National Pride Day: six years from the date of the reunification of Crimea with Russia

National Pride Day: six years from the date of the reunification of Crimea with Russia

March 18 marks six years since one of the brightest days in stories modern Russia. On this day in 2014, on the basis of a referendum held in Crimea and Sevastopol, the Crimean Peninsula returned to Russia.


Most Russians and especially Crimeans remember that day very well. For millions of compatriots, this event was akin to the flight of the first man into space. Without false pathos.

The broadcast, which was conducted from the Kremlin, was remembered for many years, and possibly for a lifetime - both by those who, living in Crimea and Sevastopol, participated in the referendum, and those who were waiting for the return of Crimea to Russia in others Russian regions: from Murmansk to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, from Anadyr to Krasnodar.

Frankly, far from all citizens of the country at that time were confident in the readiness of the supreme power of Russia not only to recognize the results of the Crimean referendum, but also to take a courageous decision to reunite. But when the decision was made, it caused a real civic enthusiasm, sincere enthusiasm, emotional triumph. Then it seemed to millions of Russians that this moment would be the starting point for the adoption of other decisions, no less crucial for the country. But further developments showed that the courage of the authorities had a clear limit. And this bar is currently maintained.

But the courage and courage of the Crimeans are endless. For almost six years, people have been living under all kinds of foreign sanctions and, in fact, “backing up” these sanctions by large Russian companies. For almost six years, people have been living in conditions of constant Ukrainian provocations: from blocking the artery of fresh water to trying to disrupt the power supply of the peninsula. But for Crimeans, all this is nothing more than little things in life that can not be compared with what happened in the life of the country on March 18, 2014.

It is gratifying to realize that in the recent history of our country there has been and remains a date that truly unites us all. And this date is March 18, 2014. This is a day of national pride and true national unity.
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  1. Lipchanin 18 March 2020 05: 27 New
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    Most Russians and especially Crimeans remember that day very well.

    I remember it all the more well because it so coincided that there were two joys.
    I have March 18 DR smile
    1. smart ass 18 March 2020 05: 31 New
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      Considering what this led to, a very controversial issue.
      1. Lipchanin 18 March 2020 05: 32 New
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        Quote: Clever man
        Considering what this led to, a very controversial issue.

        Well, why so terrible? belay
        1. Dart2027 18 March 2020 05: 42 New
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          Quote: Lipchanin
          so scary

          How to what? For opponents of the current government, any success is their defeat.
          1. Lipchanin 18 March 2020 05: 44 New
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            Quote: Dart2027
            For opponents of the current government, any success is their defeat.

            A month in the "bath" was, detached from the reality of the site laughing
            1. novel66 18 March 2020 07: 37 New
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              hi, Serge! welcome back! hi clean? lol
              1. Lipchanin 18 March 2020 07: 38 New
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                Quote: novel xnumx
                clean?

                Already shine laughing
                Hi hi
      2. Gene84 18 March 2020 05: 33 New
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        Quote: Clever man
        Considering what this led to, a very controversial issue.

        And what is the contentious issue? The fact that the Crimeans always wanted to return to Russia?
      3. Aerodrome 18 March 2020 05: 37 New
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        Quote: Clever man
        Considering what this led to, a very controversial issue.

        This is undeniable! This done by Putin is really true. Otherwise, the Black Sea would be lost, and there would be no such “aircraft carrier” as the Crimea.
        1. Lipchanin 18 March 2020 07: 54 New
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          Quote: Aerodrome
          This done by Putin is really true.

          Recall how it was

        2. venik 18 March 2020 11: 20 New
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          Quote: Aerodrome
          This done by Putin is really true. Otherwise, the Black Sea would be lost, and there would be no such “aircraft carrier” as the Crimea.

          ========
          It’s not even about the “aircraft carrier” - it’s about PEOPLE! 2 million people have long dreamed about it and it happened! Even if Crimea didn’t have such a colossally advantageous geographical position, this should have been done!
          1. Olgovich 18 March 2020 13: 20 New
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            Quote: venik
            business in PEOPLE! 2 million people have long dreamed about it and it happened!

            And not only in Crimea, but also in every Russian heart and not only in Russia, but also far beyond its borders.

            It was a feeling great pride, joy for Russia, for its people- for the first time in many decades!
        3. Xnumx vis 18 March 2020 15: 45 New
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          Quote: Aerodrome
          Quote: Clever man
          Considering what this led to, a very controversial issue.

          This is undeniable! This done by Putin is really true. Otherwise, the Black Sea would be lost, and there would be no such “aircraft carrier” as the Crimea.

          Or maybe not only the “unsinkable aircraft carrier” is valuable, but also worthy citizens of Russia with the Russian city of Sevastopol!
          With that spirit of the Russian Spring, hope for the restoration of a large, common state of Russia from Odessa to Kamchatka ... I will not be ashamed of my holiday with a Holiday, Comrades!
      4. Ros 56 18 March 2020 08: 18 New
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        And why? Can I be more specific?
      5. Uncle Vanya Susanin 18 March 2020 08: 19 New
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        It may be controversial for you, but obvious for Russian people!
      6. Victor N 18 March 2020 08: 46 New
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        Exhaustively: not ours. And we will rejoice.
        1. However, dear 19 March 2020 03: 44 New
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          Well, just joy to joy: here the supreme nullified! And today he deduced the formula of the Russian sovereign "middle class": those who receive from 17 thousand rubles. per month, this is 70% of the population

          More details: https://www.newsru.com/finance/18mar2020/middleclass.html

          What, someone is not happy ?! Rejoice everyone! One-two!
          1. However, dear 20 March 2020 01: 19 New
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            Quote: However, dear
            Well, just joy to joy: here the supreme nullified! And today he deduced the formula of the Russian sovereign "middle class": those who receive from 17 thousand rubles. per month, this is 70% of the population

            More details: https://www.newsru.com/finance/18mar2020/middleclass.html

            What, someone is not happy ?! Rejoice everyone! One-two!


            A minusovschiki-is it happy to plow for 17000 a month, or those who get a lot and they do not care? Or who do not catch up, what are the reasons for the consequences?
      7. swnvaleria 18 March 2020 08: 56 New
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        chill out Vasya!
      8. Crimean partisan 1974 18 March 2020 10: 32 New
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        Considering what this led to, ......... let me curiosity and what led ???
      9. Prjanik 18 March 2020 12: 02 New
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        Thanks for the Crimea! smile
    2. Aerodrome 18 March 2020 05: 33 New
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      Quote: Lipchanin
      Most Russians and especially Crimeans remember that day very well.

      I remember it all the more well because it so coincided that there were two joys.
      I have March 18 DR smile

      Well, with Dnyuha then, a colleague! drinks
      1. Lipchanin 18 March 2020 05: 34 New
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        Quote: Aerodrome
        Well, with Dnyuha then, a colleague!

        Thank you! hi
        1. Insurgent 18 March 2020 06: 34 New
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          National Pride Day: six years from the date of the reunification of Crimea with Russia
          All Russians, residents of the continental part, and residents of the peninsula, with the date of reunification.

          We, Donbass, have hopes for the future.

          Shooters: There are no more obstacles to joining the Donbass

          After Russia decided to reunite with Crimea, all the “red lines” in relations with the West were broken, so Moscow refused in vain and still does not dare to repeat the Crimean scenario in the Donbass.

          On the air of the radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda" said the ex-Minister of Defense of the DPR Igor Strelkov. According to Strelkov, Donbass today is even more Russian region than Crimea.

          Quote: I.I. Strelkov
          “Donbass has been since its settlement, as it became from the Wild Field, which no one controlled, since it became a populated region, it has been part of Russia. Russia, Russia. A significant part of the territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions is the lands of the Great Don Army. Don Cossacks, Russians in the first place, settled there before the official inclusion of these regions in the Russian Empire. Sorry, the talk that “there is a civil war” is how it goes on in Russia, in the territory in this case of Donbass. And the argument that "we can fight at the front, and Crimea - sorry ...". Why is Crimea removed completely from the topic? The reunification of Crimea with Russia has already crossed all the “red lines” that could only be crossed. Already the Russian Federation has actually come into conflict with Ukraine. Therefore, to say that the Donbass is a kind of exception or vice versa, Crimea is an exception, this is, at least, hypocrisy ”


          He denied the fears of those who believe that LDNR will require Russia's excessive recovery costs.

          Quote: I.I. Strelkov
          “Donbass is not so much and destroyed as it is supposed. Yes, a few kilometers on both sides of the front line is a depopulated territory. Not necessarily destroyed by artillery or aircraft, it is simply dehydrated, economically devastated, plundered, disintegrated, so to speak. But the main part of the territory of Donbass - that on this, that on the other side of the front - is relatively competent. Donbass was an industrial region that fed most of Ukraine. It was not a subsidized region. "


          More information on the website: https://gorlovka.today/news/24501-strelkov-dlya-prisoedineniya-donbassa-bolshe-net-prepyatstvij?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com
          1. Lipchanin 18 March 2020 07: 56 New
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            Quote: Insurgent
            All Russians, residents of the continental part, and residents of the peninsula, with the date of reunification.

            1. Victor N 18 March 2020 08: 53 New
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              Thank you for the pictures! The soul rejoices!
              1. Lipchanin 18 March 2020 08: 57 New
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                Quote: Victor N
                Thank you for the pictures! The soul rejoices!

                Now I’m reviewing how 6 years ago goosebumps and pride in Russia.
                You can watch endlessly - how the surf surfs, how the fire burns and how Russia returned Crimea home
    3. DMB 75 18 March 2020 06: 54 New
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      As time flies, for six years now

      As it was yesterday.
      1. Lipchanin 18 March 2020 07: 49 New
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        Quote: DMB 75
        As time flies, for six years now

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  2. bessmertniy 18 March 2020 05: 40 New
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    By the way the people celebrate - there is no doubt that Crimea is really ours, and not of our neighboring country, from which rather large territories would gladly leave today. good
    1. Lelek 18 March 2020 11: 12 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      Crimea is really ours, and not of our neighboring country, from which quite large territories would gladly emerge from today.

      hi
      Not yet evening:
  3. Mikhail Drabkin 18 March 2020 05: 51 New
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    As the poet said:

    “... You are menacing in words - try in practice!
    Or the old hero, deceased on his bed,
    Unable to screw up your Izmail bayonet?
    Is the Russian tsar already powerless to speak?
    Or should we argue with Europe new?
    Il Russian weaned from victories?

    Or a little of us? Or from Perm to Tauris,
    From the Finnish cold rocks to the flaming Colchis,
    From the shocked Kremlin
    To the walls of immobile China,
    Shiny bristles,
    Will not the Russian land rise? ..
    So send us to us, Vitia,
    His angry sons:
    There is a place for them in the fields of Russia,
    Among the coffins that are alien to them .... "
  4. serg.shishkov2015 18 March 2020 05: 55 New
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    Happy Holiday! Our Crimea and it is forever! Hooray!!!
    1. Lipchanin 18 March 2020 07: 18 New
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      Quote: serg.shishkov2015
      Happy Holiday! Our Crimea and it is forever! Hooray!!!

  5. Mountain shooter 18 March 2020 05: 59 New
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    It was a truly global event. Worldwide. The Black Sea became again the Russian Sea.
    And no matter how it happened then, the importance of this event cannot be interrupted by anything ... I don’t even want to imagine what would have happened in the Black Sea if Sevastopol had a NATO base ...
    1. Uncle lee 18 March 2020 06: 34 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      global event.

      My colleague went to his parents in the Ukrainian Crimea, and returned from Russian! And he said that there was no limit to the joy and enthusiasm for the return of Crimea!
      1. swnvaleria 18 March 2020 09: 03 New
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        Yes, I also remember, to celebrate, all the vodka in the shops was swept away on the peninsula, and the Tatars were the first to break into polling stations
    2. Steen 18 March 2020 06: 49 New
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      The Black Sea coast of Turkey reaches a length of 1 km, which is approximately 700% of the Black Sea coastline. But for some reason they do not call him Turkish. Romanians, Bulgarians, Georgians, Ukrainians, Abkhazians also have their own coast.
      1. bistrov. 18 March 2020 07: 11 New
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        But for some reason they do not call him Turkish. Romanians, Bulgarians, Georgians, Ukrainians, Abkhazians also have their own coast.

        The Turks are newcomers here, and all sorts of Romanians, Bulgarians, Georgians, Ukrainians, political prosti-tutki, therefore, the RUSSIAN SEA, definitely.
      2. victor50 18 March 2020 09: 38 New
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        But for some reason they do not call him Turkish. Romanians, Bulgarians, Georgians, Ukrainians, Abkhazians also have their own coast.

