by Chrystyna Lapychak 1991 REFERENDUM FAVORS AUTONOMY Ninety-three percent of voters approve a January referendum to restore Crimean autonomy within the USSR. REPUBLICAN MOVEMENT OF CRIMEA FOUNDED On 24 August, the day the Ukrainian legislature declared independence from the USSR, Yurii Meshkov founds the Republican Movement of Crimea.SOVEREIGNTY DECLARED The separatist-dominated Crimean parliament on 4 […]

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