Moscow and Crimea agree on financial investmentJuly 26, 2010
Well dear readers, remember yesterday’s post about Crimea?
No?…..Well read it again!
Anyway, following up on that, it seems the good womans old friend, after once again making statements about Sevastopol being a Russian city…….
The Crimean Council of Ministers and the government of Moscow reached agreement on trade, economic, and humanitarian cooperation in the period of 2011-2013 on Saturday.
Crimea’s Prime Minister Vasyl Dzharta and Moscow’s Mayor Yuri Luzhkov signed the agreement in Simferopol.
The document was signed as part of a 1998 agreement on cooperation on trade, economic, scientific, technical, humanitarian, and cultural issues.
A chain of shops selling wines and cognacs from the Crimea is expected to open in Moscow in the second half of 2011 under this cooperation agreement.
“There is a section that provides for opening shops selling Crimean products in Moscow in the second half of next year,” Dzharty told journalists.
There are also plans to send Moscow children to children’s sanatoriums and health camps in the Crimea and send war veterans and disabled people to Crimean health resorts during the period of 2011-2013 under direct agreements between Moscow-based tour operators and Crimean sanatoriums and health resorts.
The two sides will also consider the possibility of the governments of Moscow and Moscow-based companies investing in agricultural enterprises, construction of residential complexes, sanatoriums, health resorts, and socio-cultural infrastructure in the Crimea.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the government of Moscow has said that it is ready to invest in the Crimea’s recreation industry.
Luzhkov arrived in the Crimea on Saturday for meetings with local government officials and participate in events commemorating the Day of the Russian Naval Fleet in Sevastopol on July 25.
A further step towards, in particular Moscow’s influence as far as Crimea is concerned…….but they are autonomous as I said yesterday so it is their decision.
On a more opaque note, dear readers, this deal is very good for Yuri (Luzhkov) and in particular his wife, Tatyana (Luzhkova……the late President Yeltsin’s daughter) as nothing is built in Moscow without her say so and undoubtedly any construction works sponsored by Moscow in Crimea will be done either by her companies directly…….or indirectly via “project management/developer” agreements……for a healthy profit of course.
Ain’t life just “cosy” sometimes?