Medvedev supported the holding in the Crimea Congress of compatriots

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev supported the idea to hold next year in Crimea, the world Congress of compatriots, “Interfax”.

According to the Prime Minister, is a “good idea”. With the proposal to hold such a Congress at the world forum “In unity with Russia” was made by the Executive head of the Association “Franco-Russian dialogue” (France) Alexander Trubetskoy.

In [20]17, I would like to make a proposal to the world Congress of Russian compatriots was held in the Crimea”, — he said, explaining that, in his opinion, it would have a “colossal significance” for the whole world, which does not recognize Crimea as part of Russia.

Last year the Congress was held in early November in Moscow. In the opening ceremony of the forum took part the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, who said that “the full support of compatriots was and remains one of our priorities.”