OREANDA-NEWS  Russians and Belarusians refused to be allowed to attend the Ad Black Sea 2023 international advertising festival in Batumi. This was announced by the organizers of the event, RIA Novosti reports.

The festival administration noted that the restriction applies to both representatives of companies from these countries and individual citizens. They also clarified that when buying season tickets on the event's website, Russia and Belarus are not listed in the list of states, and at the entrance it will be necessary to provide passports or ID cards. "Unfortunately, access to the festival is closed for citizens of these two countries," the agency interlocutor said.

Earlier, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov assessed the possibility of Russian athletes participating in the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. At the same time, he noted that Russians need to go there as individual athletes.