Khrushchev’s son explained why his father in 1954 he transferred Crimea to Ukraine
KYIV, September 4 — RIA Novosti. The son of the first Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Nikita Khrushchev, Sergei, Professor at brown University in the US, explained why his father in 1954 gave the Crimea to Ukraine.
“Father gave Crimea to Ukraine because if you look at the map, the Crimea is attached to Ukraine, and when they began to deal with the economy and, most importantly, to build the canal, which is now unfortunately buried, the planning Commission said that it is better, if will be built under one legal entity and was transferred to Ukraine, as well as passed many regions,” Khrushchev quoted the website of the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
According to him, “there was no policy, no, as they say in Russia, attempts to appease the Ukrainian bureaucracy, including the gift of my mother who was born in Western Ukraine”. “It was a structural decision and correct. Crimea began to revive, planted a lot of grapes,” — said Khrushchev.