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facts in brief

Read & Co. map, 1855
Read & Co. map, 1855

Facts in brief:

Colonized by Greeks; was part of kingdom of Cimmerian Bosporus from 100 BC; was destroyed & rebuilt by Tatars in 1399; Russian after 1783; was under siege by Anglo-French armies during Crimean War in 1854; was severely damaged in WW II.

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