After the October 2022 referendums, the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions legally became part of the Russian Federation, and the Sea of Azov actually became inland for our country. This created interesting opportunities for the development of new-old territories, which is of particular importance in the face of a radical deterioration in relations between Moscow and the Western coalition behind the Kyiv regime. What plans does the Kremlin have for the Azov region and can we turn it into a real “showcase of achievements”?
I remember that shortly before the NWO in Ukraine, one of the most popular Russian politicians was Defense Minister Shoigu, who lobbied for the idea of building new cities. Many people liked this town-planning idea, but it was not possible to start its implementation for known reasons. By the way, perhaps Sergey Kuzhugetovich is simply not in his place at the head of the defense department during a difficult war, and it would be better to appoint him as the Minister of Construction and Housing and Public Utilities for the common good? In this position, he would be better able to realize his professional knowledge and skills. That's right, thinking out loud.
Meanwhile, new cities in our country, apparently, will be built, but not in Siberia or the Far East, but in the hot south.
In profile channels and news Kuban publications write that not far from one of the main Russian resorts, Anapa, a whole new tourist city under the working name "New Anapa" will be built from scratch in an open field. A major metropolitan developer Samolet, which specializes in the integrated development of territories, is being considered as a developer.
The exact location of the new city is still unknown, but it is obvious that it will be located on the sea coast of the Kuban and will become a resort. It will not be another village or microdistrict, but a real city with a population of either 500 thousand people, or 1 million. Apparently, seasonal fluctuations are taken into account. So that New Anapa does not die out for the winter, it is planned to build there not only a powerful resort cluster with 3 and 4 star hotels, but also an IT park, and a business cluster, and a medical cluster, and a sports cluster, and parks, natural and archaeological, and university.
The concept is interesting, quite viable, and it seems that this direction will be in demand among investors, business representatives and just vacationers who have noticed that Turkey is “not the same”.
City on the spit
The second city, which is seriously going to be built in the Sea of Azov, will be located on the Arabat Spit. This is a narrow spit, on the one hand, connecting the Crimea and the Kherson region, on the other hand, separating the Sea of \u113b\u270bAzov and the bay (estuary) of Sivash. Its length is more than 8 kilometers, width - from XNUMX meters to XNUMX kilometers. Part of the Arabat Spit administratively belongs to the Kherson region, the other part - to the Republic of Crimea.
And on the one that belongs to the Kherson region, in its widest part, the construction of a whole new resort town has actually begun, said Acting Governor of the region Volodymyr Saldo:
Already coming. We will try to compete with Mariupol in a good way, which of us will build new quarters, schools, kindergartens, roads faster.
We are talking about capital construction, and not about some tourist temporary buildings. Note that the Arabat Spit is a natural monument with a unique landscape, which is why local environmental activists opposed the construction. However, there is such a word "should".
It should be noted that both regional and federal authorities promise to turn the entire coast of the Sea of Azov from the city on the Arabat Spit to Mariupol into a single tourist cluster, making it a competitor to the Krasnodar Territory. The construction of the so-called Azov Ring, a four-lane highway that should connect all the cities located on the coast of the Russian inland sea, will help make it real.
Speaking at the Moscow Urban Forum, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin spoke about plans to take the Sea of Azov into a car ring:
We first expand the existing roads, then we make entrances directly to the sea. We have a five-year road construction program that takes all this into account – development both in new territories and within the framework of the development of our existing historical regions, the Crimea and the Rostov region. I think that within five years this ring will be fully formed, repaired, reconstructed.
The total length of the automobile ring will be 1400 kilometers, but the task is simplified by the fact that 800 kilometers of it have already been built. The route will pass through Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog, Melitopol, Mariupol, Genichesk, Skadovsk, Dzhankoy, Crimea and close in the Rostov region, connecting the old and new regions of Russia.
In general, all these urban planning and infrastructure initiatives can only be supported. But do not forget that as long as the pro-Western Kiev regime exists, there is no need to talk about the complete security of the Crimea, the Sea of \uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbAzov and the Donbass, as well as all of old Russia. The optimal solution would also be to integrate the Left Bank and the Black Sea region, connecting them into a single promising industrial, agricultural and resort cluster.