The Verkhny Lars Checkpoint Has Been Opened On The Russian-Georgian Border
DEFENSE and SECURITY (Russia)
October 27, 2004, Wednesday
The Verkhny Lars checkpoint recently was opened on the Russian-Georgian
border. This statement was made by the press service of the border
guard service of the Russian FSB.
The press service said that the checkpoint was closed after the
tragedy in Beslan on September 1 in order to prevent terrorists
from infiltrating into Russia from Georgia. As a result, a lot
of cars and trucks, including from Armenia, were stopped on the
border. This situation damaged Armenia’s economy. Sergei Mironov,
Speaker of the Federation Council, visited Yerevan and promised to
settle this problem.
Source: Trud, October 23, 2004, p. 2