The Parliament of the Crimea approved safeguards of the Tatars of the Crimea

According to the press-center of the Supreme Council of the Crimea, it has provided 20 seats in parliament for the Crimean Tatars, recognized the Kurultai, gave the official status to the Crimean Tatar language, alongside with Russian and Ukrainian.

Today the Supreme Council of the Crimea at an extraordinary session adopted a decree About safeguards of renovation of the Crimean Tatar people and its integration in the Crimean community. 81 deputies supported the document.

According to the decree, the parliament realizes the tragic destiny of the Crimean Tatar people in the twentieth century, and considers its return and settlement down on its historic homeland as the act of restoration of justice.

The Supreme Council ordered to provide the following issues during approving the new text of the Constitution of the Crimea:

1. The Crimean Tatar language will be given the official status.

2. The Supreme Council of the Crimea will be elected according to the proportional system in accordance with the electoral lists of candidates for deputies, and executive authorities will be formed with the guaranteed 20% representation of the Crimean Tatars.

3. Crimean Tatars will be guaranteed seats in district and town councils.

4. Elections of village and settlement councils will be held in accordance with the majority system.

5. Kurultai (the national congress) of Crimean Tatars and bodies formed by it will be recognized.

6. 5-year and annual plans of provision of the necessary facilities for Crimean Tatars with appropriate financing will be approved.

7. Legal, organizational, financial and land issues will be resolved after returning of Crimean Tatars to the Crimea from places of deportation.

In addition, the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea guaranteed to preserve and restore historical and cultural  monuments of Crimean Tatars, to assist in the system of pre-school, school and higher education in Crimean Tatar language, to assist in usage alongside with existing historical toponyms of the Crimea, modified after deportation of the Crimean Tatar people on May 18, 1944, as well as to assist in development of printed and electronic mass media in Crimean Tatar language.

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