The Wider Image: Musicians fleeing Russia find a new audience in Georgia
Alexei Antropov, 29, a classical double bassist from Moscow, looks at his phone in the subway of Tbilisi, Georgia, December 24, 2022. Antropov fled his country after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's first mobilisation since World War Two to boost the military campaign in Ukraine. "We were driven to the border on country roads, bribing police officers, and then walked more than 10 km up a mountain," he said. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov SEARCH "SHEMETOV GEORGIA MUSICIANS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.