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Russian Euphoria Over Annexation of Crimea Fading

When she was asked to give up a day's pay to help Crimea, Russian hospital therapist Tatyana could not hide her anger - why should she subsidize others when struggling to make ends meet herself? Living in southern Russia close to the border with Ukraine, Tatyana was caught up in the euphoria that gripped the nation when Russia annexed Crimea in March and still welcomes “our” people back in the fold. But more than three months on, she is worried that her wage of 9,000 roubles ($260)...

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