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    Khrushchev gave Russia's Crimea to Unraine due to his weakness in Geography

    Crimea was historically part of Russia, right from about the sixteenth century.
    The General Secretary of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev was Ukrainian by national origin. The Soviet Union was a union of Russia and Ukraine, among other nations. When Nikita Khrushchev drew the free – hand map of Russia and Ukraine in 1956 or 1954, he placed Crimea by mistake in Ukraine. He told the Soviet bureaucrats that he will leave it for future generations to correct the wrong drawing (a silly mistake) that he drew due to lack of knowledge of Geography.
    Suppose the common president of of the politically joint country of (USA and Canada) in 1954 was Mr. John Jones, who is originally from Canada. Sometime in 1954, he (Mr. Jones) drew a Map of Washington state as being part of Canada, by mistake. Mr. Jones had explained to the common Soviet officials that, since the two countries had merged with formation of the common country of United States and Canada, (suppose) around the first quarter of the century, it did not matter that he had mistakenly drawn the Russian province of Crimea in Ukraine by mistake.

    Years after Ukraine became a part of Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev gifted Crimean peninsula to Ukraine around 1954 as a random act of kindness by carving a map of Crimea out of Russia, and by re-drawing the map of Crimea as being outside Russia. This was despite the fact that despite exodus of numerous Russian families who dwindled the Russian percentage of population to just over sixty percent today. This was due to exodus of some Russians from Crimea after 1954 re-drawing of maps by a top leader of USSR.. That time, in order to buy greater Ukrainian allegiance to the former Soviet Union, Khrushchev (or Stalin) placed the map of Crimea in Ukraine by erasing Crimea out of the map of Russia. This was despite the fact that the Crimean peninsula was heavily populated by ethnic Russians historically.
    Crimea used to belong to Russia during the time of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”. This area belonged to Russia from the middle ages. Ethnic Cossacks used to protect this part of Russia from invasion. Cossacks are a warrior breed of tall Russians who had previously lived in the Caucasian region and Crimea. Some communist leader in Moscow had gifted Russian Crimea on map to Ukraine in return for buying allegiance of Ukrainians to communist Soviet Union or by mistake (more likely).
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