What categories of Russian citizens moved to the occupied Crimea?

December 6, 2022

Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, head of the Department for Legal Affairs and Foreign Affairs of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Eskender Bariiev, in an interview with the Crimea. Realities, told who moved to Crimea after its occupation.

“Over this entire period, conditions were created for Russian citizens to come to Crimea for permanent residence. We can divide them into several categories. The first is the servicemen themselves and their families. The second is civil servants, including representatives of various law enforcement agencies. And the third category is those who are associated with large infrastructure projects. I want to remind you that over the years Russia has been implementing huge construction projects in Crimea”,- Bariiev explained.

According to the expert, two categories of people travel from Kherson to Crimea. The first category is people who support the Russian Federation, who receive passports, hope that they will receive housing certificates and receive either a land plot or housing in Crimea. There is a category of people who were forced to end up in Crimea in order to save the lives of their children, loved ones, their lives. At the same time, they try not to hand over Ukrainian passports, but they strive to get help.

According to the official data of the occupying authorities for 2022, 374 thousand people settled directly in Crimea from the Russian Federation. However, Russians who come to live in Crimea are not necessarily discharged from their places of residence in the Russian Federation. That is, these people can be unfixed.