- the, a peninsula in SE Ukraine, between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
- a former autonomous republic of the Soviet Union, now a region of Ukraine. About 10,000 sq. mi. (25,900 sq. km).
Russian Krim, Krym.
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Examples from the Web for crimea
It is the only tourist center Ukraine has left on the Black Sea, since Russia annexed Crimea last spring.Is Putin Turning to Terrorism in Ukraine?
January 6, 2015
“It is not about Crimea, the West wants our skins hanging on the wall,” he said.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug
December 18, 2014
The brazen land grab of Crimea was planned while Putin was enjoying the limelight of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
KIEV, Ukraine—He took the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea with just a few shots fired.
But the whole thing with Ukraine and grabbing Crimea has people worried.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall
November 9, 2014
In the Crimea is found another kind of cat which has no tail.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
They forget the example of Canrobert and Pellisier, in the Crimea.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
He is serving as a soldier with a Rifle regiment in the Crimea.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
In the Crimea, in Italy--ay, even in China--we did not make war in this way.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
Reflect on coming in of the Chalk, extending from Iceland to the Crimea.The Foundations of the Origin of Species
- a peninsula and autonomous region in Ukraine between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: a former autonomous republic of the Soviet Union (1921–45), part of the Ukrainian SSR from 1945 until 1991Russian name: Krym
As a former part of the Russian empire, Crimea was one of the strongholds of opposition to the Soviet government after the Russian Revolution.
It was occupied by German troops from 1941 to 1945.
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