Crimean lawyer: We have always felt Russian
16 March 2014 Last updated at 16:24 GMT
Crimea is voting on whether to rejoin Russia or stay with Ukraine but with more autonomy.
The referendum has been condemned as "illegal" by Kiev and the West but is backed by Moscow.
Nathalie Kuntsova, a 25-year-old lawyer from Simferopol, told the BBC that in the referendum, she had voted for Crimea to join Russia.
"We have always felt Russian," she said.