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Putin Signs Decree Recognizing Crimea As Independent And Sovereign State
Itar-Tass ^ | 03/18/2014 | Itar-Tass

Posted on 03/17/2014 11:46:43 AM PDT by goldstategop

MOSCOW, March 17, /ITAR-TASS/. President Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 17, signed a degree recognising the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent state.

“1. Considering the will of the peoples of Crimea expressed at the all-Crimea referendum on March 16, 2014, I hereby decree that the Republic of Crimea, where the City Of Sevastopol has a special status, be recognised as a sovereign and independent state,” the decree said.

The decree entered into force upon signature, the presidential press service said.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: belarus; coldwar2; communism; crimea; crimeanaccession; crimeareferendum; itartass; momjeans; presidentputin; putin; putinsbuttboys; russia; russianrecognition; sevastopol; sovietunion; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; worldwariii; yuliatymoshenko
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President Putin's response to the West's sanctions wasn't long in coming: He gave the West the finger.
1 posted on 03/17/2014 11:46:44 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
"Special status." Will have to look that up.

2 posted on 03/17/2014 11:48:52 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: goldstategop

Uh oh! Barry’s going to be pissed.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 11:49:01 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Genoa
OK, Sevastopol operates independently of Crimea. Not sure what difference this makes to Putin.

4 posted on 03/17/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

It has a separate political status. When Sevastopol joins Russia, it will join two existing cities of federal significance: Moscow and St. Petersburg.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 11:50:59 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

“presidential press service”

hey we have one of those, it’s abc nbc cbs cnn msnbc pbs .....................


6 posted on 03/17/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: goldstategop

The West has been giving Russia the Finger for years....Now the shoe is on the other foot.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 11:55:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: goldstategop
“1. Considering the will of the peoples of Crimea expressed at the all-Crimea referendum on March 16, 2014, I hereby decree that the Republic of Crimea, where the City Of Sevastopol has a special status, be recognised as a sovereign and independent state of Mother Russia,” the decree said.

Fixed it. Now what letter will Obama write?

8 posted on 03/17/2014 11:56:04 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: goldstategop

Sounds like Sevastopol will have the same status as the Kalingrad outpost which is part of Russia.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 12:03:17 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Tenacious 1
Dear Putie...Come to the White House. We can have a beer...and maybe go golfing or to a basketball game.

About the tanks....I have several. Most depict my favorite teams. But I do have one with our dog Bo's picture on it. BO is a secret code name for Barak Obama. Did you catch that?

10 posted on 03/17/2014 12:03:44 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Tenacious 1

Only a country or a part of it can accede to Russia. Russia and Crimea must draw up a treaty, have their Parliaments ratify it and then work out the modalities for final accession. And Russia’s Constitutional Court will need to certify all the proper steps were followed. All this will take time.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 12:04:24 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: AU72

No - it would actually become a federal city - Moscow is a federal subject apart from the surrounding Moscow Oblast and St. Petersburg - also the other federal city in Russia - is a federal subject separate from the surrounding Leningrad Oblast.

SAevastopol would have a similar status in Russia.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 12:09:26 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: South40

“Uh oh! Barry’s going to be pissed.”

Is he also pi$$ed by the yesterday referendum in Veneto, Italy?

The region and the city of Venice organized a referendum to separate themselves from Italy. 3.8 million eligible Veneto resident voters will now be able, until next Friday, to say if they would like to see the region an independent, sovereign and federative Republic of Veneto.

What’ Obama gonna do about that?


13 posted on 03/17/2014 12:17:18 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: goldstategop

Who is your dog in this fight? Why the barely vieled enjoyment?

America hating Paulbot? Russian relatives? Just curious why you are cheering on Team KGB on a conservative website.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 12:18:02 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: AU72

Kaliningrad is the dung hole backwater of European Russia. All the neighboring countries of it have significantly better standards of living. Nobody lives there that has other options and those who can get an EU passport leave. I wouldn’t wish that future on anybody.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 12:27:58 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: goldstategop
Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 17, signed a degree recognising the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent state.

Now that's what a reset looks like.

16 posted on 03/17/2014 12:28:15 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Sacajaweau; caww; little jeremiah; grania
"Dear Putie ... I do have one with our dog Bo's picture on it. BO is a secret code name for Barak Obama. Did you catch that?"

"Dear Barack Barakovich, did you catch the meaning of my name? It comes from the verb "Puti" meaning "to be able to, can". Sending you a pic of my dogs, who will be deligted to meet Bo. Don't annoy them, they can also bite"


17 posted on 03/17/2014 12:30:07 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: lodi90
Kaliningrad is the dung hole backwater of European Russia.

So the Soviet Union ran Konigsberg into the ground.

18 posted on 03/17/2014 12:35:28 PM PDT by AU72
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To: lodi90

Mine?

What’s our dog in the fight in what is another country’s business?

What’s our national interest in Crimea?


19 posted on 03/17/2014 12:38:09 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Genoa

It’s similar to Double Secret Probation.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 12:43:24 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: AU72
So the Soviet Union ran Konigsberg into the ground.

