Terrorism and security threats in European and Middle Eastern tourist destinations force Russian tourists to visit Georgia, which was very popular among them during the Soviet times.

Georgian city, Batumi has been turned into one of the Black Seas top attractions for Russians in recent years.
Georgian city, Batumi has been turned into one of the Black Seas top attractions for Russians in recent years. (Photo: Reuters)

Georgia's Black Sea coast have become a new popular destination for holiday-makers from Russia.

They are visiting beaches and mountains and exploring historical places in the country, and there also also lots of people who can speak Russian as they used to live during the Soviet era.

Russians have been avoiding previously popular resorts in Europe and the Middle East over terrorism and security fears.

Every year, thousands of people from Russia are visiting Georgian coasts, the number tops a million last year.

TRT World's Christine Pirovolakis reports.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies