained in 60 seconds - BBC News

Author — Alexis Lopez

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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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95% Russian speakers. Good ol British propaganda

Author — Ó Braonáin

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

Author — Mary5555555

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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

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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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why did the commonwealth not succeed? If it did the world would be a happier place  

Author — Mateusz