I'm a maths undergrad hoping to get into Investment later on, currently at Edinburgh uni. My Parents(My mum is Russian) are watching the Crimean crisis and they want to invest in Crimean property. My mum argues that this was the top resource for Russian back in USSR (as well as Sochi), so even though it will not attract European tourists a lot of Russian speaking population will be going there. And not just on holiday, but to live permanently as well ( It is a tax free zone in Russia) . Putin wants to make it a Gambling resort, making it one of the only legal gambling sites in Russia. Crimean GDP per capital is 3-4 times less than Russian GDP, so the Crimean Economy is more likely to grow faster due to "Catch-up effect". There might be a property rights issue because it is not recognized as russian by the international community. What do you guys think?