‘We don’t leave our people behind’: Lavrov speaks to RT about evacuation of Russians stranded abroad over coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted an unprecedented rescue operation, with Moscow having to help tens of thousands of people stranded abroad. The rescue took a lot of effort – and Russia’s diplomats did great work.

The country has had previous experience in bringing back people home in bulk – after the devastating tsunami in Thailand, for instance – yet the Covid-19 fallout came at an incomparably larger scale, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalist Anton Krasovsky for RTD’s ‘Epidemic’ series.

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