The Federation Council approved the law on the Day of adoption of the Crimea to the Russian Empire

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mangalapura in fotobanka. Archival photoThe Federation Council approved the law on the Day of adoption of the Crimea to the Russian Empire© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mangalapura the image Bank

. The Federation Council approved on Saturday at a meeting of the law that establishes April 19, the Day of the adoption of the Crimea, Taman and Kuban in the Russian Empire in 1783.

The document was submitted to the lower house of Parliament, the Federation Council members headed by the speaker Valentina Matviyenko and a number of deputies of the state Duma, elected from the Crimea and Sevastopol.

The law sets a new commemorative date in Russia: 19 April — the Day of adoption of the Crimea, Taman and Kuban in the Russian Empire (1783). In its title reflected a genuine geopolitical events that prompted 19 (8) April 1783, Empress Catherine II signed the Imperial Manifesto «on the adoption of the Crimean Peninsula, Taman island and whole Kuban side by the Russian state,» reads the explanatory note to the bill.

The authors of the law stated that the Crimean referendum on March 16, 2014 became a logical continuation of the history of the Russian Crimea, which was launched by the Supreme manifest.

 

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