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Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 23 will visit the occupied Crimea.

The last time Putin paid a visit was in August of this year when he attended an opera festival in Sevastopol, Krym.Realii reported referring to Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov.

"On Friday, the president will be working at the Yalta-based Mriya hotel. There, he will hold an expanded meeting of the State Council Presidium on the tasks specified in the May decree," Peskov said in a statement.

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The Kremlin also reported that the meeting would be held in a new format, involving an informal dialogue with the heads of the Federation subjects.

Mriya Resort & SPA hotel, located on Crimea's southern coast, was included in the U.S. sanctions list over its ties with the Russian Sberbank, the financial institution sanctioned earlier, on September 12, 2014.