        So because it is ours! laughing
        1. Procyon lotor 18 March 2020 16: 38 New
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          no, this is a diagnosis - mania of grandiose winked
  6. Private89 18 March 2020 06: 01 New
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    I am glad that the Crimeans returned home, but the annexation of Crimea does not change the essence of “our” anti-people oligarchic power and this must not be forgotten.
    1. Victor N 18 March 2020 08: 58 New
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      Inappropriate theme for the holiday. Alien? Alien!
    2. CSKA 18 March 2020 10: 18 New
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      Quote: Private 89
      I am glad that the Crimeans returned home, but the annexation of Crimea does not change the essence of “our” anti-people oligarchic power and this must not be forgotten.

      In any topic you need to blurt out something. Such is the anti-people’s power that has returned our land to us with our people. And at least read the meaning of the concept of "oligarchic power".
      1. Private89 18 March 2020 12: 56 New
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        But there is a difference between the bourgeois, capitalist or oligarchic all one anti-people. Such capitalism is to be given with one hand, and the other can be pulled out of the pocket with the other. And who passed the Russian spring in the Donbas? Isn't that power? What about pension reform? VAT? If it were popular in Ukraine, Bandera’s regime had not existed for a long time, industry would develop in Russia and there would be no extinction of the country. I wrote my attitude to the annexation of Crimea above, but apparently you have not read. And I do not see a contradiction between rejoicing that Crimea was annexed, while understanding that with this power, the country is degrading and is rolling into the abyss.
        1. 16329 18 March 2020 21: 58 New
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          No verbiage is necessary, any government considers itself to be popular
  7. aszzz888 18 March 2020 06: 20 New
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    Happy Crimeans! drinks Crimea is, was, and will be ONLY Russian !!! Children, Happy Holiday! love
  8. Mr. X 18 March 2020 06: 26 New
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    In 2012, he rested in the Crimea. And one of the vacationers (Kiev) asked me:
    ,, Do you like in our Crimea ?,
    This question literally killed me, and I wanted to say with the hero of Sukhorukov that they would answer for Sevastopol. And here, literally, after 2 years, our Crimea!
    What a joy!
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich 18 March 2020 08: 11 New
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      This is a typical Ukrainian trait- ,, bite ,,, and run away. And the question was also asked.
  9. Karaul73 18 March 2020 07: 16 New
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    I propose to postpone this holiday to April 22. That is where national pride is.
  10. samarin1969 18 March 2020 07: 27 New
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    For Crimeans, it was a euphoria lasting a month or more! The referendum clearly drew a line: "Who is, who." Perhaps the most impressive impression was the March payment of pensions in rubles. "National Pride of the Great Russians" just went through the roof.
    Thanks to all the militias, "polite", men and women in a crush at the Supreme Council, "Golden eagle", Cossacks, S.V. Aksenov. Endless respect for those public figures, journalists, political scientists who have not bent under Ukraine over the years from Kravchuk to Yanukovych. Among them are quite a few of my colleagues, teachers, and friends. Many considered our belief in the "tricolor over Simferopol" naive. Those who fought for the minds in the Crimea won.

    I hope that in spite of everything, the courage of people will make Donetsk and Lugansk 86 and 87 regions. soldier
  11. Retvizan 8 18 March 2020 07: 31 New
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    Congratulate everyone!
    They returned Crimea and how beautifully they did it!
    Previously, I could not believe such a thing!
    Crimea is flesh from the flesh of the Russian land, our people conquered it and our people arranged it! It’s so disgusting to hear when every nonsense from Ukraine or from the West bleats like return Crimea to Ukraine! He was never Ukrainian and never will be.
    Eternal shame to politicians thanks to the betrayal of which Crimea was occupied by Ukraine for several decades!
  12. Butchcassidy 18 March 2020 08: 04 New
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    It was a far-reaching plan to stay in power for Putin longer! To do this, he is ready to quarrel us with Ukraine! And it doesn’t matter that Natsik rules there, it doesn’t matter that they urge Muscovites to hang up! We must respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine!

