Crimea changed its nationality in March 2014. It passed from Ukraine to Russia. Formally this process took several days. Reforms of social institutes and society will take years. Crimea was a kind of Island of Freedom - a place, where everyone can feel comfortable, without any frames and rules. It is a place for all and for everyone, where your appearance, behaviour, religion and sexual orientation do not matter. Now the purest Black Sea, fresh, cheap and delisious food, desolate mountains with little villages, small amount of cars and people, a shore with varying landscapes where you can always find a lonely place, high sky without clouds - that is promised land. Different people come in flocks there: they are hippies and intellectuals, wealthies and hitchhikers, Ukrainian refugees and Moscow tourists, gays and people of traditional orientation, orthodoxes and buddhists, patriots and haters of current regime, nudists and muslims. All of them bask in the sun of this strange peninsula. But north-easter wind of changes is getting up. People are afraid of the changes but already started to feel them.
Mikhail Mordasov