Five Important Facts About the Crimea

Five Important Facts About the Crimea

In recent times the Crimea has drawn attention to itself for the ongoing showdown between Russia and the Ukraine. Such conflict is no stranger to Crimea, it has been a prized asset for millennia and many empires have been attracted to call it their own. Today it is in Russian hands, but really this blog…

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The History of The Black Sea Region

The History of The Black Sea Region

The Black Sea lies between the Mediterranean Ocean and Western Asia, many of the famous rivers from Eastern Europe flow into its waters, including: Dniester, Danube, Rioni and the Dnieper. It has a total area of nearly 170,000 square miles and the longest extent of the sea is from east to west and measures 730…

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The Countries of the Black Sea Region

The Countries of the Black Sea Region

The Black Sea is the gateway between the southern part of eastern Europe and western Asia and has long been the major highway between these two great regions for trade and culture. In the past, formidable civilizations dominated the Black Sea region from the ancient Greeks to the Romans to the Byzantines, all bringing their…

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Travel in Crimea

Travel in Crimea

In the shape of a diamond this quite small peninsula lays on the northern coast of the Black Sea just off Ukraine. Like many other European peninsulas and islands, Crimea has seen its fair share of change. Between them the Romans, Greeks, Huns, Tatars, and Russians they have all fought for control of this sliver…

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