ORCID: Andrzej Gil: 0000-0002-6415-8339
Edition: Lublin 2019
Citation method: A. Gil, Kwestia krymska w relacjach ukraińsko-rosyjskich przed 2014 rokiem. Uwarunkowania i konteksty, „Rocznik Instytutu Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej” 17 (2019), z. 2, s. 229-250, DOI: https://doi.org/10.36874/RIESW.2019.2.9.
The article analyses the main events and processes taking place during the last century in Crimea in the context of its occupation by the Russian Federation in 2014. They were presented in several phases: after 1917, when the future hosts were “white” Russians, Bolsheviks, local Tatars, Ukrainians and Ottoman Turks, and at the turn of the 1980s and 1990s, when post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine, as well as local Russian-speaking people of the peninsula and Crimean Tatars were competing. Agreements and apparent agreements, as well as the incompetent policy pursued by the authorities in Kiev, have led to a political crisis which, so far, has been won by Putin’s Russia.