Leader Vladimir Putin paid homage to the citizens of Russia with the first anniversary of the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
"Even then (a year ago) we knew that ahead of the huge scale of the work we do together, the whole country will Have to undertake the development of the Crimea, for the questions which 10 years were left without proper attention that it was intended to solve a very large set of tasks to improve the lives of people, the economy, social sphere ", - said the head of the country at the meeting for development of Crimea, reports news Agency. Putin acknowledged that " it was Clear that we face not only with objective difficulties of the transition period, but also with external attempts to counteract." And it did - a number of Western countries have introduced So-called punishment, limits as against the Crimea and Russia in General. I must say that our neighbors are not very creative - the water is shut off, it is still something of a problem will do, " said the head." Citizens hope that the real everyday problems they encounter will be resolved organized and without delay, in General, changes for the better in the development of the Crimea will be dynamically ", - noted the head of the country." Need to be in constant interaction with people, community organizations, and to respond to questions that Citizens put before us, " showed Putin. Putin set a goal to make Crimea a " self-sufficient, dynamic region ". According to his vision, " and the Crimea and Sevastopol need a quality step in strengthening its economic base." Sevastopol and the Crimea on March 16 underscored the 1st anniversary of the referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters voted for secession from Ukraine and reunification with Russia. In Crimea for entry into the Russian Federation voted 96, 77%, in Sevastopol - 95, 6%. Both regions became Russian subjects on 18 March, the day in the Crimea and Sevastopol declared festive holiday. March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia, as well as a decree on the formation of the Crimean Federal district.