The so-called Crimean "authorities" decided to transfer the Research Institute "Crimean Astrophysical Observatory" to the federal property of the Russian Federation, TASS reports.

The decision taken at the meeting of the occupation government was:

- To donate the Research Institute "Crimean Astrophysical Observatory" real estate, vehicles and components, as well as especially valuable movable property, which are on the balance sheet of the state budget of the Crimea Republic scientific institutions, from state ownership of the Crimea Republic to the federal property.

The observatory, founded in 1945, is located in the Bakhchisaray mountain district of Crimea.

Before the Russian occupation of Crimea, the Research Institute had been assigned to the Ministry of Education of Ukraine.

Photo: Internet