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Perekop ( ; ) is a village commanding the Perekop Isthmus connecting Crimeamarker to the Ukrainianmarker mainland. It was formerly the northernmost town in Crimea. The local fort used to be of great military importance as the key to the Crimean Khanate. Population: 894 (2004).

During the Russo-Turkish War , Russian Field Marshal Burkhard Christoph von Munnich successfully stormed the fortifications on June 17 1736 and left the Tatar fortress in ruins. This was a serious, if not mortal, blow to the independence of the Crimean Khanate.

The town was virtually wiped out during the Siege of Perekop by the Red Army in 1920. The siege was a key episode of the Russian Civil War. The success of the Bolsheviks allowed them to oust Pyotr Wrangel's White Army from the Crimea. Twelve years later, the Soviets founded the new town of Krasnoperekopskmarker to the south.


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