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March 13, 1954

DECREE OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE UKRAINIAN SUPREME SOVIET, 'CONCERNING THE SUBMISSION OF THE RSFSR SUPREME SOVIET PRESIDIUM CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF THE TRANSFER OF THE CRIMEAN OBLAST TO THE UKRAINIAN SSR'

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    Decree by the Ukrainian SSR (here abbreviated USSR) approving of the transfer of Crimea to Ukraine.
    "Decree of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Supreme Soviet, 'Concerning the Submission of the RSFSR Supreme Soviet Presidium Concerning the Issue of the Transfer of the Crimean Oblast to the Ukrainian SSR'," March 13, 1954, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, GARF. F. 7523. Op. 85. D. 94. L. 8. Published in "Istoricheskii arkhiv" (1992). Translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119636
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Decree of the Presidium of the UkSSR [Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic] Supreme Soviet "Concerning the Submission of the RSFSR [Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic] Supreme Soviet Presidium Concerning the Issue of the Transfer of the Crimean Oblast' to the UkSSR

13 February 1954

Kiev

Having discussed the submission of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR concerning the issue of the transfer of the Crimean Oblast' from the RSFSR to the Ukrainian SSR submitted for the consideration of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet, for its part the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR considers that the transfer of Crimea to the Ukrainian SSR is completely advisable, considering the commonality of their economy, the territorial proximity, and the close economic and cultural ties, and is evidence of the unlimited trust of the great Russian people in the Ukrainian people.

With sincere gratitude and approval the Ukrainian people welcome the decision concerning the transfer of Crimea to the Ukrainian SSR as a new manifestation of the concern of the CPSU and Soviet Government concerning the further strengthening of the unbreakable friendship and fraternal ties between the Russian and Ukrainian peoples. The government of Ukraine will devote proper attention to the further development of the welfare of the workers of the Crimean Oblast'.

In accordance with the submission of the Presidium of the RSFSR Supreme Soviet the Presidium of the Ukrainian SSR Supreme Soviet decrees

Request the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR to transfer the Crimean Oblast' from the RSFSR to the Ukrainian SSR.

Chairman of the Presidium of the Ukrainian SSR Supreme Soviet           D. Korotchenko

Secretary of the Presidium of the Ukrainian SSR Supreme Soviet           V. Nizhnik