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Russia Cracks Down on Crimean Activists and Minorities
25 November, 2014
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Minorities and activists in Russian-annexed Crimea are increasingly feeling unwelcome in their own home.

Pro-Russian demonstrators march with a huge Russian flag during a protest in front of a local government building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

by Chris DunnettHromadske International

produced by Maxim Eristavi

What You Need To Know:

✓ Russia illegally annexed Crimea in March, a move widely condemned by the international community;

✓ Crimean Tatars, the peninsula’s indigenous population, opposed Russia’s actions from the beginning;

✓ International attention towards the region has largely faded in light of the fighting in eastern Ukraine and other matters of international importance;

✓ Repression towards Crimea’s minority communities has increased since the annexation, as noted by activists and international organizations;

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