People stand under a Russian flag in front of the Crimean parliament bearing a new sign reading "State council of Crimean Republic" in central Simferopol
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Five ways Crimea is becoming Russian

24 March 2014 Last updated at 00:10 GMT

A week after a referendum which resulted in Russia absorbing Crimea, the BBC's Mark Lowen looks at five ways Crimea will change as it becomes part of Russia.

For those living in the region, the mainstream media has already switched to Russian. Other every day things - from the currency to the time zone - are all due to change too.