Now Yevpatoria residents are posting photos on social networks of the destroyed and plundered sanatorium “Solnechny” (“Sunny”), located in a resort town near the sea in a green area on Mayakovsky Street. The townspeople sarcastically discuss the functioning of the “Bora-Bora” hostel this summer for unpretentious Russian tourists on the territory of this already completely abandoned facility. Also Yevpatorians discuss in social networks the prospects for building the territory of the sanatorium with multi-storey “elite” houses for the new “masters of life” arriving on the peninsula from Russia. These forecasts have certain grounds, since “Solnechny” with a total area of 22 thousand meters is now offered by intermediaries for 380 million rubles.
It is worth noting that this facility has an interesting background to its current state of disrepair, since in Soviet times it belonged to the all-union trade union of workers in the nuclear industry. In fact, this sanatorium was built at that time with the investment of funds and resources of Ukrainian nuclear industry, primarily from Zaporozhye Region. But in 1992 it was transferred to the closed joint-stock company “Volna” (“Khvylya” on Ukrainian), formed by the decision of the Yevpatoria Executive committee of the City Council, the main shareholders of which were the city community of Yevpatoria and the Property Fund of the Russian Trade Union of Atomic Energy and Industry Workers. However, later, the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant also received an extremely small share of “Volna” shares, with the subsequent transfer of this asset to the State Property Fund of Ukraine. In turn, the share of shares of the Yevpatoria community in the “Volna” in 2011 was transferred from communal ownership to the republican property of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
It is noteworthy that despite the alienation in 2002-2010 of some relatively small “Volna” real estate objects to the private hands, because of which at the same time the head of the enterprise Anatoly Papaiki faced big problems and his chief accountant got a prison term, the “Solnechny” sanatorium as the integral object with a share of communal property was not lost at that time and it was effectively operated directly for recreational purposes.
Let us add that, unlike the Ukrainian municipalities, Russian nuclear workers have gradually and opaquely lost their part of shares in “Volna” and, accordingly, in “Solnechny” in favor of numerous small private beneficiaries. In addition, Russian clients, whom Russian shareholders “attracted” to concluding agreements on rehabilitation with “Volna”, periodically “conned” Yevpatoria residents for huge sums of money. In particular, this “made famous” the fund of Yury Luzhkov “Moscow-Crimea”, which “forgot” to pay off “Volna” for the recreation of Moscow children in the framework of the relevant programs forever.
As “ARC” repeatedly wrote, after 2014, the republican property of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the sphere of sanatorium and resort business, to which the “Volna” shares belonged, was criminally declared by Russia-controlled collaborators as the allegedly “property of the Republic of Crimea”, and they began to transfer it en masse for a pittance to various private individuals. This scheme of plundering the republican property was organized, together with former accomplices of the gangster group “Seylem”, by the “head of the Crimea” Sergei Aksyonov, who received a good “revenue” from each transferred object.
Therefore, it is not surprising that under the occupation, “Solnechny” completely ceased its economic activities, becoming a terrifying “no-man’s” shelter for people without a roof over their heads, and in the summer – for thrifty Russian vacationers. Neither the Russian shareholders nor “Volna”’s Russian counterparties supported this sanatorium “afloat” in any way, which has now become a silent monument to the negligence and theft of the Russian invaders and collaborators.