Long Road Home: Marking Fifth Anniversary of Crimea’s Reunification With Russia

 On 18 March, the Republic of Crimea is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its reunification with Russia.
On 27 February 2015, the State Council of Crimea amended a Law On Holidays and Memorable Dates of the Republic of Crimea, making 18 March an official holiday to be celebrated every year as the Day of Crimea’s Reunification with Russia.

As of today, Crimea is a rapidly developing Russian region with a fast-growing economy.  
Last May, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the road section of the Crimean Bridge, also known as the Kerch Strait Bridge. The Crimean Bridge is a transport route linking the Taman Peninsula located in southern Russia’s KrasnodarTerritory with the Crimean Peninsula.Ukraine continues to consider Crimea its own but temporarily occupied territory. Western countries have not recognised the results of the Crimean referendum either, introducing sanctions against Russia and

the entire Crimean region.