Makhachkala, July 3, 2014. During his official trip to Daghestan, Presidential Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District Sergei Melikov visited the "Dolphin" recreation center where 96 refugees fr om southeastern Ukraine currently live. Accompanied by some Daghestan authorities, Melikov inspected the refugees’ accommodation and food supply.
"Dolphin" is located on the Caspian shore 15 km north of Makhachkala. The refugees live in a 2-storey economy class hotel with a bedroom block, a 3-storey building with suites, and cottages in secured premises, and sites for board games, reading, and communication. There is a free car parking is available, too. The sea with a sandy beach is 70 meters away. The resort provides good infrastructure – a shop, a cozy bar, a restaurant, a coffee shop, a teahouse, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a rifle range, billiards, beach volleyball and hydro seawater massage on the beach, plus a banquet hall for 300 people and a diner.
After seeing the people's living conditions, Melikov thanked Daghestan leadership and the recreation center for their help and support. He noted that the Russian government will provide financial support to the regions and the resorts that have sheltered refugees.
In turn, the refugees thanked Daghestanis for the warm welcome, moral care, and material support. They were interested in the issues of employment, registration for citizenship and other documents. Daghestan minister of labour and social development Malik Bagliev said that for all refugees, there will be a job fair on that day wh ere they can find new jobs.