Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, People's Deputy Refat Chubarov believes that the Russian Federation will inevitably disintegrate in the next few decades, during which the Crimea occupied by Russia will return to Ukraine much earlier than the Kremlin would like it to be. He said this in an interview with Apostrophe.
"It will happen during our lifetime, we will return to Crimea - it can not be otherwise," said Chubarov.
According to Chubarov, the history of the Russian Empire and the USSR demonstrated that the Kremlin can not manage large territories.
"I think that many people who stay against their will in the Russian Federation will also be very happy from such thing (the collapse of the Russian Federation, - ed.). There is a powerful Tatarstan, there is Bashkiria, there are Buryats, there are Udmurts, there is the Caucasus ", the head of Mejlis noted.
He stressed that Russia's disintegration should take place under external control, since Russia has a significant nuclear arsenal.
"Because we are talking about nuclear weapons, which today is in the hands of people who do not value their lives, the present, or the future of their people, and, moreover, they do not care about the existence and future of their neighbors," added Chubarov.
The head of the Mejlis says that Crimea will be returned in diplomatic way.