Crimean occupation authorities decided to establish the ‘Russian Spring’ museum in the Crimea State Council building to perpetuate the memory of the ‘referendum’ held in the peninsula, RIA Crimea reports referring to the so-called ‘Crimean parliament.’
The first exhibits have been already known: the Russian flag that was raised over the State Council building on February 27, 2014 and the pen that was used by Vladimir Konstantinov, former Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea accused of betrayal, while singing regulations on the ‘referendum.’
“This flag is stored in the Administrative Department. It is, of course, a little bit damaged, but we have preserved its appearance since it was removed. The flag will be handed over to the ‘Russian Spring’ museum we plan to open in the State Council bulding on the anniversary of the referendum,” the ‘Crimean parliament’ reports.
In Ukraine, February 20, 2014 is considered to be the start date of annexation of Crimea.