You mean "Królewiec".

21 posted on 03/17/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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States’ Rights!


22 posted on 03/17/2014 12:49:14 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: AU72
"" Kaliningrad is the dung hole backwater of European Russia." So the Soviet Union ran Konigsberg into the ground."

Kaliningrad today:

Kalinigrad by night

Kaliningrad - Christ the Saviour Cathedral


23 posted on 03/17/2014 1:11:35 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

I’ve been there. It’s a dunghole, with the highest rate of syphillis in Europe, I believe.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 1:20:26 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: goldstategop

Zero engaged in clenched fist, foot stomping tantrum.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 1:25:08 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Marguerite
For comparision:


26 posted on 03/17/2014 1:27:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Marguerite

Its population before World War II was German. After World War II, Stalin settled it with Slavs to ensure it would always remain in Soviet hands. During the Soviet time, Kaliningrad was a closed city to foreigners due to being the location of the Soviet Baltic Fleet and Soviet Air Force. After the fall of the Soviet Union, it became an exclave of the Russian Federation. Nowadays, it welcomes tourists. Its surrounded on all sides by EU and NATO states. Its only links to mainland Russia are via the sea and by air.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 1:33:12 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 1rudeboy
"(Kaliningrad) It’s a dunghole"

Ooops, that's not Kaliningrad, but Detroit

28 posted on 03/17/2014 1:36:08 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Rebelbase

A girly man with a girly dog :)


29 posted on 03/17/2014 1:37:47 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: goldstategop

“Its only links to mainland Russia are via the sea and by air.”

Kinda Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii links to the US.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 1:41:55 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: goldstategop

2nd thought, maybe Zero is priming the pump for his indignation and defiance when Texas pulls the trigger and succeeds.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 1:48:44 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: goldstategop

The West needs a real reply to this before he takes Poland.


32 posted on 03/17/2014 2:16:59 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: All

Since the IRS and the EPA can’t hurt Putin or the Russians, Obama’s got nothing.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 2:21:10 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: goldstategop
He's playing the "self-determination" card against the US.

Very clever.

34 posted on 03/17/2014 2:33:34 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: BurningOak

Putin has not the tiniest intention of “taking” Poland.

Can’t we limit ourselves to real, instead of fiction politics?

If you have ANY factual proof that Putin wants “to take Poland”, post it!


35 posted on 03/17/2014 2:37:23 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Even if Putin wanted to......Poland will kick his ass....and enjoy it.


36 posted on 03/17/2014 2:38:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: newnhdad

Last I checked, the EPA was helping Russia by destroying our energy businesses.


37 posted on 03/17/2014 2:42:04 PM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: dfwgator

Like between 1795 and 1918, when there was no more a country named “Poland”?


38 posted on 03/17/2014 2:43:00 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Things have changed.


39 posted on 03/17/2014 2:45:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Marguerite
Like between 1795 and 1918

More like 1920.

40 posted on 03/17/2014 2:46:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Marguerite

It was a reference to WWII, he is not invading Poland. He HAS taken Chechnya, half of Georgia, Crimea, and is creeping up on East Ukraine. The point is that we have an aggressive dictator that needs to be stopped.


41 posted on 03/17/2014 3:03:20 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: goldstategop; lodi90
This bears repeating:

What’s our national interest in Crimea?

If Putin wants Urkel's opinion about the Crimea, he'll pull Urkel's mom jeans up around his ears till MomJeans SCREAMS it out like the little girl he is.

42 posted on 03/17/2014 3:04:01 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: palmer
Last I checked, the EPA was helping Russia by destroying our energy businesses.

When wood stoves are outlawed by the EPA, only outlaws (and government agencies) will have wood stoves...

43 posted on 03/17/2014 3:05:49 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: goldstategop

Given the number of commies in Washington DC, we might expect Putin to tell is that Washington DC has a special status, and will be recognized as a sovereign and independent state.


44 posted on 03/17/2014 3:14:51 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (Looking forward to November elections.)
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To: Marguerite

OK, I have to know what that bigger dog is. We’ve got a 120-pound Great Pyrenees/German Shepherd/Walker Coonhound cross and that beast makes our Bear look like that husky. Caucasian Mountain Dog mix maybe?

}:-)4


45 posted on 03/17/2014 3:15:48 PM PDT by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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To: Marguerite

Oh, that tawny one is an Akita, not a Husky. I still want to know what that monster one is, though, it’s gorgeous.

}:-)4


46 posted on 03/17/2014 3:17:31 PM PDT by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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that tawny one is an Akita

Right; it’s a present from Japan’s PM.


47 posted on 03/17/2014 3:35:27 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Moose4
Vladmir Putin with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Akita puppy is a present that Abe offered to Putin after Russia assisted the nation in the tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011.


48 posted on 03/17/2014 3:46:10 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: goldstategop

Maybe the Community Organizer will call for a “die in” or something...


49 posted on 03/17/2014 4:01:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: goldstategop
Putin signing with HIS PEN!


50 posted on 03/17/2014 4:19:34 PM PDT by caww
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