Naryshkin was quoted by Pushkin in connection with the awarding of the cross of Ivan Mazepa in Ukraine
The speaker of the state Duma Sergey Narishkin in connection with the awarding of the largest number of active participants of the cross of Ivan Mazepa quoted the famous words of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin about " treacherous Judah ".
Opening the meeting of the working group under the speaker of the state Duma on the legal analysis of mandatory procedures and accepted in Ukraine, legal acts, Naryshkin reminded That " literally not so long ago the head of Ukraine awarded a number of active participants in the insignia mode, which is called the cross of Ivan Mazepa "." That is, the explanations here are unnecessary, " he summed up, reports the news Agency." I only recall certain parameters of that odious character of the Ukrainian history by the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, who said of him: "a Traitor, a villain and Judas."" Obviously, such lines, such parameters inappropriately the current Kiev regime, " - said Naryshkin. Ivan Mazepa was an associate of Peter the great, but in the course of the Northern war (1700-1721 years) moved to the side of Swedish king Charles XII. After a loss, which he suffered from the Russian troops near Poltava in 1709, Mazeppa escaped to the Ottoman Empire, where he died.