The Crimea on the first day of the week said the 1st anniversary of the establishment of the people's militia - exactly a year earlier were created first ten mouth who joined in the protest against the riots in Kiev.
It Militias became one of the symbols of the Crimean spring, the Peninsula became part of Russia.
In the morning of February 23 in Simferopol in Victory Park before the Crimean Parliament began to gather citizens in uniform, With the nails in his hands and stripes " people's militia ".
today, the state militia consists of five hundred people, ten thousand dwells in reserve." This So-called reservists. They, if necessary, join the staff of the regiment, " he told journalists Last news the commander of the Militia Sergey Turchenko and confidently added that the opposition has nothing to fear, the Peninsula is protected.
To honor the memory of the fallen defenders of the Motherland were about a thousand people, among them the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov and Metropolitan of Simferopol and Crimea Lazar, bells celebrated a prayer service.
then under the triple gun salvo was followed by a moment of silence - a company of Militia, removing hats, dropped to one knee and bowed their heads.
Himself a festive meeting was opened under the Russian national anthem. Was a very special atmosphere. The majority of Crimeans nostalgically reminisced a year ago, when all have seen firsthand how to make history, To which is riveted the world's attention.
Aksenov, speaking at the rally, said that exactly a year earlier Crimeans showed " the unity and strength of spirit that none of the Kiev authorities have Not dared to set us an ultimatum or try force to drive into the underground ".
"If neither trust each other, If no concerted action, which we were organized, perhaps, things could go differently. The example of the South-East of Ukraine in front of us. Unfortunately, our colleagues, compatriots little late, and we observed that the Kyiv junta nothing had stopped, having reached that started to kill its Inhabitants, who, like the inhabitants expressed their will, their desire to be independent, the desire to be closer To Russia in the referendum, " said Feldman.
Militia warmly applauded the speech of the leader of the Republic, precancerous triple " Ur " Russia is my homeland, which They had sworn allegiance.
"If you want peace, prepare For war ", - joked the Militia, competing in the ability to disassemble and reassemble the playfulness Kalashnikovs, which caused the special delight of the kids who came to the celebration.
Not without serious men's gifts. So, Aksenov and the first Crimean Vice-Premier Mikhail Sheremet were presented with models of military assault rifle With a dedicatory inscription. 3 machine from the President of the Military sports Union name Evgeny Kalashnikov went to St. George and to the militia, to improve military training.
Ended the celebration with a concert of folk groups of the Crimea, songs of the war years. Militias on the streets of the capital of the Crimean applauded as heroes: women gave flowers, men would come up to shake hands, And the children competed for the right to be photographed together.
And to the glory of the deed of Militias Not to be erased from human memory, the Crimean authorities laid the memorial stone in front of the government building, where you will eventually erected a memorial to the freedom fighters of all time, And among them the Crimean rose to defend Russia.
upon completion of the concert at the direction of the commander of the Militia, as a ruler, lined up in the company, after which, having received the advice, went to carry on combat duty, guarding the peace of the Crimeans.