a spot and peninsula of southern Ukraine on Ebony Sea and Sea of Azov. In old times it was colonized by Greeks and Romans and later overrun by Ostrogoths, Huns, and Mongols. Conquered because of the Ottoman Turks in 1475, the location was annexed by Russia in 1783. The peninsula had been the scene for the Crimean War (1853-1856), where a coalition of English, French, and Turkish soldiers defeated the Russians, although Crimea it self couldn't change fingers. It became an autonomous Russian republic in 1921 and a Ukrainian oblast in 1954.
A peninsula in south Ukraine, surrounded by the Black Sea additionally the Sea of Azov.
An autonomous republic within Ukraine, occupying the peninsula, officially the Autonomous Republic Crimea.