Crimea

 FSB shuts down extremist group in Crimea

The Federal Security Service (FSB) has shut down the activity of an extremist group in Crimea that had been created by an aide to Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada member of parliament, the FSB Center for Public Relations said. "The …

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Sberbank and VTB to enter Crimea

Residents of Crimea will be able to receive services in Sberbank and VTB, the Chairman of the State Duma Committee for the Financial Market, Anatoly Aksakov said on the sidelines of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit - WBCSummit. …

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Bridge to Crimea appears on Google Maps

The Crimean Bridge, the motorway section of which opened on May 15, finally appeared on Google Maps today. At 14:00 Moscow time, the bridge could be seen on Google Maps. However, the service cannot plot a route through the Crimean …

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Crimean bridge car section opened for traffic

The motorway section of Russia’s longest bridge and one of the largest in Europe, the Crimean bridge, was opened for vehicles this morning. The first cars to enter the new bridge at 5.30 Moscow time were driven by local residents, including …

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UK condemns Crimean bridge opening

British Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan condemned the opening of the Crimean bridge and highlighted the UK’s concerns about human rights in Crimea. Duncan noted that the opening of this bridge represents …

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"Let's go!": Crimean bridge opened

The official opening of a the bridge connecting mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula was held today. The ceremony was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia's Transportation Minister …

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‘Prince Vladimir’ arrives in Sochi

Cruise ship ‘Prince Vladimir’ arrived in Sochi from Sevastopol to begin the first trip  with tourists on board,  the Sochi seaport reports. ‘Prince Vladimir’ entered the port of Sochi, its departure to …

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Forest fire in Yalta suburbs extinguished

The fire in the Yalta mountain forest reserve in the Uch-Kosh gorge has been extinguished, the press service of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of  Crimea reports. "The fire was extinguished at 14.00, its area …

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Crimea needs five-star hotels, Ministry of Tourism says

Head of the Ministry of Tourism of Crimea Vadim Volchenko said that the republic is interested in the large hotels built on its territory by the hotel-building networks. According to him, the situation in tourism can be fundamentally …

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Yalta and Latakia become twin cities

The authorities of Yalta have signed an agreement on twinning with the coastal Syrian city of Latakia, the administration of Yalta informs. The document was signed by the deputy head of the administration of the city of Yalta, Mikhail Antoshkin …

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Aksyonov invites Syrians to rest in Crimea

Governor of Crimea Sergey Aksenov invited the Syrian delegation, who participated in the 4th Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF), to visit the peninsula as tourists. He noted that within the framework of the forum the personal …

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Crimean leader backs idea of ferry line to Bulgaria

Crimean leader Sergei Aksyonov told reporters on Friday he favored the project of opening a ferry link between Crimea and Bulgaria’s main seaport of Burgas if the Bulgarian government backs the idea, TASS reported. …

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