Putin opens Russia-Crimea bridge: 'A miracle has happened'

Bridge across Kerch strait hailed as 'construction of the century', tightening Russia's hold over the contested peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

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    President Vladimir Putin has opened the Crimea Bridge - Russia's first land connection to the territory it annexed from Ukraine.

    Putin has been a major advocate for the 19km-long structure which is the longest in Europe.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Kerch.


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