Georgia tells citizens travelling to Russia ‘unsafe’

June 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Tbilisi, June 11 (IANS) Georgia has asked its citizens to avoid travelling to Russia following the recent murder of a Georgian guest worker in Moscow, RIA Novosti reported.

The murder prompted Georgia’s foreign ministry Friday to call on its citizens against making trips to Russia.

“The Georgian foreign ministry calls on citizens to refrain from making trips to Russia as their presence in the country is unsafe,” a statement said.

Guest worker Gela Blidze, 49, was killed in Moscow June 5 in what the Georgian authorities claim was an “ethnically motivated murder”.

Relations between Georgia and Russia have been rocky since the collapse of the Soviet Union and are still recovering from a five-day war over two breakaway Georgian republics in 2008.

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