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Georgia abolished visa regime with Russia2012-03-01 13:13
Today, Georgia unilaterally abolished visa regime with the Russian Federation. The corresponding President's decree came into force the same day after publication on the website "Legislative Bulletin of Georgia".gt-en-newsitem-inside
As reported by the "Echo Moskvy", today, Georgia unilaterally abolished visa regime with the Russian Federation. President signed the corresponding decree, which came into force the same day after publication on the website "Legislative Bulletin of Georgia", on the eve.
Under the new decree, the citizens of the Russian Federation do not need visa to enter Georgia and stay on its territory within 90 days, the edition reported.
Georgia has imposed visa-free regime unilaterally. The Russian authorities have called Georgia's initiative "extremely propagandistic action", as reported by the RBC.ru.
At the saim time, Saakashvili has told reporters: "Georgia is free country, and the more Russian people visit the unoccupied part of our country, the more information they receive. They also will enjoy our wine, mineral water, feasts and hospitality. It would be better for our prospects for long-term relationships", the Rosbalt.ru reported.
"I think it is the right decision, and coming here, the Russians will find another Georgia, a different reality, and those stereotypes that exist in their imagination would soon disappear. In addition, it would be very useful for the Georgian economy", Saakashvili said.