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Western politicians want to recognize the Crimea and demand the lifting of sanctions

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Crimea attracts more and more foreign delegations. Despite the angry reaction of the Kiev authorities, after the reunification of the peninsula with Russia and the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions, politicians and public figures from all parts of the world continue to visit Crimea. So, the Japanese, French, Italian, Greek, German representatives visited Crimea, and now the American delegation headed by the President of the Center for Civil Initiatives of the USA Sharon Tennyson visited the peninsula. The structure of the American delegation, which arrived on the peninsula, included about ten public figures, teachers of American universities and former government officials.


The head of the delegation, Sharon Tennyson, is a social activist with great experience. Back in the early 1980s, when the Soviet Union and the United States were in a state of cold war, Sharon Tennyson came into the movement of “people's diplomacy” and began to develop contacts between the two countries in education, health, and the environment. Thirty-two years Sharon Tennyson travels around Russia, so a visit to the Crimea is just another round in her program of building relationships between the Russian and American peoples. Sharing impressions of her travels in Russia, Sharon Tennison once said: “How healthy and dynamic Russia looks today. I have been driving all over the country for 32 years. Never before have I had the impression that everything is as good as this time. You can not say that this is an isolated country, punishable by sanctions. Russia gives the impression of a healthy, dynamic country, aspiring to the future. ”

Despite the fact that the American delegation was represented by social activists, it was accepted at a high official level. The guests from the United States met with the Chairman of the Simferopol City Council, Victor Ageev, and the head of the city administration of Simferopol, Gennady Bakharev. The head of the Simferopol administration, having met the American guests, noted their courage. After all, to really come to the Crimea, which the United States stubbornly refuses to recognize as part of Russia, is worth something. Gennady Bakharev also stressed the openness of the Crimean leadership for meetings and communication with foreign delegations.

Sharon Tennyson noted that members of the American delegation are hoping to establish good relations between the US and Russia. The public figures who were part of the delegation promised to make every effort to tell the world about the true situation in the Russian Crimea. Among the representatives of the American delegation were former high-ranking US military, for example, retired Colonel Ann Wright, who previously also worked in the United States Department of State. Ann Wright described the Western sanctions against Crimea as inhuman and unfair, causing great concern. According to Ann Wright, who has visited Iran, Iraq, Libya, Cuba and North Korea, the American policy of sanctions does not work everywhere, but Washington is still counting on it to change the political and economic course of unwanted countries. Ann Wright said that she admires the courage of Crimeans who are not afraid to express their point of view. The delegation also included Robert Gould, a professor at the University of California, and David Harts, a well-known peace activist.

The arrival of the American delegation of public figures is an extraordinary event, but by no means unusual for the Crimea. The fact is that foreign delegations continue to visit the peninsula very often. Vice Prime Minister of the Crimean Government George Muradov even noted that the policy of sanctions against Crimea absolutely does not work - foreign delegations visit the peninsula almost every week. Moreover, foreign politicians and public figures are not at all afraid that they can be declared persona non-grata in Ukraine.

Western politicians want to recognize the Crimea and demand the lifting of sanctions


In May, a group of Italian politicians, including senators Bartolomeo Pepe, Paola De Pin and Ivan Simeoni, member of the Chamber of Deputies Nikola Chiriachi, member of the Empoli City Council (Tuscany) Gabriele Sani, visited 2016 Crimea. Italian deputies held meetings with representatives of the Crimean Tatar community of the peninsula, during which they were convinced that the position stated by Kiev on the alleged discrimination of certain ethnic groups and peoples on the peninsula, to put it mildly, is not true. Visits of Crimea by foreign delegations indicate that in Europe, and in other regions of the world, there is a steady interest in the political and economic life of the peninsula. First of all, foreigners are interested in the possibility of renewing economic cooperation with the Crimean peninsula already in a new capacity - as with the region of the Russian Federation.

