Dozhd TV channel journalist Alexandra Shvedchenko was not allowed into Georgia. At the Tbilisi airport, where the journalist flew in from Riga, she was detained at the border. Half an hour later, she was told that she was denied entry into the country for “other reasons” provided for by Georgian legislation.
As a result, the border guards sent Alexandra on a return flight to Riga.
As Dozhd clarifies, before that Shvedchenko lived in Tbilisi for about a year.
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.