|Decorative tiles inside Livadia Palace. Yalta, Crimea. Photo by Simon Raven|
Crimea first became part of the Russian Empire in 1783, when Russia conquered the Crimean Khanate (a Turkic vassal state of the Ottoman Empire). In 1954, the Crimean peninsula was peacefully transferred from Russia to Ukraine by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. Following recent tension sparked by the Euromaidan protests in Kiev, the internationally recognised Ukrainian territory of Crimea was once again annexed by the Russian Federation in March 2014.
|Livadia Palace. Yalta, Crimea. Photk by Chris Raven|
BLACK SEA CIRCUIT
by Simon Raven, Chris Raven
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