Five years with the Crimea
March 18 will be five years since the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol became part of the Russian Federation after a referendum, in which more than 96% of the inhabitants of the peninsula voted for reunification.
Over the past years, the life of Crimeans and Sevastopol residents has changed dramatically: the average wage has increased almost three times and the pension has more than doubled, child care benefits have been significantly increased, benefits for large families have been established, and certificates of maternity capital are issued. A federal target program for socio-economic development is being implemented, thanks to which socially significant facilities are being built. The largest projects in terms of funding are the completion of the railway part of the Crimean Bridge, the construction of the Tavrida highway and the Simferopol-Yevpatoria-Mirny road, a medical center in Simferopol, a sewage treatment plant, an oncology center and an emergency hospital in Sevastopol. Part of the funds will be used to increase the number of places in kindergartens and schools and to develop the resort potential of the Crimea.
From the first days of reunification to assist and support each region of the Lipetsk region took over the patronage of a certain rural settlement of the Crimea. Lev-Tolstovsky District acted as curator and sponsor of the Urozhaynovsky rural settlement of the Soviet District of the Republic of Crimea. During the communication, friendships began. Levolstovtsy repeatedly provided comprehensive assistance to the settlement.
Every year, the day of the Crimea joining Russia is marked by meetings, concerts, flash mobs, mass celebrations.