MOSCOW, 8 March – RIA Novosti. Art director of the Florist.ru company Serafima Olina spoke sharply on the air of the Moscow Says radio station against the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky after his statement about the import of flowers to Russia.
Zhirinovsky, on the eve of March 8, urged to refuse to import flowers from abroad, in order, in his opinion, to prevent the spread of infections. The politician argued this by the “presence” of pathogens of various diseases in plants imported from America, Africa, Europe: viruses, bacteria, insect larvae.
The florist stressed that all goods are checked for safety during import.
“It seems to me that this is on the verge of some kind of madness. There may be bugs on the plant. <...> Each flower, each batch and each delivery is certified for compliance and for the absence of any sanitary and epidemiological violations, and necessarily has a document in which it is spelled out “, – pointed out Olin.
According to her, the ban on the import of flowers will lead to a shortage of plants, since their popularity has grown significantly during the pandemic.