20:22 GMT07 July 2020
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    Crimea's Attorney General Natalia Poklonskaya encouraged foreign vacationers to visit local landmarks, in a bid to stimulate the local economy after a series of Western financial sanctions.

    SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — The Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea rejoined Russia in 2014 following a referendum in which 96 percent of the population voted in favor of the move.

    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.


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