Tag: Russian Anschluss

Russia ‘De-Ukrainizing’ Population Of Crimea, Occupation Census Shows

April 17, 2015

Staunton, April 16 — The number of people in Crimea identifying as ethnic Ukrainians has fallen by 232,000 between the 2001 census conducted by the Ukrainian government and the 2014 census conducted by the Russian occupation authorities, a decline that has reduced the percentage of ethnic Ukrainians on the peninsula from 24.0 to 15.1 percent. […]

Putin Admits to Aggression in Ukraine but Leaves Loopholes for More

June 27, 2014

Staunton, June 26 – Even as Vladimir Putin is being praised by some for having the Russian parliament rescind its authorization for the use of force in Ukraine, the Kremlin leader has admitted that he has done just that, left himself a variety of loopholes to do more, and promised to continue to “defend” ethnic […]

Fewer than Two Percent of Crimean Tatars Apply for Russian Citizenship

Staunton, June 26 – Only 5,000 of the 300,000 Crimean Tatars living in the Russian-occupied peninsula have applied for Russian passports over the last ten days, according to the Russian official there responsible for nationality affairs. That figure reflects the steadfast opposition of the Crimean Tatars to the Russian Anschluss. These officials say that applications […]