Crimea


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Cri·me·a

 (krī-mē′ə, krĭ-)
A region and peninsula of southern Ukraine on the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. In ancient times it was colonized by Greeks and Romans and later overrun by Ostrogoths, Huns, and Mongols. Conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1475, the area was annexed by Russia in 1783. The peninsula was the scene of the Crimean War (1853-1856), in which a coalition of English, French, and Turkish troops defeated the Russians, although Crimea itself did not change hands. An autonomous Russian republic after 1921, it was transferred to the Ukrainian SSR in 1954. In 2014, in an internationally disputed referendum, Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine and reintegrate with Russia.

Cri·me′an adj.

Crimea

(kraɪˈmɪə)
n
(Placename) a peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, disputed between Ukraine and Russia: a former autonomous republic of the Soviet Union (1921–54); part of the Ukrainian SSR from (1954–1991); an autonomous republic of independent Ukraine (1991–2014); annexation by Russia in 2014 not recognized internationally. Capital: Simferopol. Pop: 1 966 801 (2014 est) . Russian name: Krym

Cri•me•a

(kraɪˈmi ə, krɪ-)

n.
the, a peninsula in SE Ukraine, between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Russian, Krim, Krym.
Cri•me′an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Crimea - a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of AzovCrimea - a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
Crimean War - a war in Crimea between Russia and a group of nations including England and France and Turkey and Sardinia; 1853-1856
Ukraine, Ukrayina - a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
Sebastopol, Sevastopol - a city in southern Ukraine on the Black Sea
Yalta - a resort city in Crimea in the southern Ukraine on the Black Sea; site of the Allied conference between Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill in February 1945
Translations
Krym
Krym
Крим

Crimea

[kraɪˈmɪə] NCrimea f

Crimea

n (Geog) → Krim f; (inf: = Crimean War) → der Krimkrieg
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It did wonders both in the Crimea and the Mutiny, and has since that time distinguished itself upon every possible occasion.
I noticed several volumes of the "Invasion of the Crimea.
THE CRIMEA, GREECE, AND INTERMEDIATE POINTS OF INTEREST.
A month after, when he had hardly recovered, he went off to the Crimea, and there he was shot.
In a suffering and weary voice he was saying something to Tikhon, speaking of the Crimea and its warm nights and of the Empress.
As the old scenes became living, and the actors in them became living too, many a grave in the Crimea and distant India, as well as in the quiet churchyards of our dear old country, seemed to open and send forth their dead, and their voices and looks and ways were again in one's ears and eyes, as in the old School-days.
Men who had not seen each other for years, some from the Crimea, some from Petersburg, some from abroad, met in the rooms of the Hall of Nobility.
Crimea has recently experienced its darkest hours in memory -- literally.
Probably the suspension of electricity supply from Ukraine to Crimea would be resumed, said Spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer.
Russia said on Tuesday it would cut off gas supplies to Ukraine and threatened to halt coal deliveries, ratcheting up a dispute over a power blackout in Crimea at a time when a ceasefire between Kiev and separatist rebels is fraying.
RISI has opened a branch in the capital of Crimea, Simferopol, as well.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Western countries make a big mistake by extending sanctions against Crimea, the republic's leader Sergey Aksyonov said.