Armenians of Crimea want autonomy
Armenians of Crimea want autonomy –
Vestnik Kavkaza – The national congress of the Crimean Armenian Society (CAS) has decided to create a regional national and cultural autonomy in the Crimea.
“Regional ethnic and cultural autonomy according to acts of the Russian Federation will be registered on December 13 in the Ministry of Justice,” the head of the CAS, Vagarshak Melkonyan, told RIA Novosti.
Melkonyan said that as a part of the new association there will be 17 local national and cultural autonomies. Such a structure, Melkonyan believes, will allow Armenians to apply for financing from the republican and state budget for programs preserving their culture, national language, uniqueness and historical heritage.