SIMFEROPOL, March 16. Residents of Crimea could have a hundred times to confirm your choice in favor of reunification with Russia, but this is not required. About this stated the head of the Republic Sergey Aksenov before the celebration of the second anniversary of the all-Crimean referendum, after which the Peninsula could become part of the Russian Federation.
“I am sure that all Crimeans, if I had to, a hundred times so voted. Fortunately, this is not required – the referendum was legitimate, once and for all the Crimea back and forth the way will not happen,” he told reporters.
Crimea will mark the anniversary of the referendum rallies, flash mobs and exhibitions
According to Aksenova, the Crimean spring for residents of the Peninsula can be compared with the may 9 holiday. “The day of restoration of historical justice for me – the most important holiday along with the Victory Day. I believe that this day is worthy to be in such a format, when all people are United by patriotism,” he explained.
The celebration of the anniversary of the referendum began with the Central square of Simferopol, where a convoy of two thousand people led by the leadership of the Federal district before the building of the state Council of the Crimea. Procession carried two flags size of 10 by 4 meters: Russian and Crimean. Then the column was joined by representatives of youth organizations, which were painted by the same large Russian flag his wishes to his native region. At the Parliament building residents presented the dramatized representation on motives of history of the Crimea until the spring of 2014.
Chronicle of events
For Crimea and Sevastopol March 16, 2014 became a historic day – the day a referendum was held, the results of which the Peninsula was reunited with Russia. In lists for voting have been made to two questions: “You for reunion of the Crimea with Russia on rights subject of the Russian Federation?” and “are You for the restoration of the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea 1992 years and the status of Crimea as part of Ukraine?” For the first time in history, ballots were printed in three languages: Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar. While voting by absentee ballot canceled to avoid suspicion of fraud.
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On the referendum were registered 135 observers from 23 countries. Even 1240 observers represented the Crimean organization. On this day, on the Peninsula there were about 2.5 thousand journalists.
The official website of all-Crimean referendum was subjected to a massive DDoS attack last generation. Experts have found that the place of attack was Illinojsky University at Urbana-Champaign (USA).
The turnout at the polling stations of Sevastopol by 12:00 was 50%. By this time the Crimean referendum voted 44,27% of the inhabitants of the Peninsula. “Such voter turnout for all years, when I worked in election Commission, has never been,” – commented on these figures, the head of the Republic electoral Commission Mikhail Malyshev. To 14:00 appearance took a psychological barrier and reached 54%. By the end of the voting it was 81,36%.
Preliminary data on the results of the referendum were announced before midnight of the same day. For the reunification of the Crimea with Russia on the basis of 50% of the ballots voted 95.5% of residents of the Republic and 93% of residents of Sevastopol.
The Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksenov announced the departure of the delegation of the Supreme Council of Crimea on 17 March in Moscow to work with Russian Parliament on the issue of joining the Russian Federation. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama said that the referendum in Crimea is fully consistent with international law.