Russians living in Georgia are finding life awkward after a visiting Russian politician’s speech to Georgian legislators sparked unrest in Tbilisi last month. Many have settled in Georgia despite lingering tension over Russian troops occupying two breakaway Georgian regions. While it’s uncomfortable seeing placards cursing their nationality, these expats say Kremlin warnings of anti-Russian hostility are exaggerated and explaining one’s love of Georgia to folks back home can be even more intimidating.
Are Russian tourists still visiting? The Georgian mountains and wine are a major draw, but tourism is expected to drop following a flight ban imposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
OZY serves up a delicious Georgian snack.