A Russian Navy vessel in the port city of Sevastopol in Crimea. Annexed by the Russian Empire in 1783, the territory became part of Ukraine in 1954. In the eyes of many Russians, President Vlamimir Putin proclaimed his readiness to stand up to the We
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A Russian Navy vessel in the port city of Sevastopol in Crimea. Annexed by the Russian Empire in 1783, the territory became part of Ukraine in 1954. In the eyes of many Russians, President Vlamimir Putin proclaimed his readiness to stand up to the West when he sent troops into Crimea in 2014 to take it back.
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PHOTO: NEW YORK TIMES