European parliamentarian Viola von Cramon responds to the announced rehabilitation of Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi and states that in this way the government avoids demonstrations. She wrote about it on X (former Twitter).
“(Closing Rustaveli Street for the 2024 elections) and thereby preventing mass demonstrations is a typical Soviet style of dealing with the problem,” she wrote.
The commencement of Rustaveli Avenue’s rehabilitation is scheduled for next year, Mayor Kakha Kaladze announced during the Tbilisi Municipality Government meeting.
Kaladze stated that the project’s duration will exceed 2 years, with the initial phase concentrating on the refurbishment of existing buildings.