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Russia Beefs Up Crimea Defense With Another Battalion of S-400s

There are now three battalions of the advanced Russian air defense system stationed in the Crimean peninsula, which is a major strategic strongpoint for the military and the home of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. The third battalion of eight launchers, 112 missiles and command and support vehicles has been deployed in Evpatoria in western Crimea, […]

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Flightpath of US high-altitude drone near Crimea revealed by tracking website

A US military high-altitude Global Hawk drone has reportedly been spotted flying an hours-long spy mission over eastern Ukraine and off the shore of Crimea along with another American surveillance plane.

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Cuddly lion tries to ‘hijack’ Crimean safari buggy full of tourists (VIDEO)

Providing a unique photo shoot opportunity to a group of guests at a safari adventure park in Crimea, the cuddly predator not only welcomed the guests but even tried to get behind the wheel for the tour. A full-grown lion named Filya appeared to be bored basking in the warm sunshine of the adventure park […]

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Russian bridge to Crimea sets new traffic record as tourists pour in

The new bridge link connecting mainland Russia and the Crimean Peninsula is proving to be a huge hit with Russian drivers. The Crimean Bridge has broken another single-day record for car traffic, with 32,000 vehicles crossing the span on Sunday. About 1.6 million cars have crossed the bridge since it opened in May.

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Crimea ditches Visa & MasterCard in favor of Russian national payment system

US payment systems Visa and MasterCard are no longer present on Russia’s Crimean Peninsula. The republic’s largest bank has finished the procedure of switching all plastic cards to Russia’s Mir payment system. “On August 14, the process of replacing Visa and MasterCard plastic cards in favour of the Mir payment system has ended.

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German Billionaire Vows to Help ‘Any European Company Do Business in Crimea’

On May 15, President Vladimir Putin attended the inauguration of a strategic 19-kilometer bridge along the Kerch Strait, linking Crimea to the Russian mainland. This key infrastructure project is a major step forward in bolstering the Crimean Peninsula’s economy, and encouraging trade and access to other parts of the Russian Federation.

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27 months in 3 minutes: How Russia built Europe’s longest bridge (TIMELAPSE VIDEO)

It took thousands of people and 27 months to build a 19km bridge connecting Crimea to Russia’s mainland. This is how the titanic construction project unfolded – compressed in tree minutes of stunning timelapse footage.The Crimean bridge was opened earlier this week for cars. The video clip was produced from footage taken throughout the long […]

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Europe’s longest: Putin leads column of trucks at Crimean bridge opening ceremony (VIDEO)

A new 19km bridge connecting the mainland with the Crimean Peninsula has been officially opened, making Russia the host of Europe’s longest bridge. President Vladimir Putin personally drove a truck across it to mark the occasion. The opening of the bridge was all about the people, who created the massive construction in record time.

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Hotel in Russia’s Crimea named best in the world (VIDEO)

Russia’s Mriya Resort & Spa in the Crimea has been named the best holiday hotel and resort by the World Travel Awards. The hotel won the award in the world’s leading leisure resort category. Russia’s Aeroflot airline was named the best brand and the city of St. Petersburg best tourist destination.

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Bridge from mainland Russia to Crimea hours away from opening

The bridge across the Kerch Strait, which will connect Russia’s Crimean Peninsula and Krasnodar Region is set to open to traffic on Tuesday. Construction of the bridge, the longest in Russia with a span of 19 kilometers, has been carried out since February 2016, and it is opening for cars more than half a year […]

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The real international community meets in Yalta – without the neocon thought police

Around 600 participants from 71 countries met in Crimea at the 4th Yalta International Economic Forum to discuss global co-operation and the building of a better world. This was the real ‘international community,’ as opposed to the pretend one restricted to just the US and its closest allies.

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New ‘cosmic’ airport in Crimea offers flights to Venus & Mars

A new terminal opened at Crimea’s Simferopol International Airport on Monday, when the spaceship-like complex welcomed its first flight from Moscow. The facility is located 6km from the old airport it replaces. It was built in 22 months and covers an area of 78,000 square meters. The hub can handle 3,650 passengers per hour or […]

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Russian Embassy in London Dismantles Boris Johnson Over Finger-Wagging on Crimea

This week, in an article published on the UK government’s official website addressed to European media, Johnson wrote about the upcoming fourth anniversary of what he referred to as “the events which led to the illegal annexation of Crimea.” Responding to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s recent article about Moscow’s “seizure” of Crimea from Ukraine, the Russian Embassy in London has released […]

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German Lawmaker Slams Ukrainian Ambassador’s Idea to Ban Germans From Crimea

SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) – The suggestion of Ukrainian Ambassador to Berlin Andriy Melnyk to ban German nationals from visiting Crimea is nonsense and an act of interference in Germany’s internal affairs, Andreas Maurer, the head of Die Linke party group of the Quakenbruck parliament, told Sputnik.

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Putin Says Would Like People to Start Using Crimea Bridge This Summer

CRIMEAN BRIDGE – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would like people to start using the Crimean Bridge linking the peninsula with the Krasnodar Territory, as early as this summer. “Of course, I would like people to start using the bridge this summer,” Putin said at a meeting with construction workers during his trip […]

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