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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for January-March 2021

13 April 2021
In January 2021, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels going from the Black Sea to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol and Berdiansk, by the RF was 54 hours, in February 2021 – 21,2 hours, in March 2021 - 14,3 hours. In January 2021, vessels carrying exports from Mariupol and Berdiansk were delayed at the exit from the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation for an average of 44,5 hours, in February 2021 – 54,1 hours, in March 2021 - 41,8 hours.
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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for January and February 2021

24 March 2021
In January 2021, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels going from the Black Sea to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol and Berdiansk, by the RF was 54 hours., in February 2021 – 21,2 hours. In January 2021, vessels carrying exports from Mariupol and Berdiansk were delayed at the exit from the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation for an average of 44,5 hours, in February 2021 – 54,1 hours.
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Closure of the Black Sea in February, 2021

11 March 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in February, 2021.
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The obstruction of maritime traffic in the Sea of Azov. The results of the monitoring of the intentional delays of vessels in the Kerch Strait for 2020

24 February 2021
In 2020, the average duration of the intentional delays by the RF of vessels en route to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of ​​Azov – Mariupol and Berdiansk – was 23.5 hours (the yearly average for 2019 was 29.9 hours). In 2020, the average duration of the intentional delays by the RF of vessels going from Mariupol and Berdiansk at the exit from the Sea of Azov was 29.6 hours (the yearly average for 2019 was 37.4 hours). This decrease is explained by a significant reduction in the delay time in April, May, and June 2020.
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Closure of the Black Sea in January, 2021

05 February 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in January, 2021.
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Closure of the Black Sea in December, 2020

08 January 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in December, 2020.
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The Socio-Economic Situation in Occupied Crimea in 2014 – 2020. Third Edition

24 December 2020
The third edition of the book "The Socio-Economic Situation in Occupied Crimea" includes updated information as of 2020 and new analytics on the managed migration of the Russian population to the seized territory and the water supply to the occupied peninsula.
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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for November 2020

15 December 2020
In November 2020, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels going from the Black Sea to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol and Berdiansk, by the RF was 29,4 hours, vessels carrying exports from Mariupol and Berdiansk were delayed at the exit from the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation for an average of 35 hours.
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Closure of the Black Sea in November, 2020

09 December 2020
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in November, 2020.
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Closure of the Black Sea in October, 2020

17 November 2020
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in October, 2020.
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The Duration of Artificial Delays of Vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Monitoring for October 2020

14 November 2020
The Monitoring group of the Institute for Black Sea Strategic Studies, the Maidan of Foreign Affairs and BlackSeaNews are glad to share with you the latest in a series of our monthly studies on Russia's economic war against Ukraine at the Sea of Azov. In October 2020, the average duration of artificial delays of vessels going from the Black Sea to the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol and Berdiansk, by the RF was 15,3 hours, vessels carrying exports from Mariupol and Berdiansk were delayed at the exit from the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation for an average of 19.1 hours.
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The "Trophy Economy". Militarization as a Factor of Industrial Growth

25 October 2020
As early as 4 April 2014, at an ad-hoc meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced his intention to provide the industry of the occupied peninsula with state defence orders, emphasizing the importance of «using the manufacturing and technological potential of the Crimean defence industry effectively».
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The Commercial Exploitation of Marine Biological Resources

25 October 2020
Prior to the occupation of Crimea, Russia harvested about 30 thousand tonnes of biological resources in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. That was the combined landings volume of the enterprises in Krasnodar Krai, Rostov Oblast, Stavropol Krai, Volgograd Oblast, and the Republic of Adygea.
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The Crimean Budget. Small Business. Salaries and Pensions

25 October 2020
After 2015, it became clear that the regime of international sanctions and the blockade of the occupied peninsula by mainland Ukraine made not only the economic development but also financial self-sufficiency of Crimea and Sevastopol impossible. Since then, the analysis of the budgets of Sevastopol and "the Republic of Crimea" has lost its economic sense. The basis and, at the same time, the main intrigue of the annual budgeting in Crimea are the same – the size of the subsidies from the Russian Federation.
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The Banking System and Investment in Crimea: What is Really Happening on the Occupied Peninsula

20 October 2020
The state of the banking system of Crimea and the real nature of investment in the occupied territory indicates that under international sanctions Crimea by definition cannot become attractive for investors. It has been and will remain a financial burden for the budget of the occupying power.