In the capital of southern coast of Crimea they know a lot about international relations and are open to to establish interstate relations even in the face of sanctions. Whether it’s friendship with azure Nice, sunny Italy or, horribile dictu, the top leadership of the US.
However, media mogul and billionaire Donald Trump does not run the USA yet, but in Yalta, working strategically, has invited the favorite of the American presidential race.
In October 2015, the head of the administration of Yalta Andrey Rostenko on behalf of all residents of the region wrote a letter of invitation to the candidate in presidents of the United States Donald Trump.
Then, Rostenko noted that Yalta roots for Trump in the electoral campaign and offered the American “to be friends of China” together and recalled that the city has only one in Russia street named in honor of one of the American presidents – Franklin Roosevelt. In addition, the head of the Yalta administration did not rule out that another street named after the American leader can appear in Yalta, alluding to Donald Trump.
“The Mirror of Crimea” asked Andrey Rostenko, if he had received the response from overseas.
– Today, Donald Trump actively conducts the campaign, so we have not received the answer. While I understand that at the moment all his work is focused on the fight for the presidency. So nothing offensive about it, ” said the Yalta head to “The Mirror”.
He added that if Donald trump wins the election, he will be sent another letter with an invitation to the city.
Andrey Rostenko also noticed that is not against to establish in Yalta the monument to U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt in the framework of Russian-American relation. I hope that this will happen, and we will put this issue on a citywide discussion. I believe that a monument to Roosevelt, should be in Yalta and located on the street named after him, underlined the head of administration. – If trump will come in Yalta, the first place we will go with him is Roosevelt avenue, so now we try to do everything possible that monument to Roosevelt by that time was already there.
Rostenko admitted that he had written Trump because he likes how he conducts his campaign.
– It does not have antagonistic sentiment towards the Russian Federation, there is a kind of support for the actions of our President. In General, we sympathize the Tramp, he refers to many of the contentious issues in the foreign policy of the United States. He, in particular, refers its true aggressive nature.
During the work as a Head of Yalta administration Andrey Rostenko has managed to stand high activity in the international arena. It is, first and foremost, fresh stream in the sister-city relationship with the French Nice and the Italian Salsomaggiore Terme, numerous meetings with delegations from Europe and Asia. In particular, one meeting was held on ice – Yalta players in the hockey with the mayor played with the guests from Germany.
Photo: Ivan Sinitsyn
It is worth noting that the street, named in honor of Franklin Roosevelt is the oldest in Yalta, until 1960 it was called the Boulevard. It extends about 200 meters, and its appearance is required sea port. The architecture of the street was characterized by a number of luxurious hotels and good-quality homes in the fashionable then Art Nouveau style. In the late nineteenth century, prospect street, Boulevard successfully completed chapel of St Nicholas, the construction of which was dedicated to the marriage of Emperor Nicholas II. At this place in 1837, Nicholas I agreed to the assignment of the village of Yalta status of the town. In the 30-ies of the last century the chapel was destroyed. Today it is restored.
About Roosevelt in Yalta resembles a monument installed near Livadia Palace in February 2015, dedicated to the meeting of the leaders of anti-Hitler coalition – Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill.
As for the attitude of Yalta residents to Roosevelt street, they do not consider such name outlandish, and often simply do not attach importance to why it is so named. Some members of the younger generation is difficult to answer, who is Roosevelt, and how he connected with Yalta.