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For tourists from Russia they want to launch shuttles from Yerevan to Georgia
The head of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Georgia Shalva Alaverdashvili offered to launch free buses to Georgia from the airports of Baku, Yerevan and Turkish Trabzon for tourists from Russia. He has already presented the idea to the Ministry of Economy and representatives of the tourism sector of Georgia.
As the RIA News" shuttles will be free. For the final decision on their launch, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia will be involved in the discussion. The head of the association said that Russian tourists are already turning to owners of large hotels in Tbilisi and representatives of resort towns with a request to help in finding alternative ways to come to Georgia. Shalva Alaverdashvili also reported that the losses of Georgia after the introduction of restrictions by Russia could reach 750 million dollars.
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which Russian airlines, with 8 July, should stop flying to Georgia. The ban will be in effect until the political situation normalizes in Georgia. Protest actions took place in its capital, Tbilisi, after the session participant, State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Sergei Gavrilov, sat in the chair of the speaker at the opening of the session in the Georgian parliament. This caused fury among the radicals and the opposition. Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili said that the protests are beneficial only for Russia, because she is an enemy and occupier. However, later she said that tourists from Russia should be able to continue visit Georgiajust love this country. Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said this week that Georgia and Tbilisi safe for tourists, including from Russia.