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Latvia expels more than 400 Russians over 75 from the country

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Latvia expels more than 400 Russians over 75 from the country


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402 Russian citizens over the age of 75 living in Latvia have received letters from the country's authorities demanding that they leave the country by December, 1. At the same time, according to the law, they were exempt from taking the exam on the state language knowledge due to senior age, journalist Alexey Stefanov reported in his Telegram channel.

Those Russians, many of whom have lived in Latvia most of their lives, were automatically deprived of their livelihoods and rights to social benefits, including compensation for medicines. They cannot receive a well-deserved pension, as well as medical care - make an appointment with a doctor or call an ambulance.

Activist Olga Petkevich filed an appeal to the relevant authorities. They answered that it was still possible to submit documents protesting the requirement to leave the country.

To do this, older people deprived of pension payments must pay at least 150 euros to submit documents, after which, without money or benefits, they will have to wait several months for their issue to be considered.

It is reported that one of those who received a letter demanding to leave Latvia, a 93-year-old woman, died in hospital.

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