Pro-Russian protesters shout slogans during demonstration denouncing historic transferral of Crimean peninsula to Ukraine in Simferopol

 
Pro-Russian protesters shout slogans during demonstration denouncing historic transferral of Crimean peninsula to Ukraine in Simferopol
Pro-Russian protesters shout slogans during a demonstration denouncing the historic transferral of the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine in Simferopol February 19, 2009. Soviet authorities transferred the province to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic on February 19, 1954, whereby the peninsular became part of independent Ukraine after the Soviet Union collapsed, much to the grieve of many ethic Russians in this region. REUTERS/Stringer (UKRAINE)