Russia closes border with Azerbaijan, Georgia

Russia has temporarily closed its borders with Azerbaijan and Georgia to all foreigners with the exception of CIS nationals.

Russia closes border with Azerbaijan, Georgia
World Bulletin / News Desk

Russia has temporarily closed its borders with Azerbaijan and Georgia to all foreigners with the exception of CIS nationals, the Rossiiskaya Gazeta government daily said on Tuesday.

RIA Novosti news agency said on Tuesday that under an August 12 government resolution, nationals from what Russia calls "the far abroad" will be "temporarily" banned from crossing Russia's border with the two ex-Soviet republics as part of "measures to prevent members of foreign terror organizations from crossing into Russia and to thwart the smuggling of arms."
The CIS is an alliance of all the former Soviet republics with the exception of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Turkmenistan is an associate member.
Last Mod: 19 Ağustos 2008, 15:36
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