I guess we’ll be entering a brave new world tomorrow! These are issues that have never been faced before in human history. /sarc
Its all about the money, stupid.
Crimean voters look on Russia as Sugar Mommy. They’d be stupid not to take Moscow up on all the ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching, coming in.
Future generations will decide if it was folly or a sound investment.
Spin another fairytale.
Nice - the Post’s biggest worry is whether the entitlements will keep being paid!
Obama will be devastated, deeply saddened and he will impose a red line.
This article paints a rosy picture for the 58% ethnic Russians. Sucks if you aren’t. The per cent Russian also gives a measure of the fairness in the vote. But that was never the point was it. FWIW the other Ukrainian provinces don’t go above 39% ethnic Russian. 17.8% Russian overall with the western provinces having 2% to 4%.
Well, for one, the hordes of Russian sailors new to this warm-water port will demand thousands of comfort women and plenty of vodka bars.
Russia’s elite have been in Crimea since 1774, first in battle than as annexation by Catherine the Great in 1783. There are approximately 7 palaces of the Czars in Crimea. Come now how much different will Crimea be. Currently the Ukraine is financially broke> It is a no brainer for the Russkies in Crimea to go the way of Russia. ( I do not believe they will benefit Russia is financial strapped itself).
Narva, Estonia: about 87 % ethnic Russian. Just sayin.
California is how many percent Mexican now? These scum MFers that intentionally changed the face of America to purposely divide us with their open borders, the 1965 Immig Act, gun control for average Americans, and all intentionally to keep us divided while they all get richer, may need held to account too for their anti-USA positions.
Nothing will change....Borders have shifted all the time in that part of the world.
Totalitarian states survive through expansionism. The Soviet Union, with its bankrupt economic model, had to retain Eastern Europe after World War II to survive. Any portable assets in these countries from gold and currency to raw materials to art and antiquities to industrial plants were sent east to Moscow. Whole factories were disassembled and shipped back to the USSR then reassembled. Stalin emulated the Czars as does Putin. When military conquest becomes risky many forms of subversion can be applied to any small country bordering Russia.
If it helps destroy the European Union, great!
They can expect a very controlled and one sided media and opposition politicians and business people arrested on bogus charges and others to die mysteriously
>> if it joins Russia?
Is that an option?