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Posted: March 7, 2014 at 3:05 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re already Russian.” Natasha Malachuk, a protester in Crimea who cheered the authorities in the region as they pressed ahead with measures to break away from Ukraine and become part of Russia

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Front Section, Pages 6 on 03/07/2014


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