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Crimea, peninsula, 10,425 sq mi (25,900 sq km), on the northern side of the Black Sea, part of the Ukraine. Its population today is about 70% Russian and 20% Ukrainian. It was the scene of the Crimean War (1853–56) and was also a battleground during World War I and World War II.

See also: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

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