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    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
    • Looking Through the Centuries of Crimean History
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    The creation of the first independent state on the shores of Crimea dates back to the first half of the 5th century BC as the democratic Republic of Chersonesus, part of modern city of Sevastopol, emerged. Prince Vladimir was baptized there and then he converted all of Russia to Christianity.

    Above: A section of the Chersonesus Tavrichesky National Reserve, including the ruins of the ancient city of Chersonesus.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, Crimean leaders and the mayor of Sevastopol signed a treaty on the accession of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to Russia on March 18, 2014. Sputnik presents to you a photo gallery dedicated to the history of Crimea — from being a part of ancient Greece to the modern times.

     

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