The summer season is just around the corner. It seems like it is time to rejoice. But the French, on the contrary, became nostalgic. Especially on the French Riviera. Tens of thousands of Russian relaxed travellers came to the Mediterranean coast of France summer after summer – but will they come again this year? It is not clear yet! It is due to the damned coronavirus, and, in general, it seems that something does not work. The restaurants are half empty, there are almost no visitors in theatres and cinemas. Just some kind of depression.
Russians are welcomed in Nice, Cannes, Villefranche sur Mer, Beaulieu sur Mer. Russians are loved for their ability to make merry, have fun, even burn up the town, yes! Why not? And everyone there really hopes that the visa red tape will disappear and Russians will not just come, but arrive unexpectedly as a tumultuous crowd to fill the Promenade des Anglais.
To be honest, I do not really believe it. Restrictions on entry to France continue. Who can come and who cannot? They say one thing, then another. The French are pretty tired of all this and simply stopped believing the government. Or rather, they stopped paying attention to it.
Therefore, the question “Where are the Russians?” – is not idle, but emerging. Because if Russians fail to come, the Cote d’Azur will dig in such melancholy that it will be enough to make you weep seeing all this. The fact is that the native French are a little out of the habit of going there: there are a lot of tourists, and many locals cannot afford the prices. There will be obviously less tourists this summer… That is why the French are already crying: “Russians! Hey! Where are you?”
Your Royal Highness,
Please accept our best wishes on the occasion of our birthday.
As a Patron of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, you make a great contribution to the development of relations between Great Britain and
Russia. We wish you good health, limitless energy and continued fruitful work that greatly benefits our countries.