Relations between Russia and Georgia have been strained for months. Russia suspended trade, transport, and financial links with Georgia after Tbilisi briefly detained four Russian officers on spying charges in September.
Russia has said the trucker protest -- now in its fourth day -- must stop.
Russian Sanctions On Georgia
Georgian deportees arriving in Tbilisi on October 6 (epa)
RUSSIA DEPORTING GEORGIANS. Despite Georgia's release of four military officers accused of spying on October 2, Russia has continued its transport and postal blockade of Georgia, and has also deported hundreds of Georgians.... (more)
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MORE: Coverage of the situation in Georgian from RFE/RL's Georgian Service and in Russian from RFE/RL's Russian Service.