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The Crimea is a diamonsdiamond-shaped peninsula in southern [[Ukraine]], surrounded on its NW, SW and SE sides by the [[Black Sea]] and on its NE side by the [[Sea of Azov]]; it is connected to the Ukranian mainland by a narrow [[isthmus]]. The main city is [[Sevastopol]]. The Crimea was the location of the [[Crimean War]] of 1853-56 in which British, French, Sardinian and Turkish forces fought Russia in a war sparked by an abstruse dispute over the question of custodianship of the Holy Places in [[Jerusalem]]. The peninsula was also the location of heavy fighting diring the [[Second World War]]. It contains the resort town of [[Yalta]], location of the [[Yalta Conference]] of February 1945, attended by Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin.