Crimea is a peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea in Eastern Europe that is almost completely surrounded by both the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov to the northeast.


Crimea has been colonised by the Greeks, the Persian Empire, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Goths and the Ottoman Empire.

14th century

Around 6 to 7 hundred years ago,[1][2] a population of three hundred "Proto-Mutants" (a "early" form of mutants with "less evolved"[3] X-Genes) lived in mountains of Crimea. Due to the Black Plague affecting humans but not those mutants, the later were targeted by the former, seeking for a cure or simply because of fear and anger, and were eventually all killed.[4]

15th - 18th Century

Crimea and adjacent territories were united in the Crimean Khanate during the 15th to 18th century.

18th century

In 1783, Crimea became a part of the Russian Empire as the result of Russo-Turkish War.

19th century

The Crimean War was a military conflict fought from 1853 to 1856 in which the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Great Britain. Walter Destine was involved in the war.[5]

20th century

Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, Crimea became an autonomous republic within the USSR.

During World War II, Crimea was downgraded to the Crimean Oblast and then, in 1954, it was transferred to the Ukraine.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine was formed as an independent state in 1991 and most of the peninsula was reorganized as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

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Links and References


  1. X-Men Vol 3 #31: The DNA was estimated to 7 hundred years by Dr. Hunter
  2. X-Men Vol 3 #32: Ister is told to be about 665 years old
  3. X-Men Vol 3 #31
  4. X-Men Vol 3 #32
  5. Clandestine Vol 2 #5
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