The first Russian airline in four years landed in Georgia on Friday, a sign of improving relations between the two countries.
The flight, operated by Azimuth Airlines, took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport and arrived in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, at around 11:00 a.m. local time.
The flight was greeted by a small crowd of Georgians who waved Russian and Georgian flags.
The resumption of direct flights between Russia and Georgia is a significant development, as it had been suspended since 2019 in the wake of a Russian military intervention in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia.
The intervention led to a deterioration in relations between the two countries, and the suspension of direct flights was one of the most visible signs of the rift.
The resumption of flights is seen as a sign that relations between Russia and Georgia are improving.
In recent months, the two countries have held a number of high-level talks, and there have been reports that they are working to normalize relations.
The resumption of direct flights is a positive step, but it remains to be seen whether it will lead to a full normalization of relations between Russia and Georgia.
The two countries have a long history of conflict, and there are still a number of issues that divide them.
However, the resumption of flights is a positive development, and it could help to build trust between the two countries and pave the way for further progress in their relations.
The resumption of direct flights between Russia and Georgia is a significant development, but it is important to note that it is just one step in a long process of normalization.
There are still a number of issues that divide the two countries, and it will take time to build trust and overcome the legacy of the past.
However, the resumption of flights is a positive sign, and it could help to create a more positive atmosphere for further progress in relations.
It is also worth noting that the resumption of flights is not without its critics. Some argue that it is premature to normalize relations with Russia, given the country’s ongoing aggression in Ukraine.
Others argue that the resumption of flights will only benefit Russia, as it will allow the country to increase its economic and political influence in Georgia.
However, the Georgian government has defended the decision to resume flights, arguing that it is in the best interests of the country.
The government believes that the resumption of flights will help to boost tourism and trade, and it will also help to improve relations with Russia.
Only time will tell whether the Georgian government is right, but the resumption of flights is a significant development, and it will be closely watched by both countries and the international community.