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    Posted March 9, 2014 by
    Simferopol, Ukraine
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    Ukraine unrest

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    Pro-Russia demonstrations in Crimea


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     dsmirnov documented these pro-Russia activists coming together to express their desire for Crimea to join the Russian Federation. The iReporter believes Putin's annexation of Crimea is a "crime." He observed, however, that the mood of this protest seemed to be similar to what he felt at Maidan in Kiev. "The people seek freedom and changes. But their minds are totally messed by Russian propaganda—they just don't understand who is their enemy, thinking that they are 'fascists' from the West of Ukraine and the US/EU. They believe in some illusions like joining to Russia brings to Crimea golden rain and everybody will be happy with kind father Putin," he said.
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