|Soviet Premier Nikita Khruchchev in Vienna. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
It's worth noting, "On 19 February 1954, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union issued a decree transferring the Crimean Oblast from the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. The transfer of the Crimean Oblast to Ukraine has been described as a 'symbolic gesture,' marking the 300th anniversary of Ukraine becoming a part of the Russian Empire. The General Secretary of the Communist Party in Soviet Union was at the time the Ukrainian Nikita Khrushchev." ---http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimea
The US and EU might keep this 'small' fact in mind as they bluster at the Russians.