People relax on a beach of the Black Sea in Sevastopol, the largest city on the Crimean Peninsula and its most important port and naval base, with non-operating Soviet military equipment seen in the background on July 16, 2022.
Tourism in Crimea has fallen sharply in a region under Russian control, with beaches and other destinations only half full as visitors stay away due to fears and uncertainties over the ongoing Russian military action in Ukraine. Russian soldiers now stroll along Sevastopol’s streets and tourist kiosks sell Russian flags and military insignia.
(Photo by Olga MALTSEVA / AFP)
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