Tag Archives: Crimean

Kerch carnage: What we know so far about attack on Crimean college

An assailant, armed with a gun and a homemade bomb, burst into a technical college in Crimea, killing at least 18, mostly underage students. In the aftermath of the attack, we sum up what is known so far. How it unfolded The attack took place on Wednesday afternoon in the city of Kerch, the entry point for a new Crimean ...

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Crimean lawmaker describes Poroshenko’s call to say goodbye to Russia as ‘self-consolation’

A Russian federal lawmaker representing the Crimean Republic mocked Poroshenko’s recent comments about Ukraine bidding “farewell” to Russia and joining NATO as “self-consolation” and a rather desperate plea to the West. On Friday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for lawmakers to pass his recent bill on including the path to joining NATO in the Ukrainian Constitution, saying it would be ...

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Floating crane hits Crimean Bridge during heavy storm in Russia (VIDEOS)

Videos shot by locals show a large floating crane pressed against the Crimean Bridge after it was sent adrift by heavy winds. The collision led to the partial closure of a road section as the crane had to be towed back. The large yellow crane hit the recently opened 19km-long bridge during a raging storm in the Kerch Strait on ...

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

Providing a unique photoshoot opportunity to a group of guests at safari adventure park in Crimea, the cuddly predator not only welcomed the pack but even tried to get behind the wheel for the tour. A full-grown lion named Filya appeared to be quite bored basking in the warm sunshine of the wild adventure park just outside of Simferopol. Excited ...

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Crimean tourism won’t be affected by Booking.com exit – region head

Hotels in Russia’s Crimea will not face a shortage of reservations after Booking.com stopped working in the region, according to Crimea’s top official Sergey Aksenov. Read more Last week, Booking.com stopped working with Crimean hotels in compliance with US and European sanctions against the republic. “This decision will not affect bookings, all tour packages have already been sold for this ...

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On track: Train link to Crimean Bridge is almost complete

More than 80 percent of railway track to the newly-built bridge linking Russia with Crimea is complete, according to the project’s website. The railroad will link the bridge with the transport system of Crimea and mainland Russia. Construction and installation works are being carried out along the entire length of the route. It is constructed using a continuous welded railroad ...

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Ukraine still seeks to destabilize Crimean Republic claims Russian security chief

The Kiev regime and radical Ukrainian nationalists have not given up attempts to provoke unrest and extremism in Crimea, according to the secretary of the Russian Security Council and former FSB Director Nikolai Patrushev. Speaking at the Security Council’s special session dedicated to enforcing law and order in Crimea, Patrushev stated that the Russian authorities were actively working to prevent ...

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Respect the slipper: Crimean safari park director uses footwear to keep lions in line (VIDEO)

The director of a Crimean safari park has developed a powerful weapon for maintaining order among the park’s pride of lions – his slipper. A viral video shows Oleg Zubkov using his footwear to break up a (big) cat fight. Zubkov, who runs the Taigan Safari Park in Crimea, has apparently perfected the art of slipper-throwing. In a video, uploaded ...

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Crimean authorities propose visa-free entry for patients of Russian clinics

Crimean officials propose granting visa-free entry to foreigners seeking treatment in Russian medical institutions, including famous Crimean resorts, suggesting that the measure would help to “break the sanctions regime.” The proposal was detailed by an aide to the head of the Crimean Republic, Sergey Strelbitsky, as he spoke at the Zdravnitsa (Health Source) conference that has recently taken place in ...

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Crimean charm: Italian ex-PM Berlusconi fancies a dacha in Russian region

In a recent speech marking the end of the election campaign in the Italian region of Valle D’Aosta, Silvio Berlusconi confessed that the beauty of Crimea was so overpowering he would love to have a dacha there. Berlusconi said that he was bewitched by the beauty of the peninsula during one of his recent visits to Russia. Driving along the ...

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