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On The Scene: Elizabeth Arrott in Crimea

Neither of the dueling narratives about events in Crimea seem to have much resemblance to what's going on here.   Moscow said it’s beefed up its presence to protect ethnic Russians under attack by Ukrainian nationalists over language and politics -- persecution it claims is orchestrated by the new pro-Western government in Kyiv.   But on the streets of Simferopol, pro-Russia sentiment holds sway. Crimea’s local parliament has clearly aligned itself with Moscow, and the only...

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