Putin Formally Annexes Crimea, City Of Sevastopol To Russian Federation

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And there it is:

  • PUTIN ASKS FOR CRIMEA, CITY OF SEVASTOPOL TO BE ADDED TO RUSSIA
  • PUTIN SAYS WILL SUBMIT DRAFT LAW ON BRINGING CRIMEA INTO RUSSIA TO PARLIAMENT ON TUESDAY
  • PUTIN CALLS FOR RATIFICATION OF TREATY ON CRIMEA, SEVASTOPOL

And the inevitable conclusion:

  • RUSSIA, CRIMEA, SEVASTOPOL SIGN AGREEMENT ON ENTERING ACCESSION
  • REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA CONSIDERED PART OF RUSSIA FROM DATE OF SIGNING AGREEMENT - KREMLIN

The Kremlin's official statement, google translated:

Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea on the adoption of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea and the formation of the Russian Federation signed new subjects March 18, 2014 in the Kremlin.

 

The document bears the signature of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin , President of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov , Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Sergey Aksenov and chairman of the Coordinating Council on the organization of the Sevastopol city administration for Life Sevastopol Alexey Chaly .

 

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Contract based on the freely expressed will of the peoples and voluntary obschekrymskom Crimea on a referendum held in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city March 16, 2014 , during which the people of Crimea decided to reunite with Russia.

 

Republic of Crimea is considered to be adopted in the Russian Federation from the date of signing the Agreement . Since the adoption of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea, the Russian Federation formed new entities - Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol.

 

The text of the Agreement includes a preamble and ten articles which set out provisions relating to the adoption of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea and education in the Russian Federation new subjects , including provisions for the new territories of the Russian Federation , the citizenship of the population , public authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation.

 

Under the Treaty, since the adoption of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea education in the Russian Federation and new subjects to January 1, 2015 the transitional period during which resolved the issues of integration of new subjects of the Russian Federation in the economic, financial , credit and legal system of the Russian Federation , in the system of state authorities of the Russian Federation , as well as issues of military duty and military service in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city of federal significance.

 

Legislative and other normative legal acts of the Russian Federation within the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city of federal importance of the adoption of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea and education in the Russian Federation new subjects , unless otherwise provided by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

 

Normative legal acts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol , Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol operate in the territories respectively of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city of federal significance until the end of the transition period or until the adoption of the relevant normative legal act of the Russian Federation and (or) the normative legal acts of the Republic Crimea, a normative legal act of the Russian Federation and (or) a normative legal act federal city of Sevastopol.

 

Normative legal acts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol , Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol, contrary to the Constitution of the Russian Federation shall not apply.

 

Treaty shall be ratified in accordance with Article 15 of the Federal Law "On International Treaties of the Russian Federation" and in accordance with Article 10 of the Treaty.

And the English version, notably shorter:

Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On Executing the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea on the Admission of the Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation and the Creation of New Constituent Entities within the Russian Federation.

 

The document reads:

 

1. To approve the draft Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea on the Admission of the Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation and the Creation of New Constituent Entities within the Russian Federation.

 

2. To consider it expedient to sign the Agreement envisaged hereunder at the highest level.

And futures, stocks, and risk in general is soaring, sending the Kremlin precisely the message it needs to know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Perhaps if Russia had annexed all of Ukraine, or the Baltics, or maybe even Poland, the S&P would have soared over 2000 already?

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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:57 | 4562333 Ol Man
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Awesome sauce!!!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:01 | 4562340 GetZeeGold
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Moving right along....our congress should start taking notes.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:03 | 4562355 Latina Lover
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Watching history unfold before our eyes....

After listening to Putin, I feel ashamed to be led by a man of such poor quality as Obama.  Whatever you may think of Putin, he is clearly a superior statesman to the bisexual mulatto.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:07 | 4562369 iLiquid
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Feel ashamed to be LED.  Period.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:11 | 4562382 GetZeeGold
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Glad to see someone is going to be leading the impeachment campaign.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:14 | 4562398 J S Bach
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I don't think the markets are affected by anything other than the continued promise of counterfeit QE from the Fed.  Shut that spigot off... then watch out.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:26 | 4562445 taraxias
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That's it, you nailed it.

I know the Tylers keeping harping the "this shouldn't be happening" tune day after day but as long as money out of thin air still keeps appearing, it will continue and the only direction is up.