Kiev strenuously monitors any visits by foreigners to the Crimean peninsula, after which it comes out with notes of protest against those states whose citizens were part of the delegations that visited Crimea. Thus, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine even opened a criminal case against a group of French deputies who were on an official visit to the Crimean Peninsula on 23-24 on June 2015. Ukrainian prosecutors accuse the French of undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine. A criminal case was initiated against Japanese public activists who shot the documentary Russia Today in the Crimea. They also sew "undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine." However, it is not very clear how Ukrainian law enforcement agencies intend to prosecute foreign citizens, especially parliamentarians who are outside Ukraine.

By the way, about the Japanese. In June, 2016 was visited by the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Sergey Naryshkin, who met with Japanese political and public figures and businessmen during his trip. One of the high-level Japanese politicians who attended the meeting was Yukio Hatoyama, in the 2009-2010 years. serving as prime minister of Japan. Since the emperor performs representative functions in Japan, the prime minister is actually the head of the Japanese executive power. Therefore, Yukio Hatoyama in 2009-2010's. was the leader of the Japanese state, but he could not overcome the influence of the United States.



As the reason for his resignation, Hatoyama voiced the fact that he failed to achieve the withdrawal of the American military base from Okinawa. But for the Okinawans, the presence of the American military base is a sore subject. American soldiers behave on the island as invaders, with many unpleasant stories and criminal offenses, including the rape of underage schoolgirls. Currently, Mr. Hatoyama heads the Russian-Japanese Friendship Society, and last year he also visited the Crimean Peninsula on 2015. Hatoyama has returned to the subject of the situation with the Crimea now - at a meeting with Sergey Naryshkin. Yukio Hatoyama stressed that during a trip to the Crimea, he was personally convinced that the situation on the peninsula was peaceful and normal and promised to convey his impressions to the attention of the world community. The former Japanese prime minister said that the referendum in Crimea was once held in accordance with the requirements of international law, and Japan should abandon the policy of anti-Russian sanctions that undermine the national economy. Of course, Japanese politicians who are in favor of recognizing Crimea as Russian are guided by pragmatic considerations of benefit for their own state, but on the whole, their position can benefit Russia.

Conviction of the harmfulness of anti-Russian sanctions is growing in Europe. The baton of the struggle for the abolition of sanctions began regional deputies - first in Italy, then in Germany. The small town of Quakenbrück is located in the federal state of Lower Saxony. In June 2016, it became known that the left-wing faction in the local self-government body raises the question of recognizing Crimea as part of the Russian Federation. Local MP Andreas Maurer stressed that ultimately Europe will have no choice but to recognize the legitimacy of the decision of the Crimean people to reunite with Russia. According to Andreas Maurer, anti-Russian sanctions had a negative impact on the German economy. In this, he agreed with politicians from the Italian region of Veneto, who also noted serious harm to the regional and Italian economy as a whole from the policy of anti-Russian sanctions. Recall that the deputy from Veneto Stefano Valdegamberi even cited data according to which only in the last one and a half years the Veneto region lost about 1 billion euros as a result of following the policy of anti-Russian sanctions. According to the deputy, the most serious blow was inflicted on the producers of meat, dairy, fruit and vegetable products, but the manufacturing industry of this Italian region also suffered from sanctions.

As in Italy, in Germany, first of all, agricultural producers, who previously sold their products to the Russian Federation, suffer. When Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions and banned the import of certain agricultural and other products from EU countries, Italian, German, French manufacturers lost a huge market. Andreas Maurer described the situation in the German agro-industrial complex as catastrophic, because having lost the Russian market, the German farmers suffer huge losses. The fall in prices for meat and dairy products in the domestic market, according to Maurer, has put many farms on the brink of ruin.



Maurer's words about the need to recognize Crimea as Russian caused another hysteria of official Kiev. Thus, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Federal Republic of Germany even turned to German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, demanding that the head of the German Foreign Ministry "put in place" deputy Andreas Maurer. This demand was very surprised by the deputy himself, since he was able to make sure that Ukrainian officials have a very rough idea of ​​what a democratic form of political structure is and how the interaction between the branches of government is organized there.

