Horribly biased pro-Russian article about Crimea in WaPo


Points I’d like to correct or see included:

1) the “vote” was an absolute joke, tightly controlled by armed men, and not even Russian media was allowed .

2) From what I understand, lots of Russian pensioners, following Moscow’s encouragement and moved to Crimea. Population displacement has been a Russian / Soviet strategy for centuries.

3) Two points for historic context:

a. Upon the collapse of the Soviet Union, 55% of Crimeans voted to join independent Ukraine.

b. As part of Ukraine giving up it’s arsenal of nuclear weapons, Moscow signed the Budapest Memorandum, promising to recognize and respect Ukraine’s borders.