Saturday, 13 August 2016
Russians Kicked Out Of Crimea By The British
I have been told, often, by those blinded by their love of Putin, that Crimea belongs to Russia because, well, they always thought it did. International law be damned.
On that basis, Crimea belongs to Great Britain and her allies, because in 1856 we ( the British) kicked the Russian army out of the Crimean peninsula.
Of course, this humiliating defeat is airbrushed out of Russian history. This defeat was a precursor to Russia's humiliation in the First World War, and their subsequent disgraceful collaboration with Nazi Germany in the early months of the Second World War.
Some photos here of the memorial in Pall Mall, London, to the British victory over the Russian armies in Crimea.
You won't read about this in any Russian history book, of course. Russian history books contain mostly lies.