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Day of the reunification of Crimea with Russia


Today, March 18, the inhabitants of the Crimean peninsula celebrate the eighth anniversary of reunification with the Russian Federation. It should be noted that this event is a major milestone in the latest stories our country. Indeed, in 2014, after many years of alienation, the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol were finally able to reunite with their homeland.

Recall that the period of "wandering" for the inhabitants of the peninsula began in 1921, when the Crimea became part of the RSFSR. In 1954, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, Nikita Khrushchev, transferred the Crimean region to the Ukrainian SSR, allegedly on the basis of territorial proximity, as well as a common economy and culture.

The expediency of this decision is still being debated, and the very fact of the transfer of Crimea to the Ukrainian SSR gives Ukrainian politicians and their foreign partners grounds for accusing our country of annexation.

However, here everything does not look as clear as the Kiev authorities would like. The thing is that in 1954 the Ukrainian SSR, like Russia itself, were part of the same state - the Soviet Union.

After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Crimea remained part of the already "independent" Ukraine, but on a contractual basis. In the same 91, a referendum was held on the restoration of the Crimean autonomy, and in 1992 the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was adopted. That is, in fact, Crimea has never been a full-fledged part of the independent state of Ukraine.

At the end of 2013, a serious political crisis occurred on the territory of our “western neighbor”, which ended in a coup d'état. On February 22, 2014, the so-called opposition seized power in the country, and if you call a spade a spade, then a junta completely controlled by the West, headed by the then speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Alexander Turchinov.

On February 23, indefinite protests began near the building of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The pro-Russian inhabitants of the peninsula could not come to terms with the illegal seizure of power by nationalist elements. As a result, on February 26 in Sevastopol there were serious clashes with supporters of the new Ukrainian government, which led to casualties.

Due to the extremely tense and difficult situation, on March 1, 2014, the Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov addressed the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with a request to ensure security on the territory of the peninsula.

Later, on March 16, a referendum was held in which 96,77% of citizens in Crimea and 95,6% in Sevastopol voted for reunification with Russia. Finally, on March 18, the Treaty on the Admission of the Republic of Crimea to the Russian Federation was signed.

It is worth noting that even being part of Russia, the inhabitants of Crimea have been subjected to real genocide by Ukraine for all these 8 years. By blocking the North Crimean Canal, the Kiev authorities essentially deprived the Crimeans of fresh water, putting the peninsula's agriculture on the brink of extinction, and also creating a number of serious problems in the housing and communal services sector.

Justice triumphed only this year, after the start of the Russian special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine. At the end of February, our military unblocked the North Crimean Canal and, finally, water from the Dnieper began to flow to the peninsula.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 18 March 2022 03: 56
    Well, for a united Ukraine!
    With the capital in Donetsk.
    No to fascism!
    Natsik to denazify to hell! Under the grass!
    (In LDNR, after all, execution by hanging is allowed?)
    drinks drinks
    Our Crimea !!!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 18 March 2022 04: 17
      Happy Country! love
      Russia and Crimea together forever! good
      All health, happiness, prosperity and a peaceful life! drinks

      Day in the history of Sevastopol March 18, 2014.

      How Putin's appeal was watched in Sevastopol
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 18 March 2022 05: 12
        Joining Tatiana... hi
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 18 March 2022 05: 16
          An unprecedented number of Sevastopol residents gathered a rally-concert participation of Vladimir Putin on Nakhimov Square in Sevastopol 4 years later - March 14, 2018.

          Until that day, it seemed that it was impossible to repeat the record of 2014 in terms of the number of people gathered on the main square of the city.
          Such a crowded Nakhimov Square, it seems, was not even in 2014.

          Tens of thousands of Sevastopol residents gathered in the city center, now - together to recall the turning point in history in the return of the Crimea and Sevastopol "to their native harbour".

          Putin in Sevastopol. 40 thousand on the square - Crimea is ours!
          1. Svetlana
            Svetlana 18 March 2022 08: 00
            18-03-2014 Crimea and Sevastopol returned home - to Russia.
      2. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 18 March 2022 08: 18
        This holiday brings tears to my eyes. .. My wife was on Nakhimov Square at the moment when V.V. Putin announced the decision to return Sevastopol and Crimea to Russia .. People stood, listened and cried. Women , men stood and not voluntarily wept . such was the tension. And yes, we really wanted to go to Russia all the years of Svidoucro occupation.
    2. sailor roman
      sailor roman 18 March 2022 13: 13
      I believe that the name of the country being built on the ruins of the former Ukraine should be different, which will be determined by the winning country. The opinion of the people will be asked at the end of time.
  2. faiver
    faiver 18 March 2022 05: 13
    Happy holiday Crimeans, well, happy holiday to us too drinks
  3. Popandos
    Popandos 18 March 2022 05: 18
    I have already been to Crimea, I would like to visit Odessa, I hope the politicians will not let you down, but I am calm for polite people, they know their business.
    1. lis-ik
      lis-ik 18 March 2022 06: 14
      Quote: Popandos
      I have already been to Crimea, I would like to visit Odessa, I hope the politicians will not let you down, but I am calm for polite people, they know their business.

