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Robert Ariail

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Russia is a real mother (*) too….

  2. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    But we’re the vote coerced?

  3. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    Virginia voted too 1861 // will russia let chevron develope the shale oil it discovered?

  4. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    great idea neocon you will geat a chance to live in aglag

  5. martens

    martens said, over 2 years ago

    From the Wikipedia entry:
    A referendum on the status of Crimea was held on March 16, 2014 by the legislature of Crimea as well as by the local government of Sevastopol, both subdivisions of Ukraine. The referendum asked the people of these regions whether they wanted to join Russia as a federal subject, or if they wanted to restore the 1992 Crimean constitution and Crimea’s status as a part of Ukraine. The 1992 constitution accords greater powers to the Crimean parliament including full sovereign powers to establish relations with other states.

    The available choices did not include keeping the status quo of Crimea and Sevastopol as they were at the moment the referendum was held. Many commentators argued that both choices would result in de facto independence.456
    Following the vote, officials indicated that over 96% of voters supported the choice to join Russia14 with a turnout of over 80%.15161718 The Republic of Crimea declared its independence from Ukraine the next day, started seeking UN recognition, and requested to join the Russian Federation.19 On the same day, Russia recognized Crimea as a sovereign state.2021
    And I wonder why so many on the Right are opposed to the Crimeans having the option to be independent? Note that Putin’s government is recognizing Crimea as a sovereign state. Freedom and liberty, people, freedom and liberty for all?

  6. Anweir88

    Anweir88 said, over 2 years ago

    Do you really think that much touted 96% in favor was the result of a free choice by the people of Crimea when they are surrounded with Russian troops operating within their borders with impunity?

  7. martens

    martens said, over 2 years ago


    I think several of us posting here on this site have already said that although the vote might have been closer under more open circumstances, nonetheless the outcome is likely to have been the same, given the composition of the Crimean population. One must remember that not everyone thinks that our way is the only or even the best way and that others have other loyalties and attachments.

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    The baby will be better fed with Mother Russia.

  9. Kot_begemot

    Kot_begemot said, over 2 years ago

    Only Mother Russia gave the Crimea baby to Ukraine in 1954 when they were part of one family. After 20 years of divorce hearings the kid chose to go back to the Mother.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago


    got to agree with you this time….

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