Arguments in favor of lifting the sanctions against Russia in the EU countries are more and more often. It is clear that the policy of sanctions does not satisfy the pragmatic interests of European business, which, in turn, puts pressure on politicians through deputies. At the end of April 2016, the deputies of the lower house of the French parliament supported a resolution calling on the government to oppose anti-Russian sanctions. This proposal was made by MP Thierry Mariani, whose position was approved by the majority of his colleagues - parliamentarians. In early June, 2016 appealed to soften sanctions against Russia by the French Senate, the country's upper house of parliament. The 302 senator voted to mitigate the sanctions, while the 16 senators were against it. According to the French senators, who submitted the text of the resolution, the gradual easing of sanctions will contribute to the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

However, the leadership of most European countries is forced to follow the general anti-Russian line of the European Union. So, despite the public opinion, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Eyreau said that EU sanctions against the Russian Federation will be extended. The position of the leadership of European countries does not change with regard to the Crimea. As you know, sanctions against Crimea are one of the three key components of the Western sanctions program against Russia, along with visa restrictions for individual Russian citizens and economic sanctions against a number of Russian state-owned companies in the oil, defense and financial sectors. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurtz called for seeking common ground with Russia and proceeding with a phased lifting of sanctions for every step taken towards the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Before that, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, speaking in St. Petersburg, called on Russia to be the first to lift sanctions against EU countries in order to set an example for the leadership of European states. In response, Vladimir Putin then stressed that Russia would be ready for the abolition of counter-sanctions if it had not been afraid of being deceived by the European governments.

Meanwhile, the head of the presidential administration of Russia, Sergei Ivanov, said that he hoped for the extension of the sanctions regime between Russia and the countries of the West. According to Ivanov, the sanctions contributed to the development and diversification of domestic production. “Personally, I would like the sanctions against us to hold out longer, and not quickly be lifted. This is my personal opinion, ”said Sergey Ivanov. As the head of the presidential administration noted, at present economic sanctions do much more damage not to Russia, but to the economies of the EU countries. As we can see from the reaction of European politicians and entrepreneurs, this is true. Russia is a huge sales market, having lost that, the European economy annually loses huge profits. Therefore, to rely on the lifting of sanctions and this should be, first of all, in Berlin and Rome, Paris and Amsterdam, Vienna and Brussels, and not in Moscow.
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  1. Holsten
    Holsten 22 June 2016 06: 22
    +14
    It would be necessary to introduce a condition for visiting Crimea for them: First, guys, stop by in the Donbass, and only then ... in general, to develop your horizons.
    1. Temples
      Temples 22 June 2016 07: 56
      +3
      The West once again extended the sanctions.
      This is their position.
      Why the hell to invent another west?

      Unless it’s an order of the West itself — to show us that they are arrogant, peaceful, they love Russians, you just wait and we will show you Russians how we love you.
      Breaking mongrel.

      History shows the opposite.
      And in the present sanctions against Russians in any territory.
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 22 June 2016 09: 48
        +4
        Quote: Temples
        History shows the opposite.
        And in the present sanctions against Russians in any territory.

        Forget about love and friendship. Western business, who is interested in and beneficial to Russia, sideways. They either have production in Russia or are transferred from satellite countries to the Russian Federation. This is necessary for politicians to show their importance, and the fact that our officials will not go to the meeting of the European Parliament or they will not pay membership dues, so I think for good, less unnecessary expenses. And the fact that many delegations come to Crimea, I think for good. This destroys the myths of official anti-Russian propaganda. We should not expect that everything will change the next day .No. It’s not a fairy tale, but water wears away stone and maybe quickly, maybe not, but all this will change. I already noted that in the coming years, elections will take place in Western Europe and who will be in the Germany-France bunch and who the United States will choose will have a very large meaning. In the USA, there is an opinion that before the USSR, and now Russia supports the candidate that does not suit them. The logic is simple, if the Russians praise, then he will make any concessions to the Russian Federation in gratitude. Therefore, Putin did not speak out either for one of the candidates.
        1. weksha50
          weksha50 22 June 2016 12: 13
          +4
          Quote: Amurets
          In the United States, it is believed that before the USSR, and now Russia supports the candidate that does not suit them.


          Um ... More than once I stumbled upon information that Russia subsidizes the campaign of Marie le Pen ...

