One-year-old Russian girl found to be adopted in Iraq

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February 3 , 2018 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Chechen authorities have found a one-year-old Russian girl, in an Iraqi family. Her parents took part in the conflict zone in the Middle East, presumably on the side of radicals, and ultimately died.

In the coming days, the girl will be returned to her homeland. Earlier, her three brothers were found and returned to Russia.

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Ziyad Sabsabi, a member of the Federation Council, representative of the head of Chechnya in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, told journalists that on October 11, 2017, the Russian Federation managed to return the three orphaned Abdullayev brothers, and not so long ago, to locate their youngest sister Halima in 2017. As it turned out, the girl was adopted by an Arab family in Iraq.

According to Sabsabi, the Chechen authorities together with the Russian embassy in Iraq and representatives of UNICEF took the necessary measures, and to date the child is in a safe place, looked after by proper care. 

On instructions from Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, documents are currently being prepared to return the girl to Russia and reunite her with her family. The child is scheduled to be delivered to Moscow by flight from Baghdad on February 7.

With the assistance of the Chechen authorities, about 100 children have to Russia from Iraq and Syria. These are natives of the North Caucasus; Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Bashkiria, Tver, Nizhnevartovsk, as well as citizens of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

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