The visa regime with Georgia will change only after the threat of terrorism from the country subsides, said Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative Alexander Yakovenko. He said Russia instituted a visa system as a result of the threat of terrorism from the Pankisi Gorge region of Georgia.
Speaking about the recent parliamentary elections in Georgia, Yakovenko said the foreign affairs ministry watched the elections closely and 'they were conducted without any serious violations.' 'Nevertheless, there are different conclusions; therefore, we should wait for the final results,' said Yakovenko.
More than 3,500 people were detained during unprecedented mass protests that swept across all of Russia in support of Alexey Navalny on January 23