Russia's top sanitation doctor to meet Georgian winemakers in Moscow on Monday

Russia's Chief Sanitation Doctor Gennady Onishchenko has said that Georgian wine will hardly make a comeback to the Russian market in the nearest future.

"Despite the well-known changes in Georgia we still don't have any reasons to assume that there have been any constructive changes on the issue on the part of the authorities in that country," he said to Interfax on Monday.

"Nevertheless, contacts with the business community continue. As proof of that there will be a meeting with representatives of the Georgian winemaking business in Moscow on Monday," he said.

Earlier Onishchenko said that the approach of Tbilisi is obstructing the return of Georgian wines and mineral water to the Russian market.

The opposition coalition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili who announced intentions of returning Georgian commodities to the Russian market won the parliamentary election in Georgia last week.

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