Kazbegi-Verkhny Lars border point

Georgian PM’s latest election promise: a new road to Russia

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

New evacuation facilities were recently built near the Georgia-Russia border crossing to protect against landslides, which claimed eight lives in 2014. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili on Tuesday promised to build a new highway that will improve the road connection between Tbilisi and the Russian border. “Within the next four years, we plan to build a highway from Mtskheta to Vladikavkaz,” […]

Early evacuation averted tragedy as new landslide hit Georgia-Russia border

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , |

(All photos: Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia airlifted 60 people to the border crossing at Larsi on Sunday. The travellers had been stuck in Kazbegi since Thursday night, when a mudslide cut off a section of road in Dariali Valley. The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) said around 60 people […]

Traffic restrictions in Dariali Valley

By | August 18th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–There are traffic restrictions on the road through Dariali Valley, in the the north of Georgia, an area which was last year hit by several devastating landslides. The Road Department says the restrictions will be in force until August 30. The decision was made on recommendation from Georgia’s […]

Georgia eyes with suspicion Russian plans for new road through Caucasus

By | October 13th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Roki tunnel, one of the roads through Caucasus that is virtually not operational due to the political situation. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia views with caution the construction by Russia of yet another trans-Caucasus road, while the opposition sees a direct threat for a country whose territory’s 18 percent is occupied by its northern neighbor. In North Caucasus, authorities […]

Landslide update: search continues as hope fades away

By | May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Environment, News|Tags: , , , |

Some of the people rescued were workers at the Dariali hydro power plant. (Photo published on Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The rescue operation in Dariali Valley is continuing, though officials at the Emergency Management Department say there is now almost no hope of finding anyone alive. Seven people, Turkish and Ukrainian nationals and one Georgian, are still missing. […]

Russia-Georgia border crossing will be open 24 hours

By | January 14th, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

Verkhniy Lars – Kazbegi is the only officially approved border crossing between Georgia and Russia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Checkpoint Lars, the only Russian border crossing with Georgia, will be open 24 hours from January 15. Kavkaz Uzel writes that a person working at the checkpoint says the checkpoint on the Georgian side, which is called Kazbegi, will also be open 24 […]

Georgia opens new customs facility on border with Russia

By | September 10th, 2013|Categories: Caucasus region, News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The customs checkpoint at Kazbegi, on the border between Russia and Georgia, was opened on Tuesday after a year of construction work. Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri told journalists that new checkpoint help boost Georgia’s export. […]