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Crimea after the referendum

17 March 2014


Speaker of the Supreme Council and Prime Minister of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov and Sergei Aksenov from the stage of a rally-concert in the center of Simferopol congratulated the Crimeans on the decision of the referendum on reunification with Russia.

“The commission is completing its work, but it is already obvious to everyone that we have done it!” Konstantinov said. “We won!” he continued. “It was we, the Crimeans, who turned the whole world upside down in these two weeks and said that we would return home to Russia!”


And since April, the ruble will become the main monetary unit of the Republic. But the circulation of the hryvnia on the territory of Crimea will not be limited for the holiday season.

Today, the Russian Federation provided financial assistance to the Republic of Crimea in the amount of 15 billion rubles.

18 March 2014


The document was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the State Council of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Sergei Aksenov and the head of Sevastopol Alexei Chaly. The Republic of Crimea is considered accepted into the Russian Federation from the date of signing the agreement. As part of the Russian Federation, new subjects are formed - the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol.


Prime Minister, Supreme Commander of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov ordered servicemen of the military units of the armed forces of Ukraine on the territory of the peninsula, who do not want to serve in the Crimean army, to file a report on the termination of contracts. The rest are ordered to enter the service of the armed forces of the republic. The order was signed by Aksyonov in connection with the declaration of independence of the Crimea.



In Simferopol, a Crimean self-defense fighter and a Ukrainian soldier were killed by sniper shots . Two more - a self-defense fighter and a Ukrainian military man - were injured.

19 March 2014

Peskov: Ukrainian military can freely leave the territory of Crimea 

This statement was made by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov in an interview with the BBC television and radio corporation.

20 March 2014

Citizens and military of the Russian Federation liberated the military unit in Perevalnoye.

The issuance of Russian passports to Crimeans has begun.

21 March 2014

What will happen to the deposits of Crimeans in Ukrainian banks?
The Crimean authorities are negotiating with the owners of banks.
“Ukrainian banks guarantee the savings of deposits. The Bank of Crimea, for its part, will take all measures to prevent the loss of deposits,” said Nikolai Barilyuk, Chairman of the Bank of Crimea. Currently, a mechanism is being developed to return deposits to depositors of those Ukrainian banks that do not wish to license their activities in accordance with Russian legislation and leave the Crimean market.

9 combined-cycle power plants are being built in Crimea.
On the territory of the peninsula, the construction of 9 power plants has begun, thanks to which the threat of power outages will be minimized
This was told by the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev.

22 March 2014

The Ukrainian military is now Russian.
More than 16,000 Ukrainian servicemen out of 18,000 who are in Crimea became part of the Russian Armed Forces. The rest (less than 2 thousand) wished to leave for the territory of Ukraine.

MOSCOW, March 22 - RIA Novosti. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu set the task for the command of the Black Sea Fleet to provide an opportunity for the personnel of the armed forces of Ukraine, who wished to leave Crimea, to enter the territory of Ukraine in an organized manner.

It is noted that in total in the military units of the armed forces of Ukraine on the territory of Crimea, the state flags of Russia were raised in 147 military units and institutions. "St. Andrew's flags of the Russian Navy are currently hoisted on 54 of the 67 ships and vessels of the Ukrainian Navy, including 8 warships and 1 submarine."

23 March 2014

Checkpoints at the entrances to Sevastopol were dismantled.

The road to the city is open... The
checkpoints that guarded all entrances to Sevastopol for four weeks were dismantled by order of the chairman of the city's Coordinating Council, Alexei Chaly.

Ukraine cut off electricity to Crimea.
In Simferopol - in several districts of the city, as well as in some cities of Crimea on the evening of March 23, there is no power supply. Many districts of Simferopol, its suburbs, as well as part of Yalta and other cities of Crimea turned out to be de-energized.

The decrease in the volume of electricity supply to Crimea from the mainland of Ukraine is an attempt by Kyiv to blackmail the Russian Federation. This was stated to Kryminform by the First Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev.

