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February 05, 1954

DECREE OF THE RUSSIAN SOVIET FEDERATIVE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS, 'CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF THE CRIMEAN OBLAST' FROM THE RSFSR TO THE UKSSR'

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    Decree announcing the transfer of Crimea from the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic to the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic (here abbreviated USSR).
    "Decree of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Council of Ministers, 'Concerning the Transfer of the Crimean Oblast' from the RSFSR to the UkSSR'," February 05, 1954, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, TsGA RSFSR [GARF]. F.259. Op.1. D.645. L.159. Published in "Istoricheskii arkhiv" (1992). Translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119634
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Decree of the RSFSR Council of Ministers

"Concerning the Transfer of the Crimean

Oblast' from the RSFSR [Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic]

to the UkSSR [Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic ]"

5 February 1954

Nº 156

Moscow

Considering the territorial inclination of the Crimean Oblast' toward the Ukrainian SSR, the commonality of the economy, and close economic and cultural ties between the Crimean Oblast' and the Ukrainian SSR, the RSFSR Council of Ministers decrees: consider it advisable to transfer the Crimean Oblast' from the RSFSR to the UkSSR [Translator's note: UkSSR is a transliteration of the Russian abbreviation for the Ukrainian SSR].

Request the Presidium of the RSFSR Supreme Soviet to consider the issue of a transfer of the Crimean Oblast' to the UkSSR and go to the Presidium USSR of the USSR Supreme Soviet with an appropriate decree.

Chairman of the RSFSR Council of Ministers                                          A. Puzanov

Administrator of Affairs of the RSFSR Council of Ministers                   I. Gruzdev