Republican Party of Crimea

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Republican Party of Crimea
Республіканська партія Криму
Russian name Республиканская партия Крыма
Leader Yuriy Meshkov
Founded October 24, 1992 (24 years ago) (1992-10-24)
Dissolved April 22, 1995[1]
Merged into Civil Congress of Ukraine
Ideology Russian nationalism

Republican Party of Crimea (Ukrainian: Республіканська партія Криму, Respublikanska partiya Krymu; Russian: Республиканская партия Крыма, Respublikanskaya partiya Kryma) was a regional separatist political party of Ukraine, that was created in 1992 based on the Republican Movement of Crimea and fought for the incorporation of Crimea into the Russian Federation.

Historical background[edit]

Since 1991 in Crimea existed the Republican Movement of Crimea (RDK) which goal was to revive the republican status of the region and its sovereignty. The movement was financed by the local company "Impeks-55"[2] and supported by a criminal gang "Bashmaki" (after its leader Bashmakov).[3][4] With the help of the Black Sea Fleet administration, in February 1992 the movement initiated gathering of signatures for a referendum for Crimea in the new Soviet Union.[2]


  1. ^ Russophiles of all regions! Unite. Zerkalo Nedeli. April 21, 1995
  2. ^ a b Crimea 94. Part 2 "Black Sea Fleet on the scales of political bargaining" (КРИМ 94. Частина 2 «Чорноморський флот на терезах політичного торгу»). Borysfen Intel. 18 February 2013
  3. ^ Gorevoi, R. "Impeks-55-Krym" is a cradle of RDK («Импэкс-55-Крым» — колыбель РДК). Ostrov Krym. 2000
  4. ^ Crimean mafia. How they were coming into politics (Крымская мафия. Как они шли в политику). OstroV. 16 November 2006

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