The public diplomacy and visiting delegations from different corners of the world have had their impact: little by little the idea that Crimea is a part of Russia is being affirmed in the international mind. Such an opinion was given by the Chairman of the Federation Council’s Interim Commission on Information Policy and Cooperation with the Media Alexei Pushkov in his interview to “The Crimean Magazine”.
“The efforts always take their effect and diplomatic contacts are useful in any case. For instance, the Yalta forum (Yalta International Economic Forum — editorial note) is an important event, which reveals the true face of Crimea and represents it to the world. But, to my mind, the time factor is the main element here. Gradually, the idea of Russian Crimea is being affirmed in the international mind”, — Alexei Pushkov told.