BBC Talk on Sevastopol

Readers of Sevastopol’s Wars and those who have yet to read this work may be interested in a BBC World Service talk about Sevastopol. It can be listened to, or downloaded from, this link. Entitled ‘On the Black Sea: Sailors of Sevastopol’, the talk provides some interesting perspectives on Sevastopol’s history and position in the Russian Federation, following the controversial annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014. Although 26 minutes of radio cannot replace reading the book, I would recommend this talk, which includes some interesting comments from several residents of Sevastopol. While the city has gained many new Russian tourists, the international market had gone with sanctions.

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