The Federation Council approved the law on the Day of adoption of the Crimea to the Russian Empire

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MOSCOW, July 28. /TASS/. The Federation Council on Saturday approved a law that established a new memorable date in Russia – April 19, the day of the adoption of the Crimea, Taman and Kuban in the Russian Empire (1783). A group of MPs and senators headed by the speaker of the upper house Valentina Matvienko has acted as the document authors.