Thus, Arsen Avakov is actually recognized in the desire to seize the peninsula by armed means and attach it to Ukraine. Not a word is said about the referendum, the opinion of the inhabitants of Crimea. Moreover, Arsen Avakov stressed that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine will cooperate with the leaders of the Crimean Tatar nationalist movement, Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov, who are also members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, in creating special units of the National Guard. It is these people, we recall, headed the autumn "food and energy blockade" of the Crimean peninsula. Avakov's last words make it clear what exactly this special unit will be created for - no other way than for all sorts of provocative and sabotage actions. After all, it was under the leadership of Dzhemilev and Chubarov that the sabotage against the power lines in the Kherson region of Ukraine was carried out in the autumn of 2015. The “food and energy blockade” of the Crimean peninsula is the only thing that the nationalist radicals ventured upon. To stop unarmed drivers traveling to the Crimea with foodstuffs, or to blow up power line poles — extensive military training and special courage are not required for this purpose. But, apparently, the unit, which Avakov threatens to create, will not set itself military goals and objectives. After all, a direct armed confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, for objective reasons, is almost impossible.
The head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, immediately responded to Avakov’s militant attacks with his sense of humor. Aksyonov called the words Avakov no other than the delirium of a madman: “The parade in Sevastopol was conducted. Crimea from the sea, land and space blocked. Next - the chamber in a madhouse, straitjacket and complete isolation from society, ”said Aksenov. He called Avakov himself “a citizen of Italy, who is still holding the post of Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.” In addition, Sergey Aksenov noted that with such leaders as Avakov, Ukraine will never acquire an efficient army, and to fight with Russia is a completely unpromising business. At the same time, the head of the Crimea did not fail to note that he considers the Russian and Ukrainian peoples fraternal, but experiencing some difficulties in the relationship, and asked the question, "Will the people of Ukraine still tolerate these bloody clowns?"
Crimean Prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya turned out to be more serious and found it necessary to warn the Ukrainian official about the possible consequences of his aggressive statements. She said that with such statements, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov earns himself a criminal article. In particular, the creation of a "special unit", which Avakov said, according to Poklonskaya, may fall under the article "The organization of an illegal armed group or participation in it." In addition, Natalya Poklonskaya recalled that the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine at one time investigated criminal cases against Arsen Avakov, which were then suspended.
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is afraid of war, but allows provocation
In fact, the conviction of the high combat effectiveness of the Russian army is shared not only by Russian patriots, but also by any Russophobes from the Ukrainian leadership. After all, one thing is riotous statements made to please extremist fanatics or to get the next tranche paid from Western states. And a completely different thing is the reality in which Ukraine has weak armed forces, unable to withstand not only Russia, but also any more or less serious adversary. This is well understood by many prominent figures of the Kiev government, including those in key government posts. Thus, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavel Klimkin, stressed that no one would go to military actions against the Russian Federation, including because Russia is a nuclear power. The Minister of Foreign Affairs noted that not only Ukraine, but also other countries (obviously, meaning the United States and NATO countries) would not risk engaging in armed conflict with the Russian Federation.
According to Pavel Klimkin, Ukraine should prepare not for armed confrontation, but for the information war. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Crimea can be returned to Ukraine by “information methods”. By them, Klimkin understands the demonstration of the "advantages of living in a democratic and European country." Needless to say that by a "democratic and European country" Klimkin means Ukraine? But are Crimeans ready to live in such a “prosperous country”? After all, the entire adult population of the Crimea already has experience of living in the Ukrainian state. Then, however, it was still possible to live in Ukraine - at least there was no war, some order was respected, though the power of Viktor Yanukovych was not without flaws. Nowadays professional political performers, “citizens of the world”, quietly refusing passports from the countries where they were born and grew up and changing them to a Ukrainian passport, feel at ease in a “prosperous European country”. Like in Ukraine, military mercenaries - well, you can also understand - for them, where there is war, there is also earnings. Criminals of all stripes, taking advantage of the chaos of political life and the weakening of law enforcement agencies, can also be satisfied with what is happening - but even with a stretch, because the deteriorating economic situation affects the welfare of citizens - there is nothing to rob. Finally, the fanatics of radical nationalist organizations - those who “rode on Maidan”. However, discontent with the Kiev regime is also visible in their ranks - many sincerely believed that after several months of clashes with police officers and “galloping” a miracle would occur and Ukraine would become a prosperous, rich country with a “European standard of living”. Did not become. Moreover, the “national revolution” turned out to be completely “not national”, and brought to power not so much the “heroes of Maidan” as the oligarchs and politicians who, with all previous presidents and governments of Ukraine, generally felt good.
