Mmm, I came across this article in a newspaper from 2008. Russia was accused of distributing passports in Sevastopol as a prelude to military intervention! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...sia-distributing-passports-in-the-Crimea.html They did the same thing in the breakaway regions of Georgia. Looks like this Annexation was planned well in advance. Is it coincidence that an aeroplane went missing at the same time Russia decided to invade? Classic diversionary tactics. Some forum members are great researchers on the internet - can someone find out if Russia is giving out passports in other regions??