The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has promised to representatives of the Italian Diaspora in Crimea 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 last working day of the week ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arrived in the Crimea with a private visit and met with Putin. After walking along the seafront of Yalta, the President of the Russian Federation and Berlusconi went into a cafe with outdoor Seating on the waterfront, where he talked with the representative of the regional public organization of the brotherhood of Italians in Kerch.
the Ambassador of the Italian Diaspora told Putin and Berlusconi that the decree on the rehabilitation of the peoples there is no information on the ethnic Italians who were deported during the great Patriotic war, and then returned to the Crimea." Unfortunately, in the published decree 21 April 2014 on the rehabilitation of the deported peoples, the Italians are Not mentioned, and therefore no recognition, " said she.
Putin during the meeting promised to make appropriate changes to the Ordinance. According to representatives of the community, changes will be made until the day of memory of the Italian victims of repression, which is celebrated between January 28-29 and February 8-10.
After talking with the competent Italian communities in Crimea and photographed with them in memory, Putin and Berlusconi left the cafe on the promenade where They were greeted by applause residents and guests of Yalta, among whom were citizens of Russia, residents of Ukraine, for example, Donbass. Gathered on the promenade shouted Putin: "We love you!"." I you too ", - said in response to Putin.
While walking along the promenade Berlusconi thanked Putin for the organization of this event." Thank you for this meeting, " said Berlusconi." Not for that. I think it's a good story, real stories, real citizens. Has the ability to be, They are few, but they exist, and they have a complicated fate, " Putin said.
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, and Bulgarians. The most damaged of the Crimean Tatars from 18 to 20 may 1944 from the Peninsula were evicted more than 183 thousand people. They mostly settled in Uzbekistan, as well as adjacent areas of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. 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.