Putin said that every word of the Constitution of the Russian Federation is of great importance
The President noted that the people of the Russian Federation are united by a common destiny on their land.

MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. Every word written in the Russian basic law is of great importance. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking on Friday at a festive concert in Luzhniki in honor of the Day of the reunification of Crimea with Russia.

“We are the multinational people of the Russian Federation, united by a common destiny on our land” – these are the first lines of the fundamental law of Russia, the constitution, and every word is filled with deep meaning and is of great importance,” he said.

The President added that the residents of Crimea were guided by this very idea when they went to the referendum on March 16, 2014.

“They lived and live on their land, and wanted to live a common destiny with their historical homeland, with Russia. They had every right to do so and achieved their goal,” the head of state said and called for congratulating the Crimeans on their holiday.

According to him, Crimea had to be pulled out of the humiliating state in which it was, not being part of Russia.

“It was necessary to pull Crimea out of that humiliating position, from that humiliating state in which Crimea and Sevastopol were immersed when they were part of another state that financed these territories according to the so-called residual principle,” Putin said.

The Russian leader recalled that since 2014 the country has done a lot to “raise” the Crimea and Sevastopol. “It was necessary to do things that are not immediately visible to the naked eye. They are of a fundamental nature: gas supply, energy supply, communal services, restoration of the road network, construction of new roads, highways and new bridges,” he recalled.

Putin assured that the Russian authorities know what needs to be done next and how, at the expense of what. “We will certainly implement all the plans,” he stressed.

About the concert
The President arrived at Luzhniki on Friday for a festive concert-rally on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia.

The head of state went up to the central stage to address those gathered in the stands. The large arena of the sports complex is divided into several stages, from which political and public figures also perform. The hosts of the concert-rally are journalists Dmitry Guberniev and Maria Sittel.

At a meeting on the socio-economic development of the peninsula on Thursday, Putin stressed that the past eight years have proved how right the free and conscious choice of the Crimeans to reunite with the Russian Federation was.

Last year, the president also attended a gala concert at Luzhniki on the Day of Crimea’s reunification with Russia.

Eight years ago, the Republic of Crimea and the hero city of Sevastopol returned to the Russian Federation after a referendum held on March 16, 2014 against the backdrop of a coup in Ukraine. More than 80% of the inhabitants of the peninsula who had the right to vote took part in it, 96.7% and 95.6% respectively voted for reunification with Russia. On March 18, 2014, Putin and the leaders of Crimea and Sevastopol signed an agreement on the admission of regions into the Russian Federation, and on March 21, the document was ratified by the Federal Assembly of Russia.

Putin on a Video from 18.03.2022.



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