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Crimea, a Strategic Bastion on Russia’s Southern Flank

... for the Kremlin, potentially calling for the unilateral termination of the Kharkov Agreement by Kiev[2]. On March 16, a referendum arranged by the self-proclaimed Crimean authorities resulted in 96,77% of people voting in favor of the integration of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation[3]. The absorption of Crimea became effective on March 18, after President Vladimir Putin had signed with Crimean leaders an agreement later ratified by the Council of the Federation and then the Russian Duma. This ...


New Perspectives for the Development of Russian Maritime Infrastructures in the Black Sea

... 2014 in term of infrastructures for maintenance and shipbuilding. If Novorossiysk should arise as a new shipbuilding and ship repair pole in the Black Sea, the induction of new sea platforms in the Black Sea Fleet should contribute to the revival of Crimea shipyards (Sevastopol, Feodossia and Kertch). Other Black Sea ports, let alone the ports in the Sea of Azov, are likely to benefit from smaller investments and to remain maritime assets of second or even third importance devoted to other maritime activities (like ...


Russia’s Plans for Crimea: the Black Sea Fleet

... Alrosa (Project 877V), 3 frigates (Projects 61M, 1135 and 1135M), 7 amphibious ships (Projects 775 and 1171), and several small units (antisubmarine warfare boats, small missile or artillery boats). Nearly 90% of the tonnage of the fleet is based in Crimea, mainly in Sevastopol (80%), and in Feodossia (9%)[1]. In 2014, the overall average age of the around 40 combat units is 36 years. The Black Sea Fleet is served by 12 000 to 16 000 service men dispatched primarily in Crimea, but in other naval and air assets such ...


Russia’s Plans for Crimea : the Economic Development

... Russia’s economy of the seizure of Crimea, the Kremlin’s policy still enjoys fair support from the population. According to a survey carried out by the Russian institute Levada in June 2014, the number of people supporting the integration of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation has increased from 28% in March to more than 40% in June[16]. Crimea’s integration to the Russian Federation will require major investments and is likely to hamper Russia’s economy and growth in the ...


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