Yuri Legkopodwijnaya: Georgian Authorities banned Luzhkov from entering the country
The former mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov has considered the intention of the Georgian authorities to ban his entry to the country is unreasonable. His words leads RIA Novosti on Thursday, may 11.
“Typically decisions of this kind arise after some action that is directed against interests of Georgia or some other country. In this case, I visited Georgia as a tourist,” he said.
Luzhkov stressed that his trip was designed through the local travel Agency.
Former Moscow mayor, together with his wife and friends spent in Georgia may holidays. According to the Agency, he previously made several visits to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which Tbilisi considers the occupied territories. Russia recognized the independence of the republics in 2008.
Earlier on Thursday, Deputy interior Minister of Georgia Shalva Khutsishvili said that the authorities plan to introduce the so-called Luzhkov in the black list. After that, he will be denied entry to the territory of the Republic.
Luzhkov has held the post of mayor of Moscow from 1992 to 2010 and was dismissed by the decree of the President with the phrase “in connection with loss of trust”. Now he owns the company “Private stud farm “weeder””, which is located in the Kaliningrad region. According to the acting Governor of the region Anton Alikhanov, Luzhkov participated in the work of the regional selhozhimiya.