Sergei Neverov

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MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. State Duma deputies from “United Russia” believe that the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, the third anniversary of which is celebrated on Saturday, had a historic and vital for the inhabitants of the Peninsula and the whole country value.

Its not throw

In his address on the occasion of the anniversary of the reunification of Crimea with Russia Secretary of the General Council of United Russia, Deputy speaker Sergei Neverov pointed out that this “new holiday date in the history of the country, which symbolizes many things, above all – the restoration of historical justice, the correction of the fatal flaw of 1954, the consequences of which led to the fact that the Peninsula was “uncomfortable” and “alien” territory, but of strategic importance” . “This led to the fact that Crimea and Sevastopol have fallen out of development processes, and its inhabitants infringes the right to identity, the right to speak and teach their children in their native language,” reminded the MP.


The People Of Crimea. Three years together
The inhabitants of the Peninsula — how has their life after the reunification with Russia

According to Neverov, March 18 was the day when “Russia has made it clear to the world: no man left behind”. “Time has shown what a tragedy in the Crimea and Sevastopol managed to avert a war,” he said.

“The most important thing they say today the inhabitants of the Crimea: on the Peninsula there is no war. A house, live people. All are aware that the fate of Donbass Crimean saved Russia”, – said, for his part, first Deputy head of the faction “United Russia” in the state Duma Victor Pinsky.

“This is an important event, one might even say, brought us a sense of real patriotism and a real pride for the country. Crimeans in their bright example has shown how great may be the event, if they do, United. Only together we can achieve a lot and become much stronger,” – says the Chairman of the Duma Committee on natural resources, property and land relations Nikolay Nikolaev.

New opportunities

Parliamentarians draw attention to significant changes over the three years in the Crimea and Sevastopol.

According to the Deputy from Sevastopol, Dmitry Belik, “after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia began to actively address the concerns of the residents”. “Today, for the population of the Crimean Peninsula revealed new opportunities of social guarantees, funding and development of local infrastructure, support of enterprises and increase new jobs,” he listed a member of the United Russia faction Anton Guetta. According to him, three years ago, “Crimea received the right to a bright future and confidence in the future”, so its reunification with Russia “is a historic and vital”.

Recognizing the difficulties, Pinsky stated the obvious changes in the lives of the residents. “Russian citizens with Crimean registration are actively exploring their country. Many for the first time were able to afford a trip to relatives in other regions. Repaired roads, built Kerch bridge, which will put an end to the isolation of the Peninsula,” he said.

For his part, the Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Vasily Piskarev said that legislators “work is underway aimed at creating the most comfortable and favorable conditions for adaptation of the region into the Russian Federation”. “Our duty is to provide a happy and dignified, and safe life for every inhabitant of the Peninsula,” – said the MP.

Crimean spring

Three years ago, on 18 March 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin made an appeal to the Federal Assembly, in which they informed about the proposals of the parliaments of the Crimea and Sevastopol on reunification of the Peninsula with Russia. After that, the head of state and Prime Minister of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov, the head of Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov and the people’s mayor of Sevastopol Alexey Chaly signed an agreement on education in the Russian Federation new constituent entities.

Across Russia held solemn meetings and concerts in honor of these historical events.