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On the Scene: For Crimea’s Tatars, Fear, Defiance Take Hold

The dispute over the Ukrainian republic of Crimea has largely pitted Ukraine against Russia.  But the region’s ethnic Tatars may have the most to lose.  VOA’s Elizabeth Arrott has more from Crimean town of Bakhchisarai. It’s a show of pro-Russian force in Bakhchisarai. As Ukraine and Russia face off over Crimea’s future, these soldiers are but the latest to lay claim to this long-contested land. Crimea’s indigenous Tatars, outnumbered by their Slavic neighbors, are keeping a...

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