When in the winter of 2015 in the Crimea, as a result of sabotage attacks of extremists on the power lines in the Kherson region, serious interruptions in power supply began to be observed, residential areas, schools and kindergartens were not illuminated, Ukraine agreed to resume electricity supply only if the agreement, the Russian side will agree with the consideration of the Crimea as a Ukrainian territory. The plan of the Kiev authorities was simple - either Russia will have to go to this measure and actually recognize the Crimea as Ukrainian, or refuse, and then the Crimeans can be turned against Moscow according to the scheme “it’s because of the Russian government that you are sitting without electricity.” However, Vladimir Putin made a non-trivial move. He made a consideration of the issue of energy supply of the peninsula to the discussion of the Crimeans themselves. The All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM) received from the Russian leadership the task to conduct a sociological survey in the Crimea and Sevastopol. Residents of the peninsula and the hero-city had to answer two landmark questions. The first question is whether you support or not the conclusion of a commercial contract with Ukraine for the supply of a part of electricity to the Crimea and Sevastopol, if it states that Crimea and Sevastopol are part of Ukraine. The second question is whether you are ready for temporary difficulties associated with minor interruptions in power supply over the coming 3-4 months. Crimeans, as we know, did not disappoint. VTsIOM General Director Valery Fedorov, who voiced the final figures of the survey, noted that 93,2% of the surveyed residents of Crimea and Sevastopol did not support the conclusion of a contract in the version proposed by the Ukrainian side and only 6,18% expressed support for the contract. As for the second question, 94% of the surveyed Crimeans expressed readiness for temporary difficulties in case of refusal to sign a contract with Ukraine and only 5,4% stated that they are not ready for difficulties.
Thus, most of the inhabitants of the Crimean peninsula are pro-Russian. This is well understood by the Kiev authorities, who repeatedly threw accusations of “treason” to the residents of Crimea. Just betraying what? Why did the Russian inhabitants of the Crimea have to be loyal to the openly Russophobic and pro-Western regime, established in Kiev and, especially, who came to power in an illegitimate way? Most definitely, the “real Ukrainian” Mikhail Saakashvili addressed the Crimeans. Wanted in his native Georgia on charges of corruption, Mikhail Saakashvili had already settled down so well in his new place, having received Ukrainian citizenship, that he was not ashamed to talk about the need to expel Russians from Crimea in case Crimea was returned to Ukraine. It is clear that this return can only occur in Mikhail Saakashvili’s fantasies - when he was Georgian president, he could not even return South Ossetia, what about the Crimea? Mikhail Saakashvili said that those Crimeans who support the Russian government should leave Crimea for Russia. Ukrainian nationalist Andrei Senchenko, formerly heading the Crimean branch of the Ukrainian party Batkivshchyna, said that the Crimean people should be divided into several categories. Senchenko took the police and other law enforcement officers to the first category, who, having transferred to the service of Russia, “betrayed” the Ukrainian state and therefore should be tried and punished. The second category, according to Senchenko, should be made by those people who participated in the organization of the referendum - they must be subjected to the lustration procedure. Senchenko refers to the third category of all ordinary citizens of Crimea, to whom he promises "the absence of responsibility for obtaining a Russian passport." Thus, Crimeans themselves can see how the Ukrainian authorities and some Ukrainian politicians treat them. The Crimean Tatar nationalist leader Refat Chubarov, who is a member of the Verkhovna Rada in Ukraine, and in Russia, a person who is “non grata” for his extremist activities, promises to expel those Crimeans who support the reunification of the peninsula with Russia and are actively working against Ukraine. According to Refat Chubarov, for some reason there are only a few hundred of those. A nationalist activist offers them to move to Russia - to the Ryazan or Tver region, because otherwise “we will judge them”.
How can a song become an instrument of information warfare?
