Why did Khrushchev give Crimea to Ukr...

Why did Khrushchev give Crimea to Ukraine in 1954?

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The Global Historian

Dunkirk, NY

#1 Mar 17, 2014
Read this: Protocol #41 of the meeting of the Presidium of the High Soviet Russian SFSR of February 5th, 1954.

Taking into account the economic unity, territorial proximity, close industrial and cultural ties between Crimean Oblast (region) and Ukrainian SSR, the Presidium of the High Soviet Russian SFSR proclaims:

Transfer Crimean Oblast from Russian SFSR to Ukrainian SSR. By FandorinRussian Empire & USSR 311 points 17 days ago*

And the news was broadcast by CNN a day ago...I don't dwell on the historic events regardless of its significance...Instead, let me highlight A very important if not the critical point often missed by the Historians!!

The point: After more than sixty years, 95+% of the Russians in the Crimea region still voted with their feet and ballots to Rejoin Russia on Sunday, March 16, 2014...The question is WHY??

Supposedly, the ONE major attraction for former Russians in Crimea to exit the Communist Rule is the Prosperity and so-called Freedom in land like EU nations (Germany, France and Britain)..

Those in Crimea have seen enough in the first hand...The wide spread poverty and dilapidated economic structures with high tax and low quality of life simply
do not attract them!!

I saw enough run-down infra structures in London, Paris and German Cities - It explains why I refused to visit there in 2000s.. Who wants to set foot in narrow
streets of LONDON and witnessed the pedal boats during The 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation (in 2013); the dark and often crowed streets of Paris and little to celebrate cities of Germany???

The point: US should not follow the declining Path of EU...There is nothing to learn but Degradation!!! Ask yourself: Where are the Billionaires in Europe???
Global Thinker

Mandaluyong City, Philippines

#2 Mar 17, 2014
Historical events have little effect on the present..... You state:

The point: After more than sixty years, 95+% of the Russians in the Crimea region still voted with their feet and ballots to Rejoin Russia on Sunday, March 16, 2014...The question is WHY??

WHY? Could also be something to do with the fact that all the people had a Kalashnikov pushed under their nose..... Diplomacy at the point of a gun seldom succeeds in the long run. Just another view.

Where are the billionaires in Europe? Monaco (9), Paris (25), London (67), Geneva (18), Germany (85), Italy (35), Spain (26),.....and those are only the publicised billionaires, what about the unpublicised who do not like to flaunt their wealth?

Agreed New York is the number one city for billionaires (just ahead of Moscow), but did you take a trip to Brooklyn or the South Bronx recently?? The place does not always mean the best!

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