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What Prompted Putin's Annexation of Crimea?

While Russia’s annexation of Crimea has been described by Western nations as illegal and illegitimate, longtime Russian watchers say there is compelling history and motives behind it. Columbia University professor Robert Legvold said for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the annexation is a question of legacy. “From his point of view, it would be a far more substantial legacy than the Sochi Olympics, which everybody has been talking about as something that he wanted to be his legacy,”...

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