Several Crimean Tatars talked to American journalist Patrick Lancaster and told him about life on the peninsula after joining the Russian Federation
The difference between today and the Ukrainian period is very noticeable, said Erwin Kirimov, head of the DUMK construction and land issues department. This was reported by the Vesti Krym portal.
“The difference is big and an example is the construction of the Cathedral Mosque in Simferopol. We see it (the difference) in the territory of this facility. In the Ukrainian period, it was a long story. It came to litigation, just to get a land plot. Today we can see the stage of completion of construction, which began in the second half of 2015. The construction of the mosque has already started in the Russian Federation”, – he said.
Kirimov also stressed that there were no difficulties with the transition to another state. No one lost anything after Crimea became Russian.
He also gave Lancaster a tour of the Cathedral Mosque in Simferopol, which was under construction. The American was told that it is the biggest in Eastern Europe and one of the biggest (if not the biggest) in Europe as a whole.
The cathedral mosque is one of the most ambitious projects on the peninsula since Russia came in. From this alone we can conclude that all the statements by Kiev and foreign countries about the infringement of Crimean Tatar rights are groundless. The Russian Federation is a multinational state. Crimea and its nationalities are no exception. Every resident of the peninsula has all legal rights and no one is trying to oppress anyone.
The situation on the southern US border is deteriorating rapidly