ArmInfo.The situation with coronavirus will seriously affect RA citizens who have left Russia to work . Ambassador of Armenia to Russia Vardan Toghanyan expressed this opinion in an interview with the Lurer program of the Public Television of Armenia, answering the question of how quarantine and restrictions will affect the social status of Armenian citizens who have left for Russia to earn money.
"This is an important issue that will have a serious impact on Armenia in terms of economic consequences. This problem is a set of problems due to restrictions introduced in such areas as construction, services, wholesale, shopping centers, which either limited or almost non-work, or are on the verge of closure. The number of RA citizens involved in work in these areas, both seasonally living in Russia and on an ongoing basis, is actually large. Naturally, now there is the problem of closure, temporary suspension of these enterprises or facilities, return to Armenia. And this is an objective problem: without income, these people will be forced to return to their homeland. The problem will arise a bit later, because the restrictions have only been introduced, and people should take appropriate decisions, "Toganyan noted.
To clarify how many RA citizens or Armenians are infected with coronavirus in the Russian Federation, the Ambassador said that they have information about only one Armenian citizen, who, after arriving from Krasnodar, was isolated in the infectious diseases hospital in Sochi.