Crimea

Crimea to establish association of friends

Crimea to establish "association of friends"

The association of "friends of Crimea", which will unite politicians and economists from different countries, will be established in October of this year.  Ex-adviser of former French President Nicolas …

Precious Christian artifact found in Crimea

Precious Christian artifact found in Crimea

The archaeologists working on the excavations of the Byzantine temple, discovered the base of a basilica. The xperts suggest that it was built more than 1500 years ago. The excavations are conducted on the territory of the ICC …

Does Kerch Strait ferry line change route?

Does Kerch Strait ferry line change route?

The Kerch Strait ferry line can change the route during the time of the bridge construction. According to the experts, such a measure will allow to differentiate cargo flows: passengers and buses will follow the Crimea-Port Caucasus …

Kerch ferry service resumes its work after storm

Kerch ferry service resumes its work after storm

Kerch ferry service has resumed its work this morning after storm. This was reported by a representative of the company "Marine Directorate". …

Will Crimea become offshore zone?

Will Crimea become offshore zone?

Crimea’s government is considering setting up an offshore zone on the peninsula, the head of Crimea Sergey Akksenov said. "The idea is only being discussed,” including by the Russian Ministry of …

UN court rejects Ukraine#039s case against Russia

UN court rejects Ukraine's case against Russia

The International Court of Justice rejected Ukraine's request for measures aimed at blocking Russian support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, saying Kiev did not provide enough evidence to back up its claim that Moscow sponsored terrorism by …

Heroes of Arsenal ship sinks in Black Sea

Heroes of Arsenal ship sinks in Black Sea

The Heroes of Arsenal cargo ship sank on Wednesday in the Black Sea with three people having been rescued and other still missing, the Crimean department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. "On April 19, 2017, the Heroes …

Germany bans textbooks with Russia#039s Crimea map - media

Germany bans textbooks with Russia's Crimea map - media

The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) withdrew its approval for a textbook over a map showing Crimea as part of Russia.  The BAMF press office in Nuremberg expressed regret for the printing of "a faulty …

Italian Vessel seized in Russia#039s Kerch

Italian Vessel seized in Russia's Kerch

Crimean border guards have seized an Italian tugboat for violating Russian maritime border laws, and have arrested the crew members on board, Russia's Federal Security Service in Crimea said. The tugboat Aran, registered in Italy, …

Russia#039s tour price for hajj lowest in world

Russia's tour price for hajj lowest in world

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The number of pilgrims from Crimea, travelling with Russian passports, is increasing

Russia#039s Black Sea fleet holding missile-firing drills in Crimea

Russia's Black Sea fleet holding missile-firing drills in Crimea

The warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are carrying out missile-firing drills in Crimea, Russia's Black Sea Fleet spokesman Vyacheslav Trukhachyov said. "In accordance with the combat training plan, …

European Broadcasting Union stands up for Russia#039s participation in Eurovision

European Broadcasting Union stands up for Russia's participation in Eurovision

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will exert necessary efforts to guarantee the participation of Russia's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the chairman of the Reference Group of the Eurovision Frank-Dieter …

Russia’s Airborne Force wraps up large-scale drills in Crimea

Russia’s Airborne Force wraps up large-scale drills in Crimea

Russia’s Airborne Force has wrapped up its large-scale drills at the Opuk training range in Crimea, TASS citing the Defense Ministry’s press office report. "During the drills, the paratroopers acting as part of a rapid …

Ukraine’s SBU to probe Eurovision contestant from Armenia

Ukraine’s SBU to probe Eurovision contestant from Armenia

Ukraine’s Intelligence agency, the SBU, will probe Armenian singer Artsvik Harutyunyan in order to find out if they had ever violated the country’s laws, the SBU Speaker Yelena Gitlyanskaya …

 Ancient head found during bridge construction in Crimea

Ancient head found during bridge construction in Crimea

A terracotta head was discovered by archaeologists during the underwater excavations in the area of ​​construction of the bridge across the Kerch Strait. Scientists believe that this is an image of an ancient Greek deity, made in the form of a …

 Novorosiysk Airborne Forces troops participate in Crimean drills

Novorosiysk Airborne Forces troops participate in Crimean drills

Some 350 Airborne Forces troops from 7th Guards Mountain Air Assault Division were airdropped to the peninsula during the second day of the military exercises, involving three large units of Russia’s Airborne Forces, …

