Vladimir Konstantinoupoli: Alex Maligawa / RIA Novosti
Initiative to make Crimea a second name Tavrida will not be considered, said the candidate for the post of speaker of the Crimean Parliament of the second convocation Vladimir Konstantinov. It was quoted by RIA Novosti on Tuesday, September 17.
“We in Crimea have something to do. We these words — the Republic of Crimea have suffered, they are not just given, Crimeans fought for it for many years”, — he said.
The head of national-cultural autonomy of Greeks of Crimea Tavrida Ivan Sonos took the initiative to rename the Republic of Crimea to the Republic of Crimea-Tauris, to strengthen its status.
Later in comments to the Agency, he noted that while the population is not ready to tell him.
A similar initiative in a letter to the speaker of the Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov in 2014, has asked state Duma Deputy from the LDPR Mikhail Degtyarev. In his opinion, this will contribute to the restoration of the continuity between different periods in the history of the Peninsula.
The Crimean Peninsula was called tauridia to 20-ies of XX century. The modern name became widespread after the thirteenth century.
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