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The new White Russians: the fate of émigrés fleeing Putin

The fate of Russia’s émigrés

7 May 2022

9:00 AM

7 May 2022

9:00 AM

It’s spring in Tbilisi. The fruit trees are in full blossom, the nights are warm. The Purpur restaurant near the Gudiashvili Gardens and Vinzavod No. 1 on Rustaveli Avenue – favourites of visiting Moscow hipsters and creatives for years – buzz with Russian conversation. ‘Everyone I know is here now,’ says Katya, 43, a museum curator visiting from Moscow.

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