Russia probably has multiple reasons for its renewed interest in the Crimea Peninsula. One thing that probably stands out is the Crimea's economy, which centers on tourism and agriculture. Especially being the center of the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Crimea has been booming with new tourism centers and beaches right on the Black Sea. Industrial power plants are another large section of its economy. The Crimean possesses several natural gas fields, which are both onshore and off shore. The Crimea also has many products such as salt, limestone and ironstone, which are mined extensively on the shores of the Black Sea
During the Crimean War in the 1850's Russia was gaining a lot of power in the Black Sea region, while the Ottoman Empire was slowly diminishing. Major countries such as France and Britain feared the threat of an attack on the Ottoman Empir...
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