Russians believe Crimea was always Russian, even though it's not. Here is a video explaining why


Crimea has never been Russian. The Russian public has long been encouraged to view Crimea as native Russian land. This has led to widespread acceptance of the idea that the 2014 Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea was somehow justified as an act of ‘historical justice’. However, these claims do not match the reality of Crimean history. The 2014 annexation of Crimea was actually the fourth Russian attempt to claim the peninsula in the past 250 years. On each occasion, these efforts have ultimately failed. This video is history of Russian deception about the Crimea.

Human rights abuses against Crimean Tatars under Russian annexation

#CrimeaIsUkraine in arts and graphics

  • Political cartoon. Crimea says "I'll be back!" Crimea is Ukraine
  • Tamga - the symbol of the Crimean Tatars
  • The tamga intertwined with the Ukrainian trident - #CrimeaIsUkraine!

    The tamga intertwined with the Ukrainian trident - #CrimeaIsUkraine!
  • This graffiti appeared in Omsk, Russia - a considerable amount of refugees evacuated there from Ukraine. Crimea is Ukraine!

    This graffiti appeared in Omsk, Russia - a considerable amount of refugees evacuated there from Ukraine. Crimea is Ukraine!
  • Political cartoon. USSR Ukraine Crimea
  • Political cartoon: Crimea is Ukraine
  • Political cartoon: Putin stealing Crimea from Ukraine
  • Political cartoon: The Russian bear stealing Crimea from Ukraine, after it damaged Georgia
  • Hitler's anschluss of Austria in March 1938 vs. Putin's anschluss of Crimea in March 2014

    Hitler's anschluss of Austria in March 1938 vs. Putin's anschluss of Crimea in March 2014
  • Political cartoon: United Ukraine. Crimea is Ukraine
  • The symbols of the different regions of Ukraine reflected on its map
  • Crimea Is Ukraine
  • Political cartoon: Welcome! Crimea is a trap for the Russian bear.
  • Crimea Is Ukraine - graffiti
  • Crimea Is Ukraine
  • Crimea Is Ukraine - graffiti in Kyiv
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  • By US embassy in Kyiv
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History is always people. The Crimean crisis told in portraits

Atlantic Council report on Human Rights abuse in Russian-occupied Crimea

#CrimeaIsUkraine on twitter


Chronology of the annexation of Crimea

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