Russian President considers that peninsula is a “spiritual roots” of the Russian nation.
Crimea to Russia has the same sacred value as Temple Mount in Jerusalem for Jews and Muslims. About that the president of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said, speaking with the annual message to the Federal Assembly.
“In Crimea live our people. Here – spiritual formation monolithic of the Russian nation” – said Putin.
He recalled that it is in the Chersonese, where Christianity began to spread “our ancestors realized themselves as united people”.