TRAVELS to Crimea, Ukraine, Russia
MEDIA OUTLET Magazine and newspaper
ASSIGNED Magazine Café and the daily newspaper ETC
What happened in Crimea after the Russian occupation? Can people make a living? Do they have food? There have been news about economic collapse. Initially the Russian government charmed Crimean residents with positive action. Pensions were raised to 15 000 rubles, higher than the teachers' salaries. Today, just one year later, they are down to Russian standards again, 7000 rubles. First things went better, then worse. Raisa Akatova says when we meet her in the Crimean capital of Simferopol.