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Crimea Welcomes a Flood of Putin Patriots

For Russians, the thrill of annexation has yet to wear off | “Drop whatever you’re doing … and move to Crimea”

From the Russian city of Perm, on the outer edges of the Ural Mountains, to the peninsula of Crimea, it’s about 1,800 miles. By car, that’s a good 40 hours, give or take a few. Undaunted, the Shvetsovs, Sergey and Irina, loaded their two kids into the backseat of their Lada and hit the road one day in early September. They drove west day and night to Moscow, where they picked up a federal highway heading south to the Black

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