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In a hospital in Russia died the first President of Crimea Yuri Meshkov on 74-m to year of life. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the daughter Meshkov Marianne.

Earlier it was reported that Meshkov after a stroke on holiday in Turkey was taken to suburban hospital in serious condition.

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Recall that in the first half of 90-ies of Bags headed in the Crimea Republican movement of the Crimea and the “Russia” block, which advocated the independence of the Peninsula from Ukraine and its subsequent joining Russia.

In 1994 he was elected first and last President of Crimea.

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As a result of the split in the block “Russia” and the actions of Ukrainian authorities, the Bags were forced to emigrate to Russia, where he lived until the annexation of the Peninsula. After the annexation of Crimea was in opposition to the Kremlin-controlled authorities of the Peninsula.