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Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine

Attending the funeral of a young man beaten to death by Cossacks.

Just a few days after Crimeans overwhelmingly voted in a referendum to join Russia, the crisis across the peninsula has claimed its first life. In part 15, VICE News's Simon Ostrovsky attends the funeral of the young Tatar man whose body was found this week after he was beaten by Cossacks. Despite this death, residents across Crimea are hopeful that joining Russia will bring them a brighter future.