According to him, the recommendation of the Soviet leadership to transfer the Peninsula gave the state planning Commission, pointing out that it would be better from an economic point of view. The planning Commission felt that the construction of the canal it may be easier to build under one legal entity. This Sergei Khrushchev, who served as Professor of brown University in the US, told Ukrainian TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
“Father gave Ukraine the Crimea, because if you look at the map, the Crimea is attached to Ukraine, and when they began to deal with the economy and, most importantly, to build the canal, which is now unfortunately buried, the planning Commission said that it would be better to build under one legal entity,” said the son of the first Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU.
Sergei Khrushchev also noted that at the time thus passed many regions.
“Crimea was transferred to Ukraine as well as passed many regions,” said Sergei Khrushchev.
Nikita Khrushchev sought to “appease Ukrainian bureaucracy” or make a “gift” to his wife, and the decision was not “no politics,” said his son. He also believes that the decision was correct and useful for the Peninsula.
“It was a structural decision and correct. Crimea began to revive, planted a lot of grapes,” said Khrushchev’s son.