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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Want to Try Some Russian Wine?

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Russia is home to historic wineries although few bottles end up on tables in the west. However, with exports beginning to flow out, there’s an increasing chance that people in the wider world will come to know and love Russian wine as much as many locals do.

Among the most storied wineries in Russia is Massandra in the Crimean city of Yalta on the Black Sea. Knyaz Lev Golitsyn first opened the winery in 1894. Like much private property in Russia, the Soviets nationalised the winery. However, unlike many wine producers in the USSR, the Massandra vineyards remained open even during Gorbachyov’s war on drinking in the late 1980s. Today, Massandra looks to export more wine in spite of threats from the Ukrainian régime, who whine about everything from a recent auction of Massandra’s valuable vintage bottles to the fact the winery still operates. However, that didn’t stop President Putin and his friend former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from sharing a bottle of wine said to be worth 90,000 USD (5.1 million Roubles. 613,000 Renminbi. 5.8 million INR. 122,000 CAD. 121,000 AUD. 80,000 Euros. 70,000 UK Pounds).

Recently, the Alma Valley Winery, a younger Crimean winery, won top awards at an Italian wine festival. Crimean wine country is a popular destination for people throughout Russia. You can book a visit to Massandra by visiting their website or getting in touch on +7 (3654) 35-24-38 or office@massandra.su. To visit the Alma Valley Winery, contact them via their website or ring them up on +7 36554–9–19–79. Alternatively, you can send them an email at, office@alma-valley.ru.

4 June 2017

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Ukrops To Tighten Border Control with the Crimea

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Dear Friends!

Today, I talked to a very serious guy from Kiev. We only had a short chat, but we clearly hashed out the situation in Kherson and the state of affairs concerning border controls with the Russian Federation in the Crimea. The Ukrainian state authorities, notably, the SNBOU, are setting out guidelines and plans to create obstacles for Ukrainian citizens to visit the Crimea on holiday. More than once, I’ve observed that delays at the border are artificial, without need or cause. You see, many Ukrainian citizens visited the Crimea on holiday and liked it. When they got back home, they told all their family and friends about the true situation there, about its development, the new buildings, the investment in infrastructure, the tourist facilities, and so much more. They saw that there was no hunger or food shortage there, the utility tariffs are lower than in the Ukraine, and that there wasn’t any hatred directed towards Ukrainian citizens.

Starting on 1 June, the Kherson Oblast OGA*, the SBU, and the border service will harass Ukrainian citizens going to the Crimea, using whatever means possible to prevent their exit. I know that the border service at Chongar, Chaplinku, and Kalanchak repeatedly begged for assistance from the authorities. However, the top leadership in the Ukraine refused to help them; it wouldn’t deploy the needed personnel, it declined to give proper technical support, it turned down adding additional sanitary facilities and medical points. The Ukrainian authorities even reduced their funding! The visits of our people to the Crimea during the May holidays very much undermined the junta’s information blockade. In future, the Ukrainian authorities will try different methods to uphold it.

  • OGA: Oblast State Administration

In particular, they plan to use terrorist bands such as the Azov and Pravy Sektor (along with supposed “Islamist” elements), as well as spreading disinformation about fictitious terrorist groups. They plan to spread black propaganda about possible terrorist attacks in the Crimea to intimidate people into not going there on holiday. I must say that Poroshenko, Groisman, Turchinov, and Gritsak are ready to fight to the end, even if they destroy our people in the process. The most horrid thing is that they wish to tear up our fraternal ties. Spread this information as far as you can. The truth will always come out in the end.

In Respect,

Aleksei Zhuravko

28 May 2017

Aleksei Zhuravko

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

LNR and DNR Heads of State Arrived in the Crimea to Take Part in “Crimean Spring” Celebration

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A media representative for RF Gosduma Deputy Andrei Kozenko told us that LNR Head of State I V Plotnitsky and DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko arrived in the Crimea today to take part in events dedicated to the third anniversary of the “Crimean Spring”, as well as to meet with the Russia-Donbass Integration Committee. RF Gosduma Deputy Andrei Kozenko and RF Federation Council Member Sergei Tsekov met the LNR/DNR delegations at the Simferopol airport. On 17 March, Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky will take part in the first meeting of the Russia-Donbass Integration Committee at the Livadia Palace. The Committee is a permanent structure with the objective of strengthening the humanitarian, social, and cultural integration of the Donbass and the RF. Earlier reports stated that our LNR delegation would take part in events dedicated to the third anniversary of the “Crimean Spring”.

