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By Laura Noonan. The EU and euro member was worried its close links between the two would be put to the test when Europe and the United States started talking about sanctions on Russia to protest its seizure of the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. Any deepening of the crisis could still hurt the economy. President Barack Obama appeared to toughen his stance on Wednesday and agreed with the EU at a summit in Brussels to work on possible harsher economic sanctions.
But the sanctions so far -- on individuals and one bank -- have not had an impact and some businesses have even reported that interest has picked up from Ukrainian and Russian customers since the crisis began. Some 40, Russians live in Cyprus out of a total population ofMany live in the port of Limassol, where shop and menu s in Russian are common on the main seafront boulevard.
There are three local Russian newspapers and children can attend a Russian school.
Christos Panagi, general manager of Limassol-based property developer Pandomus, said the bonds between Russia and Cyprus could grow deeper as a result of the crisis. Cypriot law allows those who buy a house wortheuros to claim permanent residency rights, while those who spend 5 million euros of more on property can apply for passports.
Panagi said he had seen an increase in Russian and Ukrainian interest in property that would qualify them for residency or passports in the weeks since the crisis broke. Cyprus has long straddled the line between the powerhouses of the east and west.
It was a dynamic that featured prominently a year ago when Cyprus agreed to rescue its banks by seizing money from big savers, many of them Russian, as a condition of a 10 billion euros bailout from the EU. Some Russians abandoned Cyprus after losing their savings but most stayed. However, Pilides said tourism could suffer if Russians were forced to get visas for trips to EU countries as part of further sanctions or if the Russian rouble became so weak against the euro it becomes too expensive for Russian tourists to visit.
The CTO was expecting Russian visitor s to increase by 25 percent in Rouble weakness would also make it expensive for Russians to do business in Cyprus. The rouble fell against the dollar and the euro on Thursday after.
Natalia Seleari, owner of a Russian bookstore in Limassol, said up to 30 percent of her summer trade comes from tourists but a weaker rouble would reduce the cost of her stock. She said she was not worried about an escalation of the crisis. The United States and EU agreed to work together to prepare possible further economic sanctions against Russia.
But both Neocleous and Pilides say that other top locations for Russians including the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Britain would have a lot to lose from tighter restrictions. Banks Updated.
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