Journalist “Dozhdya” was not allowed to enter Georgia
The journalist of the TV channel “Dozhd” Aleksandra Shvedchenko was not allowed to enter Georgia, where she lived for the last hour. This was reported by “Rain” itself and its host Anna Mongait.
Shvedchenko, who flew in from Riga, where she was going on a short trip, was stopped at the border control. Half an hour later, she was told that she was not allowed into the country “for other reasons” stipulated by the legislation. She was immediately deported – sent to Riga on a return flight.
The Border Service of Georgia did not comment on the incident.
After the start of the war in Ukraine, at least tens of thousands of Russians moved to Georgia, including journalists, political activists, and people who actively opposed the war. In Georgia, Russians can live for an hour without a visa. However, many cases were reported when Russians were not allowed to return to Georgia from trips abroad. Among them was the journalist Philip Dzyadko, the founder of the Mitya Aleshkovsky charity fund, Lyubov Sobol, an associate of Alexei Navalny, journalists from “Proekt”, “Kholod” and “Mediazona”.