In Yakutia the celebration of the annexation of Crimea will be held March 18 with the "round Dance of friendship of peoples", reindeer races, agricultural exhibitions and lectures about the participation of the Yakut Cossack regiment in the defense of Sevastopol in the Crimean war of 1853-1856. About it reports RIA Novosti.
According to the head of Yakutia Yegor Borisov, this holiday is comparable to the victory Day. He noted that the annexation of Crimea played a similar unifying role.
"With faith in the strength and will of our people, with pride for their country and for its President, we celebrate the date that symbolizes friendship and brotherhood of all the inhabitants of the multinational Russian state — from Kamchatka to Kaliningrad, from Yakutia to the Crimea", — he said.
According to the head of Yakutia, activities are planned in all 36 districts of the Republic.
That this event is in line with the victory Day, the first year ago said the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov. He believes, in March 2014, the dream came true million of Crimeans and Russians, "was restored historical justice".