Ekaterina Blinova — When Arseniy Yatsenyuk, up in arms about Andrei Kondrashov's movie "Crimea — Way Back Home," called upon investigators from the Hague and international observers to watch the film, he was completely right it: the documentary is really worth seeing.
Moreover, the story of the rescue operation of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted Ukrainian president, has eclipsed many of the James Bond films. Russia's special forces helped the former Ukrainian leader evade heavily armed gangs sent by the junta and escape death when he found himself literally between the devil and the deep blue sea.
And did you know that Russian Cossacks who protected Crimea's borders together with former Berkut special police were not only brave fighters but also remarkable singers? Curiously, their singing really scared Ukraine's ultra-nationalists out of their wits: the neo-Nazi punishers understood that the peninsula inhabitants would not give up without a fight.
- I respect the right of Crimeans to self-determination. It helped to avoid humanitarian catastrophe that is currently unfolding in southeastern Ukraine.70.5% (1912)
- I condemn this referendum, as it has destabilized the entire region and reduced the international credibility of Russia.10.0% (272)
- I think in geopolitical terms, it has helped strengthen Russia's security and stabilize the situation in the region.19.5% (530)
However, it would have been a great disappointment if Jen Psaki, the new White House communications director, missed a chance to watch the movie, that she earlier slammed for its "deceitful approach."
Well, don't give up if you have not seen the documentary: Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency will make subtitles for the film "Crimea — Way Back Home" in dozens of foreign languages, telling the untold story of Crimea's reunification and geopolitical standoff over the Russian peninsula.