It is reported that about 60% of the population in Crimea (Ukraine) are Russians. My question is: How many percent of the population are Russian citizens?

  • Not sure but I have heard that during conflict they were giving out more citizenships in that area so they could say "we protect our citizens"
    – Templar
    Mar 3, 2014 at 22:19
  • Most of them are citizens of Ukraine Mar 5, 2014 at 15:17

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Noone knows this 100% exactly.

Many people have both Ukranian and Russian passports.

And they will not answer you honestly how many passports do they have.

Russian and Ukrainian governments do not exchange this data between each other.

As mentioned, Russia's policy is to give Russian passports to as more people as possible. Empire buys citizens. And then uses this fact to attack.

I have some friends and also some relatives there.

And as far as I can say, not more then 20% of Crimean people really have Russian citizenship.

But at least 70% support everything Russia do and dislike Ukraine. They are being Russian in their mind. They think that all of their problems are because of independent Ukraine, and they want back to Soviet Union because Russian TV and Media day and night shout out how good it was and how good it would be if USSR was back again. Russia was spending a lot of money to 'hypnotize' Crimean people, Ukrainian security service ignored this fact, and this is the result..

Separatism banners examples:

Banner example 1

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Crimean people meet Russians:

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One more new poster from Crimea:


It says: on March 16 we select between this and that.

As lord Churchill said, fascists of the future will call themself antifascists.

  • What do the poster and billboard say?
    – Razie Mah
    Mar 4, 2014 at 5:57
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    Do you have citations for the statistics?
    – Publius
    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:30
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    @RazieMah, poster says "Stable Russia - stable Ukraine"
    – Уmed
    Mar 6, 2014 at 19:33
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    @Anixx, oh don't worry, even if they didn't, after several Ukrainian acts of "love and support" like cutting of water, electricity and food trade they certainly do. May 26, 2017 at 13:40
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    "...Russian TV and Media day and night shout out how good it was and how good it would be if USSR was back again..." - this is simply not true... Dec 26, 2017 at 19:18

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