Russia may rename occupied Crimea into Crimea-Tavrida.

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The offer to rename the Republic of Crimea to the Republic of Crimea-Tavrida was announced during a “Crimean Hellas” symposium in Simferopol. Georgy Muradov, the deputy prime minister of the occupation government in Crimea and public representative at the Russian president supported this idea as The Jamestown Foundation reported.

The initiative to rename Crimea into Tavrida was announced for the first time in 2018 by Ivan Shonus, the head of the National and Cultural Autonomy of Greeks “Tavrida”. He stated that the rename will enhance the Russian status of Crimea and will make all objection of the West to be doomed to failure.

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By the way, Russia has been trying to use the “Greek agenda” to beat the Crimean Tatar minority, underlining that Greeks were the first to live in Crimea and this land has to obtain its old name Tavrida. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin put emphasis on the fact that Crimean Tatars are not the only indigenous peoples of the peninsula.

Moreover, the group of Greeks came to “Crimean Hellas” symposium to make a documentary about Greek origin of Crimea and show the world the real history of the peninsula. Besides, the Greek Friends Club of Crimea exists since January 2019 in Filadelfeia-Chalkidona, Greece.

One of the main goals of Russia is to convince Greece that 7,000 Crimean Greeks cannot visit their motherland due to the European sanctions.

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However, Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov and State Council Head Vladimir Konstantinov reject the renaming of the peninsula to Tavrida as well as pro-Russian Crimean Tatars.

Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. Crimea is announced to be temporary occupied territory.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially announced February 20, 2014, to be the year of the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. On October 2015, then President Petro Poroshenko signed the proper law.

Related: Zelensky declares necessity to elaborate strategy on Crimea, Donbas de-occupation

The international organization recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and condemned the actions of Russia. West imposed the number of sanctions against Russia.

Russia denies the occupation of the peninsula and calls it “the restoration of the historical justice”.

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