03:19, Tuesday, 01.12.2015
ქართული English

Web Portal on Human Rights in Georgia

Advanced Search

The Russian Consulate Stopped Issueing Tourist Visas


The Russian Consulate Stopped Issueing Tourist Visas

Media News. The Russian Consulate has temporarily stopped granting Georgians visas for Russia since 19 August. According to reports, this action was prompted in direct respose to the demonstrations held in front of the Russian Embassy in Tbilisi.

According to Evgeni Ivanov, the Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, the consulate has temporarily stopped the issuance of visa documents  but this will soon be re-established.

According to Ivanov, the restriction is not connected with the demonstration in front of the Embassy although he did mention that the protest did have anegative effect on the working process of the Embassy.

He mentioned further that the Embassy has received an answer in response to their Note tothe Georgian Foreign Ministry to react to the actions held in front of the Embassy. It read that the Georgian government did not deal with the protest.

“The Georgian government does not want or cannot deal with the mentioned issue which is a violation of the international norms of co-operation with the Diplomatic Corps” mentioned Ivanov.

The internet-action started in front of the Russian Embassy on 17 August  in which protestors demanded the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from the South Ossetian conflict zone.


Print Send to Friend Send to Facebook Tweet This
Leave your comment
Your name:
Your comment:

Security code: Code
Who shall be punished for the crimes committed during the August 2008 armed conflict?
Russian side Georgian side Ossetian side All parties equally I cannot answer


Fragile Peace in Balkans
After a long and complicated preparation period, on July 30, we landed in Sarajevo. Despite scary landing caused by bad weather conditions, I
Hungry Commission Members and Commission Chairpersons Angry with Observers in Batumi
Seal without Carve and Voter with Two Names in Guria


Villages of the Hopeless
I learned about healing water Dzuguri first several days ago. Having searched information, we learned that Dzuguri water is sold near the chain
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?
Triggers of Prisoners’ Mass Protests

Copyright © 2004 - 2015 HRIDC