The transfer of Crimea to Ukraine in 1954, there was no policy, so it was the right decision. This was stated on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” Professor brown University in the United States, the son of Nikita Khrushchev, Sergei Khrushchev.
In his opinion, the decision his father was right.
“Father gave Ukraine the Crimea, because if you look at the map, the Crimea is attached to Ukraine, and when they began to deal with the economy, and most importantly, to build the canal, which is now unfortunately buried, the planning Commission said that it is better, if will be built under one legal entity and was transferred to Ukraine, as well as passed many regions. There was no policy, no, as they say in Russia, attempts to appease the Ukrainian bureaucracy, even a gift from my mother who was born in Western Ukraine. It was a structural decision and the right,” said Khrushchev.
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He stressed that the Crimea began to revive, when it passed under the jurisdiction of Ukraine.
Recall that the transfer of Crimea from the RSFSR to the Ukrainian SSR was carried out on the basis of the decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet of 19 February 1954. The need to transfer the Crimean oblast to the Ukrainian SSR in the relevant decree was explained by a “common economy, territorial proximity and close economic and cultural ties between the Crimean region and the Ukrainian SSR”.