- 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 crimean
On one side of the silver medallion is a raised image of the outline of the Crimean peninsula.Putin’s Crimean Medal of Honor, Forged Before the War Even Began
April 25, 2014
Three other mules from the Crimean city of Sevastopol were detained at a road checkpoint with $400,000 in cash on them.Ukraine Foreign Minister Speaks of Mistrust—and a Truce
April 19, 2014
As the Crimean military pulls out of Russian-occupied Ukraine, angry criticism targets the failures of the Kiev government.Ukraine Revolutionaries Bitter about Crimea Loss and Kiev Incompetence
March 27, 2014
“Individuals such as Yanukovych, Aksyonov and their Donetsk and Crimean allies literally fought their way to the top,” says Kuzio.The Mafia Ruling Ukraine’s Mobs
March 23, 2014
What that means specifically one can see on the walls of Crimean buildings where graffiti reads “Tatars, get out of Crimea!”Vladimir Putin’s Seizure of Crimea Is Based on Pure Fiction
March 18, 2014
The Turkish Umpire stronger than at any time since the Crimean war.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
In the year 1855 the Crimean war led to much activity at this plant.A Journey Through France in War Time
Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
This attitude is well illustrated by the history of the Crimean War.The World in Chains
The flight of time brings us to the year 1855—the epoch of the Crimean War.Rabbi and Priest
The Crimean war was now deplored as a calamity, if not a crime.Historical and Political Essays
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
- of or relating to the Crimea or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of the Crimea
- 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
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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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