OREANDA-NEWS. Secretary of the Economic and Social Council of Serbia, election observer Dusan Petrovic believes that after reunification with Russia Crimea has changed a lot.

A group of foreign observers and experts from a number of countries, including France and Serbia, are on a visit to Crimea. Their goal is to observe the course of voting in the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation. They visited Sevastopol, Simferopol and Yalta.

"This is not the first time I visit Crimea. The last time I was here was in 2010, and you can see how much Crimea has changed for the better. The region has changed," Petrovich told RIA Novosti.

Petrovich noted that he really likes Crimea, and Yalta is always in his heart.

Crimea became a Russian region after a referendum held there in March 2014, in which 96.77% of Crimean voters and 95.6% of Sevastopol residents spoke in favor of joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea to be its own, but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter, voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue is "finally closed."