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Sevastopol – the city on the Black Sea sunset

Sevastopol – is a city on the Black Sea, located in the southwestern region of the Crimean Peninsula. It is a de facto federal city of the Russian Federation and part of the Crimean Federal District. Along with the rest of the Crimean Peninsula, it is considered part of Ukraine by most of the international community, and was a de facto and de jure city in Ukraine before the 2014 Crimean crisis. In March of 2014. the Russian military displaced the Ukrainian military in the region in a military action, and Russia exercises administration over Sevastopol’s territory since. Ukraine officially considers all of the Crimea, including Sevastopol, to be “territory temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation.”

Although the city is relatively small at 864 square kilometers (334 sq mi), Sevastopol’s unique naval and maritime features provide the basis for a rich and vibrant economy. The city enjoys mild winters and moderate warm summers; characteristics that help make it a popular seaside resort and tourist destination, mainly for visitors from the former Soviet republics. The city is also an important center for marine biology; in particular, dolphins have been studied and trained in the city since the end of World War II. via(source)

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