Cossacks in Crimea

Cossacks in Crimea

There are thousands of Russian troops in Crimea as Ukraine’s southern region prepares for a March 16th referendum on an alliance with Russia. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid visits the Cossack units in Crimea, known for their intense approach to guarding civic order.

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