The first president of Crimea, Yuri Meshkov, was struck by a stroke after he had a row at a Turkish hotel with employees over a room. About this owned by Grigory Berezkin RBC told his daughter Marianna Meshkova.

On September 1, Meshkov flew to rest with his wife. The room they were given at the hotel did not match the category that he paid. Having quarreled with the hotel workers, Meshkov went to the shower, and there he had a stroke.

Marianne noted that her father was "brought". At the same time, the hotel staff all the same in the end provided the Meshkovs with the number that they paid.

Earlier it was reported that due to a stroke, the politician fell into a coma.

Yuri Meshkov became the president of Crimea in 1994, gaining 72.9 percent of voters in the elections. He proclaimed a course towards integration with Russia and held a referendum on the return of wide autonomy to the republic. However, in May 1995, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine canceled the Crimean constitution, abolished the presidency, and removed Meshkov from power.

In 2014, Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum. This happened after the president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in Kiev. Ukraine and the West consider the accession of the peninsula to Russia an annexation.

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