In Crimean capital, dueling rallies offer a study in contrasting narratives, ambitions

By Pamela Constable, March 10, 2014

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Barely a mile apart in this Crimean capital Sunday, two rallies — one pro-Russian, the other pro-Ukrainian — drew crowds that represented different age groups and offered sharply contrasting portraits of life today in a region that stands on the brink of sundering along ethnic, ideological and generational lines.

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