          If so, then why not ??? At least she openly expresses sympathy for both Russia and personally for the GDP ... We would be very fit for such a French president ...
      2. svobodnajaVolja
        svobodnajaVolja 30 June 2016 20: 55
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    3. siberalt
      siberalt 22 June 2016 09: 56
      +1
      Non-recognition of Crimea on the verge of understanding. How can the state as a whole be recognized with the exception of its individual subject? Well, the people of Crimea changed their jurisdiction to Russian, and what has changed for foreigners except Kuev Ukraine? Ukrainians are not banned from entering the peninsula, as well as to Russia as a whole.
    4. Maksus
      Maksus 22 June 2016 11: 45
      +2
      Can anyone explain one thing to me, why are the prices in Crimea at the level of the capital, and the rest is more expensive than abroad? It seems that they no longer began to earn in the country ...
      1. weksha50
        weksha50 22 June 2016 12: 19
        +1
        Quote: Maksus
        Can someone explain one thing to me, why are prices in Crimea at the level of the capital, and rest is more expensive than abroad?



        Um ... For lovers of overseas holidays, by the way, Greece will issue Schengen visas to Russians for 3 and 5 years ... Without any formalities, the issue is resolved within 48 hours ...

        I’m just, honestly, I don’t know, is this at least some kind of crack in the EU camp and their sanctions?
    5. svobodnajaVolja
      svobodnajaVolja 30 June 2016 20: 54
      0
      And this is very true ...
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 22 June 2016 06: 28
    +5
    Politicians say one thing, and their states and rulers say another and extend the sanctions!
    Let them train at home if they REALLY want normal relations with us, with the Crimea! angry
  3. Angara
    Angara 22 June 2016 06: 42
    +2
    rely on the lifting of sanctions and wish it should, above all, in Berlin and Rome, Paris and Amsterdam, Vienna and Brussels, and not in Moscow.

    Well what to say? Handsome Ivanov! Not in the eyebrow but in the eye.
    1. atalef
      atalef 22 June 2016 06: 50
      +7
      The second year the same tales.
      Western politicians want. want to. they want - do not need the desire of one - the second politician (usually from opposition parties) to pass off as the desire of the EU.
      You have to be realistic.
      The sanctions extended to January 2017, let's say without any noticeable resistance of any of the countries.
      the same with respect to the (Russian) retaliatory sanctions = - European producers have long rebuilt and exports have even grown.
      Especially
      Meanwhile, the head of the presidential administration of Russia, Sergei Ivanov, said he hopes to extend the sanctions regime between Russia and Western countries. According to Ivanov, sanctions contributed to the development and diversification of domestic production.

      It’s kind of like saying thank you.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 22 June 2016 08: 09
        +5
        Without any exaggeration, I pray every morning that the sanctions will not be lifted. The business has really DOUBLE. And not in money, but in "pieces". And the prospects are bright. And before that, competitors from Europe and Japan were dumping them. They also receive VAT back on export. In Germany, this is not enough.
        1. Aleksandr72
          Aleksandr72 22 June 2016 08: 27
          +5
          Someone, like you, is praying that the sanctions will not be lifted, and someone is crying over the lack of jamon and parmesan. And moreover, these someone do not just sit, but actively spoil the whole country - a ready-made "Fifth Column" in the event of the most unpleasant scenario. Moreover, the Russian state does not pay special attention to them. And it would be worth it. It is not known how many of them are spies who are actively working for the West and the United States - someone for money, someone for other reasons (for love of art and hatred of "Putin's Raschke").
          Politicians (and not only) can travel to the Crimea as much as they want (and even possibly to the Donbass - what the hell is not joking), they can say anything in their speeches about the need to lift sanctions against Russia. But this absolutely does not solve anything until the governments of Western Europe (I say nothing about their satellite from East) and of course the United States decides to lift the sanctions and finally de jure agree that the de facto Crimea returned home to Russia will never leave this house of her own free will.
          1. Amurets
            Amurets 22 June 2016 10: 05
            +2
            Quote: Aleksandr72
            The United States will not decide to lift the sanctions and finally de jure will agree that the de facto Crimea returned home to Russia and will never leave this house of its own free will.

