All-Crimean movement “Russian unity” was established on December 19, 2009 and included at that stage all the disparate Pro-Russian forces operating in the Peninsula. Moreover, at the first meeting made up the program of socio-economic transformation “the rise of the Crimea”, many items of which turned out to be prophetic and are today on the Peninsula. Photo: Natalia Somova
Later the movement took shape into a political party, which engaged in active public work on preservation of the Russian language, history and culture. The organization played a major role in the decisive events of the Crimean spring and the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia.
A member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation from the legislative power of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Tsekov said that today many would like to ascribe to themselves belonging to the “Russian unity”, but the origins were few. But through perseverance, a clear leadership, adherence to the tasks and ideas of the shared tipping point in 2014, many Crimeans.
– If to consider that we have created, read this Manifesto. All that is here stated, once seemed fantastic, but it is implemented, and even more. Then there were two components of success – the legitimate authority and “Russian unity”, which was organized by people’s self-defence and received the support of the Crimean people. I wish we were not very modest. I’m not ashamed to talk about the role of the Russian community and the “Russian unity”, – said Sergei Tsekov.
In addition, he noted the personal contribution of the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov, who headed in the decisive moment of the “Russian unity”, and after the events of the Crimean spring has headed the Republic. And also thanked the current head of the “Russian unity” Elena Aksenova, which gave the main after the victory of second life as an interregional public organization. Photo: Natalia Somova
– It was decided to organize a public organization: save the name to register the logo and continue on to humanitarian organizations. Under the Charter the task remains the same: Russian and the world, and the preservation of ties and social problems, – said the leader of “Russian unity” Elena Aksenova, – Now we work more in the educational vein, work with the youth. We try to help people in difficult situations, for example, support for children with disabilities, and other problems that do not fall under our legislative moments, but requires the solution, she said.
The head of the “Russian unity” invited all concerned Crimeans to participate in the events as it is sure that the active position of citizens is committed to ensuring that even more important social projects on the Peninsula. In particular, the traditional social life of the Crimea became a charitable action “White flower” Patriotic competition “We are heirs of Victory”, the feast of the Day of family, love and fidelity, is aimed at strengthening family values and other important events. Photo: Natalia Somova
At the same time the Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Andrey Kozenko believes that the political orientation of an organization is not in the past, though, and yielded important public works projects.
We still have compatriots in the Ukraine who need help. We have our Russian people in the Donbass, which we support, but no one, except us, unfortunately, such active work does not hold. We do this and set the tone. We then set the tone for our Patriotic stock. The action “Roads of Victory” was worth! She rattled the whole of Russia, Ukraine and the CIS countries, so everyone knew what the “Russian unity”. All were proud, he said. Photo: Natalia Somova
At the round table dedicated to the anniversary date of the organization, a proposal was made to create a serious monograph, which would allow to document all the major events involving the organization, its achievements, gather together interesting little-known materials, photographs, without distortion to convey a chronicle of the recent history of the Crimea.
From the history of the “Russian unity”
14 Dec 2009 the Pro-Russian public organizations of the Crimea declared in Simferopol on the establishment of the all-Crimean socio-political movement “Russian unity”, which brought together Pro-Russian political forces of the Peninsula.
19 December in Simferopol took place the first all-Crimean meeting of citizens organized by the “Russian unity”. In the Central square of the Crimean capital gathered thousands of Crimeans who have supported the idea of unification of Russian organizations of the Crimea in a single movement.
Since August 2010 the party was renamed the “Russian unity”, and it was headed by Sergei Aksenov, the current Head of the Republic of Crimea in the Russian Federation. And then in
elections to the Supreme Council of the Crimea in 2010, the party won of 4.02% of the vote, finishing in fifth place and received three mandates out of 100. In particular, deputies of the Supreme Council of ARC then became the leader of the party Sergey Aksenov and Chairman of the Russian community of Crimea Sergey Tsekov.
Many members of the party were elected to city, district and village councils. The highest score “Russian unity” in Bakhchisarai, where the party held a candidates not only according to party lists, but also on majority districts. The candidate from the “D” Konstantin Rubanenko was elected mayor of Bakhchisarai.
Since its establishment, the “Russian unity” openly opposed the propagation of Ukrainian nationalism for the state status of the Russian language for the Russian people, like people of all nationalities can feel themselves full-fledged citizens of the country.
If a song sings young people…
The ranks of the “Russian unity” grew steadily, for it put forward the slogans and ideas promoted was close to each of the Crimea who consider themselves Russian man, feeling his kinship and unity with Russia and the Russian people. The party joined the all new activists. And is particularly active in social and political activities involved youth. And in January 2010 the “Russian unity” there was a youth wing “Young for Russian unity”. The “Russian unity” brought together politicians from different generations and socially active citizens, who sought and were willing to change the situation in the country.
In September 2013 the party held a big event in the square at the Supreme Council against the accession of Ukraine to the EU, against the policy of the Ukrainian state and leadership.
When spring comes, I know…
It is the party activists, United by a desire for unity with Russia, have become one of the main driving forces of the Crimean spring. Party leader Sergey Aksenov on 27 February 2014 was headed by the then government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and subsequently played an important role in the events that led to the entry of the Crimea into the Russian Federation. From November 2014, the representatives of the party “Russian unity” every day was on duty on Lenin square. And January 28, 2014 members of the “Russian unity” came out to defend the building of the Council of Ministers from the representatives of the “Right sector” (extremist organization, whose activity is prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation).
March 18, 2014, based on data of all-Crimean referendum was signed the agreement on accession of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation as subjects of the Russian Federation.
However, when the Crimean spring was already in full swing and it became clear that the Russian way of Crimea and Crimeans are not folded, 30 April 2014 decision of the district administrative court of Kiev the party was banned in Ukraine, and on 4 September 2014, Kyiv appeal administrative district court dismissed the appeal of the party “Russian unity” and upheld the trial court’s decision on prohibition of its activities.
But by the time the main political problem was already solved: the main my purpose – to the Crimea became a Russian party fulfilled. That is why former members of the party took the decision to create the interregional public organization “Russian unity”, whose Charter was approved by the General meeting of shareholders on 3 October 2014. And 21 November 2014 have been registered interregional public organization “Russian unity”.
Today, the organization implemented an annual project: “We – the heirs of Victory!” “White flower”, “Ball Aivazovsky”, “Magic card”, as well as the celebration of the Day of family, love and fidelity. Thanks to the efforts of NGO “Russian unity” Simferopol received as a gift the monument to Empress Catherine II and the sculpture dedicated to the Holy right-believing Peter and Fevronia, installed on the specially equipped territory of the Children’s Park.
Today, when proudly over the Crimea flying the Russian tricolor, the need for the political struggle for the idea anymore. Crimeans United, now the entire Peninsula can be called our common Russian unity.