"It's a risk for traders," explains a grower. "They buy in euros, but sell in rubles. Their situation is very uncertain." But still, Russia is shown to be a very interesting market. Clearly the country loves them - which can also be seen on crowded trade fair. Growers do their utmost best to show their unique products. The Ecuadorian growers for example, show their nicely colored roses.
Even with the low ruble and the ongoing inspections, there is a good atmosphere. The exhibitors are looking forward to this exhibition and are sure, or are desperately wishing, that the situation will stabilize and everything will return to normal.