However, the “information war for the Crimea”, about which Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin spoke, does not at all imply a desire to “reforge” the Crimeans themselves. In fact, Ukraine still hopes that “foreigners will help” - the constant exaggeration of the Crimean theme will not allow the US and EU countries to forget about this problem. In the information warfare, all means are suitable, including the purposeful politicization of peaceful non-political music contests, such as, for example, Eurovision. As you know, not so long ago, the singer Jamal was nominated for Eurovision from Ukraine. The real surname and name of Jamala is Susana Jamaladinov. Crimean Tatar by father and Armenian by mother, Susana was born in the city of Osh of the Kirghiz SSR. As it is not difficult to guess, her father was there - a Crimean Tatar, since the Crimean Tatars during the Great Patriotic War were evicted to Central Asia and Kazakhstan. When the Crimean Tatars were allowed to return to the Crimea, the Jamaladinov family left Kyrgyzstan and went to the peninsula. By the way, since Jamala was born 1983, and the Crimean Tatars began to return to the Crimea in 1989, her entire adult life was already in post-Soviet Ukraine. In Crimea, Jamala received a musical education - first in a music school in Alushta, then in a music school named after PI. Tchaikovsky in Simferopol. A gifted girl entered the National Academy of Music. P.I. Tchaikovsky in Kiev, where he received higher musical education. However, Jamal entered the number of "first echelon" of Ukrainian pop stars not so long ago. The situation began to change rapidly at the start of the 2010s. So, October 5 2013, Jamala sang the anthem of Ukraine before the Vladimir Klitschko - Alexander Povetkin boxing match.
After the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the singer turned to the Crimean theme. In numerous interviews, Jamala has repeatedly stated that she considers the reunification of Crimea with Russia to be his annexation. On the one hand, one can suspect Jamala of receiving certain dividends from the Ukrainian authorities - after all, what can I say, the public anti-Russian position today opens up significant career prospects. But, on the other hand, one cannot forget about the Crimean Tatar origin of Jamaladinova. For her, the Crimean problem is indeed of serious importance - it is no secret that among some Crimean Tatars, especially those living not in Crimea itself, but in Kiev or abroad, anti-Russian views based on historical resentment for deportation in 1944. Although most Crimean Tatars live normally, work or do business in the Crimea, in other regions of the Russian Federation or in other states, some activists of national organizations have politicized history and constant speculation on the tragedy of deportation. Therefore, instead of building a peaceful and happy Crimea, these people again and again turn to the events of the past and try to speculate on them. When it became known that Jamala will present a song of her own composition “1944” at Eurovision, the political context of the nomination of this particular singer to an international music competition became obvious. Moreover, soon Petro Poroshenko himself confessed to voting precisely for Jamal. One can doubt or not doubt the sincerity of the singer herself - after all, people of art are not obliged to understand politics and it is hardly worth approaching the assessment of their performances and interviews with all severity, but it is obvious that those people who stood behind Jamala’s nomination for “ Eurovision ”, their goal was precisely political provocation. Attracting attention to the Crimean problem, declaring the alleged discrimination of certain ethnic groups of Crimea after reunification with the Russian Federation is one of the main reasons for the singer to be nominated for Eurovision. This is not hidden by many politicians, including Mustafa Dzhemilev.
According to the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar nationalists, the mere fact of the presence of Jamala at Eurovision with a song about deportation will help attract world attention to the “Crimean problem”. The head of the Institute of National Memory of Ukraine (there is one!), Vladimir Vyatrovich, at the beginning of February 2016, said that if Jamal won the Eurovision contest, the next contest will be held in Sevastopol. Apparently, so Vyatrovich expressed his confidence that the Crimea could return to Ukraine. By the way, the Crimean leadership responded to the statement Vyatrovich very quickly and with humor. The vice-governor of Sevastopol, Alexander Reshetnikov, said that he did not object to holding Eurovision in Sevastopol, but with only one condition - if the Russian performer wins the competition.
