The wife of a former mayor of the Russian capital Yuri Luzhkov's billionaire Elena Baturina supported the reunification of Crimea and Russia, reports Spiegel.
"I am Russian and for Russians, Crimea was and remains Russian. My husband after the destruction of the Soviet Union voted in the forefront against his transfer to Ukraine. In the Federation Council, he unsuccessfully attempted to prevent the adoption of the Treaty of privacy borders ? leads RIA "Novosti" her words in conversation. The reproach about the annexation of Crimea, she said that " Europe is also not ugadyvalas on international law, when separated Kosovo from Serbia." Baturin said that every month he flies to the Russian Federation. To the question about what would happen if she re-proposed solid position there, the wife of the former mayor replied: "It depends on who makes the offer." In Crimea on March 16 of last year held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. On March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, as well as the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.