Georgia Keeping Its Land Off-Limits for Foreigners

Farmers harvest grapes in Kakheti, one of Georgia’s leading agricultural regions. Georgia outlawed foreign ownership of its agricultural land, formally enshrining the ban in the constitution on September 26. Side effects of the move have already been felt in many sectors of the economy. (Photo: Asian Development Bank via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Every month Yuriy embarks on a 17-hour drive from Donetsk to Tbilisi, crossing the tense borders between the Ukrainian war zone and Georgia.

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Giorgi Lomsadze is a freelance journalist and a frequent contributor to EurasiaNet.org's Tamada Tales blog.

Georgia Keeping Its Land Off-Limits for Foreigners

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