- 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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- transliteration of the Russian name for 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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