Russian State Duma adopts a historic document in support of Crimean referendum
This morning, deputies of Russia’s State Duma unanimously adopted a statement on the Crimea referendum.
Vladimir Vasiliev, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, read out the document. In particular, the draft resolution says that members of the State Duma of the Russian Federation welcome the free expression of the people of Crimea in the referendum on March 16 on annexation of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city to the Russian Federation.
State Duma deputies say they are certain that the public authorities and administration of the Republic of Crimea will maintain peace on the territory, interethnic, interfaith harmony and linguistic diversity that exists on the peninsula. The State Duma will use its decisions will contribute to the socio-economic development of the Republic of Crimea and territorial stability over the transition period.
In turn, Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, convincingly appealed to colleagues asking to support this statement, stressing that this is a historical document for both Russia and the Republic of Crimea.
“Historical justice should be restored,” said Leonid Slutsky. During the Crimea referendum, we saw enlightened faces of people who really kissed ballots before casting the vote, tailored their clothes so they looked like the Russian flag and were happy that they are no longer afraid of the “Right Sector” expansion, no longer afraid for their future,” continued the Russian civil servant.