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When a convoy of Russian military vehicles unloaded dozens of armed troops into this sleepy Crimean port town Saturday, residents thronged around them honking car horns, snapping pictures and waving Russian flags.Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won approval from parliament Saturday for military action in Ukraine to protect Russian citizens.The sight of Russian boots on the ground here on the outskirts of Sevastopol – home to the Black Sea Fleet – is nothing unusual to residents, who quickly adapted to the presence of more than 100 armed men parked along the main strip of the bay that is popular with tourists.Valentina Magomedova, an accountant, said people regretted a decision by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, himself a Ukrainian, to transfer Crimea from Russia to Soviet Ukraine in 1954 .While most residents had no love for Kiev's new leaders, some were worried by the dangers of the situation and wary of Russia's designs.
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