Crimea was not always Russian

Orysia Lutsevych explains why the myth that Crimea was always Russian is wrong.

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Published 29 May 2021 3 minute watch

Explainer: Crimea wasn’t always Russian

— Orysia Lutsevych explains why it is important to look at the peninsula’s complex history to understand its place in Russian and Ukrainian politics and identity.

Orysia Lutsevych explains why the myth that Crimea was always Russian is wrong, and why it is important to look at the peninsula’s complex history to understand its place in Russian and Ukrainian politics and identity.

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