The classical name Tauris or Taurica is from the Greek Ταυρική, after the peninsula's Scytho-Cimmerian inhabitants, the Tauri.. Strabo (Geography vii 4.3, xi.2.5), Polybius, (Histories 4.39.4), and Ptolemy refer to the Strait of Kerch as the Κιμμερικὸς Βόσπορος (romanized spellings, Kimmerikos Bosporos, Bosporus ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea was an improvisation designed to achieve limited aims during a moment of crisis in Ukraine.
Crimea: Geographical and historical treatment of Crimea, including maps and a survey of its people, economy, and government.
Crimea is a beautiful region on the Black Sea that has long entranced visitors. The Crimean Peninsula is connected to mainland Ukraine by two narrow necks of land, making it more like an island with a couple of natural land bridges than simply a bit of land jutting out into the sea.
The Republic of Crimea, officially part of Ukraine, lies on a peninsula stretching out from the south of Ukraine between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. It is separated from Russia to the east by the narrow Kerch Strait. In early 2014 Crimea became the focus of the worst East-West crisis since ...
Explore Crimea holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Shaped like a diamond, this tiny subtropical gem has always been an eye-catcher for imperial rulers – from Romans to Russians.
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Russia spent millions of dollars over the past four years to build up the peninsula’s state broadcaster, which is now fully deployed to drum up votes.
Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation in early 2014 and the peninsula, Ukrainian territory since 1954, is now administered as two Russian federal subjects—the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol.
As tensions continued to rise between Moscow and London on Wednesday over the spy poisoning scandal, Russian President Vladimir Putin turned his attention to domestic affairs by visiting Crimea ahead of Sunday's presidential election.