Crimea to serve as trade route to Iran - media
Crimean ports will trade with Iran through a Caspian Sea route, Russian Presidential Envoy to Crimea Georgy Muradov said.
According to him, several Iranian businessmen have already expressed readiness to develop a trade route between Crimean ports and Iran via the Volga River and the Caspian Sea, Izvestia reported.
"This will be the shortest route, and the most cost-effective," Muradov explained.
"It will be easier to trade once rail service is launched. The route will start in Crimea, pass through the North Caucasus and Azerbaijan and end in Iran," the presidential envoy said, adding that there were plans to develop rail and road transport, which became possible with the unveiling of the Kerch Strait Bridge.