The Crimea of Russia's Imagination

"Meteor shower of memories" is inscribed on this neoclassical belvedere The people of Crimea have voted to become part of Russia in a bitterly disputed referendum. It's a region that has huge significance in the Russian psyche. Why? In 1893, Maximilian Voloshin's mother bought a plot of land in a little Crimean village called Koktebel.

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