Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of Crimea to Russia

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A Treaty


between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea
on the Accession of the Republic of Crimea to the Russian Federation
and on Forming New Constituent Entities within the Russian Federation



The Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea,
Based on the historical community of their people and taking into account the existing links between them,
Recognising and reaffirming the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, according to which all peoples have the inalienable right to freely and without external interference determine their political status and to pursue their economic, social, and cultural development, and according to which every State has the duty to respect that right,
Determined to ensure respect for and observance of dignity, human rights and freedoms, including the right to life, freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief, all individuals within their territories, without any distinction, in accordance with generally recognized principles and norms international law, as well as being aware of the close relationship of other basic principles of international law as embodied in particular in the United Nations Charter and the Helsinki Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the principle of respect for and observance of human rights and freedoms,
Expressing the common will of their people are inextricably bound with the common historical destiny, to live together as part of a democratic federal state of law,
In regard for the wellbeing and prosperity of their peoples,
Based on the free and voluntary people's will expressed in the Crimean status referendum that was held in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol on the 16th of March, 2014, during which the Crimean people expressed a desire to reunite with Russia as a federal subject of the Russian Federation,
Taking into account the proposal of the Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol on the acceptance of the Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation, including the city with special status of Sevastopol,
Have entered into this Treaty as follows:

Article 1[edit]

1. The Republic of Crimea is considered accepted to the Russian Federation from the date of the signing of this Treaty.

2. Accession of the Republic of Crimea to the Russian Federation occurs in accordance with the Russian Constitution, this Treaty, Federal Constitutional Law "On the matter of accession to the Russian Federation and the forming of new federal subjects in the Russian Federation", and Federal Constitutional Law "On the accession of the Republic of Crimea to the Russian Federation.

Article 2[edit]

Since the adoption of the Russian Federation Republic of Crimea within the Russian Federation formed new entities - Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol.

Article 3[edit]

1. The Russian Federation shall guarantee to all peoples living in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city of federal importance, the right to preserve their native language and to create conditions for its study and development.

2. The official languages ​​of the Republic of Crimea are Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages.

Article 4[edit]

1. The limits of the territory of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol are determined by federal border territory of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol federal, existing on the date of the Russian Federation Republic of Crimea and education in the Russian Federation of new subjects.

2. The boundary of the Republic of Crimea on land, coupled with the territory of Ukraine, is the state border of the Russian Federation.

3. The maritime delimitation of the Black and Azov Seas is based on international treaties of the Russian Federation, the norms and principles of international law.

Article 5[edit]

Since the adoption of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea education in the Russian Federation of new subjects Ukrainian citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in the day in the Republic of Crimea, or in the territory of the federal city of Sevastopol, recognized as citizens of the Russian Federation, except for persons who within one month after the date of their intention to retain their existing and (or) their minor children or other citizenship remain stateless.

Article 6[edit]

Since the adoption of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea education in the Russian Federation and new subjects to January 1, 2015 the transitional period during which addresses the issues of integration of new subjects of the Russian Federation in the economic, financial, credit and legal system of the Russian Federation in authorities of the Russian Federation, as well as issues of military duty and military service in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city of federal significance.

Article 7[edit]

Citizens of the Russian Federation, called up for military service in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city of federal significance, military service in the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol until 2016 inclusive.

Article 8[edit]

Elections to the public authorities of the Republic of Crimea and the state authorities federal city of Sevastopol are held on the second Sunday in September 2015. Before being elected state authorities of the Republic of Crimea and public authorities federal city of Sevastopol exercise their powers, respectively, the State Council of the Republic of Crimea - Parliament of the Republic of Crimea and the Council of Ministers of Crimea, the Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol.

Article 9[edit]

1. Legislative and other normative legal acts of the Russian Federation operating in the territory of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city of federal importance of the adoption of the Russian Federation Republic of Crimea and education in the Russian Federation of new entities, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

2. Normative legal acts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, Republic of Crimea and cities with special status of Sevastopol act accordingly in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city of federal significance before the end of the transitional period or until the relevant legal act of the Russian Federation and (or) normative legal Act of the Republic of Crimea, regulatory legal act of the Russian Federation and (or) normative legal act of the federal city of Sevastopol.

3. Normative legal acts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, Republic of Crimea and cities with special status of Sevastopol, contrary to the Constitution of the Russian Federation shall not apply.

Article 10[edit]

This Treaty shall be applied provisionally from the date of signature and shall enter into force on the date of ratification.

Done in the city of Moscow on the 18th of March, 2014, in three copies, each in the Russian language.

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Paragraph 5

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Paragraph 6

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Full text of the Code: in Russian.


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