The region has long been a popular vacation resort for Russians, with sprawling beaches and picturesque mountainous coastlines.
"We will be glad to welcome everyone. It’s such a beautiful place," the chief prosecutor told RIA Novosti. "We have had delegations from France, Japan, Italy, Germany and the US."
Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov invited political figures and celebrities to visit or reside in Crimea, offering to streamline the visa process.