Victor Hirzhov, one of the leaders of the Ukrainian diaspora in Moscow, was banned from entering Russia for 5 years, Radio Liberty reports.
Last night he was got off the train by Russian border guards at the transition point "Bryansk - Orlovsky." He was denied from entry to Russia for 5 years - from 1 September 2015 until 1 September 2020 due to resolution of the Russian Federal Security Service.
Victor Hirzhov is a co-chairman of the regional NGO "Ukrainians of Moscow" and the executive secretary of the public organization "Ukrainian Congress in Russia". He lives in Moscow about 20 years and leads an active social activities as a leader of the Ukrainian diaspora in Russia. In Moscow Viktor Hirzhov has a wife and two adult children, who are the citizens of Russia.
In 2009 from entry to Russia was banned another activist of the Ukrainian diaspora in Russia - Yuriy Kononenko. Since then he can not see his father, whose health does not allow him to leave Moscow.
As it was reported before, Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation banned the entrance to the country for Vira Savchenko, the sister of Nadiya Savchenko until 2020.