MOSCOW, 8 February. Deputies of the state Duma Valery Rashkin and Sergei Obukhov (CPRF) has written to the country’s leadership and the foreign Ministry a letter with a proposal to denounce the Moscow Treaty on friendship and brotherhood, signed on 16 March 1921 by the government of the RSFSR and the government of the Grand national Assembly of Turkey. Write about this “Izvestia”, in the text of the letter.
Political divisions of the Russian Federation and Turkey. Dossier
“We need legally to study the possibility of reviewing all disadvantageous for our country and its allies the Russian-Turkish agreements. Ankara must understand what can cause the escalation of the conflict. She’s sober and keep from further provocations,” – said Obukhov.
The initiative of their colleagues and in support of the “Fair Russia”. According to the Deputy of the state Duma Oleg Pakholkov, the Moscow Treaty was signed, to the detriment of Russia’s interests.
Butts noted that “two of the three Transcaucasian republics – Georgia and Armenia – do not accept the terms of the contract, considering it unfair.” “You have to understand that in 1921 the Bolsheviks still literally hung in the balance: continued foreign intervention, the Civil war. In those conditions Soviet Russia could not act from a position of strength and Turkey to impose more favorable terms,” – said a Communist.
According to the agreement, the newspaper reminds, “the former Kars region and the southern part of the former Batumi region (in the heart of the Russian Empire since 1878), and a former Surmali uyezd of the Erivan gubernia (a part of the Russian Empire since 1828) MT go to Turkey.”