Georgian truckers blocking the road into Russia on January 6 (AFP)
January 9, 2006 -- Dozens of trucks loaded with tangerines from Georgia continue to block the road at the Russia-Georgia border in protest at Russia's refusal to admit their cargo.
Russia has banned imports of citrus fruit from Georgia, saying they do not meet safety standards. The order is one of a number of measures Moscow imposed against Georgia amid tensions that have been growing since September.
Some of the truckers have camped at the border since late December.
On January 8, police from the Russian Republic of North Ossetia were unable to clear the road after drivers began to lie down underneath their trucks.
("Novosti Gruziya," Interfax)