For Crimea, Russia-Putin Killed 2 Heads of State

 

For Crimea, Russia or Putin reportedly killed two heads of state. The tough guy Putin will do this today.

The reason is that Russia needs a strong-handed political strongman to support its status as a major power. Moreover, Crimea’s gains and losses are related to national sentiments. Geographically speaking, Crimea is an important outlet for Russia. As long as we keep it, we can still maintain a strategic advantage over Turkey on the Black Sea coast and continue to maintain a huge influence on the Eastern European plains.

 

 

This territory is related to the lives of the two Russian tsars. Although the United States opposed it and the West was hostile, Putin eventually merged them.

 

If you talk about the world’s political celebrities, there is a Russian girl who bears the brunt. Her name is Poklonskaya. She became the Attorney General of Crimea in 2014. 

Once the nomination was announced, she immediately attracted numerous fans around the world. The young people of the island country are even more fascinated by her, claiming that she is the realistic version of the Japanese anime girl. 

Coincidentally, the birthday of the beauty prosecutor is the same day that Crimea joined the Russian Federation in 2014. She once claimed to be "the happiest person in Crimea".

 

On March 18, 2014, Crimea joined the Russian Federation 

It has been more than 3 years now, but the reality is not optimistic. In February of this year, US President Trump visited Ukraine and also called Putin: I hope you will return Crimea to the Ukrainians. 

Western societies generally do not buy into Russia’s merger with Crimea. The European Union has recently begun a new round of economic sanctions against Russia and Crimea.

 

Then, why does Russia have to merge Crimea despite the opposition of various countries? What kind of enmity does Ukraine and Crimea have? Is Putin's move a blessing or a curse?


The Black Sea Gateway to Eastern Europe

The Crimea Peninsula is a major European hub, located on the northern shore of the Black Sea, with a total area of ​​26,100 square kilometers and a population of less than 3 million. 

About 60% of them are Russians, about 25% are Ukrainians, in addition to some Tatars and other ethnic minorities.

 

Its name is derived from the Tatar word "Krim", the name of the early Khan king of the Tatars.

For Crimea, Russia-Putin Killed 2 Heads of State


The Crimean Peninsula is surrounded by sea on three sides, the Sea of ​​Azov to the east, the Black Sea to the west and south, and there are many bays and natural harbors along the coast. 

There is an 8 km wide Perekop Isthmus to the north and Ukraine, and the Kerch Peninsula to the east. Russia faces each other across the Kerch Strait, which is 4 to 15 kilometers wide. 

The port of Savastopol, where many wars broke out in history, is at the southern end of the Crimea Peninsula and is also the base of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet.

 

As far as Russia and Ukraine are concerned, the Crimea Peninsula is a contending place because of its excellent strategic location. 

Regardless of the Huns who shocked Europe or the Mongols who slaughtered the country, the powerful nomads must first control the Crimean Peninsula if they want to attack Europe from land.

 

Judging from the map, the Crimea Peninsula is like an open web. Whoever controls Crimea controls the Black Sea. The Crimea Peninsula is the pinnacle of the Black Sea.

 

Historically, the Pacific Ocean can be directly connected across the Black Sea, and the ancient East-West commercial trade relied on this golden waterway for a long time. 

For modern Russia, from the Crimea peninsula to the Turkish Strait of the Black Sea, Russia can directly reach the Mediterranean, and then into the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and other oceans. 

Crimea is the maritime window of Russia’s southward strategic direction. The major maritime throats of major countries on the road are also the bridgehead for Russia to exert influence and power on the countries along the Mediterranean Sea.

 

From a more practical point of view, the Crimea Peninsula is an important barrier between Russia’s Voll River Basin Economic Zone and the large oil fields in the Caucasus. The Black Sea is the gateway to the sea. 

If Crimea is lost, Russia’s economic hinterland will open to the south. It may be cut off the important economic pillar of the Caucasus oil field. In World War II, Hitler's German army went straight to the Caucasus after capturing Crimea.


From a strategic point of view, once Crimea is lost, Russia will not be able to bear it.


To shed the last drop of blood for Crimea

Because of its strategic position, Russia shed all its blood in order to obtain Crimea.

 

The Kria Peninsula has a long history and the earliest inhabitants were Celts. After the 7th century BC, the Scythians invaded Crimea. In the following 2000 years, Crimea has changed its masters, and has successively experienced the conquest and occupation of the Greeks, Goths, Huns, Khasas and the Byzantine Empire. 

