It is almost impossible to get a real sense of what is going on in Crimea via the msm soundbites - what the Crimeans and Ukrainians feel about current events. VICE News is on the ground and has been filming over the last few days. This is 'Dispatch Nine' of their recent coverage, and shows how local residents feel, ahead of today's referendum. Follow the link, and check out all the other videos.
From VICE News:
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Much more here.