WorldViews: What history can tell us about Russia, Crimea and Vladimir Putin

By Adam Taylor, March 18, 2014

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an agreement that formally recognized the "reunification" of breakaway Ukrainian region of Crimea with Russia.

"To understand the reason behind such a choice," Putin said in a speech to parliament, "It is enough to know the history of Crimea and what Russia and Crimea have always meant for each other."

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