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Three State languages, Crimean style

One of the promises made by Russia and new Crimean  ‘government’  was that Russian-ruled Crimea would have three State languages: Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar.

Translated into reality: signs on the Crimean parliament in all three languages were taken down just days after the March referendum on joining Russia. The building’s new title, in Russian, was promptly put up.

Those blank spaces on either side? That’s where the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar signs should be.

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If Crimeans had a penny for every promise broken in Crimea since March, they wouldn’t need all those tourists who aren’t coming, to earn their living.

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