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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Khrushchev’s son explained the father’s decision to give Crimea to Ukraine: “No politics”

The son of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, a scholar and Professor at brown University in the United States, Sergei Khrushchev said that, in 1954, the decision on transfer of Crimea to Ukraine. It was not symbolic, but a very pragmatic step, he explained.

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Photo: A. Savin.

According to Sergei Khrushchev’s transfer of Crimea to Ukraine was no politics, no attempts to play along with Ukrainian bureaucracy. The role played by economic feasibility and geography, he said in the program “Gordon” on the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

During the construction of the canal in the Crimea, which “is now buried”, the state planning Commission decided that it was better to work under one legal entity, the son of the Soviet leader. On the same principle transferred to other regions.

“It was a structural decision and correct. Crimea began to revive, planted a lot of grapes,” – said Khrushchev.

Crimea remained part of the RSFSR to 19 February 1954, after which he was transferred to Ukraine. In the years 1955-58 have been filled kakhovske reservoir, from which later on the North-Crimean channel water was supplied to the Peninsula. In 2014 Ukraine stopped the supply of the Dnieper water in the Crimea.

Previously went to the Ukraine singer and former member of the state Duma Maria Maksakova suggested that Khrushchev didn’t know just what to do with the Peninsula, which was dominated by “unsanitary conditions” and lacked the infrastructure.

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