OREANDA-NEWS  The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia urged Russians to refrain from traveling to Georgia, and citizens in the country were advised to avoid areas of cities affected by unrest. This is reported on the agency's website.

So, Russian tourists were advised to refuse to visit crowded places, in particular the historical centers of Batumi and Tbilisi.

"If it is necessary to provide assistance for organized tourists, the telephone of the association "Tourist Assistance" works. Tourists traveling individually can contact the Russian Interests Section at the Swiss Embassy in Georgia. The Swiss Embassy represents the interests of the Russian Federation in Georgia," the message reads.

Earlier in March, Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov urged Russian citizens in Georgia to be careful. The Kremlin representative advised compatriots to avoid staying in areas where street riots occur.

On March 6, the Georgian parliament adopted in the first reading the law on foreign agents "On Transparency of Foreign Influence", which assumes that non-profit legal entities and the media will receive the status of agents of foreign influence if more than 20 percent of their income comes from abroad. The next day, on March 7, a series of mass protests took place in Tbilisi: according to some reports, from 30 to 50 thousand people took part in the demonstrations. Despite the withdrawal of the bill, representatives of the Georgian opposition intend to continue rallies.