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    Putin Not Ruling Out Return of Visa-Free Regime With Russia for Georgians

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    Return of the visa-free regime with Russia for Georgian citizens is possible, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the annual press conference on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Currently, the Russian citizens do not need to have a visa to come to Georgia, while Georgians need to obtain a visa to cross the Russian border.

    "I do not rule out the possibility of the return of the visa-free regime for Georgian citizens coming to Russia. I think there is every reason for it. Moreover, we see certain signals from various governing structures in Georgia," Putin said during his annual news conference.

    He noted that "it is extremely important to establish normal relationship between the special services and law enforcement agencies [of the two countries], in order not to allow this [possible] visa-free regime harm our security."

    "I think, it’s more than real," Putin said.

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