 Fillon about West#039s position on Crimea: we changed borders ourselves

Fillon about West's position on Crimea: we changed borders ourselves

People have a fundamental right to decide on their own future, the presidential candidate of the French centre-right Francois Fillon said during the pre-election debate, broadcast by TF1 on Monday, when discussing …

 Permanent Representative: Crimea to continue inviting European politicians

Permanent Representative: Crimea to continue inviting European politicians

Crimea will continue to show the real situation to European politicians despite a ban on such visit imposed by Ukraine, Crimea’s Vice Premier and Permanent Representative to the Russian President, Georgy Muradov, …

Drills of Russia#039s Airborne, Aerospace Forces and Black Sea Fleet begin in Crime

Drills of Russia's Airborne, Aerospace Forces and Black Sea Fleet begin in Crime

Drills involving three large units of Russia’s Airborne Forces, Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet began in Crimea’s Opuk firing range on Monday, Airborne Force Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, who is …

Crimean winery ‘Massandra’ to produce chagne

Crimean winery ‘Massandra’ to produce champagne

The largest winery enterprise of Crimea, ‘Massandra’, this year will start producing champagne for the first time, the according message appeared on the official page of the winery on Facebook on Sunday. ‘’The …

Vyacheslav Bitarov participated in regatta in honor of  Crimea’s reunification with Russia

Vyacheslav Bitarov participated in regatta in honor of Crimea’s reunification with Russia

The head of North Ossetia, Vyacheslav Bitarov visited Sevastopol at the invitation of the Crimean authorities and took part in the Russian Spring 2017 sailing regatta for the prizes of Hero of Russia Oleg Belaventsev, who himself will compete for …

Dmitry Peskov: Crimea’s reunification with Russia is an important day for Vladimir Putin

Dmitry Peskov: Crimea’s reunification with Russia is an important day for Vladimir Putin

According to Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian president, the day of  Crimea’s reunification with Russia is very important for Vladimir Putin. "Putin could not come to Crimea, and it is hardly necessary …

14,000 inhabitants of Simferopol celebrate anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Russia

14,000 inhabitants of Simferopol celebrate anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Russia

In Simferopol, more than 14,000 people came to the city center to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Crimea’s reunification  with Russia, the Deputy Minister of Internal Policy, Information and Communication of the region, Vadim Pervykh, …

In Moscow, 150 thousand people celebrated anniversary of reunification with Crimea

In Moscow, 150 thousand people celebrated anniversary of reunification with Crimea

In Moscow, more than 150 thousand people took part in the festive events dedicated to the 3rd anniversary of the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the capital reports. "As …

Crimea adapted to Russia by 95%, Aksenov says

Crimea adapted to Russia by 95%, Aksenov says

In three years, Crimea has adapted to the legal field of the Russian Federation by 95%, the head of the region, Sergei Aksenov, said. "The transition period in the legal field has been practically finished. In my opinion, today we …

Putin would not allow collapse of the USSR, Aksenov says

Putin would not allow collapse of the USSR, Aksenov says

The head of Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, said that he never opposed the change of the constitutional order in Russia, but spoke about the power of President Vladimir Putin. "If Vladimir Vladimirovich had been in power during the Soviet …

Anniversary of Crimea#039s reunification with Russia

Anniversary of Crimea's reunification with Russia

Saturday marks three years since Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Crimean leadership signed an agreement on the accession of the Republic of Crimea to Russia, after 96 percent of the Crimean peninsula’s population …

Matviyenko: Russia won#039t exchange Crimea for abolition of sanctions

Matviyenko: Russia won't exchange Crimea for abolition of sanctions

Russia won't exchange Crimea for abolition of sanctions, as some foreign media write, since Russia does not sell its territories, speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said. She also noted that …

EU lawmakers to meet with Crimean authorities and public

EU lawmakers to meet with Crimean authorities and public

Members of the European Parliament and legislators of the EU countries will meet with the Crimean authorities, the public and religious figures during their visit to the republic on March 19-21, the deputy chairman of the lower house’s …

Crimea marks third anniversary of its reunification with Russia

Crimea marks third anniversary of its reunification with Russia

March 16 marks the third anniversary of the March 2014 referendum, which resulted in the reunification of Crimea with Russia. The main celebration will be held in Sevastopol - flowers fill be laid at the National Militia of All Times …