Contents tagged with Aksyonov

  • Head of Crimea prohibited Crimean officials from accepting foreign awards and titles without permission

    The head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov ordered Crimean officials to ask permission to receive foreign titles or awards. A corresponding decree was published on the website of the Russian Government of the Crimea.

    "The person who receives a rank or award from a foreign state, international organization, political party or other public institution shall submit to the head of the Crimea within three working days a request for permission to take an honorary or special title," the text of the …

  • Head of Crimea calls for increased control of the migrants in the peninsula

    The Kremlin-controlled head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, demanded that members of the Russian anti-terrorist commission increase control over migration flows to the annexed Crimea, as reported by the press service of the Russian government of the Crimea."Regarding this issue, I think it is necessary to work more closely with law enforcement agencies and the executive authorities of the Crimea," the press service quotes Aksyonov as saying.The head of Crimea also discussed the need for …

  • Head of Crimea wants to create Silicon Valley on the peninsula

    Crimean authorities believe that it possible to create an IT technology hub, similar to Silicon Valley in the American state of California, on the peninsula, as stated by the head of the republic, Sergey Aksyonov, TASS reports.

    Aksyonov noted that authorities in the region want "people” who will be engaged in the development of IT technologies “to come" to the Crimea. "We thought about creating a center here similar to Silicon Valley, and we are thinking about how this can be accomplished," …

  • Crimean officials organize a reception for Chinese tourists visiting the peninsula

    A group of Chinese tourists, representatives of think tanks and businesses came to the annexed Crimea for a vacation. On September 22, they met with the head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov and the Speaker of the Russian Parliament of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov.

    This was reported by the press service of the Crimean parliament. The Chinese tourists came to "study the prospects of educational tourism, including a gastronomic program."

    "I am ready to show our achievements in the field of …

  • Ukraine reveals criminal past of the Head of Crimea

    The so-called head of annexed Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov was an active member of the Crimean organized crime group "Salem" in the 1990s and 2000s, who only managed to avoid prison thanks to powerful patrons, as stated in an interview with the Observer news website by the first deputy head of the National Police of Ukraine, the head of the criminal police, Vyacheslav Abroskin.

    "In the 90’s, when I first started to work on the investigation in Crimea, the problem with organized crime came to the …

  • Head of Crimea calls the prices and quality of fuel on the peninsula unacceptable

    The Kremlin-appointed head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, is dissatisfied with the fuel prices and quality at gas stations on the peninsula, as indicated in a Facebook post he made on September 6th.

    Aksyonov noted that the 95 RON gasoline is not carried by some gas stations in Crimea. "The cost of 95 RON gasoline on average is 43 rubles 30 kopeks ($0.76), 98 RON gasoline - 47 rubles ($0.82). In the neighboring regions of the Russian Federation, fuel prices are 10% lower," he wrote.

    The …

  • Head of the Crimea signs law on restructuring debt of Crimeans to Ukrainian banks

    The Kremlin-appointed head of the Crimean government, Sergei Aksyonov, has signed the main version of a draft law on the procedure for restructuring debt of the Crimeans on loans taken from Ukrainian banks prior to the annexation of the peninsula. Aksyonov reported this on Facebook on August 14.

    "The bill will still be discussed and adjusted, but the main points will remain intact: legal entities and individuals that are in arrears of up to 5 million rubles ($83,478 USD)are completely exempted …

  • The Head of Crimea to dismiss three ministers

    Head of the Crimea Sergey Aksyonov said that the recent resignations in the government of the republic are not connected to any criminal prosecutions.

    Earlier Aksyonov announced his intention to dismiss three regional ministers: Resorts and Tourism Minister Sergei Strelbitsky, Fuel and Energy Minister Svetlana Borodulina and Housing and Public Utilities Minister Sergei Karpov. He also spoke about the dismissal of the mayor of Yalta, Andrei Rostenko at his own request.

    The Head of Crimea noted …

  • The head of Russian-controlled government in the Crimea doubled his 2015 gains last year

    Incomes in 2016 belonging to the head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov nearly doubled his 2015 gains, amounting to 2.63 million rubles. This is evidenced by his income declaration, published on the portal of the Crimean government.Last year, Aksyonov’s declared annual income was 2,632,380.36 rubles or $39,178 going by the 2016 average annual exchange rate. In 2015, he only earned 1.4 million rubles or $22,842 rated at the 2015 average, and in 2014 he earned 1.6 million rubles or $41,591 at the 201 …

  • The Head of the Crimea proposes to make Putin President for Life

    Vladimir Putin should be President for life. The head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov expressed such an opinion during a broadcast on the TV channel "Russia 24", while commenting on his recent statement regarding establishing a monarchy in Russia.

    According to the head of the Republic, he had in mind not a change of the constitutional order, but rather of the authority of the leader. "I have cited certain analogies about the fact that, for example, if our President Vladimir Vladimirovich had been in …