Running from Georgia’s capital towards the popular mountain destination of Stepantsminda, the Georgian Military Road is arguably one of the most beautiful routes in Georgia. One of the most common sights along the route, after the mountain views, is the lines of lorries that stretch for kilometres to and from the Russian border. [Read more…]
Lorry drivers in Georgia have continued to protest a new ban on importing wheat, multigrain, and corn overland after negotiations with the authorities reached a deadlock on Wednesday. The drivers have been blocking the entrance to the Revenue Service’s customs clearance zone in Tbilisi since Monday and have vowed further action if an agreement is not reached. [Read more…]
A group of protesting lorry drivers in Daghestan have said they are now satisfied, after the government conducted an inspection of the customs post on the Azerbaijani border. They say that there are no longer queues and they no longer have to pay bribes at customs control. [Read more…]
On 31 October, several dozen Daghestani lorry drivers gathered at the customs post on the Azerbaijani border demanding an apology for insults directed at them by a Daghestani customs officer.
In Armenia’s capital Yerevan, drinking fountains can be found on almost every street corner. But in the neighbouring Armavir Province to the west, water quality is so low that villages rely on private delivery lorries, bringing clean water to the villages each morning.
Lorry drivers in Daghestan, who ended a month long strike on 28 April, warned the government on 11 May that if their demands are not met, they will go back on strike. [Read more…]
A protest by lorry drivers in Daghestan against the ‘Platon’ road tax is continuing. How did the strike begin? and what’s next for the striking drivers? Find out below. [Read more…]
In early April, Ingush lorry drivers joined a nationwide protests against the ‘Platon’ road tax. The protesters urged the authorities to abolish the tax because, they argue, they already pay enough through fuel excise duty.
Several hundred lorry drivers participated in a rally against the new ‘Platon’ road tax in Daghestan on 30 March. Protests against the new system are taking place all over Russia. [Read more…]