Skip to comments.Duma Speaker calls referendum in Crimea historic event for Russia
Posted on 03/16/2014 1:39:30 PM PDT by goldstategop
MOSCOW, March 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Sundays referendum in Crimea, in which the voters expressed their will on the future of their region, is a historic moment for Russia, State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said in an interview with the Moscow-based Channel One television channel.
He called for awaiting the final results of the referendum first, yet he underlined the fact Russia had mostly been losing people in previous years.
And here at last were getting our compatriots back, Naryshkin said. So thats a historic moment for Russia.
The figures produced by the referendum speak for themselves, just look at the voters turnout, he said adding that only 49% Crimeans came to the polling stations in 2012 when the election to the regional legislature was held.
We now have only the data from exit polls but its already clear how impressive the final results will be, he said.
Naryshkin warned against running before the hounds, saying it would make sense to await the official results first although we can predict what they will look like.
Gallery 15 photo Referendum in Crimea Our fellow-deputies of the Duma were spent the past few days in Crimea, in Sevastopol, as observers and they told us about the enthusiasm the local people came to the polls with - especially people of senior generations who put the ballots into the ballot boxes with tears of joys swelling in their eyes, he said.
We realize of source that all the 23 years since the obtaining of independence by Ukraine were the period of expectation, during which they waited for this particular day, Naryshkin said.
Move this whole thing back to 1999, prior to Putin with Russians literally starving, and you’d have SlicKKK KKKlintler bombing Moscow for 80 days and nights like he did Serbia...
Can’t argue with the poster.
And I’m not holding my breath waiting for the apology from John McCain.
It's a sad day when Commies can't get anything done even when they work together.
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