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Crimea's Complicated History in Brief

Crimea is a strategically located region on the Black Sea with a complicated history.   Crimea is a peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea and an autonomous, predominantly Russian-speaking, republic of Ukraine.   Ethnic Russians account for 58 percent of Crimea's population, while Ukrainians make up 24 percent.  Crimean Tatars, who began returning to the peninsula from exile after the fall of the Soviet Union, comprise 12 percent of its population. In its...

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