Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili sees no threat over the Russian tourists’ increased flow in Georgia and their stay in the country. He tagged the campaign as “xenophobia.”
“Nothing has changed either in terms of the number of arrivals or regarding visas. It is irrelevant to make a comparison with 2020-2021 years. There was a pandemic in 2020-2021 and the movement was completely different in the world, so there is nothing special. This campaign has turned into xenophobia, and I am surprised that, along with political parties, non-governmental organizations are involved in this.
According to the studies, young people with good incomes come to Georgia from Russia. They represent the middle class, who arrived from Russia because they see stability in our country,” Parliament Speaker said.