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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 F [...]
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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 thr [...]
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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 [...]
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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 ahead of schedule. [...]
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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' [...]
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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 [...]
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German lawmaker opposes anti-Russian sanctions, urges Ukraine to accept Crimean people’s choice
A regional lawmaker from Germany has called Western sanctions against Russia “counterproductive,” and said accepting the choice that the Crimean people made in 2014 could bring peace to Ukraine. “I think that the sanctions introduced after Crimea held its referendum and was reunited with Russia are counterproductive. [...]
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‘Great Information War’ Against Russia Begins to Crumble – Politician
Europeans are becoming increasingly discontent over the issue of anti-Russian sanctions and distorted Crimea narrative, Vadim Kolesnichenko, the chairman of the presidium of the Internal Council of Russian Compatriots, has told Sputnik, commenting on the ongoing visit of German delegation to the peninsula. [...]
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German Lawmakers Aim to Send a Signal of Readiness for Cooperation with Russia
SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) - German lawmakers, who arrived in Crimea with a visit on Saturday, want to send a signal of greater cooperation possibilities with Russia, a member of the delegation said. "We want to send a special signal by this visit. Because we consider joint fruitful coexistence with Russia [...]
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To Crimea on Foot: Another Step Towards Completion of Kerch Strait Bridge
While work on both the road and railway sections of the Crimea bridge are ahead of schedule, and construction workers have completed the installation of all supporting structures for the highway section. [...]
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Washington ‘Using Ukraine as Trojan Horse Against Russia in Eurasia’
Czech political analyst and activist Jan Miklas, recently back from a trip to Crimea, gives his take on the planned 'Crimean march' planned by Ukrainian nationalists, and on Washington's efforts to use Kiev as a pawn in its geopolitical confrontation with Russia. [...]
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