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Communications Ministry proposes Russian telephone codes for Crimea

March 20, 2014, 12:02 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Ministry of Communications and Mass Media has put out for public hearings a draft order aimed at giving Russian fixed telephony codes to the residents of Sevastopol and the Republic of Crimea. The ministry’s press service reported on Thursday that this decision had been made in connection with the signing of the agreement on their accession to the Russian Federation.

The corresponding draft order provides for the introduction of changes to Russia’s dialling plan. Thus, the trunk line code 365 will be given for the use in the landline telephone communications networks on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and code 869 - for the use in the city of Sevastopol.

“As a result, the operators will be able to give their subscribers new numbers that will be convenient for the residents of new Russian entities, as they would differ from the currently used numbers only by one digit. Thus, the transition will be comfortable for them," said Russia's Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media Dmitry Alkhazov.

In addition, the draft order assigns trunk route indexes of the telegraph network of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

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