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  Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea Map of Simferopol Crimea Ukraine
  Armed men take airport in Ukraine's Crimea Map of Simferopol Crimea Ukraine

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  Dozens of armed men in military uniforms seized an airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region early Friday
  Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament and raised the Russian flag
 The seizure, coming a day after Russia ordered surprise military exercises on Ukraine's doorstep, has raised fears about the push and pull of opposing allegiances in a country

before year 2000
Nov. 6, 1917
  St. Petersburg: The October Revolution was a seizure of state power. It took place with an armed insurrection in Petrograd
 Bolsheviks used their influence in the Petrograd Soviet to organize the armed forces. Bolshevik Red Guards forces under the Military Revolutionary Committee began the takeover of government buildings on 24 October. The following day, the Winter Palace (the seat of the Provisional government), was captured

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