The Crimea’s Declaration of Independence and Annexation to Russia in 2014

  • Juan Francisco Escudero Espinosa


Historically, Crimea is one of the cradles of Russian origin and identity, the site of Russian military glories and tragedies, a centre of cultural renewal, occupying a special place in the Russian heart. Within the turbulent history of the region, the ceding at the behest of the Ukrainian Nikita Khrushchev of the Crimean Oblast to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on 19 February 1954 may be seen as one of the roots of the present crisis in the Ukraine with regard to Crimea.


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  • Juan Francisco Escudero Espinosa
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of LeonLeonSpain

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