MOSCOW, Nov. 2 On the eve of National Unity Day in the Council Federation, a solemn ceremony was held to install the flags of the new constituent entities of Russia.
Symbols of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions were placed on the alley of flags of the regions.
Speaking at the ceremony, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko recalled that quite recently senators supported the desire of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to return to their historical homeland – to Russia. To this end, both houses of parliament adopted all the necessary legislative decisions, and now the four new regions have become full-fledged subjects of the federation. a multinational country,” Matvienko said.
She expressed confidence that the reunification of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions with Russia “will go down in the annals of the history of our Fatherland for centuries as a very important, joyful, long-awaited event.”< br>“The path of the new regions to reunification with Russia was not easy – for many years, compatriots lived in a state that required them to renounce their history, their culture, their language,” Matvienko added.
From 23 to 27 September in the DPR , LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions held referendums, in which the vast majority of those who voted were in favor of joining Russia. On September 30, President Vladimir Putin and the heads of regions signed agreements on the admission of new territories to Russia, and then they were ratified by the State Duma and the Federation Council.