Building of the Supreme Council of Crimea

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Coordinates: 44°57′06″N 34°05′48″E / 44.951669°N 34.096692°E / 44.951669; 34.096692

Building of the Supreme Council of Crimea

Building of the Supreme Council of Crimea houses the Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada), Crimea's parliament. It is located in the center of the capital Simferopol, near Victory Park.

During the 2014 Crimean crisis, masked gunmen seized the building and raised a Russian flag.[1] Afterwards, old government of Crimea was dissolved, replaced by government of Sergey Aksyonov.

History[edit]

The building was built in place of a former cinema theater for children "Alyie Parusa" (Crimson Sails) that before 1965 carried the name "Pioneer". Before the October Revolution in 1917 here was quartered a city police complex with jail.

Before 1980 the theatrical building was liquidated and in September 1980 a construction of the new building of the Crimea regional committee of Communist Party broke ground. According to the head of construction department of the Crimea regional committee of Communist Party Yevhen Krotenko (Merited Builder of Ukraine) it was planned to place in the building the city and regional committees of the Komsomol of Ukraine (LKSMU).

For the new building was given an area of 1.8 ha (4.4 acres) at the intersection of streets Karla Marksa, Gorkoho and Zhukovskoho. The cinema theater and several residential houses were demolished. The city executive committee headed by Mykhailo Lozovyi resettled away residents from the torn down apartments. The draft of the new regional administrative building was ordered by architects of one of the Moscow institutes T.Kurdiani, G.Isaakovich, and engineers D.Valov, S.Popkov. Construction of the building essentially a dominant of the city center was carried out by the 7th construction administration of the trust "Simferopolpromstroi" headed by Oleksandr Shvechikov.

For nearly eight years a construction fence was enclosing the area in the center of the capital. During that period the most noticed were construction brigades of Viktor Horoshchak and Maria Sheludko. Some of building materials were brought from the Mytishchi Special Factory. According to Yevhen Krotenko, during that time leaders of "Glavmoststroimaterily" Mark Zokhin and Aleksei Dementiev were very helpful.

The communists did not keep the building for too long and with the fall of the Soviet Union the building was granted to the Supreme Council of Crimea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine's Crimea, Yanukovich reappears". Reuters. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

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