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  Crimea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crimea /kraɪˈmia/ or the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukrainian: Крим, Автономна Республіка Крим - Avtonomna Respublika Krym, Russian: Крым, Автономная Республика Крым - Avtonomnaya Respublika Krym, Crimean Tatar: Qırım, Qırım Muhtar Cumhuriyeti) is an autonomous republic of Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea, and a peninsula of the same name.
Crimea borders the Kherson region from the North; the rest of the border is the Black Sea in the South and West and the Sea of Azov in the East.
Crimea is connected to the mainland by the 5–7 kilometre (3–4 mile) wide Isthmus of Perekop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crimea   (2010 words)

 brief history of the Crimea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After the fall of Rome, the Crimea was under the political influence of the Byzantine Empire until, in the 13th century, it was invaded by the Polovetzy.
The Ottoman sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople, invaded the Crimea, besieged and took Genoese Kaffa (1475), and made the Crimean khanate its vassal, although it was allowed to remain autonomous, which meant that the Crimean-Russian understanding was not affected by the Ottoman intervention.
Although mostly peopled by Russians--it was the USSR's premier vacation grounds--the Crimea was transferred in 1954 to the Ukraine by Nikita Khruschev, head of the Russian communist party, whose career had prospered in the Ukraine.
www.worldhistoryplus.com /c/crimea.html   (626 words)

 CRIMEA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Crimea is an area of Ukraine and a peninsula on the Black Sea.
The language of the Crimea Tatars is different from the Volga Tatars, the one spoken in the Russian republic of Tatarstan.
From Crimea, the Karaim spread to Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine.
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 Crimea, Ukraine  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
The peninsula, connected with the mainland to the north by the narrow Isthmus of Perekop, projects southward from the rest of Ukraine into the Black Sea, which bounds it on all sides except the northeast where it is bounded by the Sea of Azov.
In 1921 Crimea was established as an autonomous republic for Crimean Tatars within the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (RSFSR) of the Soviet Union.
Crimea was demoted in status from an autonomous republic to an oblast in 1945.
www.galenfrysinger.com /crimea_ukraine.htm   (956 words)

 Crimea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Crimea is a peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea, in modern SE Ukraine.
Crimea was the scene of some of the most bloody battles in the Great Patriotic War (Second World War).
In the Soviet era, Crimea was governed as a part of the Russian SFSR until, in 1955, it was transferred to the Ukrainian SSR to mark the tenth anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War.
www.wikiverse.org /crimea   (1198 words)

The Genoese trading port of Kaffa (modern Feodosiya) in eastern Crimea was the place from where the Black Death spread from Asia to Western Europe in 1346.
Crimea was part of the Ottoman empire between 1475 and 1774.
After the Russian revolution, Crimea became the republic of Taurida from 1917 to 1920 and the Crimean Autonomous Soviet Republic from 1920 until occupied by German forces between 1942 and 1944.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0017169.html   (485 words)

 Karaims in Crimea
Under Mongol rule the Crimea was the western outlet of trade routes that led to Central Asia and to China, and thus gained commercial importance which it did not possess either earlier or later.
In 1783 the Crimea was incorporated in Russia.
The Crimea was initially the centre of the National Karaite Movement, headed by such leaders as Benjamin ben Samuel Aga, Simha Babovich, Joseph Solomon Luzki, Abraham Firkovich and Samuel ben Moshe Pampolov.
www.turkiye.net /sota/karaukr.html   (2519 words)

 AllRefer.com - Crimea (CIS And Baltic Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The eastern tip of the Crimea is the Kerch peninsula, separated from the Taman peninsula (a projection of the mainland) by the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov.
The peninsula is coterminous with the autonomous republic of Crimea, of which Simferopol is the capital.
Along the Crimea's northeast shore are a series of shallow, stagnant, but mineral-rich lagoons, known collectively as the Sivash or Putrid Sea, which are linked to the Sea of Azov by the Arabatskaya Strelka.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Khanate of Crimea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Crimean Khanate (Khanate of Crimea) was an independent Turkic state (khanate) founded in 1441 by Haci Giray Khan, a descendant of Genghis Khan.
On 8 April 1783, in vilolation of the Treaty, the whole of the Crimea was annexed to the Russian Empire by Catherine II.
The Khanate of the Crimea became a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire in 1475 and in 1502 it conquered and annexed what remained of the Golden Horde.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Khanate-of-Crimea   (608 words)

 The Krim - Crimea Ukraine
Crimea is located as a peninsula surrounded by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
Austria also threatened to enter the war on the Ottoman side, causing the Russians to withdraw from the occupied areas, which were subsequently occupied by the Austrians in August 1854.
Crimea proclaims independence on May 5, 1992 but later it agreed to become an autonomous territory in the Ukraine.
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 Crimean ASPECTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Crimea is, of course, the region of Ukraine facing the greatest challenges in dealing with the diversity of its population and, in particular, the pressing needs of the quarter-million Crimean Tatars who have returned to Crimea since the late 1980s.
Those in Ukraine, and Crimea in particular, who are involved in debates on managing ethnocultural diversity, operate in an environment that is much more stressful than the environment in Canada, and this greatly hampers their efforts.
Thus in the context of Crimea the rhetoric of cultural pluralism misleads rather than informs by implying that the interests of all ethnic communities in Crimea are similar or even identical.
aspects.crimeastar.net /english/press/an_f.php   (3349 words)