The LNR delegation included Head of State Plotnitsky, Acting Deputy Chairman of the LNR Council of Ministers Natalya Tikhonskaya, Acting Head of the National Executive Committee of the Public Movement “World of Lugansk” and Chairman of the Head of State’s Public Council Nikolai Zaporozhets, Chairman of the LNR Federation of Trade Unions Oleg Akimov, LNR Peoples Soviet Deputy and Chairman of the LNR all-Republic Organisation of Trade Unions of Education and Science Workers Oleg Koval, and LNR Minister of Agriculture and Food Ruslan Sorokovenko.

15 March 2017

LITs Lugansk Information Centre

http://lug-info.com/news/one/glavy-lnr-i-dnr-pribyli-v-krym-dlya-uchastiya-v-prazdnovanii-godovschiny-krymskoi-vesny-22370

Editor:

This is VERY IMPORTANT NEWS. I chose the all-caps for a reason. Russia is officially acknowledging the existence of the Peoples Republics by accepting this official visit, by sending governmental figures to greet them, by giving the Donbass Heads of States a role in official Russian celebrations, and by setting up a committee to oversee the “integration” of the PRs with the RF… not only in a socio-economic sense, but also the state apparat.

This isn’t full-blown diplomatic “recognition”… it’s more important than that. It’s a bald statement that the integration of the PRs into the RF is under serious consideration and that the RF will NOT allow the junta to overrun them. This signals the final divorce of the PRs from the present notional Ukrainian “state”. It’s also a sign that the Russians are readying to step in after the inevitable collapse of the junta. I think that the gambit is clear… Russia wants the 1914 border, which means that Poland, Romania, and Hungary would all sit at the barbeque table, too. These countries would gain long-claimed territories… but at the cost of angering the USA and the EU. Hungary will sit at table… that’s clear. Orbán will do it. That puts pressure on Poland and Romania to do likewise… their nationalists will demand it. Putin’s strategy is clear. Take what was Russia’s… leave the rest of the carcass (what the Habsburgs ruled in 1914) to the successor states of the Habsburgs. It’d split the EU and NATO, perhaps, fatally (in their present forms, at least). Do you doubt that VVP is the slickest statesman out there? Trump has no traction… the USA doesn’t have the moxie or capability to intervene, short of war with Russia (which won’t happen). The EU has no traction… it has less moxie or capability than Trump does, and that’s before you count in the deep divisions in its ranks. Vova wins again… as a judoka, he knows how to use his opponents’ strengths AGAINST them. Think on that…

BMD

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko Arrived in the Republic of Crimea on an Official Visit

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An official statement from the DNR Office for the Head of State announced:

Today, DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko arrived in the Republic of Crimea on an official visit. In particular, he’ll take part in ceremonies commemorating the third anniversary of the Crimea’s reunification with Russia.

According to official releases, Zakharchenko will take part in a rally on 16 March celebrating the Reunion and will take part in the opening of the exhibition “Crimean Spring” in Simferopol. The next day, he’ll take part in a meeting with the Head of the Integration Committee “Russia – Donbass” at Livadia Palace in Yalta Raion. They’ll discuss economic integration between the Crimea and the DNR, and coöperation in culture, education, and trade union activity. The delegation also includes DNR First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers Dmitri Trapeznikov, and heads of DNR cultural, educational, and medical institutions, along with figures from public organisations.

15 March 2017

DNR News

http://dnr-news.com/dnr/39560-aleksandr-zaharchenko-pribyl-s-oficialnym-vizitom-v-respubliku-krym.html

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