Memo To Obama: This Was Their Red Line!
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In 1783 the Crimea was annexed by Catherine the Great, thereby satisfying the longstanding ...
In 1783 the Crimea was annexed by Catherine the Great, thereby satisfying the longstanding
quest of the Russian Czars for a warm-water port. In fact, over the ages Sevastopol emerged as a
great naval base at the strategic tip of the Crimean peninsula, where it became home to the
mighty Black Sea Fleet of the Czars and then the commissars.
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