Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a population census in the Crimean Federal District and Sevastopol in the fourth quarter of 2014.
“This is an important event,” - Medvedev said at a government meeting, adding that the latest census was held in the region 15 years ago.
“The latest census was held around 15 years ago, and we are even unaware of criteria on which this census was conducted. Therefore, available information about residents in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol does not reflect the real situation, socio-demographic indicators,”- he said.
The main results of population census in the Crimean Federal District will be summed up before May 1, 2015.
Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, following regional referendum on peninsula’s status.