The speaker of the state Duma Sergei Naryshkin reminded about the characteristic of Ivan Mazepa, which he gave to the poet Alexander Pushkin as " a traitor and a villain ", explaining the awarding of a number of active participants of the Kiev regime " the cross of Ivan Mazepa ".
"literally not so long ago the head of Ukraine awarded a number of active participants in the insignia mode, which is called" the Cross of Ivan Mazepa ". - The explanations here are unnecessary, " said Naryshkin at the meeting of the working group under the Chairman of the state Duma on the legal analysis of mandatory procedures and accepted in Ukraine, legal acts.
He added That "only recall certain parameters of that odious character of the Ukrainian history by the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, who said of It:" a Traitor, a villain and Judas."
according to his statement, " clearly these lines, such parameters inappropriately the current Kiev regime."