In the 13th century, the descendants of Genghis Khan conquered this land and wiped out the Kievan Rus, the source of today's Russia, in the eastern European steppes in the north. Crimea was included in the Mongolian Golden Horde.


 

As the strength of the Mongols weakened, the Crimean Khanate came into being.

 

However, a stronger Ottoman Turkish Empire emerged on the southern shore of the Black Sea, and the Crimean Khanate surrendered to the power of Turkey and became a subsidiary. 

The Principality of Moscow, re-bonded on the fragments of the Mongol Empire, should not be underestimated. After the establishment of the Romanov dynasty, the Principality of Moscow began to expand into Ukraine. Ukraine was annexed by Russia in 1654. After that, Russia's goal turned to Crimea, and the czars desperately needed to go to sea.

 

Beginning in 1676, over the next 200 years, 11 Russian-Turkish wars broke out between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Turk Empire. Through an average of one war every 19 years, Tsarist Russia seized large areas of Turkish territory. 

In 1768, when the Fifth War broke out, Russia finally got its wish and became the new protectorate of Crimea. 

n 1783, Emperor Catherine the Great kindly declared that Crimea and Russia were united.

 

The Russians have a gluttonous pursuit of territory, so the annexation of Crimea is not the end. After that, Russia continued to beat the Ottoman Turkey, and in more than half a century, it grabbed the Balkans in the west and the Caucasus in the east. A large area including the mouth of the Danube.

 

The Russians’ expanding territorial ambitions made the entire European continent deeply frightened, so the two brothers of Britain and France joined forces to support Turkey against Russia. There was a big brother behind, and the Ottoman Empire became more rigid. 

In 1853, the war broke out again. The following year, Britain and France also joined the battle group. Britain, France, the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Sardinia formed an alliance to fight Tsarist Russia. 

This war between Tsarist Russia and European powers triggered by the struggle for control of the Balkan Peninsula was the largest international war before World War I and the first modern war in human history.

 

The war lasted for 3 years. With the fall of the Sevastopol fortress on the Crimea Peninsula, the Russian army was defeated. After that, the countries signed the "Paris Peace Treaty," which stipulated that the Black Sea was fully neutralized. 

Foreign warships were prohibited from passing through the two straits of the Black Sea without Turkey's consent. This clause is still in force.

  

The war that took place on the Crimean Peninsula profoundly changed Russian history. Tsar Alexander I was defeated and committed suicide with embarrassment. 

The momentum of Russia’s overall expansion was curbed. Russia had to carry out reforms. The serfdom reform in 1861 caused Tsar Alexander II to lose his life. In 1867, Russia suffered a financial collapse. It sold Alaska cheaply for $7.2 million.

 

The Crimea peninsula is related to the lives of the two czars, and Russia really sheds its blood for it.

 

After more than 10 years, Russia once again fought with Turkey, achieving a complete victory and a shame, and firmly controlling Crimea.

 

In the Soviet-German War that shocked the world, the Savastopol Fortress blocked the German attack for more than 200 days and became a rare and eye-catching record of the Soviet army, which was obviously declining at the beginning of the war.

 

In 1954, Khrushchev, secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was whimsical. 

In order to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the merger of Crimea and Russia, Crimea was allocated to Ukraine. Today, the seeds of tension between Russia and Ukraine are also planted at this time. .

 

In the Soviet era, it didn't matter that it was just a basket of eggs, but when the Soviet empire collapsed in 1991, Crimea's ownership became sensitive.

 

In the end, Crimea joined Ukraine as an autonomous republic, and was recognized by the international community. The Russians regretted it and cherished it.

 

However, Russia is obviously overwhelmed by the dilapidated domestic economy, and it has no time and strength to make any demands and meanings on Crimea.

 

Crimea enters Russia again

Because of the long historical relationship between Crimea and Russia, the Crimea issue has become the most sensitive nerve between Russia and Ukraine. 

The two countries have had continuous disputes until the signing of a treaty of friendship and cooperation between Russia and Ukraine in 1997. 

Rimia remained on the territory of Ukraine as an autonomous republic, and the tension between the two parties was eased. However, Ukraine still needs to provide a port for the Black Sea Fleet, allowing Russia to station the Black Sea Fleet in the port of Sevastopol until 2017.

