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Serbia puts pressure on Russian exiles

2023-08-16T16:39:14.948Z

Highlights: More than 200,000 have reached Serbia since the beginning of the war in Ukraine.. Belgrade. Most of these exiles settled in the capital, which has a population of 1.6 million. "Here I feel comfortable. It's a city with a lot of culture, with warm people, between East and West," assures Maksim, 48, who left St. Petersburg last December. "With the war came the fear of mobilization. I was able to follow, relieved, my wife, transferred to Belgrade by her Western company," he says.


More than 200,000 have reached Serbia since the beginning of the war in Ukraine.


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"We are here to start a new life," said Maksim, 48, who left St. Petersburg last December. Like nearly 200,000 Russians, he went to Serbia after the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Most of these exiles settled in the capital, which has a population of 1.6 million, changing the pulse of the city.

"It's been years since living in Russia became unbearable. With the war came the fear of mobilization. I was able to follow, relieved, my wife, transferred to Belgrade by her Western company, "says the computer consultant, looking blue, sitting at Birds, a Russian restaurant that opened in recent months, opposite the fortress of Kalemegdan. The owners are Russian, as are the waiters, the menu and almost all the clients. "Here I feel comfortable. It's a city with a lot of culture, with warm people, between East and West," assures ...

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Source: lefigaro

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