 Minorities At Risk (MAR)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Additionally, the political situation of ethnic Russians in the Crimea, where they constitute approximately 64 percent of the population, is markedly different from the political situation of ethnic Russians in the remainder of the Ukraine, where they constitute 19 percent of the population.
The composition of the population was altered dramatically at the end of the war, when Stalin deported almost the entire Crimean Tatar population (resident on the peninsula since the 15th century) to parts of Central Asia.
In the Crimea, irredentism is strong among the Russians owing to the overwhelming majority of Russians there and the relatively strong historical link between Crimea and Russia.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/data/ukrcrus.htm   (943 words)

 Crimea - Wikitravel
Crimea is a region in the south of the Ukraine.
In Crimea, Russian is the language of choice (in addition to the Tatar and Ukrainian languages).
With the Ottoman conquest of Crimea in 1475 the Khan's became a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire but were left as the rulers.
wikitravel.org /en/Crimea   (2311 words)

 Historical Gallery
Russians in Crimea, whether consciously or not, give due credit for the fact that, for the last 12 very hard years, Ukraine has managed not to allow any bloody ethnic conflicts in such a geopolitically and ethnically troubled region as Crimea.
Crimea represents Ukraine's political role in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea basins; it's the country's sole guarantee of territorial stability.
Crimea is a true medal on Ukraine's chest, a heavy medal that it has to bear, despite its weight.
www.artukraine.com /historical/crimea2.htm   (903 words)

Subtropical climate of Southern Crimea is famous for its healing power, and the Crimean medicinal mud of its saltwater lakes (in the city of Saki) is as potent in its healing as that of any mud of the Dead Sea.
The Crimea is blessed with some of the most awe inspiring caverns in the world.
In Soviet times Crimea was one of the most popular resorts both among common citizens and the leaders of the country.
www.stranslation.com /Ukrainian_Translation/Crimea.htm   (883 words)

 The Crimea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is not clear from the sources what it's exact status was, some commentaries describe it as being a dependency of the Khazars and later conquerors, while others regard it as having been entirely independent, at least until the 780's.
By the 14th century, the district was being referred to as the Principality of Feodoro, and is normally spoken of as being independent, although often in conflict with local Mongols and/or Genoese from Kaffa.
Not in the Crimea itself, but rather on the eastern shore of the Kerch straits, overlooking the eastern end of the Crimean Peninsula and dominating the approach to the Sea of Azov.
www.hostkingdom.net /crimea.html   (1518 words)

 ukraine, crimea, crimea property for sale
Crimea is a wonderful place with a peculiar history, culture, traditions and a unique landscape.
The autonomous republic of Crimea is part of Ukraine and is within the peninsula.
Crimea is well known for making a wide range of wines, including dry reds and whites, but the regional specialty is sweet wines such as Madeira, sherry, muscatel and port.
www.crimeaproperties.com   (950 words)

 Travel-Tourism Gallery
The Crimea is the peninsula that dangles from the bulk of Ukraine into the Black Sea.
Politically, the Crimea is a semi-detached part of the biggest country wholly in Europe: Ukraine.
The Crimea was formally annexed in 1783, after which Catherine was transported with great ceremony from St Petersburg to Sevastopol.
www.artukraine.com /travel/crimea_guide.htm   (2766 words)

 Troubled Times: Crimea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Crimea will experience approximately the same climate after the shift as before, the former west now the south, the former east now the new north.
The most serious problem the Crimea will face during and after the pole shift will be volcanic dust from the Balkan region and Etna, which will blanket the area with thick dust clouds, making outdoor gardening impossible and poisoning the water.
The Crimea, surrounded on most sides by water, is also vulnerable to sea level changes, including influx from the melting poles which will cause the oceans of the world to rise over 650 feet above their current levels.
www.zetatalk.com /info/tinfo24p.htm   (172 words)

 Crimea - The Tatars (Ukraine)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1944, Crimea's Tatar population was deported for 'disloyalty' during WW2.
Tatar independence in Crimea was short-lived and Russian invasion in the beginning of 1918 put an end to the Tatar Republic of Crimea and to the use of the flag.
The green flag with golden tamga was used by the Republic of Crimea in later 1917-1918, under leadership of ethnic tatars.
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 Crimea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
During the Crimean War (1853–56), parts of the remaining Tatar population were resettled in the interior of Russia.
In 1991, President Mikhail Gorbachev was vacationing in Crimea at the time of the August Coup.
In 1995, Crimea’s government was placed under national control and Meshkov was ousted, but its assembly was retained.
www.bartleby.com /65/cr/Crimea.html   (944 words)

 Crimea Holidays Crimea Vacations Crimea Festival Summer Vacation Ukraine Crimea Travel guide
Crimea as well is a center of hang-gliding and bicycling.
There are a lot of directions you may choose to go in Crimea, but this time we decided to come through so called 'Big Canyon of Crime' and coming southwest and to come out to the Seaside in the surround of Foros.
You should know also that Crimea is pretty dry place and it is very difficult to find the water suitable for drink and for cooking there.
www.visitcrimea.com /stories/onthetrails.htm   (981 words)

 The road to Crimea is opened
Potemkin, who was responsible for the preparation of the southern Ukrainian regions for the possibility of war with Crimea, informed Catherine in 1780 that "the taking of Crimea by Your Highness is justifiable by prestigious reason, that is, a cessation of all wasted efforts and the constantly arising conflicts with the Porta.
Thus at the beginning of 1783 Russia seized Crimea and announced the fait accompli with an 8 April manifesto proclaiming the inclusion of Crimea into the Russian empire.
Crimea, as had been the case with Ukraine, was regarded by Russia as 'living space' without taking into account the interests of the indigenous population.
www.infoukes.com /history/crimea/page-06.html   (934 words)

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