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Crimea 2014. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2014 v8n1 p0307.

The British Government sent Florence Nightingale to Crimea, when losses of British troops from infection after they had survived battle wounds were too much for the British public to bear. The Crimean War may have been the first to be reported widely, so that newspaper articles directly led to Florence Nightingale and her small group doing so much good in Crimea. The 2013-2014 winter crisis in Ukraine is more widely reported, we are reading comments and watching streaming video sent by pro-Russian forces and not pro-Russian forces. I believe those are the 2 sides.

The problems with immediate reporting are many: one is certainly that we are seeing and responding to the information the sender gives us. When we see demonstrations and flags and guns and angry people, who we seeing? Are we seeing a country-wide movement or an organized gang? I don't know, and I don't have the resources to find out. So on this page I want to discover Crimea, find out a little about its history, its music, its food.

Crimea is a peninsula: lots of beaches, lots of places for ships and ports. I see palm trees, and a snowstorm.

What I have learned this week is that RT is a Russian-funded English language network. I have not included any RT videos on this page, for those, go to the Russia page.

Update 20161227: RT video about gas pipeline.

And from what I hear, Crimea is pronounced "Kry-mee-ah". Equal emphasis on all syllables. And Ukraine is "You-crane", also equal emphasis on all syllables.

Jamala (Susana Jamaladinova) is an ethnic Crimean Tartar who won the 205 Eurovsion contest by singing a song she wrote, 1944, about her family being forcibly removed, some murdered, from their home in Crimea. Jamala's win, which was a win for Ukraine, is widely seen as a rebuke to Russia and its president-for-life, the ubiquitously bare-chested Vladimir Putin.