The state Duma adopted in the first reading the draft law, According to which the state until 2018 will adjust the price for the carriage of passengers, baggage, vehicles and trains, on ships between the ports of the Crimea and the Krasnodar territory.
Crimea became a Russian region after the referendum in March 2014. From Russia Peninsula separated by the Kerch Strait, and to get to the Crimea overland route is possible only through Ukraine. The Russian authorities intend to build a bridge across the Kerch Strait, approximately up to 2021. As long as the main transportation artery linking the Crimea and the Krasnodar region, working Kerch ferry.
According to the explanatory note, the draft law is aimed at regulating the relations connected with the organization of the provision of individual services on transportation of passengers, baggage, vehicles, railway rolling stock between the sea ports of the Crimea and Sevastopol and sea ports of Krasnodar region, and associated with such transportation additional services at government controlled prices.
These services will be provided at the rates subject to state regulation, until January 1, 2018.