Translate page with Google

Story Publication logo February 25, 2015

What Happened to Crimea?

Country:

Author:
Image by Boryana Katsarova. Ukraine, 2014.
English

Edging to the brink of civil war, Crimea has turned into a geopolitical crisis, perhaps the gravest...

author #1 image author #2 image
Multiple Authors
SECTIONS
Media file: 003.jpg
Image by Boryana Katsarova. Ukraine, 2014.

It's been nearly a year since Russia annexed Crimea. In March 2014, Crimeans voted in a referendum where 97.6 percent were said to have voted to join Russia. Many countries have never recognized that vote. President Obama called the Russian annexation "illegitimate." Journalist Dimiter Kenarov went to Crimea to report on annexation. In "Putin's Peninsula Is a Lonely Island" for Foreign Policy he writes, "The place feels sad and forlorn-like an abandoned amusement park."

RELATED CONTENT

RELATED ISSUES

Conflict and Peace Building

Issue

Conflict and Peace Building

Conflict and Peace Building

RELATED INITIATIVES

two soldiers stand holding guns and wearing fatigues

Initiative

War in Ukraine

War in Ukraine

Support our work

Your support ensures great journalism and education on underreported and systemic global issues