Philip Dzyadko, editor-in-chief of the Arzamas portal, who has been living in Georgia for almost a year, was not allowed into the country without explanation. This was announced by his brother and editor-in-chief of the Dozhd TV channel Tikhon Dzyadko.
“He was kept at the airport all night. And now they are also trying to take away the phone, ”said Tikhon.
Since the start of the war, Georgia has not allowed dozens of Russians associated with activist or journalistic activities to enter the country. In particular, Lyubov Sobol, an employee of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, politician Dmitry Gudkov, and Olga Borisova, a member of Pussy Riot, could not enter the country.
Russian-Georgian political analyst and columnist Yegor Kuroptev noted in a conversation with The Insider that the refusals are related to the country's unwillingness to let high-profile figures into the territory, while otherwise Russians can find refuge in Georgia.