Meanwhile, the Crimean authorities took the performance of Jamala at Eurovision more seriously. The fact that the Crimean Tatar singer will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest with a song about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars was not ignored by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Crimea Ruslan Balbek. By the way, Ruslan Balbek is not much older than Jamala - only by six years, and he was also born in Central Asia - in the Uzbek SSR, in 1977 year. And, like Jamal, school education was completed in the Crimea - in Sudak, and then he studied at the Tavrichesky Institute of Entrepreneurship and Law and the Tauride National University. IN AND. Vernadsky. The problems of the Crimean Tatar people are familiar to Ruslan Balbek not by hearsay, only he chose a different way to protect the rights of the Crimean people - labor within the government of the Republic of Crimea. According to Ruslan Balbek, the Ukrainian authorities “will try to use the Jamala song for their political purposes, speculating on the tragedy of the entire Crimean Tatar people in order to impose on the European audience an artificially created image of the allegedly persecuted Crimean Tatars in the Russian Crimea.” Therefore, “Eurovision”, as the politician believes, can turn from an international music competition into a “political performance”. The talented singer, who is the pride of the Crimean Tatar people, is simply using Ukrainian politicians to their advantage, the Crimean Deputy Prime Minister is convinced, stressing that Jamala can “unknowingly become a participant in the blockade of the Crimea.” V. Dengin, a deputy of the Russian State Duma, believes that voices in support of Jamala in Ukraine could have been specially “twisted”. The head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, is convinced that the politicization of Eurovision is unacceptable and stresses that one could equally well present a song contest about the crimes of the Ukrainian nationalists during the Great Patriotic War.
By the way, that sending Jamala to Eurovision is provocative in nature, they are written by some Western social and political publications. So, the German edition of Die Welt is convinced that the victory of Jamala among other Ukrainian candidates for Eurovision is not an accident. According to Die Welt journalists, the Ukrainian authorities deliberately organized the victory of Jamala in the qualifying competition - and not Jamala as a singer, but Jamala as a performer of a particular song about the genocide of the Crimean Tatars. This choice was made for the purpose of provocation against Russia. It should also be noted that the Eurovision regulation prohibits participation in the competition of political songs. And then the main question is whether to consider the song of Jamala “1944” about the deportation of political? After all, the singer herself, as she says in an interview, wrote a song according to the recollections of her great-grandmother, who was deported from the Crimea. PR director of the singer Jamala Denis Kozlovsky has already stated that the song contains only personal experiences of Jamala and is not of a political nature. Obviously, this is how the Ukrainian side wants to prevent a possible refusal from the side of the Eurovision administration, which has already started checking the song of Jamala - the organizers of the contest, which will be held in Stockholm in 2016, are true to their original line on its apolitical nature.
Kiev commanders "slash weapon"
However, while Avakov is discussing the need to modernize the army, and Klimkin is talking about information processing for Crimeans, while PR managers are preparing Jamala to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest, and Petro Poroshenko talks about how he voted for her at the qualifying round, Ukrainian generals continue aggressive attacks in address of Russia. So, the other day, the leadership of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine was puzzled by the question of what human losses Russia would suffer in the event of a confrontation with Ukraine. Why the workers of the Ukrainian defense department so strive to calculate the losses of a potential enemy, and not their own army, is not very clear. Valentin Fedichev, director of the Department of Social and Humanitarian Policies of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, in an interview with Espresso TV channel, boastfully stated that Russia would lose about 20 thousand troops in the event of a war with Ukraine. For some reason, Fedichev is convinced that the Ukrainian army in the clash will lose no more than 5-6 thousand people. As Fedichev stated, “If the adversary uses Aviationif those groups that are on our borders, nevertheless, go on the offensive. Calculations showed - 20 thousand only "two hundredths" in the enemy group, which will advance. It is he who will approach the Dnieper and in fact destroy his ground forces. ” What such confidence is based on, the Ukrainian official did not inform. But he did not fail to declare that the Ukrainian army has sufficient capabilities to repel a military attack. A logical question arises - if Ukraine has such a powerful army capable of inflicting thousands of damage on the Russian armed forces, then why has it still not been able to capture Novorossia? Indeed, there the Ukrainian “superprofessional army” is confronted not even by the Russian armed forces, but by yesterday’s militias - miners, workers, peasants. In this connection, the open contradictions of various Ukrainian officials are also unclear - for example, Fedichev convinces of the professionalism and combat readiness of the Ukrainian army, and Avakov, on the contrary, argues that it needs to be modernized. The Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko also did not stand aside from "rattling arms." He gave another order to the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army to increase combat readiness in the border Kherson region, as well as on the Black Sea coast. According to Poroshenko, this is due to the fact that Russia "turned Crimea into a large military base that threatens Ukraine."
