Atmosphere of sincere and hospitable Georgian capital recreated in Hermitage Garden
Last Sunday, for the fifth time, the Hermitage Garden hosted the annual autumn holiday 'Tbilisoba in Moscow', organized by the 'Union of Georgians in Russia' with the support of the department of national policy, inter-regional relations and tourism of the city of Moscow. Tbilisoba is the Day of Tbilisi – one of the most beloved holidays in Georgia. On this day, a rich cultural program was organized for the guests of the event, allowing them to temporarily move from Moscow to sunny Tbilisi.
While opening the festival, the head of the department of national policy, inter-regional relations and tourism of the city of Moscow, Vladimir Chernikov, welcomed the guests on behalf of the mayor of the city Sergey Sobyanin: "Today, in the Hermitage Garden, the atmosphere of the sincere and hospitable Georgian capital has been recreated, where the appearance of every guest is seen as a gift. Where beautiful national tunes are heard, and sparkling dances with their beauty and cheerfulness. Tbilisoba will add real Georgian color to the Moscow autumn, will leave warm memories in the hearts of people, and will strengthen the friendship between the peoples of Russia and Georgia."
The President of the 'Union of Georgians in Russia', Mikhail Khubutia, said that Tbilisoba has already become a traditional holiday for Moscow. "The holding of this festival in Moscow once again proves the closeness of the Russian and Georgian peoples, their love for each other. Last year we held here such a holiday, and then thousands of people flew there to personally feel what and how is happening there, in Tbilisi. And people saw that everything is exactly the same. People are having fun, singing. And we are lucky with the weather. God always creates these conditions so that we could hold this holiday normally. There are children with parents walking here, elderly people walking here, look, they play backgammon, chess, remember their youth, someone wants to grow up – it is a usual Georgian feast."
A rich cultural program was organized for the guests of the event, allowing them to temporarily move from Moscow to sunny Tbilisi. The organizers did not forget about such important components of Georgian culture as cuisine and wine. Numerous master classes awaited Moscovites and guests of the capital: cooking of khinkali and khachapuri, and crushing grapes for wine in a special wooden winepress, and production of churchkhelas, and of course a magnificent concert.