One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
Russia's 'Gentlefan' baton passed on to Krasnodar ahead of Cote d’Ivoire friendlySport March 24, 21:34
Brazil’s football star Carlos: Germany, Portugal to meet in 2017 Confederations Cup finalSport March 24, 20:45
Belarus to stamp on any conflict unleashed as in Ukraine, president saysWorld March 24, 19:41
Russia to stage best ever edition of FIFA Confederations Cup this year — Brazil’s CarlosSport March 24, 19:28
Jehovah’s Witnesses say they have no suspension orders from Justice Ministry yetSociety & Culture March 24, 19:10
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on National Guard base in ChechnyaWorld March 24, 18:51
Eurovision organizers set to find solution for Russia's contestant to perfom in KievWorld March 24, 18:46
Russia’s Airborne Force wraps up large-scale drills in CrimeaMilitary & Defense March 24, 18:20
MOSCOW, March 06. /ITAR-TASS/. State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin will meet with Crimean MPs on Friday, March 7.
Earlier on Thursday, March 6, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and Ties with Compatriots Leonid Slutsky told journalists that a delegation of Crimean MPs led by Parliament Speaker Vladimir Konstantinov would visit Moscow immediately after the end of the Crimean parliament’s urgent session.
The delegation planned to travel to Moscow on Thursday to attend a Duma panel discussion on the crisis in Ukraine. However, the visit was postponed due to the Crimean Supreme Council’s session at which deputies took a decision on Crimea’s accession to Russia as a constituent entity.
A referendum on the Crimean Autonomous Republic’s accession to Russia as one of the constituent regions is scheduled to take place on March 16.
Crimean residents will be asked two questions: do you support Crimea’s accession to Russia as one of the constituent regions and do you back the return of the Crimean Constitution of 1992 and Crimea’s status as part of Ukraine.
The Supreme Council, a local legislature of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, has decided on Crimea’s accession in the Russian Federation as a constituent entity of the country, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliyev told Itar-Tass.