24 March 2014

There are no Ukrainian soldiers left in Crimea.
The Ukrainian military stationed in the Crimea left the peninsula or went over to the side of Russia. This was stated by the Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliev.

Crimea is switching to the use of Russian rubles.
On Monday, March 24, the official circulation of the Russian ruble begins on the peninsula.
All mutual settlements on any payments are transferred to the national currency of Russia if one of the parties is a resident of Russia.
Until January 1, 2016, the hryvnia will be allowed to circulate in Crimea, in which payments can be made in cash and non-cash forms. Then the ruble will become the only legal currency in the region.

25 March 2014

The Crimean "Berkut" will retain its name as part of the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
This was announced on Monday by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev at a meeting with the personnel of the unit in Simferopol. The minister noted that Berkut proved to be a functional team, proving a high level of training and morale in difficult conditions.

26 March 2014

New equipment is in service with the Sevastopol garrison.
Today they distributed the equipment donated to the city as humanitarian aid from Moscow.
The fleet of the Ministry of Emergency Situations was replenished with 6 fire trucks, as well as a ladder with a lifting height of 52 meters.
In anticipation of the summer fire hazard period, such technical replenishment is extremely necessary. The garrison needs this equipment, as it is planned to expand the city's fire protection system.
The new cars will presumably go to remote settlements and hard-to-reach mountainous areas, where the issue of providing special fire equipment is very acute.

27 March 2014

The budgets of Crimea and Sevastopol will receive over 13 billion rubles
The budgets of the Republic of Crimea and the budget of Sevastopol in 2014 will receive over 13 billion rubles from the budget of the Russian Federation.
This was reported in the materials for the government meeting.
"Taking into account the current situation with the execution of the budgets of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, it is proposed to use these funds to provide additional financial assistance from the federal budget in 2014 to the budget of the Republic of Crimea in the amount of 10.7 billion rubles and to the budget of Sevastopol - 2.4 billion rubles in the form of subsidies for support for measures to ensure the balance of the budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the document says.

28 March 2014

A boat has arrived in Crimea, which will run from Kerch to Anapa.
On the morning of March 28, a catamaran arrived at the Kerch Sea Terminal, which will operate flights along the Kerch-Anapa route, AN-Kerch notes.

30 March 2014

The Crimean authorities have promised not to raise utility tariffs for two years.

31 March 2014

PrivatBank, which is owned by Kolomoisky, has blocked its clients' Crimean accounts, and since last week people have been unable to withdraw funds from them, even on the Ukrainian mainland.

By decree of the President of Russia, the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Crimean Affairs was created.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decrees on the creation of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Crimean Affairs and the appointment of Oleg Savelyev as its head.

The border of Crimea with Ukraine is open for free travel.
At the entrance to the Crimea, free movement of cars and trucks is ensured.
According to KIA, when moving towards Crimea and back, you need to go through only two checkpoints - Crimean and Ukrainian. In both cases, the border guards ask for a passport and documents for the car, and selectively ask drivers to open the luggage compartment. In this case, a thorough inspection of things is not carried out. The passage of two posts takes about 10 minutes.

1 April 2014

Foreigners now need to obtain a Russian visa to visit Crimea - Russian Foreign
Ministry “The issues of the departure of foreign citizens who are on the territory of Crimea, who previously arrived in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine in a visa-free regime, must be resolved through the representative office of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Simferopol.”

By July 2014, pensions in Crimea will double.
As early as April 1, 2014, the pensions of residents of Crimea and Sevastopol will increase by 25%, from May 1 - by 50%, from June 1 - by 75%, and from July 1 they will double compared to the assigned "Ukrainian" pension.

Putin intends to solve the pressing problems of the Crimean Tatars.
During a meeting with the head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he would instruct to work out the possibility of legalizing the settlements of this people in Crimea, as well as creating a program to develop infrastructure.