    PS This is banter!)) Hurray! Crimea is back home!
    1. Xnumx vis 18 March 2020 15: 58 New
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      You can’t joke like that ..... Sevastopol’s people are harsh
      am drinks First they will beat, then they will understand ..
      1. Butchcassidy 19 March 2020 09: 21 New
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        I myself can beat anyone I want, my grandfather-Chernomorets and grandmother Crimea were restored after the war!
  13. Vadim Golubkov 18 March 2020 08: 07 New
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    Thank you for not writing! Thank you for not looking!
    1. Butchcassidy 19 March 2020 09: 24 New
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      Bandera’s companions forced my grandfather to hand over a Soviet passport and “accept” a Ukrainian one, where he was recorded as “Oleksiy” instead of “Aleksey”. No pension was paid
      1. Vadim Golubkov 19 March 2020 14: 22 New
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        Philip Orlik in the documents signed that he was Philip. But Bandera with tenacity call him Pilip.
  14. Andrei Nikolaevich 18 March 2020 08: 07 New
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    Congratulations to all Crimeans on the occasion! You are well done !! Steadfastly kept all 27 years of shareware and won!
  15. askort154 18 March 2020 08: 13 New
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    It is gratifying to realize that in the recent history of our country there has been and remains a date that truly unites us all. And this date is March 18, 2014. This is a day of national pride and true national unity.

    Justice has triumphed! Crimea has returned home! Happy Russia! Happy holiday to everyone, on the VO site! drinks
  16. And why do you need 18 March 2020 08: 31 New
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    Sberbank does not work there, the top three mobile operators, too. Vacation prices are higher than the neighboring countries .... Is our Crimea?
    1. voodoo123 18 March 2020 08: 37 New
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      There will be money, but you hold on.
      1. Andrey VOV 18 March 2020 09: 05 New
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        Get out of here bot damn
    2. Andrey VOV 18 March 2020 09: 06 New
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      Where do you live?
    3. Xenofont 18 March 2020 10: 04 New
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      MTS in the Crimea is working, I checked it myself, and there are plenty of banks and cards in use.
    4. Sergey S. 18 March 2020 17: 07 New
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      Quote: Why do you need it?
      Sberbank does not work there, the top three mobile operators, too. Vacation prices are higher than the neighboring countries .... Is our Crimea?

      It's time to start a boycott of corporations that refuse to work in Crimea.
      It's time to organize a moral filter for cultural figures - if you want to perform on tour - start in Sevastopol or in Kerch. And it will be fair if the first concerts are charitable.
      It is time to move the Day of National Unity to March, maybe March 18, maybe February 26 ... This will be the case and fair to the Heroes of Russia.

      And at the same time, officials must be taught to respect all citizens of Russia. It’s more complicated. Where to get so many Alekseev Mikhailovich Chalykh ... But it would be right to introduce Crimean self-defense to all cities and villages of Russia.
  17. Raven2705 18 March 2020 10: 59 New
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    I congratulate both Crimeans and all citizens of Russia on the next anniversary of these historical events!
    For me personally, the words of one of the residents of Crimea in 2014 shown on one of the federal channels were unforgettable, not a quote - Russia is our homeland, we want HOME.
    If you recall how our country was spread rot all this time, and then and now. How huge streams of mud poured from all directions and inside the country especially - we must get out of here, there is no future, the country is doomed, we cannot do anything — backward, dense, etc. I still hear all this ...
    ... and then these people in Crimea said: Russia is our home and we love it! And we know that all this stink is not true. We want to live with Russia.
    The next year, after those events at the end of June 2015, I went to the Crimea. I had a great rest, talked with people ... And I heard the same words from different people who were not familiar with each other from different places of the peninsula ... and I saw a lot of things that added positive emotions. And they said: ... the main thing we are at home, and gradually we will solve all problems TOGETHER ...
    And then there were sanctions against Crimea directly, the undermining of power transmission towers, the shut-off of water supply, and much more ... And what about all this people: ... yes, it’s unpleasant, but we can do it ... and do it.
    Of course, in Russia there are a lot of problems, just what a bunch! But personally, after 2014, I began to look at a lot of what is happening in the country and in my personal life a little differently. These events significantly affected me.
    Thank you Crimeans for making me look at many things differently! To see a lie and duplicity that I had not noticed before ... or probably did not want to notice. To understand what are real values ​​for a person and what they drive into our heads from the "civilized world" ... To understand who is a friend, who is just a fellow traveler, and who is an enemy - in a private (personal) way too. The “Crimean Spring” brought to the surface all kinds of obscurity inside Russia, not to mention other countries. And much fell into place, as it should be!

    CAPACITY: Do not judge strictly. He wrote as he thought, with emotions ...