True, what Ukrainian armed forces were going to put Petro Poroshenko on alert, he did not say. It is well known that, despite the massive mobilization of Ukrainian citizens into the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in reality the Ukrainian army, inflated to incredible proportions, is practically incapacitated. One of the typical indicators of its weakness is the lack of an adequate number of junior and middle-level commanders, in accordance with which Ukrainian military colleges even began to graduate junior lieutenants in accelerated three-month courses. How can you prepare a junior officer for three months, the Ukrainian military leaders do not report. Although, on the other hand, if such newly-minted lieutenants command commanders terrorizing civilians, stopping truckers with food or undermining power lines, they may not need a special military education. Quite doubtful are the statements of the top military leaders of the Ukrainian state. Thus, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Army General Stepan Poltorak said that Ukraine could refuse to mobilize, as there is an increase in those who want to serve under the contract (by the way, in the Russian Federation on Stepan Poltorak 10 September 2015, a criminal case was initiated - on suspicion of using prohibited means of war and genocide (part 1 art. 356, art. 357 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). At once it should be noted that Poltorak’s words can be trusted, because in the conditions of the ruined Ukrainian economy, service in the National Guard MAT may soon be the only way to get at least some salary and food rations.
The influx of contractors, according to Poltorak, will allow in the case of the announcement of the next wave of mobilization to recruit a much smaller number of recruits. The Minister of Defense even voiced the figures - 10-12 thousand people can be called up to the ranks of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in the event of a new wave of mobilization. As the Minister of Defense noted, the inflow of contract servicemen is associated with an increase in cash benefits for the serviceman. However, the majority of Ukrainian military experts believe that without mobilization, modern Ukraine will not be able to recruit military personnel. It is to optimize the management of the call in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine developed a draft of the Unified Register of military service. All citizens aged from 18 to 60 are going to enter it, and they will collect data even for 17-year-olds regarding those leaving the country. The Unified Register will receive information from the Central Election Commission, educational institutions, tax authorities and enterprises. As for enterprises and institutions, they will be obliged to inform the military registration and enlistment offices about hiring men between the ages of 18 and 60. Such tough measures, probably, will not please the Ukrainian youth, many representatives of which “jumped on the Maidan” two years ago, hoping that Ukraine will heal “like Europe”. Indeed, under the European way of life, those students and young “creacles” who went out onto the Maidan meant, including the transition to a contractual way of recruiting the armed forces (by the way, he was already carried out by Viktor Yanukovych in the last year of his reign ). But the creation of the Unified Registries, the recruitment of contractors and other similar measures allow the Ukrainian leadership to constantly focus on military topics. Leaders of the country prefer not to talk about the economy and social problems of the Ukrainian state, disorienting citizens with their bellicose statements to Russia and the New Russia republics.
From the photo looks an elderly man with the physiognomy of a typical apparatchik. This is Volodymyr Gorbulin, another Ukrainian politician who prefers to “saber in arms” in words. Advisor to the President of Ukraine Poroshenko Vladimir Gorbulin calls for the use of force to return the Crimea and the Donbass under the control of Ukraine, and argues that the diplomatic means are almost exhausted. According to Gorbulin, the return of the Crimea and the Donbass can be carried out only when Ukraine "gets stronger, the Russian Federation will weaken, and the Western allies will be ready to support the war of the Ukrainian people." While this situation has not developed, Gorbulin urges to follow the tested strategy of the Kiev regime - the organization of the blockade of the Crimea and Donbass Peninsula. It is obvious that hopes for help from “foreign comrades”, the weakening of Russia and other factors not related to Ukraine itself hide the true fear of armed conflict with a powerful neighbor capable of destroying the “independent army” as soon as possible. So, even Mustafa Dzhemilev, known for his harsh and aggressive anti-Russian statements, said that he was opposed to the armed conflict in the Crimea, because he believes that in this case our people will be "destroyed." Companion Dzhemilev on the food and energy blockade of the Crimea entrepreneur Lenur Islyamov said in February 2016 that a volunteer Crimean Tatar battalion named Noman Chelebidzhikhan is being created in the Kherson region, which, however, will not fight, but “engage in law and order inside Crimea”. That is, not wanting to enter into an armed confrontation with the Russian army, this battalion is preparing for the role of punitive and executioners of the civilian population or saboteurs. Well, extremists are not accustomed to performing the usual roles of “cleansing” the civilian population - after all, many of them got quite a good experience of war crimes in the Donbas, while participating in the so-called. "Anti-terrorist operation."
