"Speaking of the fact that Volodymyr the Great was baptized there, so he was actually the Prince Volodymyr of Kyiv, ruler of Kyivan Rus. If we consider as basis that someone was ever baptized in our territory or something like that... Then Moscow is also very sacred place for Crimean Tatars - Devlet Giray (Khan Devlet I Giray, who made raids against Rus - Ed.), after he captured Moscow, flew his whip there to warn others," Dzhemilev said.
"But we do not put territorial claims on Moscow as our sacred place. In short, a strong primitivism is observed in Russia's policy. But it is for domestic consumption obviously - he is laughed at abroad," he added.