Russia to evacuate Tokyo embassy families: official

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Russia will on Friday begin evacuating dependents of its diplomatic and commercial personnel in Tokyo in response to the Japanese nuclear accident, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

The evacuation plans cover the families of Russian embassy and consulate employees, trade mission and other state offices, the ministry said.

The foreign ministry stressed there were no immediate plans to begin the evacuation of embassy and other official employees.

© 2011 AFP

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