Imperial Russia expels Muslim Tartars and Turks as well as the demolition and conversion of mosques and other religious monuments. Period of Russification.
Crimea is part of the Russian Federation at this time
Protests occurred over Viktor Yanukovych's rejection of the European Union agreement due to Russian pressure (protests take place in Kiev's Independence Square)
NATO speaks up against Russia's interference with Crimea and Ukraine.
Over 3000 ceasefire violations were recorded by the OSCE SMM.