Maria Nikiforovna
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Novo-Ozyorne: A Crimean town divided

The Crimean town of Novo-Ozyorne is divided over whether to stay part of Ukraine or become part of Russia. Maria Nikiforovna has lived in the town for 40 years.

Novo-Ozyorne is a small, ethnically mixed town in western Crimea.

The town is dominated by the Ukrainian navy, which has its regional headquarters there, but Russian troops have now partially blockaded the naval facilities.

On Sunday, a disputed referendum is taking place in Crimea on whether the peninsula should become a part of Russia.

Opinion in Novo-Ozyorne is divided.

Maria Nikiforovna has lived in the town for 40 years.

  • 14 Mar
  • From the section World