            De facto they already recognize. De jure is another matter. And the fact that sanctions were conceived for a long time, this is already rubbed-rub in many forums. There would be no other reason for Crimea. Russia should be blamed for any reason, if only it would not rise and share its wealth. And those who dream that having returned Crimea, they will receive preferences, let them look at the life cycle of item No. 2. They also used it in the trash.
            1. svobodnajaVolja
              svobodnajaVolja 30 June 2016 21: 04
              0
              I agree ...
        2. faridg7
          faridg7 22 June 2016 12: 24
          +3
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Without any exaggeration, I pray every morning that the sanctions will not be lifted. The business has really DOUBLE. And not in money, but in "pieces". And the prospects are bright. And before that, competitors from Europe and Japan were dumping them. They also receive VAT back on export. In Germany, this is not enough.

          Well, work, I'm happy for you.
          I, unfortunately, have so far the reverse picture — the transportation is falling, therefore, I have less work (I am repairing tractors of American origin), and spare parts, along with the dollar and the euro, are becoming more expensive.
        3. atalef
          atalef 22 June 2016 19: 24
          0
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Without exaggeration, every morning I pray that sanctions will not be lifted

          What more to pray for?
          belay
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          The business has really DOUBLE. And not in money, but in "pieces". And the prospects are bright. And before that, competitors from Europe and Japan were dumping them.

          those sold cheaper.
          to the delight of the buyer, the sanctions of the joy of the buyer were deprived.
        4. Al1977
          Al1977 24 June 2016 15: 53
          -1
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Without any exaggeration, I pray every morning that the sanctions will not be lifted. The business has really DOUBLE. And not in money, but in "pieces". And the prospects are bright. And before that, competitors from Europe and Japan were dumping them. They also receive VAT back on export. In Germany, this is not enough.

          I wonder in which industry increased purchasing power ?? !!
          This is against the background of Rosstat data that for 18 months, incomes have been falling, prices are rising, and the number of poor is growing ...
          You are the fifth column, which rejoices when Russia is bad ???? !!!
          Shoot!!! Without trial.
          1. svobodnajaVolja
            svobodnajaVolja 30 June 2016 21: 02
            0
            Do not get excited ...
        5. svobodnajaVolja
          svobodnajaVolja 30 June 2016 21: 00
          0
          Keep!
    2. svobodnajaVolja
      svobodnajaVolja 30 June 2016 20: 59
      0
      +++++++++++++ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. inkass_98
    inkass_98 22 June 2016 06: 48
    +5
    Yes, let them go, do not mind. There is little sense from these trips, but more and more people visit the peninsula. This is also good, and the authorities do not have to yawn, there is an incentive to make a showcase of Russian resorts from Crimea, to do something to improve the territory.
    1. Foresterer
      Foresterer 22 June 2016 09: 07
      +2
      The correct view, the most important thing is that there should be more tourists. Money to Crimea, good impressions should be left to those who have visited, which means that advertising their trip will in any case do their useful job. Yes, and the entire world politics is aware that Crimea is the administrative-territorial unit of Russia, now and forever, but Sam can’t admit this uncle (the Russians have already impudently taken their military base without asking, can you?), But to all EU figures and even more so without his permission. Most importantly, Crimeans, not only our Crimea, but also your Russia! Everything now we have in common, and troubles, and victories.
  5. mig29mks
    mig29mks 22 June 2016 06: 52
    +15
    they all do not dare to say our Crimea !!!!
  6. rf xnumx
    rf xnumx 22 June 2016 07: 00
    +5
    Politicians and public figures from all over the world continue to visit Crimea. So, Japanese, French, Italian, Greek, German representatives visited Crimea, and now the American delegation, headed by the president of the Center for US Civil Initiatives, has visited the peninsula
    1. Woland
      Woland 22 June 2016 18: 52
      0
      It is interesting when the SBU will open criminal proceedings against the American delegation.
    2. svobodnajaVolja
      svobodnajaVolja 30 June 2016 21: 05
      0
      Boo-ha-ha-ha ...
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 22 June 2016 07: 33
    +1
    So why did the business stand up, acknowledge, cancel ... and I want it and it’s prickling, and it’s scary, and Uncle Sam doesn’t order ...
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 23 June 2016 01: 16
      0
      Quote: parusnik
      So why did the business stand up, acknowledge, cancel ... and I want it and it’s prickling, and it’s scary, and Uncle Sam doesn’t order ...

