Georgia considerations

This item appears on page 18 of the November 2008 issue.

Following the clash in Georgia between Georgian troops and those of Russia in August, the Department of State warned that unexploded ordnance posed a risk in the areas where fighting took place, including in and around the city of Gori. Travelers are urged not to go to the conflict zones of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and to take precautions in case of an increase in violent crime.

At press time, Russian troops were scheduled to withdraw on Oct. 10 from the parts of Georgia where they remained.