"Aeroflot" reduces prices for tickets to the Crimea.
Aeroflot starts selling tickets to Crimea at special rates. The minimum price for round-trip tickets will be 7,500 rubles (1,900 hryvnias).
In addition, from April 1 to May 31, Aeroflot will increase the frequency of flights from Moscow to four daily flights, and from June 1 to 8 daily flights.

3 April 2014

Simferopol is promised a global reconstruction of roads.
The state company "Russian Highways" estimates the repair of roads throughout the Crimea in the current year in the amount of 1.2 billion rubles.

"Crimean winemakers get promising horizons for working on the Russian market" - Republican Minister of Agropolitics.
Kryminform reports. Crimean enterprises that produce excisable products - wine, cognac, champagne, get great prospects for working on the Russian market. This was reported to a correspondent of Kryminform by the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of the Crimea Nikolai Polyushkin.

2 April 2014

More than 90% of Russians support reunification with Crimea.
More than 90% of Russian citizens believe that the decision to accept Crimea as part of the Russian Federation is correct. This is evidenced by the data of a survey published today, conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center /VTsIOM/.

The procedure for replacing driver's licenses and re-registering cars in Crimea will be free.

4 April 2014

"McDonald's" has suspended work in the Crimea.
The McDonald's company suspended the work of its restaurants in the Crimea "due to production reasons", offering employees to move to Ukraine. “Due to production reasons independent of McDonald's, the activities of institutions located in Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta were temporarily suspended. We hope that we will be able to resume their work as soon as possible, ”the message on the company’s website says.

Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers serving in Crimea requested Russian passports.
More than 8,000 Ukrainian servicemen who previously served in military units in Crimea have applied for Russian passports.
This was announced by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, reports "Kryminform".

In the Crimea from today they will begin to issue salaries in rubles.

5 April 2014

Acting Governor of Sevastopol Alexei Chaly noted that, in his opinion, the city has been in decline for the past 23 years.

6 April 2014

Crimean Parliament outraged by provocative statements in the UN Security Council

The Russian minister believes that it is possible to mine ore near Kerch
The Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy asked Rosnedra to take into account the necessary amount of work in the Crimea in the exploration program for 2014.

7 April 2014

Putin demanded to quickly form FSB units in the Crimea and Sevastopol.
Russian President Vladimir Putin set the task for the Federal Security Service "to prevent those who try to interfere with the normal development of the peninsula into the power structures of Crimea."
“I ask you to pay special attention to the formation of territorial divisions of the FSB in the new subjects of the Federation - Crimea and Sevastopol,” the head of state said at a meeting of the Board of the Service.

Crimean law enforcement officers destroyed 200 slot machines.
Crimean law enforcement officers destroyed a batch of slot machines that were seized in illegal entertainment establishments in Simferopol over the past six months. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Crimea.

About 80,000 Russian passports have been issued in Crimea.
The Federal Migration Service of Russia has already issued about 80,000 Russian passports for residents of Crimea, while only 16 people have renounced Russian citizenship, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the press service of the department.
“To date, more than 145,000 documents have already been accepted from citizens for issuing a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation,” the report says.

9 April 2014

7 billion rubles will be invested in the transport infrastructure of the Crimea.
According to preliminary data, about 7 billion rubles will be invested in the modernization of the Crimean transport infrastructure.
This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Kozak.
First of all, the construction of the road to the east will be implemented, which in the future will be connected to the bridge across the Kerch Strait, Kryminform reports.
Kozak noted that work on the modernization of the transport infrastructure will begin this year.

Aksyonov: "Businessmen want to invest more than $1 billion in Crimea"
The prime minister of the republic, Sergei Aksenov, in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, said that Crimea now has applications for investments in various sectors, including agriculture, tourism and real estate, worth over a billion dollars.

10 April 2014

In the Republic of Crimea, the minimum wage was set for 2014.
At yesterday's meeting of the Presidium of the Crimean Parliament, a decision was made to establish the minimum wage (SMIC) at the level of 5,554 rubles per month (1,461.58 hryvnia) from April 1 this year throughout the Republic of Crimea.

