Crimea and Krasnodar Krai supported Putin's proposal to create a so-called Public Council for the Construction of a Bridge across the Kerch Strait. The first meeting of the Council is planned to be held in the near future.
The new body is to control the bridge construction, as well as quickly respond to the most important construction-related issues that worry the residents of Crimea and Kuban region.
The Council composition: a VGTRK anchorman Nikolai Dolgacev (appointed the Chairman), President of the Crimean Academy of Sciences Viktor Tarasenko, Head of the Kerch Employment Center Vadim Kutuzov, Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Kotov, an anchorwoman Larisa Verbitskaya, singer Alena Sviridova, boxer Nikolai Valuev. The Council meeting are planned to be held on a regular basis with the participation of journalists and raise the issues of current interest.