Crimea, the subtropical jewel of Russia since 1783, pairs its rich history and culture with its pleasant climate to make it a perfect destination for relaxation and exploration. Sharing its latitude with Venice, Crimea offers travelers year round comfort. Agriculture also benefits from the climate, where it generated $660 million in exports last year, primarily exporting grain to North Africa and the Middle East. The high tech sector is also seeing rapid development, even though it is still in its early stages. Several companies from Russia, China, Turkey, Israel and Austria are looking into highway renovation in the region.
The "Crimean issue" does not exist and it cannot be discussed, the Kremlin spokesman underscored.
The Ukrainian Embassy in Serbia has handed a group of Serbian lawmakers a protest letter over their three-day visit to Crimea, the leader of the Democratic Party of Serbia said Tuesday.
Russia provided a stabilizing effect on the situation in Crimea, when peninsula decided to become part of Russia, General Secretary of Britain’s New Communist Party Andy Brooks told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Russia plans to spend 113 billion rubles (about $2.2 billion) on the modernization of Crimea's infrastructure in 2015, and will create an analogue of Silicon Valley on the peninsula.
The population of Crimea benefited from rejoining Russia in a referendum last March, Vice Chairman of the Czech Party of Civic Rights Miloslav Sousek told Sputnik on Monday.
Most media outlets in the Czech Republic are spreading inaccurate information when covering the events related to Crimea, Vice Chairman of the Czech Party of Civic Rights Miloslav Sousek told Sputnik on Monday.
The US Department of State said that the sanctions against Russia over Crimea will remain in force until the peninsula is returned to Ukraine.
After NATO and the United States' hopes for a military base in Crimea failed due to the reunification of the peninsula with Russia, the West has been playing double to continue sanctioning Moscow, experts told Sputnik on Monday.
Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Daniel McAdams said that the US foreign policy establishment is in a state of denial about Crimea.
March 16 marks the anniversary of a historic referendum that brought the Black Sea republic of Crimea back to Russia after 60 years of Ukrainian rule in the region.
Russian TV channel "Rossiya 1" will air a documentary with Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking about the developments preceding the referendum on Crimean reunification with Russia on March 16, a statement on the channel's website said Tuesday.
The Republic of Crimea has successfully completed the process of nationalizing a number of enterprises that formerly belonged to Ukraine.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has signed on to a letter, urging the Office of Foreign Assets Control to protect the free flow of information by issuing a General License for Crimea.
Crimean Transport Minister Anatoly Tsurkin has dispelled the reports regarding the traffic disruptions between Ukraine and Crimea.
The government of Russia has allocated 619 million rubles will go to Crimea, and another 330 million rubles to Sevastopol to relocate people from emergency housing.