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Crimea (Ukraine)


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  • Variants

    • Krym (Ukraine)
    • Krim (Ukraine)
    • Krimm (Ukraine)
    • Republic of Krym (Ukraine)
    • Taurida (Ukraine)
    • Republic of Crimea (Ukraine)
    • Crimean Republic (Ukraine)
    • Avtonomna Respublika Krym (Ukraine)
    • Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine)
    • ARK (Ukraine)
  • Additional Information

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    • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

    • Earlier Established Forms

    • Sources

      • found: Borozdin, I.N. Novye dannye po zolotoordynskoĭ kulʹture v Krymu, 1927:t.p. (Krymu)
      • found: Phone call to BGN, 05-19-93:(Respublika Krym; 1st order jurisdictional level: 45°00ʹN, 34°00ʹE; variant Krim)
      • found: Nat. Geogr. Soc. Russia and newly independent nations of the former USSR [MAP] March, 1993:(Ukraine. Republic: Krym (Crimea))
      • found: Encyc. of Ukraine:v. 1, p. 611-613 (Crimea; Ukrainian: Krym; Greek: Taurica, Chersonese; the most southerly part of Ukraine; since 1954 the Crimea has constituted the Crimea oblast of the Ukrainian SSR)
      • found: BGN gaz. of conventional names:(Crimea [conv.]; Krym [Russian]; RGN USSR: 45°00ʹN, 34°00ʹE); BGN gaz., USSR: v. 5 (Krymskaya oblastʹ; OBLT: 45°00ʹN, 34°00ʹE)
      • found: Ukraïna [MAP] 1992:(Respublika Krym)
      • found: Statesman's yearbook, 1994/95(under Ukraine: Crimean Republic)
      • found: LC Russian books file, 04-21-95(1992-93 hdgs.: Krym)
      • found: Ofit︠s︡iĭna Ukraïna sʹohodni, 1996:p. 36 (Avtonomna Respublika Krym)
      • found: Chekhovskie chtenii︠a︡ v I︠A︡lte, 2001:t.p. (ARK)
      • found: Webster's new geographic dictionary, 1986: p. 97 (under Crimean oblast: earliest inhabitants were Cimmerians (8th cent. B.C.) who were expelled by Scythians in 7th cent. B.C. By 6th cent. B.C. Greek traders had settled on the southern coast, and by 5th cent. B.C. this region became the Greek kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporus. Crimea was invaded by Goths, Huns, and Khazars who held Crimea from 7th cent. A.D. to 10th cent. Greek costal towns were in the Byzantine Empire until ca. 1000; after the Tatar invasion in 13th cent. it belonged to the Khanate of the Golden Horde. By 15th cent. this region had become the Khanate of Crimea; while the southeastern coastal strip was held by the Genoese. The Tatar Khanate was overthrown by the Ottoman Turks in 1475; in 1774 Crimea was recognized as a Russian dependency and incorporated into Russia in 1783. The Crimean Republic was proclaimed in 1918; in 1921 it became an autonomous republic of the Russian S.F.S.R. After WWII the Crimean Republic was liquidated in 1945 and its status changed to an oblast. In 1954 the Crimea was reconstituted as a Ukrainian oblast)
      • found: Krimmipoisid, 2011.
      • found: ESTER database, Nov 15, 2013:(hdg.: Krimm)
      • found: GEOnet, viewed Feb. 27, 2015(Crimea [conventional]; Avtonomna Respublika Krym [approved]; ADM1 and region in Ukraine; variants: Autonomous Republic of Crimea; Krym; Krim; Respublika Krym)
      • notfound: Bolʹsh. sov. ėnt︠s︡ikl., 3rd ed.: v. 13, p. 509-511 (Krymskai︠a︡ oblastʹ in Ukrainian SSR; land of ancient settlements incl. Greek & Roman colonists. By 13th cent. it had become part of the Golden Horde. In 1443 the Krymskoe khanstvo was a vassal state of the Turkish Empire. From 15th-18th cent. sovereignty of Crimea was fought over by Russia & Ukraine against the Turks. By the treaty of 1783 Crimea became part of the Russian Empire. From 1787-1802 it was divided between the Tavricheskai︠a︡ gubernii︠a︡ and the Novorossiĭskai︠a︡ gubernii︠a︡ [no publs. in LC database]. March 21, 1918 the Republic of Tavrida [no publs. in LC database] was established as part of the RSFSR. Oct. 18, 1921 Krymskai︠a︡ ASSR of the RSFSR est. In 1954 the Krymskai︠a︡ oblastʹ which had been established on 30 June 1945 was transferred to Ukrainian SSR);
    • Editorial Notes

      • [NAR valid for name and subject use for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Russian occupied territory; confirmed by BGN decision 2/27/15; usage will be reevaluated as circumstances warrant in consultation with BGN.]
    • Change Notes

      • 1993-05-19: new
      • 2015-03-05: revised
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