The Crimea and Sevastopol again became regions of Russia in March 2014. The historical event was preceded by a referendum, held on March 16, 2014. According to the results, 96.77% of the Crimeans and 95.6% of the residents of Sevastopol supported reunification with Russia.
On March 18, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Sergei Aksenov, Chairman of the State Council of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov and Chairman of the Coordination Council for the Establishment of the Department of Life Support of the City of Sevastopol Alexei Chaly signed a treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea on the acceptance of the Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation and formation of new regions in the Russian Federation.
The Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol became the 84th and 85th regions of the Russian Federation.
On March 20, 2014, the State Duma ratified the Treaty, on March 21 it was ratified by the Federation Council.
On March 15, 2019, State Duma members headed by Chairman
of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Vyacheslav Victorovich The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation. Elected in single mandate constituency № 163 (Saratov constituency - Saratov Oblast) took part in the celebrations dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia. At a festive mass-meeting in Simferopol, Viacheslav Volodin stated that five years ago one people with one history, one faith, one culture, and one country — Russia was reunited.
“Five years ago, the Crimea became a symbol of national unity, the Crimea united both left and right parties, the Crimea united and rallied our country, the whole civil society,” said the Chairman of the State Duma.
“Five years ago, the Crimea and Sevastopol returned to their home, to Russia. This event will surely go down in history, but we must definitely keep it in our memory. And if we remember what the people of Crimea and Sevastopol did, if we remember what you endured, we will forever remember the events and never let the people be separated,” he said.