Putin to visit annexed Crimea

09:22, 17 August 2015
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A State Council presidium meeting on the development of tourism in the Russian Federation is planned to be held in Yalta on August 17 and will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the framework of his working visit to the Crimean Federal District, Russian news agency TASS reported with reference to the Kremlin press service.


"The event will focus on the priorities for development of domestic tourism as a catalyst for socio-economic development of Russia's regions, and particularly Crimea," reads the statement.

As UNIAN reported earlier, new photos have been posted online showing the construction of a bridge over the Kerch Strait, which will provide a land route from mainland Russia to the occupied Crimea.

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