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Russian Foreign Ministry: about 25 Thousand Russians Abroad Intend to Return to their Homeland
1.04.2020 15:42
Russian Foreign Ministry: about 25 Thousand Russians Abroad Intend to Return to their Homeland

About 25 thousand Russians who are currently abroad want to come to Russia in connection with the situation with the coronavirus,  Ivan Volynkin, director of the consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, says.

      "At the moment, there are about 25,000 such citizens abroad who have expressed a desire to come back to the Russian Federation," Volynkin said at a meeting of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

      According to him, the situation-crisis center is currently working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is involved in the returning  Russian citizens, mainly tourists who have stayed abroad.

      He notes that flights are operated daily, a certain procedure and sequence of these flights has been established.

      “According to the government’s order, 500 people can be brought into Moscow daily, 200 people into the regions,” the head of the Foreign Ministry department said.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: coronavirus     

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