Crimea is 1.08 times as big as Vermont (US)
Crimea is a peninsula along the northern coast of the Black Sea. In late February 2014, Russian troops were deployed to Crimea. The Republic of Crimea declared its independence from Ukraine following a referendum on 16 March, deemed illegal by Ukraine and most countries. Russia formally annexed Crimea on 18 March.
Vermont is a northeastern state in the New England region of the United States. It borders the states of Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, and New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. Vermont is the only state in New England that does not border the Atlantic Ocean. Vermont is the second-least-populated U.S. state and the sixth-smallest by area of the 50 U.S. states.