|in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the
earth shall see the salvation of our God. Isaiah 52:10
|According to a Crimean pastor/scholar, Ukraine means borderland or edge and "Krim" means the end. Mongol/Tatar horse
soldiers looked for a way farther south, but found that there was no way. Crimea was the end of the earth, so they named it
Krim, or dead end. Consequently we who work in Crimea put a personal slant on, "ends of the earth" passages like the one
above right and Acts 13:47, "For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou
shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth." and Psalm 61:2 "From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my
heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I." (To learn more about Crimea click on the map below)
|Russian generally and the populace
largely centered around this division.
Kiev straddles the Dnieper River,
politically and geographically.
Crimea is the most Russian of any
Ukrainian Oblast or political