The Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol have been strongly and irreversibly integrated into political and legal realm of the Russian Federation.
Four years ago the Crimeans made a historical decision. Through a truly democratic means – a referendum – they have returned their land, Sevastopol and Crimea back to Russia. They have amended a historical injustice made back in 1954, when they were illegitimately joined to the Soviet Ukraine.
The State Department could not ignore this date and issued an unprecedented gut-wrenching and acrimonious statement. But, as the saying goes, you’re angry, so you’re wrong.
The Crimeans have much to be done in order to develop Sevastopol and Crimea in general after years of survival as a part of independent Ukraine. These are long-term projects, which have already started implementing. But the peninsula already lives in a different reality, far from the one being painted by the U.S. Administration, having nothing in common with ravaging extremism taking place on the other side of the border.
In these unfounded accusations against our country of undermining international order with regards to President V.Putins visit to Crimea we see another clear attempt to influence our inter-political situation during the upcoming elections No dice, Washington!
The Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol have been strongly and irreversibly integrated into political and legal realm of the Russian Federation. Our international obligations on the human rights are fully ensured on the peninsula. Quality of life of the Crimeans constantly grows. In four years their wages saw a 60% increase and their retirement benefits have doubled.
Since its reunification with Russia Crimea has not seen even slightly significant cases of inter-racial or inter-confessional conflicts. 10 billion rubles were issued in order to support peoples deported from the peninsula, including Crimean Tatars (95 % of whom were issued Russian passports). The Tatar community is widely represented in government bodies on all levels, as well as proportionally to its population quota – in the interior agencies and the public prosecutor’s office. (at least 10% of employees).
It seems all these accomplishments only irritate our American colleagues more. We can suggest them to take a closer look at the Sevastopol’s anthem, which long holds all the answers to complaints coming from “across the Atlantic”.