By the way, Russian security agencies immediately responded to Islyamov’s statement, which opened a criminal case on the creation of this battalion. In addition, representatives of the Crimean Tatar mothers spoke out with harsh criticism of the idea of creating a battalion. So, Lennar Rustemov from the committee of Crimean Tatar mothers urges the Crimean Tatar youth not to join the battalion, and also declares readiness to accept young people of the Crimean Tatar nationality from the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions of Ukraine, whom the leaders of nationalist organizations can force to join the ranks battalion against their will. Chairman of the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers of Crimea “Mothers of the world against the war on the planet” Aliya Finenko told reporters that in the southern regions of Ukraine, recruiters of nationalist organizations are sticking to the Crimean Tatar families, who demand to give their sons to the formed battalion, otherwise threatening with the destruction of property and physical violence . The battalion recruiters are most active in the Kherson region, where one of the most numerous Crimean Tatar communities in Ukraine is concentrated. Some districts of the Kherson region, the Kiev authorities actually gave at the mercy of the nationalist Crimean Tatar organizations, allowing the creation of militant bases there and actually giving the go-ahead to the Mejlis to manage the affairs of the Crimean Tatar population in the region. Naturally, this causes wariness among the Crimean Tatars who are in Crimea and are worried about the fate of their fellow tribesmen.
Crimean toponymy, local people and political games
While Ukrainian military leaders and politicians are “rattling weapons”, deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, not forgetting about the Crimea, are trying to contribute to the “struggle for the peninsula”. So, February 16, the regular meeting of the Rada "renamed" 70 settlements immediately located in the Crimea. Of course, even the residents of these localities are not informed about what a new name was invented by deputies of a foreign state for their town or village. Meanwhile, the analysis of the renamed “renames” suggests that they were carried out with one sole purpose - to please the Crimean Tatar nationalists, and possibly Turkey, which Kiev also wants to involve in the confrontation with Russia on the Crimean issue. The representative of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, Sergey Gromenko, said that the Rada agreed with the renaming of 1 cities and 69 villages. Thus, the city of Krasnoperekopsk will be called Yany Kapu in the dreams of Ukrainian deputies, Lenino-Edi Kuyu urban-type settlement, Sovetskoye-Uchkiv settlement, Krasnogvardeiskoe-Kurman, and Kirovsky district-Islyam Terek. As Sergey Gromenko noted, the new names reflect the peculiarities of the historical development of the region. However, in the Crimea, local leadership reacted to the initiatives of the Ukrainian authorities, as always, with humor. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Crimean Government, the Minister of Internal Policy, Information and Communications, Dmitry Polonsky, stressed that the Ukrainian side should “not be engaged in nonsense”, but pay attention to the numerous socio-economic problems facing Ukraine. The governor of Sevastopol Sergey Menyaylo asked the question: “How are they going to rename our Lenin street? Return her the historical name of the Great Catherine? I think it will upset the Ukrainian nationalists even more. ” Such initiatives, coming from the Ukrainian authorities and directed, as it seems to Kiev officials and deputies, against Russia and the Crimea, in reality only discredit the already odious political regime that exists in Ukraine.
As for the situation of the Crimean Tatar population after the reunification of Crimea with the Russian Federation, then, contrary to the statements of nationalist leaders who moved to the territory of Ukraine, no manifestations of discrimination of the Crimean Tatar population are observed on the peninsula. This is evidenced, at least, by such facts as the presence of Crimean Tatars in the government of the Republic of Crimea, the active participation of Crimean Tatar businessmen in the economic life of the peninsula, and the recognition of the Crimean Tatar language as one of the three official languages of the Republic of Crimea. Moreover, within the Russian Federation, the Crimean Tatar population has more opportunities for self-realization and development than under the rule of Ukraine. Of course, among the Crimean Tatars there are those who adhere to nationalist or religious fundamentalist sentiments, but a significant part of the radical-minded citizens chose to leave the territory of Crimea and move to the Kherson region.
But most of the representatives of this nation are committed to a peaceful and good-neighborly life in the Crimea. So, 21 February became aware of the creation of the Association of Crimean Tatar entrepreneurs. The Crimean-Tatar entrepreneur Rustem Nimetullayev who headed it said that the association would promote investment in the Crimean economy. The Crimean Tatar business is most active in the construction, tourism and catering sectors. Apparently, it is in these areas that most of the entrepreneurs participating in the association work. Rustem Nimetullaev hopes that the Crimean Tatar business will be able to reach the national level. Among the current projects - the popularization of the Crimean Tatar cuisine. The main goal of the project will be, in the opinion of the Crimean businessmen, ridding the peninsula of the status of a subsidized region.