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Crimea is a peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea, washed by the Sea of Azov from the northeast. It is located in the south of Ukraine and includes the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol and partly the south of the Kherson region. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukrainian Крим, Russian Крым, in ancient times Tauris) with its capital Simferopol (Ukrainian Сімферополь) covers 26,844 km². After the Russian Civil War in 1917, it became part of the USSR. Under Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (1894-1971), Crimea was annexed to the constituent state of Ukraine in 1954 and remained part of the Ukrainian state after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The historically important spa town of Yalta is located on the southern coast.

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