      I have not been to Odessa either, but I really hope that we will visit. Happy holiday to the Crimeans and all Russian people.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 18 March 2022 05: 23
    This is a holiday! This is one of the Great milestones in the series of our Victories - both past and future! And no one will dare to take them away from us! NONE!!! Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays, and my native Crimeans! soldier
  5. Or me
    Or me 18 March 2022 05: 26
    Russia, Happy Holidays! Victory will be ours !
  6. samarin1969
    samarin1969 18 March 2022 05: 55
    To all who believed in the tricolor over Simferopol - Happy Holidays! February 28 and the following days seemed like a miracle.
    1. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 18 March 2022 12: 04
      February 28 and the following days seemed like a miracle.
      ... well, Kostyan waxes earlier ... On February 24, 2014, when the formation of the Crimean Self-Defense began and began to dig in on Chongar and Perekop, and in the villages, instead of the cops, the Samobrovites took up round-the-clock duty to ensure law and order .... yes ... no one I didn’t even think on February 24 that what they dreamed about would turn out so well .... GLORY TO RUSSIA
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 March 2022 06: 23
    It was a wonderful moment in the life of the country!
    And it’s scary to think what would happen if the NATO fleet were stationed in Sevastopol ... Keep me away ...
  8. north 2
    north 2 18 March 2022 07: 03
    with hope and faith in the Crimea and the Crimeans look at the remaining 20 million Gorbachev and Yeltsin, abandoned on the ancestral lands of Russia, Russian and Russian-speaking people loyal to Russia. Denazification should mean the return of people and all the original territories of Russia, because in those lands that Gorbachev and Yeltsin treacherously abandoned from Russia by loving people, a tumor of Nazism and fascism is developing everywhere. The heirs of Nazism and fascism in these primordially Russian territories suggested that Russia is sick, weak-willed, without memory and without kind. And how else can you think if they abandoned 20 million of their people and threw their territories back 400 years ago. And on these foundations, the local revived Nazis and fascists decided to mock the Russians and Russian-speaking people living there. Like, anyway, no one will protect you and they won’t even remember you ... Moreover, the ideology of Nazism and fascism, like a drug constantly injected into society, lures more and more Russians into the ranks of the Nazis. And the Russians there are already in command of the armies of punishers and the Gestapo-like security services. And this could happen with the Crimea and the Crimeans, if not the determination of Russia to start collecting abandoned people and native Russian territories by traitors.
    We hope and believe, and Happy Holidays to Crimea, Crimeans and Russia!
  9. Essex62
    Essex62 18 March 2022 10: 53
    Here we must talk about the outskirts itself, as not being an independent state. In general, they are not. The collapse of the USSR occurred as a result of a coup, and the division into separate countries, contrary to the will of the Soviet people, who voted in a referendum for preservation, is not legal.
  10. AAK
    AAK 18 March 2022 11: 51
    Unfortunately, the author squeezed out another "anniversary" article even without particularly knowing the events, the clash on February 26.02.2014, XNUMX was in Simferopol, between representatives of the Russian communities of Crimea with predominantly pro-Kurultai-promedzhlis forces, with a significant participation of the "delegates" of the National Maidan (they are very good on the video of the events it is clear that most of them are the so-called "Red Kurds").
  11. Sevastopol
    Sevastopol 18 March 2022 12: 32
    Happy holiday! I was at the veche on 23.02.14/16.03.14/3, and at the referendum on 90/XNUMX/XNUMX, and indeed, all the time I was in many places, and did what I could to make my dream come true - to return my native land to my country. And everyone was ready for the worst, and now they are ready, if necessary. God loves trinity. On the XNUMXrd attempt (the first two were under EBN in the XNUMXs), it worked out, although this dream seemed almost unrealizable to many Crimeans at some point. The main thing is not to give up and bend your line! Together we are stronger!