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The Crimean Bridge railroad serves the function as the classic “colonialists’ first ally” to secure “the permanent way” (Scotto 2018, 70). For the Empire it is vital to have unconditional access to the colony in order to facilitate the flow of both militaries and civilian colonizers.  The Crimean Bridge project is important for the Russian government not as much as a warranter of anytime military intervention, but as a “permanent way” for a stable flow of resources extracted from the area. Despite the massive campaign claimimg that Crimean region would profit from the infrastrcuture, in fact the Crimean Bridge construction is leading to the rise in prices in the area. The majority of the companies that supply the Crimean Peninsula with goods are based on the mainland and would not feel obliged to share the profit from the new road with Crimean population by lowering the prices. Furthermore, logistical costs for the Crimean population will also rise. Extraction is also realised in the enormous wave of new mining sites opened in the erea specifically for the project.


One of the main strategies of settler colonialism is not only the extraction of resources from the colony, but also actions “to acquire land and to gain control of resources” (Glenn 2015, 55). The Crimean Bridge lets the Russian State to annihilate the distance, both symbolically and materially, between the Crimean Peninsula and the Russian land by literally stiching one to another. 



Coupled with the construction of the network of roads, the Crimean Bridge chokes the Crimean peninsula claiming its Russian property and easing the explotation of the new land.



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