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Russian Parliament Speaker: We Will Support Crimea if It Decides to Join Russia

The speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament says Russian lawmakers will support Crimea's decision if the Ukrainian region decides in a referendum to join Russia.Meanwhile, Ukraine's interim president, Oleksandr Turchynov, signed a decree Friday canceling the decision by Crimea's parliament to hold the referendum. The Moscow-backed regional legislature voted Thursday for the peninsula to become part of Russia and scheduled a referendum on the issue for March 16. Mr....

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