Support The Moscow Times!

Crimean Babies Still Getting Ukrainian Birth Certificates

Spectators wave Russian Naval flags during celebrations to mark Navy Day in the Crimean port of Sevastopol.

Four months after Moscow annexed Crimea and proclaimed it part of Russia, babies born on the Black Sea peninsula are still receiving Ukrainian birth certificates, the region's leader said.

Crimea will begin issuing Russian birth certificates starting on Aug. 10, Sergei Aksyonov said Wednesday night during a call-in show broadcast by local television and cited in a report by Interfax.

See also:

Russia Divvying Up Crimean Resorts After Annexation

… we have a small favor to ask.

As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just 2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.


Read more