Tavrida

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Tavrida

 

(Tauride), a name for the Crimean Peninsula that was introduced by the tsarist government after the annexation of Crimea to Russia in 1783. The name was derived from the name of the Tauri, an ancient people who inhabited part of the Crimea.

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A bell found in Crimea, then part of the Taurida Governorate, was made in 1778 from iron melted down from Turkish cannonballs.