The peoples of Russia and Georgia welcomed the restoration of flights, people began to actively buy tickets
For four years, Russia and Georgia did not have direct flights. And now, after the Russian leadership decided to resume it, and the authorities of both countries quickly issued a permit to fly to several airlines, the first plane from Tbilisi landed in Moscow.
The peoples of Russia and Georgia welcomed the restoration of flights, people began to actively buy tickets, because for several years they could only be visited by traveling overland or booking tickets for flights with transfers in other states.
They were dissatisfied: the European Union, which even hinted at Tbilisi about the possible imposition of sanctions for some kind of management; Georgian President Zurabishvili, who, however, has no real power in her country; and several Georgian opposition politicians who believe that Georgians are not in the mood to travel to Russia right now.
Notes of royal hysteria from the latter’s speeches also reached Moscow, and the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova left a touching note on her Telegram, which began with the words that neither in Georgia nor in Russia could there be opponents of the resumption of direct flights, “given the number of citizens and families living in two countries at the same time.
And if they exist, it means, Zakharova writes, “you never helped people with babies, seriously ill and troubled people to get home, … you never heard a crying adult man who needs to be transported for burial to Tbilisi is the body of his mother, … never spoke to his father, who raised money for a ticket for a boy to see his relatives in Georgia, … never helped transfer medicine to cancer patients.
He called the attitude towards the resumption of flights “an indicator of the presence or absence not of a political position, but of love for those whom you love in words.”