Tourists visit the former tsarist Livadia palace in Yalta April 1, 2014 where wax sculptures of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. ... more 
Tourists visit the former tsarist Livadia palace in Yalta April 1, 2014 where wax sculptures of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt are on display. In February 1945 the site hosted the seven-day Yalta Conference, when Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt made key decisions on the post-war order. From the 16th-century Tatar Khans' palace in Bakhchisaray to the former tsarist residence that hosted the World War Two Yalta conference, Crimea's heritage sites have become a source of bitter contention since Russia seized the region from Ukraine. For Kiev, which does not recognise Moscow's annexation of Crimea, losing the cultural and historic legacy of the Black Sea peninsula would be another major blow and Ukraine is readying for long legal battles with Russia. Picture taken April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRAVEL) less 
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