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The Real Inside Story on the Crimea Referendum

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The Real Inside Story on the Crimea Referendum. One fact that is being left out of the majority of stories regarding the Crimea referendum, is the choices that were on the referendum. There was no choice to keep the status quo. But rather, the choices were to join Russia or the Crimea to be virtually independent. Given the extreme show of force with Russian troops and unmarked Russian tanks the option of a mainly independent Crimea was no option at all. Consider also how the Crimea first was annexed to Russia in the 1780's. It was when Crimea became independent and was no longer under the protection of the Turks that Russia about 10 years later broke the treaty and annexed Crimea. What followed was genocides,oppression and deportations of the native Crimeans and Russians filled the vacuum with Russian colonists. This the only reason there is a Russian majority in the Crimea. Expect Putin to make similar moves in Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania in the future.