The Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree on rehabilitation of Crimean Italians, victims of deportation from Crimea during the war, restored their good name, said the head of the state Committee of the Crimean government on Affairs of international relations and the deported people Zaur Smirnov.
on the last working day of the week the head of Russia talked with commissioners of the Italian Diaspora in the Crimea and promised to adjust to the decree on rehabilitation of Crimean peoples, expanding the list to include the Italians, who returned to the Peninsula After the deportation. On the first day of the weekend, Putin said, and gave the promise, made changes to its own decree. On Sunday, the text of the decree appeared on the Internet representation of the Kremlin.
"the story is about the restoration of historical justice, to restore the good name of Italians who have been illegally subjected to repression from the country and suffered heavy losses," said Fins news Smirnov.
He said that in the conditions of the Crimea from Russia, the historic rehabilitation issues not resolved at meetings and not by protests for many years, as was the case in Ukraine, but because of the political will of the President. According to Smirnov, the authorities are expected to engage in a precise calculation of the Crimean Italians that, on this basis, determine the measures of support." The task of the Crimean government to immediately embark on the implementation of the decree and its application in practice, " - said Smirnov.
during the great Patriotic war forced deportation from Crimea on suspicion or charges of treason has been Authorized 20 nationalities, and among them the Greeks, Armenians, Germans, Bulgarians, Italians. The most damaged of the Crimean Tatars from 18 to 20 may 1944 from the Peninsula were evicted more than 183 thousand people.
After the referendum in March 2014, Crimea became part of Russia, and in April the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree on rehabilitation of Crimean Tatar and other peoples of the Crimea. According to the authorities of the Crimea, currently on the Peninsula is home to about 600 Crimean Italians.