Temirgaliev: the Crimea will remain a republic as part of Russia

On March 12 the first Vice Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev at the press conference in Simferopol stated that the Republic of the Crimea, as a subject of the Russian Federation, will have its own parliament, government and president.

The Vice-Prime Minister noted that currently the procedure of appointment of the head of the Crimea is under discussion. After the joint decision regarding this issue is adopted by Moscow and Simferopol, the procedure will be recorded in the new Constitution of the republic.

"In case the positive decision about joining of the Crimea the Russian Federation will be made on March 16, we will pass to its legal field. The Republic of the Crimea will receive the status of the Republic as a subject of Russian Federation with maximum autonomy," Rustam Temirgaliev said.

According to the first Vice Prime Minister, at first, the Crimea will be a state formation, and, secondly, the republic will have its own parliament.

"Thirdly, we will be able to give languages that function on the peninsula (Russian and Crimea Tatar) the status of state languages," Rustam Temirgaliev informed.

"According to preliminary information, today about 82% of residents of the Crimea support joining of the Republic of the Crimea the Russian Federation.

We are convinced that attendance of the referendum will exceed 80%. Now civil activity of inhabitants of the autonomy is rather high," Rustam Temirgaliev said.

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