With Russia’s inclusion of Crimea, a number of aspects of business life are changing there. Most importantly, the cash people carry in their wallets. The Ukrainian region of Crimea could adopt the Russian rouble as its currency and “nationalize” state property as part of plans to join the Russian Federation, a regional official was quoted as saying on Thursday. Interfax news agency cited Rustam Temurgaliyev, Crimea’s vice premier, as saying, “all Ukrainian state enterprises will be nationalized and become the property of the Crimean autonomy.” Hoping Moscow would let Crimea become part of Russia, he said, “We are ready to introduce the rouble zone.” CCTV’s Tom Barton reports with details.
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