Denying of “referendum” in Crimea is proposed to be considered extremism


The Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin suggests to consider the denial of the outcome of so-called “referendum on Crimea joining the Russian Federation” extremism.

“Certain indications of extremist activity are developing in the Crimean Federal District, where attempts are made to form anti-Russian buzz by falsifying information about historical facts and distorting of interpretations of current events, in particular, calling into question the results of the referendum on accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation,” – Bastrykin said.

“Given the above, it is necessary to complement the definition of extremist activity (extremism) with such a denial of the outcome of a national referendum, that is contained in the Federal Law “On Countering Extremist Activities,” – Bastrykin added.