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Russia Or Ukraine? Polls Close In Crimea's Referendum

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The polls have closed in Ukraine’s autonomous Crimean region following a contentious day of voters casting ballots Sunday in a referendum on whether the peninsula should become part of Russia instead. The referendum, backed by Moscow and adamantly opposed by Ukraine’s new government and its western allies, is expected to be approved. Crimea has a large ethnic Russian population, and pro-Russian sentiment is deeply felt in Simferopol , the region's main administrative city.