Crimea: Russia’s Illegal Occupation Tanks Tourism
March 8, 2020
Crimea has always been a hotspot for summer tourists.
[TEXT: Crimea] Famous visitors have included Anton Chekov, Mark Twain and the Romanovs, to name a few. Since the Russian occupation of Crimea began, the number of visitors has dropped by 45 percent — a tough statistic to live with
[TEXT: Visitors Dropped 45%] when the income of one in three Crimean families depends on tourism. Other sectors of the Crimean economy are also suffering as a result of Russia’s occupation. The cost of food is up 50 percent,
[TEXT: Food Up 50%] capital investments are down 77 percent,
[TEXT: Investments Down 77%] and unemployment has increased by almost 4 percent.
[TEXT: Unemployment Up 4%] The costs of Russia’s actions in Ukraine are real. Stand United.
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