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Back to school in Crimea

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 - 00:56

March 24 - Russia further tightens its grip on Crimea, introducing schoolchildren to their ''new motherland''. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A Russian flag is placed outside a schoolhouse in Crimea. Now it's back to school in Russia. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) SCHOOL NO. 15 TEACHER ADDRESSING STUDENTS AT LESSON, SAYING: "Good morning everyone. We start our first lesson in a completely new country. The topic of our lesson, fortunately, coincides with the Russian theme." The map has literally been redrawn. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) SCHOOL NO. 15 TEACHER ADDRESSING STUDENTS AT LESSON, SAYING: "And now, let's all look closely at the map of our new Motherland." And now that Crimea is part of Russia a new flag (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) SCHOOL NO. 15 TEACHER ADDRESSING STUDENTS AT LESSON, SAYING: "Here you see the Russian flag. Look closely at it." Russia's seizure of Crimea after the ousting of Ukraine's pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovich by mass protests in Kiev has triggered the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. But that may be a lesson for another day.

Back to school in Crimea

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 - 00:56

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