In Crimea, new owners of health camps expel families from their homes and apartments
In 2014, upon the transfer of Crimea to Russia, the authorities guaranteed that all property rights formed on the peninsula under Ukraine would be preserved. Novaya Gazeta publishes the stories of three people who believed these guarantees, and now, after six years, are risking being left without their homes.
Alexander Kozlov lives on the territory of the Yalta health resort "Black Sea", where his father worked, since the beginning of the 70s. Over time, the family, which occupied two rooms in the hostel without any amenities, made repairs, carried out separately city water, gas, electricity, turning the dormitory rooms into a modern apartment. In 2001, the interagency commission recognized it as residential, and the Yalta authorities gave the green light to privatization.
However, under Russia, the FSB, which received a sanatorium from the Crimean authorities in 2016, recorded the Kozlov’s apartment in the cadastral book as “a group of non-residential premises.”
The family filed a lawsuit in the court for recognition of ownership over the limitation of the acquisition: according to the law, if someone openly owns property for more than 15 years, he has the right to it. But the Kozlovs lost. In May 2019, the family received a voluntary eviction order from the apartment. The Kozlovs cannot fulfill it, but they have nowhere to go. Buy new housing - no money ...
But the house of Yalta's Andrei Komarov in the sanatorium "St. Petersburg" was built back in 1919. The apartment in it was given to the grandmother of Andrei, who worked in a sanatorium.
In 2006, the leadership of the sanatorium allowed the Komarovs to privatize housing, and in the same year the government of St. Petersburg, to which the sanatorium was subordinate during the time of Ukraine, put it up for auction. In 2014, immediately after the accession of Crimea to Russia, the sanatorium was again resold. VSMPO-Avisma Corporation became the new owner.
From this moment, several families living on the border of the health resort started having problems.
Komarov was offered 9 million rubles for a house with a plot, they refused, and then they began to survive.
“They put concrete slabs at the house so that you couldn’t drive by car,” says Andrei. - Then, behind the wall of the room where the children sleep, in the apartment bought from a neighbor they turned on Turkish music at night to full. Stopped only after calling the police. - says Komarov. “I spoke with the management, they told me:“ You won’t live here anyway, ”Komarov says. He does not give up hope to formalize the land under his house. The next set of documents, filed in November 2019, hung up for consideration in the administration of Yalta.
In the village of Gurzuf, 446 people are preparing for resettlement. In January 2020, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation recognized their homes as emergency.
“In fact, the houses are in excellent condition,” says Olga Kanaki, a resident of the village who came under relocation. “They just kick us out of the Artek camp.”
How did these people get to the children's camp? It's simple: their houses were built before Artek appeared.
All five years, while they planned and built the house, they promised people that they would be resettled according to a special government program approved “at the very top”. But in the end, they did it easier: they recognized 21 houses on the camp site as emergency and subject to immediate demolition.
For those who refuse to leave their homes before June 1, 2020, the director of Artek Konstantin Fedorenko promises to cut off all communications and block access roads, and if necessary, resort to the help of security forces.
In 2017, Lyubov Podyablonskaya ordered an examination of her house in connection with the redevelopment of the apartment: its depreciation was not more than 14%. “How did it happen that now the wear and tear of all 20 houses is one hundred percent?” - she is indignant.
Irina Alakozova also does not want to move to a three-room apartment, where she is relocated with her minor daughter and two adult sons. Previously, the family lived in the house of Irina's ex-husband.
“My grandfather built this house,” says Sergey Ivashchenko-Alakozov. - He came to Gurzuf in the 1950s to build the Artek, but there was no housing for him, only a plot on an abandoned territory.
“During the day he worked in the camp, and at night he dragged stones from the beach and built a house for the family.”
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