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11 hrs ago | Transitions Online

Crimea: Phony Voting in a Phony Republic

Any hopes that Russia's occupation regime in Crimea had of legitimizing itself in elections on 14 September appear to have been in vain, with most Crimean Tatars and many other Ukrainians boycotting the vote and some writing "Glory to Ukraine!" across the ballot paper. The official results of the first elections, both parliamentary and local, held in Crimea since its annexation by Russia were not seriously in question.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Globe and Mail

The painful secrecy of Russia's war in Ukraine

A soldier, believed to be Russian, rides on a military armoured personnel carrier on a road near the Crimean port city of Sevastopol March 10, 2014. For months, Russia has denied its army is fighting inside Ukraine, and those who say otherwise are branded "foreign agents" and enemies of the state.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth.

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Sofia News Agency

Crimea Holds First Parliamentary Elections After Annexation by Russia

An elderly man waits for his turn to enter a voting booth to take part in the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Simferopol, Crimea, 14 September 2014. Photo by EPA/ARTUR SHVARTS First parliamentary elections begin in Crimea after its annexation by Russia , and all polling stations are open, acting head of the republic, Sergei Aksyonov, said Sunday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Interfax

Crimean authorities expect high voter turnout in local elections

SIMFEROPOL. Sept 13 - The turnout in the September 14 elections of Crimea's parliament and municipal councils will be over 75%, according to the leader of the republic.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Russia Taday

Crimean combat dolphins 'transferred to Russian military control'

The Sevastopol State Aquarium in the Crimea, where the unique combat dolphins and seals are training, has been fully reassigned to the Russian Defense Ministry, Sergey Menyailo, acting governor of the city of Sevastopol, said. The Crimean military dolphins belonged to Ukraine since the fall of the USSR up to March 2014, when the peninsula voted in a referendum to join the Russian Federation.

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The Day

"As a Russian patriot I want Ukraine to win"

The arrival in Ukraine of Russian writer and human rights activist Vladimir Voinovich, who supported our country during the military aggression of Russia, caused a real stir among the press and the readers. The schedule of the many-day visit was very tight.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Groong

F18News: Crimea - Six weeks until Catholic parish loses priest?

FORUM 18 NEWS SERVICE, Oslo, Norway http://www.forum18.org/ The right to believe, to worship and witness The right to change one's belief or religion The right to join together and express one's belief =============================================== Thursday 11 September 2014 CRIMEA: SIX WEEKS UNTIL CATHOLIC PARISH LOSES PRIEST? The Catholic parish in the Crimean capital Simferopol appears to be about to lose its parish priest, a Polish citizen, just as 18 of the Muftiate's invited Turkish imams have already been forced to leave.

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The Day

Scythian gold has returned to Kyiv

Kyivites and guests of the capital saw the Scythian gold again on September 9 for the first time since its return to Ukraine. All 19 exhibits owned by the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine in Kyiv, including a Scythian helmet, a golden Scythian sword and sheath, Sarmatian jewelry and other items have already arrived to the Kyiv Monastery of the Caves.

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The Day

Occupiers fear free people

Russian occupiers' security forces detained the famous Crimean blogger and activist Yelyzaveta Bohutska in Simferopol on September 8. She managed to break the news to her friends by phone, and then stopped responding to phone calls. That morning, security forces, fully equipped and brandishing guns, riding Russian police-liveried cars, but for some reason wearing defunct Ukrainian riot police uniforms, descended on her home to search it.

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Charter97

Semen Semenchenko: We have no right to remain spectators

'The strange truce goes on,' he notes. 'The situation makes us define our position on the election.

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The Day

"Society must be pushing"

Sister of detained Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov Natalia Kaplan on the prospects of her brother's court trial and the state of the Russian society KYIV. MAY 21, 2014.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Washington Post

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Back at the start of the year 2014, the Economist noted that 2014 was shaping up to be a very special year for democracy. As many as 42 percent of the world would be voting at some point, the magazine explained, very likely to be the largest number of people voting ever.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

CPJ Press Freedom Online

Crimean journalist forced into exile after interrogation

Independent reporter and blogger Elizaveta Bogutskaya has fled Crimea after authorities in the peninsula raided her home on Monday, confiscated notebooks and other reporting equipment, and detained Bogutskaya for six hours over allegations of extremist activity, according to news reports . "We call on authorities to allow Elizaveta Bogutskaya and all independent journalists to live and work in the Crimean peninsula without fear of retaliation or obstruction," CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said.

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DFW Catholic

Ukrainian Catholics in border diocese face suffering, uncertainty

Odessa, Ukraine, Sep 9, 2014 / 04:55 am .- For Catholics in the southeast Ukrainian Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol, ongoing Russian control of Crimea has created serious challenges and "incredible devastation," a local bishop said. "We pray for a solution which would create a new civilization that does not turn to force to resolve problems, but finds ways through dialogue and mutual respect to build a new society," Bishop Jacek Pyl, an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol, told Christian charity group Aid to the Church in Need Sept.

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DFW Catholic

Ukrainian Catholics in border diocese face suffering, uncertainty

Odessa, Ukraine, Sep 9, 2014 / 04:55 am .- For Catholics in the southeast Ukrainian Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol, ongoing Russian control of Crimea has created serious challenges and "incredible devastation," a local bishop said. "We pray for a solution which would create a new civilization that does not turn to force to resolve problems, but finds ways through dialogue and mutual respect to build a new society," Bishop Jacek Pyl, an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol, told Christian charity group Aid to the Church in Need Sept.

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The Day

Children for the Unity of Ukraine

This is the name of a traveling drawing exhibition which has opened at the Museum of Books and Printing of Ukraine The Children's Art Forum "Golden Easel" which provided works for the exhibition was originally organized on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Taras Shevchenko; however, given the ongoing events in Ukraine, its subject has been changed. The exhibition is also dedicated to the Heavenly Sotnia and all people who are now defending Ukraine's independence.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Russia warns it may close airspace to Western airlines

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speaks at a meeting for the economic development of Crimea in Simferopol, Crimea, Monday, March 31, 2014. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is warning that Russia may close its airspace corridors to flyovers by Western airlines if the European Union imposes new sanctions this week on Russian energy or financial companies.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Daily Mail

Amanda Knox's lawyers threaten to sue makers of 'damaging' BBC film ...

'Hollywood all the way': Joan Rivers gets her final wish as a star-studded cast and cheering fans arrive for her funeral 'Part of this job is the theater of it... it doesn't come naturally to me': Obama admits playing round of golf right after beheading of James Foley didn't look good 'My son's been slaughtered': Mother's agony as she learns of Lebanese soldier son's beheading by IS militants on Twitter after he tried to escape captivity Doctor called to 'desperately ill' British hostage held by brutal Jihadi John: Aid worker tortured with Tasers - and now has 'serious digestive problems' Now eldest daughter of 'Sons of Guns' reality show star Will Hayden claims he raped her too as a child.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Pravda

Gorbachev on Ukraine: Terrifying massacre in store for Europe

To resolve the conflict in Ukraine, it is highly important to resume the dialogue between Moscow and Washington, as "their role and responsibility is special," first president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev believes. Earlier, Gorbachev stated that Europe may face "terrifying massacre" because of the current crisis in Ukraine.

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