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Pro-Kremlin activists rally in support of ethnic Russians in... News Photo2014-15 Russian Military Intervention in Ukraine,Activist,Conflict,Crimea,Crisis,Ethnicity,Horizontal,International Landmark,Kremlin,Political Rally,Protest,Russia,Russian Ethnicity,St. Petersburg - Russia,UkrainePhotographer Collection: AFP 2014 AFPPro-Kremlin activists rally in support of ethnic Russians in Ukraine's Crimea in St.Petersburg, March 2, 2014. The poster reads: 'We are with you Crimea!' Russia's President Vladimir Putin said yesterday it was his duty to protect ethnic Russians in Crimea and southeastern swathes of Ukraine that have ancient ties to Moscow and look on Kiev's new pro-EU leaders with disdain. AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)