(QHA) -

All of the parliamentary parties of the State Duma unanimously supported the appeal to the Government of the Russian Federation on the need to preserve the Crimean State Medical University (CSMU) as an independent university. The final decision on this issue will be taken by Dec 7.

Chairman of the Expert Council of the LDPR party in the State Duma Vladimir Lisichkin said this to journalists in Simferopol.

As the head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov requested to keep the University as an independent higher educational institution, I think, in the end, this very decision will be taken"- Lisichkin said.

The deputy added that the Russian government would take a decision on this issue by 7 December.

As we earlier reported, Russian government made a decision to create Crimean Federal University, which would include seven universities and seven research organizations.

If included in the Federal University, KSMU will loose its clinical sites and international recognition of its diplomas.