About 3,000 people living in the Peninsula have refused to exchange their Ukrainian passports for Russian ones since the region's unification with Russia.
The total population of Russia's newest federal district (including Sevastopol) amounts to 2,342,400 people as of a January 1, 2014 population census. This makes the percentage of those who refused to get Russian documents negligibly low.
This totally rebuffs the claims of US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who often distorts reality when discussing Crimea.
Recently Nuland declared that Crimea and parts of Eastern Ukraine are living under a "reign of terror." She also claimed that Crimean Tatars who refuse to surrender their passports are at risk of persecution.