  

After the Orange Revolution broke out in Ukraine in 2004, the relations between Russia and Ukraine were once again overshadowed. Ukraine accelerated its approach to Western countries, which aroused Russia's alertness and hostility. 

As NATO continues to expand eastward, Russia’s living space is constantly being squeezed, especially after the three Baltic countries joined NATO. 

For Russia, NATO has begun to control the Russian sphere of influence in the Soviet era, and then Ukraine has also flirted with NATO. Russia is directly affected. Forced to the corner.

 

In 2014, Ukraine’s political chaos revived and the civil war broke out. Revolutionaries broke out on the streets to oust the pro-Russian president. Then pro-Russian and pro-Western armed forces began to fight, and the Ukrainian civil war broke out. 

The West was ambiguous about this, but Putin directly sent troops to the Crimea peninsula by means of thunder, and subsequently promoted the Crimea referendum.

 

In March 2014, Crimea and Savastopol announced their accession to the Russian Federation, and Crimea once again returned to Russia.

 

For the people on the Crimean Peninsula, a strong Russia is obviously more attractive than a Ukraine that has diplomatic relations with foreign countries.

 

Hold the czar's coffin board

Today, it has been three years since Crimea belonged to Russia. During these three years, most Western countries have expressed protests and disapproval of Russia’s merger with Crimea, especially the Ukrainian government. Pain. President Trump's trip to Ukraine also specifically addressed Putin.

 

But for Putin, this place hardly needs to respond. In the past three years, there have been many interpretations about the Russian Thunder’s method of accommodating Crimea, either from Putin’s personal perspective. 

The President of the Russian Federation is a secret police and has always been a tough style. It is imperative to send troops to Crimea. Moreover, he came to power. After that, whether it was the Chechen War or the Georgian War, Putin always shot when it was time to do it, and he was never ambiguous. This is his personal style and an important reason for Putin's huge and stable national popular support.

 

Western countries’ countermeasures against Russia’s merger with Crimea are to increase the scope and duration of economic sanctions, and make Crimea, a new member, also the target of sanctions. The direct impact of this round of sanctions on Russia is obvious. 

On the one hand, Russia's domestic economy continues to decline, domestic capital outflows continue, and international crude oil prices are also falling. However, in the long run, the Russians don’t take it seriously. Even the shock therapy that year was able to survive, would they still be afraid of sanctions? Moreover, Russia has gradually controlled the entire European energy supply chain through its huge energy advantages. No matter how low the price is, energy is in my hands.

 

Not only is it true, after Russia merged with Crimea, it immediately announced to the people of Crimea that it would increase investment in the livelihood of Crimea, and started building a Crimean sea-crossing bridge that year. 

This large project with an investment of 3 billion U.S. dollars will bring Russia and Crimea closer together. In agriculture and tourism, the Russian Federation government has also increased investment and has given billions of large sums to promote Croatia. The economic revitalization of Crimea.

 

Although European and American countries are severely sanctioning, the 2016 annual income of the Crimean people has increased by 21% year-on-year! The Crimeans received tangible benefits.

 

Western countries still insist on the policy of non-recognition, and the European Union has recently called on UN member states to boycott Crimea’s entry into Russia. 

However, Russia is single-minded and only put Crimea in its pockets. The tremors are ignored. Moreover, although Russia's economy is down, the domestic people's support rate for this move is as high as 80%.

 

The reason is that Russia needs a strong-handed political strongman to support its status as a major power. Moreover, Crimea’s gains and losses are related to national sentiments. 

Geographically speaking, Crimea is an important outlet for Russia. As long as we keep it, we can still maintain a strategic advantage over Turkey on the coast of the Black Sea and continue to maintain a huge influence on the plains of Eastern Europe.

 

Russia cannot lose Crimea, just as the West cannot lose Jerusalem, otherwise, the coffins of successive tsars may not be able to hold on.


Dynamic map changes in the global landscape after the 16th century, the northern purple region is Russia

 

Dynamic picture: On December 25, 1991, the Soviet Union disintegrated, and the capital Moscow became the capital of the largest member country of the Russian Federation, splitting 15 countries.

 

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In the mid to late 15th century, the young Moscow Principality had an area of ​​only 240,000 square kilometers, almost the size of Guangxi. More than 500 years later, Russia covers an area of ​​more than 17 million square kilometers, which is 1.7 times the size of Canada, the second largest country in the world, and occupies nearly 12% of the earth's land area.


 

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