For reference: as of January 1, 2014, the minimum wage in Ukraine is 1218 hryvnia.

11 April 2014

The State Council adopted the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea. The full text of the constitution can be found here.

13 April 2014

Sergei Aksenov awarded self-defense fighters.
Today, on the day of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Simferopol from the fascist invaders, the city honored not only veterans, but also the heroes of our time. Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Head of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenova and Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov awarded 1,375 self-defense fighters with medals "For the Defense of Crimea-2014". “Thanks to you, we have kept peace and tranquility in the Crimea, and now we are in our native state - the Russian Federation,” Sergei Aksenov addressed the fighters. - Low bow to you for this!

14 April 2014

The All-Russian Congress will be held in Crimea.
From 23 to 27 April 2014 the All-Russian Congress "Recreation in Crimea 2014" will be held in Crimea.
Organizers: Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea and the Federal Tourism Agency of the Russian Federation.

17 April 2014

Beaches for people with disabilities will appear in Crimea.
On the territory of the Republic of Crimea, it is planned to equip beaches for people with disabilities.
This decision will be implemented within the framework of the order of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea dated April 14, 2014 "On the plan of priority measures to create an unhindered living environment for persons with disabilities in the Republic of Crimea".
Now a pilot project is being prepared for several beaches in Evpatoria, Alushta and Yalta, which will be equipped for the disabled, as an example for other regions.

Sergei Aksenov, together with the Crimeans, took part in a “direct line with Vladimir Putin”
On April 17, Crimeans and Sevastopol residents for the first time had the opportunity to personally ask the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin a question during the already traditional annual direct line. One of the main topics was, of course, the reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with the Russian Federation. Therefore, the first direct connection was from the hero city of Sevastopol.

18 April 2014

SERGEY AKSENOV: Citizens' access to the sea will be ensured.
The Head of the Republic said that on the eve of the tourist season in Crimea, a complete inventory of the beaches of the peninsula was carried out. Specialists from the prosecutor's office, the police, the Property Fund and the Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea traveled to the coast.
Citizens and enterprises that illegally installed fences in the coastal zones of Crimea, the Government has set a deadline until May 1, 2014 to correct the situation.

Depositors of Ukrainian banks will receive compensation.
Depositors will receive compensation from the state budget, said Acting Head of the Republic of Crimea - Chairman of the Council of Ministers Sergey Aksyonov. “Compensations will be paid in amounts up to 700 thousand rubles. Funds for this have been reserved in the federal budget,” Sergey Aksyonov said.
Compensation above this amount to depositors of Ukrainian banks, including legal entities, will be made at the expense of funds received from the sale of property of financial institutions located in Crimea. “And at the expense of the property of the state of Ukraine, which is at our disposal. No one will lose anything - we guarantee this, ”Aksenov assured.

21 April 2014

At a meeting of the State Council of the Russian Federation, a decree was signed on measures to rehabilitate the peoples of Crimea.
Today, at a meeting of the State Council of the Russian Federation and the Council for National Projects and Demographic Policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the signing of a Decree on measures to rehabilitate the Armenian, Bulgarian, Greek, Crimean Tatar and German peoples and state support for their revival and development.

“I have signed a Decree on the rehabilitation of the Crimean Tatar population of Crimea, the Armenian population, Germans, Greeks – all those who suffered during the Stalinist repressions,” Vladimir Putin said. – Also, this Decree spells out measures for the socio-economic development of some territories, which in recent years, one might say decades, have been practically abandoned and have not been legally formalized in any way and have not developed at all socially, but only degraded. We will discuss this with our colleagues in more detail.”

22 April 2014

Crimean WWII veterans will receive material assistance by May 9.
By Victory Day, all veterans of the Great Patriotic War living in the republic will receive material assistance. This was announced today at a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea by the Minister of Social Policy Elena Romanovskaya

23 April 2014

The website of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation is open to accepting questions from citizens of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
In order to identify the most problematic issues and provide information support in the field of doing business, the website of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia is open to accept questions from citizens living in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
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