Contents tagged with crimea

  • Putin takes part in opening of monument to Russian Tsar Alexander III in Crimea

    On November 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the opening of a monument to Russian Tsar Alexander III on the grounds of the Livadia Palace in Yalta, Russian news agencies reported.

    According to media reports, the following officals attended the ceremony: the Plenipotentiary of the Russian president to the Southern Federal District, Vladimir Ustinov; the Kremlin-controlled head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov; the Russian Governor of Sevastopol, Dmitry Ovsyannikov; 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 …

  • Russia threatens to break ties with Dutch museums over Holland’s intention to return the Scythian gold to Ukraine

    The Minister of Culture of Russia, Vladimir Medinsky, argues that the continuation of inter-museum relations with Holland is impossible if the court decides not to return the collection of Scythian gold to the Crimean museums, as he stated during an interview with the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

    “This concerns an unprecedented alienation of museum values. It can only be compared with museum thefts of the times of the Italian campaigns of Napoleon or fascist aggression. I believe that the …

  • Serbia wants to recognize the Crimea as part of the Russian Federation

    Serbian Parliament Deputy Alexander Šešelj informed Russian newspaper Izvestia that his country's politicians wanted to officially recognize the Crimea as Russian.

    The Serbian Radical Party drafted a statement for the forthcoming meeting of the National Assembly of the Serbian Parliament that intends to emphasize the difference between the "reunification" of the Crimea with Russia and the violent secession of Kosovo.

    "Belgrade cannot expect Moscow to support the disputed territorial issues …

  • Ukrainian diplomats boycotted Russian concert in Washington in protest against annexation of Crimea

    In Washington, Ukrainian diplomats refused to attend the Concert for Unity, organized by the United States and Russia, in which musicians who supported the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea participated, as posted on Facebook by the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in the US.

    It was noted that on November 13th, in Washington, there was a concert featuring Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, and the Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra. According to the …

  • UN General Assembly Committee supported resolution on human rights in Crimea

    The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (the Third Committee) of the UN General Assembly supported the updated resolution on human rights in Russian-annexed Crimea.

    71 countries voted in favor of the draft resolution “Provision on human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol”, 25 voted against it, and 77 countries abstained from voting.

    The resolution condemns the violations and infringement of human rights and acts of discrimination against the …

  • Crimean authorities confiscated Russian passports from 500 local residents

    A special commission in the annexed Crimea is studying the legality of issuing Russian passports to the peninsula’s residents in 2014, a journalist from Sevastopol, Andrei Vasiliev, stated to Krym.Realii.

    According to him, the authorities of the Crimea have been monitoring and noting a variety of violations of Russian legislation.

    "Judicial contradiction began in 2014, when documents were issued to all citizens of Ukraine who had registered in the Crimea and Sevastopol. But due to the unclear …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to Austria condemns visit by Austrian politicians to the Crimea

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Austria Olexander Scherba stated that the Austrian politicians who visited the ‘Friends of Crimea’ Forum, which was organized by Russian authorities, violated the neutrality of Austria and the decisions of the European Union, reported Krym.Realii.

    "While Renat Paralamov spoke about the untold suffering that he had to go through, Linz Deputy Mayor Detlef Wimmer and newly-elected Member of Parliament Hans-Jörg Jenewein laid out their belongings in the luxury rooms of the …

  • Crimean authorities are preparing to allow Chinese tourists to visit the peninsula without visas

    The Crimean Ministry of Resorts and Tourism reports on the preparation of a list of local tour operators which will be able to accept tourists from China as part of "visa-free travel regime”,  reported the Ministry’s press service.

    The Ministry noted that Crimean tour companies"willing to carry out activities on travel-related services and reception of Chinese tourists in 2018" have until December 15, 2017 to submit their applications.

    The Crimean Ministry of Resorts said that this is their …

  • 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," …