Trade what you see happening, not what you think should be happening. I learned the hard way.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:27 | 4562453 fx
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Tyler, Russia couldn't care less for the baltic states. They are NATO-members (in clear breach of all the promises given to Russia in 1990 not to expand NATO eastwards). You start to sound like all the neo-con shills who keep fearmongering 24/7 about the Ivan coming after everybody in Europe now. What an utter crap...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:29 | 4562459 The_Prisoner
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Right on!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:04 | 4562822 Manthong
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I think it’s time for the mulatto former messianic reincarnation of JFK (or was that Ben Hogan?) to show some of that post re-election “flexibility” he promised to the Russians in 2012.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:13 | 4562855 whotookmyalias
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In the words of Mark Antony, Putin is an honorable man.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:17 | 4562874 SafelyGraze
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outright annexation of a territory?

unthinkable

hugs,
the people of the republic of west florida

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Florida#Republic_of_West_Florida

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:49 | 4563408 MagicHandPuppet
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BULLISH!  Buy, buy, bye!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:05 | 4562827 Clint Liquor
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Tyler, Russia couldn't care less for the baltic states.

You need to go to 'sense of humor training'. It was a joke, dumbass.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:34 | 4563282 fx
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 I got the joke with the sp500 at 2k, thank you very much. That other part isn't humor, it's just outright crap. Tyler keeps harping at the theme of the "helpless", if not clown-like west versus mighty Russia. That's exactly what the elites in the West want you to believe. because in reality, the West has the upper hand right now and even though they picture Russia as "aggressive", Putin's actions are just defensive ones. Taking Crimea may secure the naval base for Russia, but at the same time it means that the West gets one step closer to capturing the rest of the Ukraine. And that's what this is all about, right from the start. Uncle sam couldn't care less about Crimea as long as he gets another NATO  missile base in the Ukraine, even if Ukraine by then is only half of its former size. Perhaps you get some traing for geopolitics. Lots of things may appear as a joke and funny on the surface but are, in fact, pretty serious moves in a drawn-out worldwide battle.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 15:23 | 4564687 Rafferty
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A lot of truth in this.  Already the neocon shills are squeeling and demanding more money for 'our brave troops'.........i.e. more moolah for the MIC.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:01 | 4562526 Element
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"And futures, stocks, and risk in general is soaring, sending the Kremlin precisely the message it needs to know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Perhaps if Russia had annexed all of Ukraine, or the Baltics, or maybe even Poland, the S&P would have soared over 2000 already?"

You realise that represents snark comentary directed at the S&P's bum-rush, right?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:08 | 4562838 SWRichmond
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Russia couldn't care less for the baltic states.

You're an idiot.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:53 | 4562772 V in PA
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Trade what you see happening, not what you think should be happening. I learned the hard way.

My father would say: "The market is the opinion of millions of people. If you disagree with the market, you're wrong"

"What is Truth" - Pontinus Pilate

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:01 | 4562805 SWCroaker
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Modern markets are tightly run machines that allow a small group at the top to parasitically fleece millions of people who are clueless.       Updated it for ya.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:27 | 4562450 fx
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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:28 | 4562454 layman_please
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thank god the world is not centrally planned by the politicians anymore, i'm sure bankers are much better at it.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:33 | 4562472 fockewulf190
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Hard to believe that a motorcycle gang leader, inside of two weeks, would take over a whole city, declare himself a proto-mayor, and then end up in Moscow signing over said city to Putin.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:20 | 4562887 flapdoodle
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Obama, however, is far superior in reading a teleprompter...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:03 | 4562357 Latina Lover
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Watching history unfold before our eyes....

After listening to Putin, I feel ashamed to be led by a man of such poor quality as Obama.  Whatever you may think of Putin, he is clearly a superior statesman to the bisexual mulatto.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:57 | 4562538 TheFreeLance
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Putin is the only adult in the room. He has done the absolute minimum needed to maintain his strategic security. Russia just MUST have clear access to the Black Sea. Now he has made it clear that eastern Ukraine is of no interest to him, throwing the ball back in the court of the right-wing fanatics who took power in Kiev. Meanwhile, he plays to his base scoffing at US/EU sanctions, which only prove the Russian line that sooner or later, the West will use its economic power against you. All the Stans are taking notice. Just a disaster for the US long-term. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:17 | 4562620 agent default
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No he is just setting them up.  When the fools in Kiev try to as much as touch the Russian population of eastern Ukraine, Russia will invade with unseen ferocity. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:31 | 4562687 Dick Gazinia
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Well I doubt that Odildo knows about this yet seeing as how he never attends his national security meetings.  Could somebody page him on the golf coarse?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:32 | 4562689 TahoeBilly2012
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The Globalists are working to destroy ALL Nation States. The US has been set to be let get at anytime, simple matter of pulling a few plugs and out goes the bathwater. They are clearly nearing the end of their operation and they hardly care to even play with Ttreaties or "legalities" anymore. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:29 | 4562925 Kirk2NCC1701
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Agree.  And with your comment below.  Which is why the Gas/LNG war will continue, as that energy is needed to (a) expand the demand-base to back up the Dollar, and (b) to put the python-like economic squeeze on Russia.

