In Yalta, Redrawing the Map Once Againi
    March 10, 2014 12:16 PM
    The fight over Crimea’s future has pitted Russia against Ukraine. But in the multi-ethnic peninsula loyalties are not so clear cut. VOA’s Elizabeth Arrott has more from Yalta.

    In Yalta, Redrawing the Map Once Again

    Published March 10, 2014

    The fight over Crimea’s future has pitted Russia against Ukraine. But in the multi-ethnic peninsula loyalties are not so clear cut. VOA’s Elizabeth Arrott has more from Yalta.

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    by: Montana Libertarian from: Western U.S.
    March 17, 2014 11:45 AM
    The situation in the Crimea is serious, but I doubt any effective action to check Russian intentions to exert control there will be forthcoming.

    Beyond that, anyone who believes a word that comes out of Obama's mouth, regardless of the topic, is foolish.

    by: Satyadeva from: Colombo
    March 15, 2014 8:35 AM
    Russians,Chinese et al make deals among other small nations and prey upon them . That has been a fact even during the cold war.
    It is good for them to get at each other.That is good for humanity at large.

    by: Satyadeva from: Colombo
    March 15, 2014 8:32 AM
    In the USA Texas also wants to leave the union .
    If allowed most Southern States will leave .
    US needs to be a true guard of Human rights instead of spin mill
    that loots for the 1% rich.
    Survival of the military might is a fact.

    by: Darian from: Alexandria Virginia
    March 12, 2014 12:08 PM
    Dear Henry Crimean,

    All viewpoints are expressed in the Western media including yours. If you were to read Kiev Post, for example, you'd be surprised to find a full spectrum of opinions, from authors highly critical of the Ukrainian government to highly supportive. Can you say the same for diversity of opinion in Russian media? In fact, how many journalists with differing opinions have already been murdered in Russia under Putin's rule?

    A lot of the fear Crimean Russian have of Ukrainian "fascists" comes precisely from the highly controlled Russian media. Try to keep things in perspective.

    by: Henry Crimean from: Ukraine
    March 12, 2014 3:36 AM
    The US were also a part of British Empire which fell apart illegally by the will of people living in the colonies. Crimeans just follow Your example - they don't want to live in Ukraine. They have wanted to re-unite with Russia for more than 20 years. One of reasons is the anti-Russian(I mean Russian speaking citizens of Ukraine) policy. In Ukrainian media we were exposed as born enemies of Ukraine. We experienced double standards almost in all spheres of life. The Government always stimulated tensions between the Russians and Tatars. They were almost never prosecuted for hooliganism, illegal seizing of lands and other criminal activities. They always were above the Law. Now they are presented as victims. Tatars are afraid to loose their privileges (their leaders scream about Russian threat to their rights)though in fact they are offered even more support than they had in Ukraine. I know that the World Game presupposes spinning the news but it makes me laugh when I see the editorials on VOA written by people who have never lived in the region but try to show only one point of view. Is it democratic? None in American media has dared to think over the question - if people of Crimea were satisfied with living in Ukraine why they give such a mass support to Russian troops?