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More than 63,000 Russians returned home by export flights
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More than 63,000 Russian citizens returned home with the help of export flights, RIA Novosti reports. According to Denis Mikerin, Acting Deputy Head of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, this took almost four months, the flights began on April 7.
The diplomat called this figure impressive, adding that about 60,000 people flew to Russia on the planes of Russian air carriers.
The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova noted earlier that hundreds of thousands of Russians lived in other countries, and every citizen could have a need to return home. The export program helped to unify diplomats, officials, volunteers even from those countries with which there was no mutual understanding in the political space. The differences disappeared when it was necessary to help people, she added. In organizing the export flights for Russians, help came from Belarus, many other CIS countries and far abroad.