Sevastopol after the annexation: how the city has changed

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

Delfi

Local complain about the lack of tourists and tell about the special attention of the authorities to the Soviet past.

The journalist of the edition Delfi Arturas Morozovas visited Crimea to find out what life is like on the Peninsula two years after the annexation.

Replace the Ukrainian Soviet

“Death to fascism”, – the inscription on the train during the Second world war met who came to the Central bus station of Sevastopol.

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

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Morozovs, notes that according to the Crimean, Sevastopol was and remains the most Russian city on the Peninsula.

A resident of Kerch Ivan said, after the annexation of Russia, particular attention pays in the Crimea, Soviet patriotism, the Russian past and to the cult of historical figures.

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

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In the Crimea poured paint over a memorial plaque to Stalin

In Sevastopol have updated the monuments to the liberators of the city, military Navy, on the honorary boards of the monuments remind you that in 1944 the city became the city-hero.

Squares worth of military equipment of the red army and the guns, and the models of Soviet missile systems are reminiscent of the Nazi occupation.

In the port on Ukraine remind just hanging in shop Windows posters in the Ukrainian language, informing about discounts and rates in UAH. Ukrainian paraphernalia left.

On the walk along the promenade in Sevastopol people throw rubles is playing on his flute, the boy on the donation box written in big red letters “Donetsk”.

“Let’s raise the level of patriotism! Photo taken at this booth,” shouts passers-by a man standing at the camera on the tripod. In front of his lens – stand with a map of Russia and Crimea in the colors of the Russian flag. The inscription reads: “Crimea is Russia”.

In addition, the alley of young people dancing hip-hop, and next the woman plays the accordion “Katyusha”. Sing along with her dancing next to older people.

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

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The reporter noted that from the annexation of the Crimea undoubtedly won traders Soviet paraphernalia and Souvenirs.

Along the shore a number of fairly similar gift stores: they offer a variety of t-shirts, magnets, and children’s uniforms of the red army during WWII, plates with the symbol of Sevastopol – monument to scuttled ships, which was designed by the Estonian architect Amand Adamson.

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

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No tourists

The journalist also spoke with a woman who ran a small store.

“Oh, before in my shop came many of your countrymen. And remember the poles, and Estonians. Now only Russians, and those a bit. I ask, where are the people? Where is the promised Russian tourists? Do I really have to go outside, invite them to drag the sleeve in the shop?”, – outraged Ludmila fact that reduced the number of buyers.

She said that all goods imported from Krasnodar region of Russia, and Ukrainian anymore.

Lyudmila said that the prices practically have not changed.

Севастополь после аннексии: как изменился город

 

 

“I was born in Ukraine, where my relatives live. After the annexation of Crimea, we don’t talk very much, they get mad at me because I stayed here. And where am I to go? I can’t just quit his job, through which I live, and leave,” – says Lyudmila, calling himself a Ukrainian.

Asked to compare the Ukrainian Crimea and the Russian woman said that two years ago buyers were much more.

“Now fewer people. Earlier there was another problem – there were lots of them, so the theft happened. There were cases of racketeering, when they tried to crack down or complicate the work of competitors. Corruption was widespread in the Ukraine, but now it has become even more”, – said the woman.

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