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Putin Hails Crimea Annexation in Speech Ahead of Vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday thanked residents of Crimea for voting to annex the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, calling the move "real democracy" in a speech days ahead of Sunday's presidential election. "With your decision you restored historical justice," he told the crowd of supporters in Sevastopol, home to the Black Sea Fleet's base. "With your decision, you showed the whole world what is real, rather than sham, democracy. You...

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