The sake of the Russian Black Sea Fleet based in Sevastopol (Crimea, Ukraine) has been at risk in the last four years. The former pro-European Ukrainian president Yushchenko declared in 2009 the future closure of the Russian navy base in the south of Crimea. Meanwhile, elections in 2010 have brought the pro-Russian Yanukovitch at the head of the state, and extended the lease of the Black Sea fleet facilities beyond 2042 with a discount on natural gas in exchange.

Ukrainian and Russian cadets continue their education regardless of politics. Sevastopol is anyway considered by its population as a Russian territory.

Sevastopol's bay.

Pioneer's day in Sevastopol

Pioneer's day in Sevastopol

Pioneer's day in Sevastopol

Pioneer's day in Sevastopol

Cadets at a gun fair, Sevestopol

Aleksey, 20, from Moscow.

Russian fleet cadets during visit.

Russian fleet cadets during visit.

Russian fleet cadets.

Cadets in Sevastopol.

Russian fleet ship, Sevastopol.

Tourists posing with a Cadet.

Kolia, 20, cadet at Nakhimova Inst.

Kolia walking back in Chersones.

Graduation at Nakhimova Institute.

Nakhimova Inst. belongs to Ukraine.

Ukrainian cadets at graduation.

Nakhimova Institute, Sevastopol.

Sevastopol bay.