More than 80 Chinese citizens have been isolated and abused in Russia? Response from Chinese Embassy in Russia

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 More than 80 Chinese citizens have been isolated and abused in Russia? Response from Chinese Embassy in Russia


With a large number of Chinese citizens entering Russia, the Russian side believes that the risk of epidemic import is increasing, so further measures are taken to temporarily restrict the entry of Chinese citizens holding work, private visit, study and tourism visas from February 20. The temporary epidemic prevention measures taken by Russia for epidemic prevention and control should be respected. The embassy has repeatedly called on Chinese citizens to enter the country in accordance with the Russian epidemic prevention regulations and consciously isolate them in their places of residence for 14 days.

After the Moscow municipal government took a series of strict epidemic prevention measures, our library has done a lot of work through the Russian Ministry of foreign affairs, the Russian consumer protection and public welfare supervision agency (the competent department of epidemic prevention), the Moscow municipal government, etc. Russia has repeatedly stressed that the measures taken are not only aimed at Chinese citizens. During its work, the embassy noted that Russian law enforcement authorities had also carried out anti epidemic inspections on its own citizens and citizens of other countries, and its staff had been questioned when they went on the streets. It is understood that law enforcement officers in Moscow generally enforce the law in a standardized way, and they will be released after checking their passports and confirming their entry for more than 14 days. If Chinese citizens encounter excessive law enforcement or unfair treatment, please report to the embassy truthfully. Our library will earnestly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens.

Through inspection, the Moscow municipal government concentrated 80 Chinese citizens suspected of violating the self isolation regulations in designated places such as the charizino Rehabilitation Center for isolation. The consular officers of the embassy went to visit and send food, fruits and other consolations and necessities, and asked Russia to take all measures to provide good isolation and living conditions. It is understood that there is a basic guarantee of life in the isolation site. The overseas Chinese Affairs Office and the Education Department of the embassy keep close communication with the heads of the competent departments of the Russian Federation and the local government, understand the legal basis and specific facts of the punishment of 80 Chinese citizens one by one, contact with the hotline of the isolated personnel, appease their emotions, provide necessary consular services and legal assistance, and follow up the progress of some cases of the sentenced citizens and the trial of appeals.

On February 27, the embassy issued a notice that if Chinese citizens living in isolation do need living security, they can contact the Embassy at any time, and our embassy will provide necessary assistance. At the same time, we remind them not to go out again.

Recently, the embassy noticed that some media reported that Moscow police had violently enforced the law, abused the quarantine personnel and taken Chinese citizens away without any reason. Our library pays close attention to this matter. It is verified that the rumor is not true. The people taken away by the police are suspected of violating the Russian epidemic prevention regulations, and the isolation place is not only Chinese citizens, but also Russian citizens and citizens of other countries. Of the medical observers, only about one third are Chinese. According to the investigation, the rumor maker is the same person as the rumor that Chinese citizens were dumped in the wilderness by the Russian side due to coronavirus infection.

Russian law enforcement agencies severely punish all those who violate the epidemic prevention regulations, including Russian citizens. Recently, a Russian female citizen of St. Petersburg escaped from the isolation area without permission, and was forcibly taken back to the isolation area by the police and punished according to law. The embassy reminded all Chinese citizens not to spread rumors, believe in them or spread them.

According to the embassy, many Russian colleges and universities are very concerned about Chinese students. Some school leaders are on duty in person and try their best to provide necessary living and living conditions for the isolated students. Some students reported to the Embassy that they could not go out to apply for the landing visa because of their isolation at home. The embassy is communicating with relevant Russian departments. In case of any difficulty, please contact the embassy.

Once again, the embassy reminded Chinese citizens to strictly abide by the anti epidemic provisions of the Russian side. In case of any difficulties or unfair treatment in Russia, please contact the embassy as soon as possible.

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