That's why, even with Russia supplying energy to China, the all-important (energy+debt)-backed Dollar needs to keep expanding its base to retain and even expand its GRC status.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 15:32 | 4564725 Rafferty
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It's so obvious the Globalists are trying to destroy both the nation-state and ethnic cohesion (apart from one ethnicity!)  but the vast majority of people just cannot see this.  Of course that's what bread and circuses is all about....

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:48 | 4562755 TheFreeLance
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No, Putin knows that right-most elements simply want power -- any power. And it will be them that tries to split Western Ukraine off from the east. Remember their power center is in Lvov -- they'll try to bait Putin into moving on Kiev, but I'm guessing he's too smart for that. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:03 | 4562815 TahoeBilly2012
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The Dollar was designed to collapse when ready and bring in a world wide depression to form Global Government, it's really that simple. How, when, where...I have no clue, but Russia is clearly the big fish which brings the next round of chaos.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 15:33 | 4564739 Rafferty
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Five years ago I'd have derided what you said.  Now I know it's 100% true.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:04 | 4562823 agent default
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Yeah Ok.  Turn Lvov into Stalingrad and let them sit there with all their power.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:13 | 4562608 mendolover
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He's no fucking leader!  And by the sound of it he is the one who has been led his entire life.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:50 | 4562756 Secede Or Die
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A group of people banding together to decide their own associations and destiny...." oh the horror!!" exclaims statists like John warmonger McCain.

I am anxious for the return of men choosing their destiny by leaving "these united States" to reestablish liberty once enjoyed by our ancestors.

Ever heard this, "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands..."? Why can't any people still choose, for any reason, to establish their own governance?

Secede or die.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:06 | 4562830 agent default
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I have noticed that secession movements both in the US and abroad are becoming more and more popular.  If nothing else, more  and more people are waking up to the lies of the elites.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 15:37 | 4564758 Rafferty
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Let us hope you're right.

 

One other thing I notice is that more and more people internationally can see the distinction between the warmongering parasitical elite in the US and the ordinary American people.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:25 | 4562903 Tom_333
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Yes. Watched the speech and my impression is that Vlad is steamrolling Obama,Biden,Kerry,McCain et al. It was a very good speech. Forceful but balanced.Skilfull execution. And after all...what are the neocons gonna do about this? Yank the Russians out of Crimea miltarily? Not gonna happen. More of this covert shit , infiltration , sabotage and NGO implemented "actions" may just lead to Russkies taking them up on the offer and annexing all of Ukraine. And then what? What are the neocons gonna do about that. I think those folks in Washington need to go back to the drawing-board and realize that they are not dealing with a two bit chump lika Kadaffi or dictator carried  by dollars , like Mubarak  ,someone  that  just can be discarded at convenience.

And no - I m not a Vlad fan.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:45 | 4562505 richsob
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ACORN vs. KGB   Who ya gonna bet on?  Sure, it looks bad for Barry right now but just wait until he puts down his golf clubs and gets nasty.  Anytime now.  Waiting.  Still waiting..........  Oh fuck it, let's just admit it: he can't even handle Michelle let alone go toe to toe with Vladimir.  

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:36 | 4562705 qmacro
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can anyone find out what, the market did in october 1983, when usa invaded grenada? it was comparable to Crimea. coup and the trial to join the soviet union. join.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:52 | 4562769 sessinpo
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Not a perfecdt analogy. Grenada does not have the historical background with the US as the Ukraine does with Russia.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:00 | 4562800 qmacro
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So in addition beneficial for putin

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:53 | 4562771 TedBagwell
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:03 | 4562341 blindman
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the white house / wall street response.
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My 3 year old must argue and debate everything!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFYsJYPye94&feature=youtu.be

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:44 | 4562501 moonstears
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Send that child to DC!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:01 | 4562342 Peter Pan
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If the Americans were lucky enough he might annex Wall Street, the White House and Congress.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:13 | 4562392 Ignatius
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We are being led by people that pull the sheets over the heads to better sniff their own gas.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:16 | 4562401 Peter Pan
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Let's hope one of them lights a match to see where he is.

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