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Events

Russia annexed Crimea and tried to revert name to Taurica which was what the Romans and Greeks used to call it

Approx. 1783

Crimean War: Russia vs. the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia. Crimea was damaged greatly but remained under Russian control

Approx. 1853 - 1856

Bolshevik Revolution: overthrow of government which led to the Soviet Union being formed and allowing Crimea to briefly become a sovereign state

Approx. 1917

Latvia and Lithuania gained independence from Russia

Approx. 1919

Estonia gained independence from Russia

Approx. 1920

Crimea became part of the Soviet Union as the Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic

Approx. 1921

Lithuania was brought back into the Soviet Union

Approx. 1939

Latvia and Estonia were brought back into the Soviet Union

Approx. 1940

Crimea became part of Nazi Germany during WWII because of its strategic position

1942

The Red Army (Russia) got Crimea back and deported Crimean Tatars, Greeks, and Armenians for being part of the Nazis (50% died along the way)

1944

Crimea became the Crimean Oblast as an Administrative region in of Russia

Approx. 1945

Russia gave Crimea up to Ukraine as a gift

Approx. 1954

Lithuania gained independence from Soviet Union

Approx. 1990

Ukraine voted for independence from Russia and Crimea got their own constitution and legislature. They also had their own president at one point

Approx. 1991

Estonia and Latvia gained independence from Soviet Union

Approx. 1991

Russia and Ukraine signed a treaty allowing Russia to keep navy fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea

Approx. 1997

Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine

Approx. 2014

Russia built up military forces near the Baltics

2016