City buses drive past a poster that reads, "Together with Russia. March 16 - referendum", in the centre of Simferopol, March 12, 2014. Crimea will soon take ownership of Ukrainian state companies on ... more 
City buses drive past a poster that reads, "Together with Russia. March 16 - referendum", in the centre of Simferopol, March 12, 2014. Crimea will soon take ownership of Ukrainian state companies on its territory, its first deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, pushing forward with steps to cement the region's independence before a referendum on joining Russia. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS TRANSPORT ELECTIONS) less 
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Wed, Mar 12, 2014 8:06 AM EDT