14) The BackPage: Is Crimea the World’s Newest Republic?

Russia would have you think so. This nation, according to Russia, was literally born yesterday. Look at the changes on the Wiki page at…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states#Crimea

See Russia’s claim at…

http://rt.com/news/russia-recognize-crimea-independence-410/

However, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone other than Russia who recognizes Crimea’s nationhood, much less Russia’s immediate claim to it. The truth is, most of the rest of the world still recognizes Ukraine’s claim. We’ve covered this development in detail, admittedly because we lived there briefly in the 90’s. But the truth is, this political development has huge implications for organizations and missionaries working in the region. For example, will workers now have to approach a different embassy to travel there? Apparently so. Are you there? Are you learning insider info? Any tips for workers headed there in the near future? If so, please click “Comment” immediately following the web version of this item. Thanks in advance for your input!

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