Constitution of the Republic of Crimea
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|Constitution of the Republic of Crimea|
|Ratified||April 11, 2014 (Crimea)|
|Purpose||Establishing Crimean status within Russia|
|This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of Crimea
|Political status of Crimea
Politics of Russia
Politics of Ukraine
The constitution of the Republic of Crimea is the basic law of the Republic of Crimea as a federal subject of Russia formed in the aftermath of the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. It was ratified on 11 April 2014. It is supposed to replace the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, claiming that it was repealed by referendum during the 2014 Crimean crisis. The Ukrainian government and most of the international community do not recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia and regard the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as active.
In March 2014, following the takeover of Crimea by pro-Russian separatists and Russian Armed Forces, a controversial referendum was held on the issue of reunification with Russia; the official result was that a large majority wished to join with Russia. Russia then annexed the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol as federal subjects of Russia. The new Constitution was passed by Crimea's parliament on 11 April 2014.
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