SIMFEROPOL, March 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Head of the Russian Federal Customs Service Alexander Belyaninov has handed in passports of Russian citizens to a group of Crimean Customs workers on Wednesday. The ceremony was held in the building of the Crimean parliament.
The head of the Federal Customs Service congratulated his Crimean colleagues, who received the Russian passports, and recollected an episode when he first received his passport at the age of 16.
Belyaninov thanked his Customs colleagues for Crimea's choice to join Russia. "We are proud of you and share your delight," he told the ceremony.