Crimean Nikitinsky Botanical Garden, located in Crimean city of Nikita, south Coast of Crimea, has become the Russian Academy of Science’s representative office in Crimea. Yury Plugatar, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences and Director of Nikitinsky Botanical Garden, was named executive director.
Moreover, the Nikitinsky Botanical Garden has received the status of academic institution of Russian Academy of Sciences.
Note: Nikitinsky Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens. It was founded in 1812 and named after the settlement of Nikita, Crimea.
The garden used to be the part of the Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences. It has subsidiaries in Crimea and Kherson Oblast. Its collection counts over 50,000 species, sorts and hybrides. Its scientific work consists in study of natural flora, collection of gene fund, selection and introduction of new agricultural plants for south Ukraine, Russia, and other countries.