Republic of Crimea
De facto federal subject (republic) of Russia.- Republic of Crimea
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In February and March 2014, Russia invaded and subsequently annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.
Russia formally incorporated Crimea as two Russian federal subjects—the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol on 18 March 2014.
Largest city in Crimea and a major port on the Black Sea.
Both claimants consider the city to be administratively separate from the (Autonomous) Republic of Crimea.
The federal subjects of Russia, also referred to as the subjects of the Russian Federation (субъекты Российской Федерации) or simply as the subjects of the federation (субъекты федерации), are the constituent entities of Russia, its top-level political divisions according to the Constitution of Russia.
The two located on the Crimean Peninsula, Sevastopol and the Republic of Crimea, are not internationally recognized as part of Russia.
Peninsula in Eastern Europe.
The Republic of Crimea declared its independence from Ukraine following a disputed referendum supporting reunification.
Simferopol is the second-largest city in Crimea and the capital of both the Republic of Crimea, a de facto federal subject of Russia, and the internationally recognized Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a de jure administrative division of Ukraine.
De jure autonomous republic of Ukraine encompassing most of Crimea that was annexed by Russia in 2014.
Russia formally annexed Crimea on 18 March 2014, incorporating the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol as the 84th and 85th federal subjects of Russia.
The hryvnia, hryvna (гривня, : грн hrn; sign: ₴; code: UAH), has been the national currency of Ukraine since 2 September 1996.
On 18 March 2014, following its annexation by Russia, the de-facto occupation administration of occupied Republic of Crimea announced that the hryvnia was to be dropped as the region's currency in April 2014.
Time zone for the city of Moscow, Russia, and most of western Russia, including Saint Petersburg.
In the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, disputed regions of Crimea between Russia and Ukraine, the Moscow Time is also observed, as well as in the separatist territories of the Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic, which since 2014 control part of the Ukrainian Donetsk Oblast and Luhansk Oblast.
For previous constitutions, see Russian constitution (disambiguation).
On 21 March 2014, Federal Constitutional Law No. 6 «On the Adoption of the Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation and the Formation of New Subjects within the Russian Federation - the Republic of Crimea and the Federal City of Sevastopol» was adopted.
Divided into 85 federal subjects, 22 of which are republics .
The peninsula subsequently became the Republic of Crimea, the 22nd republic of Russia.