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Georgian officer asks for political asylum in Russia2009-06-18 22:47
Alik Bzhania, the lieutenant of Georgian army, turned to the Russian authorities with a request of political asylum - The Vzglyad.gt-en-newsitem-inside
In the air of the Echo of Moscow he said he is a Lieutenant of Georgian Army. Bzhania told on may 23rd , aftert the watch, he left the service, disguised in civil clothes came to Poti, passed by Abkhazian post, came up to the Russian one and requested a political asylum.
Firstly he served in the marine forces of Georgia, then left for domestic reasons, later returned and served as a border guard.
After crossing the border, from Abkhazia he, together with Russian servicemen, left for Moscow, where he had a talk and was let to go free. In Moscow he lives at his friend's.
To the radio anchorman Bzhania showed the document proving his request for admitting him a refugee in the territory of Russia is being considered.
"I really worry about my parents. I have neither a wife nor children. My mother is a housewife, father works, brother is unemployed. Absolutely no-one knows I'm staying here", Bzhania said.