Yalta is 800 years older than previously thought

Apr 10, 2012 Full story: The Day

Crimean cities continue to revise historical basis for determining their age. This time, Yalta City Council has passed a resolution asking the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea to apply to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to move the official foundation date of Yalta from 1838 to 1145.

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Stefan

Saskatoon, Canada

#1 Apr 11, 2012
Great news for moving forward and past the bonds of Soviet and before that the Russian strangle hold on history.

Yalta, Yevpatoria, Kerch, Simferopol, Sudak all predate Russia.

This creates the ability to celebrate not the conquest or annexation of the crimea but the actual roots of seaside towns that engaged in trading, war or other.

Slowly but surely statues, road names, laws, attitudes and finally memories of the old Soviet past are being destroyed and replaced with truely unique, local ideas.
Warrior Poet UG X

United States

#2 Apr 11, 2012
Big whoop-- that and $1 will get you a cup of coffee.

PIssy's IQ is 80 points lower than previously thought. NOW THAT'S NEWS.
Warrior Poet UG X

Madras, OR

#3 Apr 12, 2012
Stefan wrote:
Great news for moving forward and past the bonds of Soviet and before that the Russian strangle hold on history.
Yalta, Yevpatoria, Kerch, Simferopol, Sudak all predate Russia.
This creates the ability to celebrate not the conquest or annexation of the crimea but the actual roots of seaside towns that engaged in trading, war or other.
Slowly but surely statues, road names, laws, attitudes and finally memories of the old Soviet past are being destroyed and replaced with truely unique, local ideas.
I do hope that you are correct about the De-Russification of not only the Crim but ALL of Ukraine. I see subtle but real signs of it happening in ODesa Oblast.
Pro Ukraine

UK

#4 Apr 13, 2012
Warrior Poet UG X wrote:
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I do hope that you are correct about the De-Russification of not only the Crim but ALL of Ukraine. I see subtle but real signs of it happening in ODesa Oblast.
I was pleasantly surprised to see plenty of Ukrainian flags flying in Crimea when I visited there last summer, but also plenty of Russian rags and still some rusty old Soviet symbols there, I was not pleased to hear Russian military music being played upon my arrival at Simferopil train station. I think that things will improve there, but it will probably take longer than in the rest of the country.

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