Georgian officials have said more than 10,000 Russians are crossing the border each day and images widely shared on social media have shown lines of cars snaking towards Georgia and Mongolia.
Occasionally accompanied by wives or girlfriends, they have fled their homes in Russia to escape the partial mobilization ordered by President Vladimir Putin for more manpower on the battlefields of Ukraine.
The prices of direct flights out of Moscow have skyrocketed.
Alexey managed to buy a ticket to Vladikavkaz in the Russian region of North Ossetia, just north of the Georgian border.
On the morning of September 24, the queue at the Upper Lars Russia-Georgia border crossing was 2,000 cars long, so, he hired a scooter to cut across.