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The people of Crimea has spoken. They want what they want! Right or wrong who are we to judge What is the benefit to any of us if Crimea ,that many Americans don't have an idea where it is, to be With Russia or Ukraine.Leave the people alone start fighting poverty racism, unemployment, and dis pare in the USA and I can assure you that the people of Ukraine will find the way out without our help! Why is this action of any concern to the USA? We can topple governments, overthrow regimes and it is ok. But if anyone else does it.... Oh No!!! We need to fix the USA and its problems and let the world deal with their problems. Our foreign policy really really sucks. ## KIEV was one of the first Russian Capitals in the 9th Century AD founded by Vikings called Rus , although over the 1,400 year period Kiev remained semi independent from the emerging Kingdom's of Poland and Lithuania until 1667, the Truce of Andrusovo was concluded, in which the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ceded Smolensk, Severia and Chernigov, and, on paper only for a period of two years, the city of Kiev to the Tsardom of Russia. Finally, the Eternal Peace of 1686 acknowledged the status quo, and put Kiev under the control of Russia for the centuries to come with the territory, slowly losing the autonomy which was finally abolished in 1775 by the Empress Catherine the Great. None of the Polish-Russian treaties concerning Kiev have ever been ratified.