Russian authorities earlier this month deported nearly 700 Georgians for alleged immigration violations.
The deportations came in the wake of a spying row.
President Mikheil Saakashvili has said Georgia is considering referring the deportees' cases to the European Court of Human Rights.
(Rustavi 2, Primenews.ge)
Moscow And Tbilisi
Russian military hardware being withdrawn from a Russian base in Batumi, Georgia, in August 2005 (TASS)
WHAT COMES NEXT? Although Russia is unlikely to push an aggressive military response to the current tensions with Georgia, it has a number of economic, political, and diplomatic options at its disposal. Already on October 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin summoned his inner circle to weigh Moscow's options... (more)