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Putin Signs Treaty Making Crimean Peninsula Part of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crimean leaders have signed a treaty to make Crimea part of Russia, angering the United States and European Union.Mr. Putin told the Russian parliament that Crimea has always been an "inalienable" part of Russia. He said Sunday's referendum, in which Crimean voters decided to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, was legal.Mr. Putin criticized Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev for placing Crimea under Ukrainian control in 1954. When Crimea...

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