      Look at the REGNUM interior view, the Americans clearly and truthfully answer the questions, For some reason we cannot separate the opinion of the people from the opinions of politicians and bring everything together. American human rights activists say that they cannot break through the position of the official media. regional politicians. For some reason, we believe that the United States rules everything in the world, and not the United States, but Germany, Great Britain, the United States, and France, united at the elite level.
      https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2147677.html?utm_source=24smi.info&utm_medium=refer
      ral & utm_campaign = 2007 & utm_content = 227353 & utm_term = 2581
  8. volodya
    volodya 22 June 2016 07: 46
    0
    The owners will not allow them to recognize Crimea, as well as about the sanction!
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 22 June 2016 07: 54
    +3
    All these politicians are ordinary balabol, they say one thing, and sanctions extend and extend. Let's leave them forever and close the question. And what the hell are they saying.
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 June 2016 08: 26
    +2
    Such diplomacy has a positive side, as some part of the population of Western countries after such trips receives at least partially true information about what is happening in Russia and in its territories. Another thing is that these trips will not affect the decisions of European and American officials and politicians.
    1. svobodnajaVolja
      svobodnajaVolja 30 June 2016 21: 13
      0
      They will not affect but still ...
  11. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 22 June 2016 08: 34
    -1
    Yes, no one will cancel anything - as mantras on TV and in articles probably have been heard for more than a year. Here the question arises, if everything is so chocolate in chocolate from sanctions, as some here say, why does this topic come up again and again. And the economy is falling, something is official data
    1. svobodnajaVolja
      svobodnajaVolja 30 June 2016 21: 10
      0
      Do not be smart ...
  12. Altona
    Altona 22 June 2016 08: 42
    +2
    These are not sanctions, this is war, trade and financial. We must already call things in our own words. And if war is war, let’s do without them, it’s high time to free your market. We will complete the bridge to Crimea and everything will be fine.
  13. novel66
    novel66 22 June 2016 09: 09
    +2
    the Japanese really made fun - say, Americans are behaving like occupiers !!! wake up, the descendants of the samurai - you are the occupied country and the Americans have written your constitution for you. Hochmachi, damn it!
  14. Joe stalin
    Joe stalin 22 June 2016 09: 55
    -3
    Actually, this is a shame: to annex only Crimea and abandon 20 million other Russian people in a foreign, Bandera state!

    And that the Russian people in Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson, Yekaterinoslav, Zaporozhye, Kharkov, Donetsk and Lugansk, Transnistria - they are "less Russian" than the Crimeans and have no right to reunite with the Motherland as Crimeans ?!

    Leaving the Russian Black Sea region (South-West of Russia) these 8 regions as part of an independent Ukraine means, after a maximum of 50 years, to etch everything Russian there: language, culture, history (they were founded by Russian tsars and settlers), education, love of Russia. This is a CRIME before the memory of ancestors and before future generations.

    Are you not confused by the fact that today Russians from Yekaterinoslav are killing Russians from Donetsk?
    Do you want that in 20 - 30 years the Russians from Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson, Zaporozhye, Kharkov, brought up in ukronozalezhnosti, also hated everything Russian and went to "ATO"?

    This is - STRATEGICALLY the most important from the point of view of the military, agricultural, industrial, demographic Russian lands!
    1. Kenneth
      Kenneth 22 June 2016 10: 22
      +3
      You are twenty years late. Ukrainian propaganda has already done its job.
    2. pancir
      pancir 23 June 2016 13: 15
      0
      Quote: Joe Stalin
      everything is Russian there: language, culture, history (they were founded by Russian tsars and settlers)
      Now we’ll agree that Zaporizhzhya Sich is the history of Russia, desire and reality are two different things ...
    3. Al1977
      Al1977 27 June 2016 15: 20
      0
      Quote: Joe Stalin
      Actually, this is a shame: to annex only Crimea and abandon 20 million other Russian people in a foreign, Bandera state!

