Russia and Georgia

Russia opens land borders with Georgia

Russia opens land borders with Georgia

Russian citizens are allowed to enter Georgia by land without any special permission starting from May 17, according to a document published on the official Internet portal of legal information of Russia. Previously, during …

Georgia increases exports to Russia

Georgia increases exports to Russia

In January-March of this year, the trade turnover between Georgia and Russia increased by 16.8% compared to the same period in 2021, exports from Georgia to Russia increased by 2.8%, according to the data of the Georgian National Statistics …

4,8-magnitude earthquake hits Russian-Georgian border

4,8-magnitude earthquake hits Russian-Georgian border

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Ingushetia, 10 kilometers from the Russian-Georgian border. The National Seismic Monitoring Center of Georgia reports that the shocks were recorded at 08:49 Tbilisi time, the hypocenter was …

Garibashvili: no "second front" in Georgia

Garibashvili: no "second front" in Georgia

There will be no “second front” opened in Georgia amid the situation in Ukraine, and the Government will “continue to protect” its citizens, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said on Monday. In comments …

How will anti-Russian sanctions affect Georgia?

How will anti-Russian sanctions affect Georgia?

Georgia did not join the anti-Russian sanctions, so as not to suffer the disruption of trade and economic relations, but these sanctions will still affect it, since trade turnover between the two countries is still high and largely consists of …

Georgia not cooperating with Russia's Mir payment system

Georgia not cooperating with Russia's Mir payment system

Commercial banks and card processing systems operating in Georgia are not in cooperation with the Russian payment system Mir, the National Bank of Georgia said. Operations in the Mir platform do not concern the Georgian financial …

Georgia’s PM promises to maintain peace for citizens

Georgia’s PM promises to maintain peace for citizens

Despite challenges and provocations, the Government will maintain “peace, security and stability” for our citizens and for the country, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili told Monday’s Government meeting. …

Lavrov: Russia wants normalised relations with Georgia

Lavrov: Russia wants normalised relations with Georgia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the Russian Federation wants to normalize relations with Georgia. "We remain committed to the goals of normalizing Russian-Georgian relations, overcoming existing differences, …

Abashidze expresses condolences on tragedy in Belovo

Abashidze expresses condolences on tragedy in Belovo

Zurab Abashidze, Special Representative of the Prime Minister of Georgia for relations with Russia, expressed condolences over the tragedy in the Kemerovo region, as a result of which 51 person died. "I express my deep condolences …

Tbilisi confirms Georgia’s refusal from "3+3" format

Tbilisi confirms Georgia’s refusal from "3+3" format

The Georgian Prime Minister’s special representative for relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze and Russian ex-deputy foreign minister Gregory Karasin met online on November 24. During the meeting Zurab …

 Russia ready to resume flights with Georgia after pandemic

Russia ready to resume flights with Georgia after pandemic

Russia will be ready to resume flights to Georgia as soon as the epidemiological situation stabilises, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko said. "A decree suspending flights to Georgia from Russia, introduced in …

Russians to be banned from travelling to Georgia?

Russians to be banned from travelling to Georgia?

The Kremlin warned on Thursday that travel to Georgia was dangerous for Russian citizens after angry crowds took to the streets to protest against the arrival of prominent Russian television presenter Vladimir Pozner. Asked about the …