Belarus expels top Latvian historian blacklisted by Russia

Latvia's War Museum. Phot

Belarus’ border guard service deported Juris Ciganovs, Deputy Director of the Latvian War Museum, who came to country to participate in an international scientific conference.

Ciganovs arrived in Minsk on invitation of the Belarusian side, Delfi reports. At the airport, however, he was informed of his being included in a list of the persons who are banned from visiting Russia. As the black list is also in force in Belarus, border guards refused to let him enter the country and make the historian board a plane to Vilnius.

The Latvian War Museum is a public institution which is under control of the Ministry of Defense. it is the responsibility of the Minister of Defense.

1.7 mln names were put on the joint black list of persons who are denied entry to the territory of Belarus and Russia, Belarusian Minister Ihar Shunevich said in 2017. 1.5 mln of them were added on the initiative of the Russian Federation.


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