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Emergencies Ministry has evacuated 1,200 Russians and 400 citizens of CIS countries

July 21 2006

The Ministry of Emergencies in general, has completed the first stage of the evacuation from Lebanon of Russian citizens. The statement was made head of the department of international activities EMERCOM Brazhnikov.

Removal of our compatriots and citizens of CIS from the conflict began on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Lebanon has left the bulk of Russian citizens. On Thursday, the evacuation was continued.

During these days MOE evacuated from Lebanon, about 1400 people, of which 1,200 Russians.

Meanwhile, according to rescue workers in Lebanon can still be 100-150 people of our country. Perhaps, the Russians still remain in southern Lebanon, reports " Echo of Moscow ".

Today, of the Syrian Latakia airport in Russia fly another two aircraft MOE, which were brought to Moscow some 250 Russians and citizens of CIS countries, reports " Interfax ".

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