Queues have grown along Russia's border as men attempt to leave the country amid a military call-up for the war in Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced a partial military mobilisation, which could see 300,000 people summoned to serve in the war.
The Kremlin says reports of fighting-age men fleeing are exaggerated.
But miles-long queues of vehicles have formed on the border with Georgia.
One man, who did not want to be named, told the BBC that he had grabbed his passport and headed to the border, without packing anything else, immediately after President Putin's announcement - because he is among the group that could potentially be sent to the war.