SIMFEROPOL (QHA) -

Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov has topped a ranking of the republic’s 30 most popular politicians, according to regional political communications institute.

“The results of a poll among Crimean experts showed that Crimea’s acting head and chairman of the Parliament, Sergey Aksyonov, has been deemed Crimea’s most influential politician, with 95.06 points on a 100-point scale. This is the highest score in the rating’s history,” head of the institute Mezyukho told RIA Novosti Monday.

Vladimir Konstantinov, Chairman of the State Council of the Crimean Republic, lagged behind at 93.01 points, while First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev came third with 81.15 points.

Bringing up the rear in the top 20 is head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov.

Crimean was annexed by Russia in March 2014.

Crimea and Sevastopol, which has a special status within the region, became subjects of the Russian Federation on March 21 after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed reunification documents into law.

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