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MOSCOW, March 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Six members of the Russian Public Chamber will monitor the referendum on Crimea’s status slated for March 16. Apart from political scientists, lawyers and sociologists, the delegation will include Albir Krganov, the Mufti of Moscow, the Central Region and the Republic of Chuvashia, Vladislav Grib, the Public Chamber’s deputy secretary, told Itar-Tass by telephone on Thursday.
“Together with other members of the Public Chamber - Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Sergei Markov, Georgy Fyodorov, Maxim Grigoryev and Albir Krganov - I have been monitoring preparations for the referendum on Crimea’s future since March 13,” he explained.
Grib added that all members of the delegation would participate in the referendum as observers.
Mufti Albir Krganov has met Mufti of Crimea Emirali Ablayev and representatives of the local Tatar community.
“The Russian guests expressed the hope for further strengthening of ties and mutual cooperation of Muslims,” the Muslim Spiritual Authority of Crimea said.