Bloomberg Businessweek

Crimea Welcomes a Flood of Putin Patriots

For Russians, the thrill of annexation has yet to wear off | “Drop whatever you’re doing … and move to Crimea”

From the Russian city of Perm, on the outer edges of the Ural Mountains, to the peninsula of Crimea, it’s about 1,800 miles. By car, that’s a good 40 hours, give or take a few. Undaunted, the Shvetsovs, Sergey and Irina, loaded their two kids into the backseat of their Lada and hit the road one day in early September. They drove west day and night to Moscow, where they picked up a federal highway heading south to the Black

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek4 min read
Chevron’s Long Game in Venezuela
The American oil giant is helping prop up the beleaguered nation’s energy industry, positioning itself for post-Maduro prosperity
Bloomberg Businessweek4 min read
Dethroning the U.K.’s King of Retail
Since June, Sir Philip Green, Britain’s so-called king of retail, has been mostly ensconced on his $100 million yacht, Lionheart, off the coast of Monaco. Apart from a game of pingpong on the deck with an unlikely companion—Portuguese soccer star Cri
Bloomberg Businessweek5 min read
The Strongest Yard
Want to fix your swing? Sea Island resort’s new performance center wants to fix your body first.