Shunned History | Crimea and The "Russian World" | Episode 12 | The Gaze
"Shunned History" is all about digging into the hidden corners of political history around the globe. Ever been curious about why certain events went down the way they did? Who had a stake in the game? And what unfolded afterward? Well, tune in and get ready to uncover the truth!
In today's episode, our host Edward Bowen will tell us about Crimea. The peninsula that has always been a crucial strategic region in Europe. It enables the control of the Black Sea waters and ensures influence across Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Caucasus.
Throughout world history, there exists a series of pivotal events that have exerted influence on geopolitics in various regions for centuries. One such event is the centuries-long Russian occupation of Crimea.
How did the Russians twice annex the peninsula in history? What did they bring to Crimea? Why have Muscovites been trying for over two centuries to expel the indigenous population — the Crimean Tatars? Today, we will delve into that topic of Crimea.