Crimean referendum billboard: 16 March We Decide

16 MARCH WE DECIDE
[nasty fascist Crimea] OR [lovely Russian Crimea]

In fact, the referendum this weekend doesn’t even give Crimeans that choice! It’s a choice between joining the Russian Federation or reverting to the very short-lived status of Crimea immediately after the break up of the Soviet Union, when they could decide their own status. So, pretty much the same choice as above.

The choice to return to their previous status as an autonomous region of Ukraine is not on offer.