In Crimea, this Spring season will mark the 230th anniversary since the memorable journey to the peninsula by Empress Catherine II. Festivities for this touristic season will celebrate what most people consider the advent of tourism to the region, according to the Ministry of Resorts and Tourism.
When Catherine II came to Crimea 230 years ago, the development of the peninsula took off touristically. This season, holiday events in the regions are planned from 29 April through 2 may, according to the head of the Ministry Sergey Strelbitskogo.
Catherine II visited the Crimea in 1787 during the inspection of the areas annexed to Russia after the war with Turkey. Taurian voyage of the Empress and her retinue, numbering about 3 thousand people, lasted more than six months – from January to July.
Also from the ministry, the head of the Spa Department said that during the Days of the Crimea in the Russian Federation the Ministry would talk to the regions about their planned events. A working group was also organized to help orchestrate and coordinate these Crimea events.