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Norwegian authorities expels sick 90-year-old Russian citizen from the country

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Norwegian authorities expels sick 90-year-old Russian citizen from the country


Photo: © RIA Novosti. Alexander Vilf The Norwegean authorities have decided to expel a Russian citizen Zinaida Sokolova, 90, from the country, reports RIA «Novosti».

She lived with her daughter’s family in the town of Tromsø in the north of the country. The officials did not take into account the fact that the woman is seriously ill and cannot live alone. She cannot walk due to paresis and she suffers from memory lapses. Mrs. Sokolova is to leave Norway.

She has no relatives or cronies in Russia and she needs everyday care.

The woman’s granddaughter Elena Rozenberg explained that they did not ask for any support from the government and did not apply for any allowances. Despite all the efforts the family made, the Directorate of Immigration of the Kingdom of Norway refused the old woman’s stay in the country. The relatives only wanted to provide her with decent care.

Zinaida Sokolova is to leave Norway next week. Doctors presume that the woman will not survive the flight followed by a bus trip to Murmansk.

Zinaida Sokolova’s intends to take a leave to bring her mother to Russia but she cannot stay there with her. The family still hopes that the Norwegian authorities will change their decision and let the old woman live the rest of her life in her family circle.

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