Crimea was given to the Russian section Tuzlanskog of the spit, where the bridge

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in fotomonsterflash the Crimean bridge. 3 Dec 2017. Archival photoCrimea was given to the Russian section Tuzlanskog of the spit, where the bridge© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

The government of Crimea was transferred to the Republic-owned land Tuzlanska spit, which forms a bridge across the Kerch Strait, in the Federal property.

«To carry out gratuitous transfer of property of the Republic of Crimea in the Federal property of the land plot with an area of 6530 square meters with cadastral number 90:19:010119:62, land category – lands of settlements, permitted use of land transport located at address: Republic of Crimea, Kerch, Tuzla,» reads the decision adopted at the meeting of the Crimean government on Tuesday.

The decision to transfer, according to the document made subject to the contract on gratuitous use of land plots on March 5, 2018, concluded between the Ministry of property and land relations of the Crimea and the management of Federal highways «Taman», for the needs of construction of Federal facilities.

Tuzla spit — spit in the Kerch Strait that once belonged to the Taman Peninsula, but in the 1920-ies was separated from it the island of Tuzla. Now the scythe consists of a long elongated island and running from the Taman Peninsula Causeway that connected the smaller Islands. Separated by the Strait of the Western part of the spit belongs administratively to the Republic of Crimea, and the Eastern part, connected with the mainland, — the Krasnodar Krai.

At the time of finding of the Crimea as part of Ukraine around the island of Tuzla arose a territorial dispute. According to the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on the transfer of the Crimean region in the Ukraine showed that Ukraine was transferred to the administrative-territorial orders only continental land part of the Crimean region. Jurisdiction over coastal waters based on the principle that the waters of coastal seas belong to the state as a whole and not its individual subjects, remained for the USSR and, consequently, for Russia, as the successor.

With the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, the Kerch Strait has ceased to be the subject of negotiations with Ukraine.

The bridge across the Kerch Strait that will link Crimea and Krasnodar Krai, will be the longest in Russia — its length is 19 kilometers. The bridge passes over the island of Tuzla and Tuzlanskog braid. The beginning of the movement of vehicles on the bridge was originally scheduled for December 2018. But the builders said that going ahead and is planned to open movement on road part of the bridge in may.

Crimea was given to the Russian section Tuzlanskog of the spit, where the bridgeWhat is the bridge across the Kerch Strait