      And these 20 million were personally told you that they want to live with Russia? Ohhhh, I doubt it. Well, you are completely unknowing. Soloviev revised? I personally know a lot of people who do not want to live with Russia.
      You in Belarus or Kazakhstan offer the Russians to join Russia, you will hear a lot about yourself. Russia is far from an example of justice and welfare. Corruption and poverty are the whole prospect. So it was and always will be.
  15. Kenneth
    Kenneth 22 June 2016 10: 20
    -1
    If visiting Crimea had at least some weight in their countries
  16. atamankko
    atamankko 22 June 2016 10: 57
    0
    Let them go, maybe they’ll bring a drop of reason to their countries.
  17. iouris
    iouris 22 June 2016 11: 29
    0
    When you read something like: "Western politicians have visited Crimea." The question arises: "Is that all?"
    Politicians participate in the information war for money.
  18. Aristide
    Aristide 22 June 2016 14: 04
    0
    Yes, European sanctions hit Russia. Yes, it’s hard for the Russians now. But once Russia had to break away from European boobs and cook their own food on their own, so as not to die. Russia's temporary diet will not harm, but it can help. In Russia, in connection with the sanctions, domestic economic reserves are being sought, smart brains are looking for breakthrough technologies. Russians, of course, not all 100%, are convinced that Russia will break out of the economic trap (can a Russian bear be kept?). The United States and Western Europe still have to regret today for their short-sighted policies. They will still ask themselves as friends in Russia, recalling some of their positive deeds today in relation to Russia. We will see it soon.
    1. Beefeater
      Beefeater 22 June 2016 15: 38
      0
      Well, we will naturally forgive everyone and we will even feed. At the expense of their own. Until the next fight.
  19. ksv36
    ksv36 22 June 2016 16: 06
    0
    Not good (not good), these Americans come. For me, it’s like to shut the iron curtain at the border and become better off living. I have not been abroad and I am not going to, probably like many of those present here. And there’s nothing to do there, but in our country, things are going wrong. They would put business executives in the government, and teleport Chubais and others like him from the country to space, with a one-way ticket. Ticket price - all the money stolen from the country. Something like this...
  20. Thomas 1989
    Thomas 1989 22 June 2016 16: 14
    0
    Enough to beg already, enough to rejoice that a couple of pensioners from the United States arrived in Crimea! The people decided the Crimea in Russia !!!! And do not care what they think in the State Department or in the European Union!
  21. RUBEROID
    RUBEROID 22 June 2016 21: 53
    0
    The little things. even a letter flight was not announced with us. Flew through Rostov (you can see it’s directly late, you were afraid to get under the suzerain’s sanctions, although what rights do the colony have laughing ), the second persons of the Republic met as the first lack of time, work is still endless. We drove a couple of cars with quacks and a short time from the airport. Take care of nothing. On our local channels casually told.
  22. ZIS
    ZIS 23 June 2016 22: 16
    0
    I live in Sevastopol against the lifting of sanctions, even if Europe lifts them, we should not remove them in relation to the so-called partners, but only for some kind of preferences.
    1. Al1977
      Al1977 27 June 2016 15: 26
      -1
      Quote: ZIS
      I live in Sevastopol against the lifting of sanctions, even if Europe lifts them, we should not remove them in relation to the so-called partners, but only for some kind of preferences.

      Everyone who has traveled to Crimea recently from work speaks of terribly expensive prices, poverty and lack of service. On the offer to compare with Turkey or the impoverished Egypt, they say that Crimea was not standing near, they won’t go there anymore. It’s like our football team, on the background of our own - they’re cool, at the world level, nothing at all, that’s the whole Crimea. I don’t want to go to you even without sanctions. It’s better to go to Altai, or to Sochi. Just not in this Crimea.
      1. svobodnajaVolja
        svobodnajaVolja 30 June 2016 21: 17
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        No one will cry. Though sit at home ...