Novo-Ozyorne: Long-term resident Maria Nikiforovna
14 March 2014 Last updated at 14:29 GMT
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.