In Crimea, a swell of patriotism, but what is to follow?

By Pamela Constable, March 19, 2014

KIEV, UKRAINE — Even if you don’t know the lyrics, the state anthem of the Russian Federation is one of the most stirring national anthems ever written. This week, on assignment in Crimea, I heard it in full rousing splendor, sung by a chorus of uniformed young men standing at attention, and I had to catch myself from being swept up in the moment.

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