As the old joke goes : Two men meet on the streets in Paris, one has a bulldog named Sevastopol. “why is your dog called Sevastopol?” asks the one. “try to take it, and you’ll see” Answers the other.
Since the Crimean peninsula was reintegrated into the Russian federation there has been a lot of writing back and forth about the legitimacy of the referendum or the right to self-determination of the Crimeans.
Mostly done by people not really interested in digging through the historic background or interested in seeing things from the perspective of the Crimeans.