the First plane from Africa with Russian citizens stuck there because of the pandemic, flew to Moscow. On Board nearly 300 Russians. A cry of happiness – more than a month they waited for the evacuation. After landing in the capital, they will travel on a two-week quarantine, and only then you can return to families.

– the Flight departs from Zanzibar – the Vice-President of the Russian division of the International Committee for the protection of human rights Ivan Melnikov.– But Board the “Boeing” not only those who are stuck on this island (130 people). There are also those who were in Mauritius and Tanzania. All this time they lived from hand to mouth in terrible conditions and every day prayed that they were taken. Many needed medical care, but health insurance all over a month ago.

the return flight was not all the time. We spoke to Tatyana Golikova, the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova. Their application to the protection of these citizens wrote to the Council under RF President on development of civil society and protection of human rights. We still have citizens of Russia in India, but we hope that they, too, will fly in the near future.

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