The fear of being left without bread flour dates back to the time when Azerbaijanis, like Georgians, developed the habit of being in crisis. The pandemic has sparked fears of the 1990’s in the post-Soviet people, and they started stocking up on flour and pasta instead of toilet paper. Even the solar panels have been sold in Georgia. It seems some people were afraid to return to the times of darkness.
Since the declaration of the state of emergency, about thirty people from Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia have spoken to us from their homes.
Demarcating a virus: conversations between neighbors
Hotel Iveria located in the heart of Tbilisi used to be Georgia’s most vivid reminder of war and forced migration.