Since the beginning of the traffic over the automobile side of the Crimean Bridge, 7.6 million vehicles, buses and motorcycles have crossed it. Work on the construction of the transport crossing that connected two Russian shores continues.
Dance, music, gastronomy, sports, children, theater... Crimea gathered on its territory a lot of different festivals. Each of them is amazing in its own way. Each attracts thousands of tourists to the Peninsula annually. Everyone is always ready to please and surprise their guests.
RT correspondent Roman Kosarev visited a Crimean oyster farm, and took part in oyster tasting in Simferopol. Since the introduction of an embargo on European seafood, the Crimean Peninsula has become the main supplier of oysters and mussels in Russia.
In the five years since the Crimean Spring, significant changes have taken place on the peninsula. Thanks to multi-billion investments in the Crimean economy, its industrial production has doubled. In 2018, 6.8 million tourists visited Crimea. But most importantly, the Crimeans have a feeling of security and confidence in the future.
Simferopol Airport celebrates its birthday on 21 January. The decision on its construction was made in 1936. The new terminal, which opened in 2018, is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Crimea, with more than 2,000 employees working there every day. Even today, the airport hosts flights to and from 60 destinations.
The unique nature, history and culture of the Crimean Peninsula make it a unique tourist destination, not only in summer, but all year round. There are over 11,500 historical, cultural and architectural sights in Crimea. It is the venue for more than 100 diverse festivals, and medical and health tourism is developing on the peninsula.