Georgia tells citizens travel to Russia is ‘unsafe’

TBILISI, June 10 (RIA Novosti) – The recent murder of Georgian guest worker in Moscow has prompted Georgia’s Foreign Ministry to call on its citizens to refrain from 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 issued on Friday said.

Guest worker Gela Blidze, 49, was killed in Moscow on 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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