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Two Russian Nationals Detained For Begging On The Streets Of Nusa Penida Bali

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Two Russian nationals have been detained by the Public Civil Service Office after begging on the streets of Nusa Penida to survive.

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The Head of Denpasar Immigration Office Class I, Tedy Riyandi, confirmed that two international tourists identified as AK (aged 61) and IK (aged 34) from Russia were detained after being reported for begging in Nusa Penida and overstaying in Bali.

“They were a mother and son from Russia who had been financially struggling in Bali,” Tedy said on Wednesday (13/4).

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Both AK and IK had arrived in Bali as tourists. They stayed in different places before staying in a villa run by a Ukrainian national.

When the war between Russia and Ukraine broke out over a month ago, both of them were expelled from the villa after not being able to pay their rent. The situation got worse as they began to run out of resources to survive and extend their visa.

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A resident from Batununggul Village who spotted them crying on the street felt compassion for them and let them stay in his house. After one month, the officials of the local village reported their situation to the Immigration Office for assistance.

“Our officials immediately picked them up and kept them in our detention house while waiting for their deportation process,” Tedy concluded.

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Melly K

Wednesday 20th of April 2022

The Ukrainians did not kick them out because of the war between Russia and Ukraine! They were kicked out because they couldn’t pay rent and had no visa. They lived at Ukrainians family house about 4 month for free, give them food and helped with the visa payment for few months. The russians was very disrespectful to the family that already helped them. So Ukrainians did not tolerate them and kicked them out.

Randy

Friday 15th of April 2022

A nice gesture from the Balinese or any Indonesian for that matter. Should it be the other way around, it may be doubtful that a similar offer from the heart is extended. The Russian woman and kid may well remember this charitable offer from the Indonesian people for a very long time. Published stories of non-Ukrainians fleeing the war and are selected to cross over which is damn shameful.

Nonetheless harboring illegal aliens can a be serious offense. After one month of charity, it was up to the local authorities to do what they can to send them home in a humanitarian manner.

It seems that a deportation out of Indonesia is a common sight these days.

Wayan Bo

Thursday 14th of April 2022

It’s because of sanctions and embargo against innocents.

Neil gill

Thursday 14th of April 2022

Iam sure Putin will take them in with all the conditions, available... Such a nice man to head home to if aircrafts are available

JR

Thursday 14th of April 2022

This is so sad. Another family screwed cuz that A-hole Putin. There are many great Russian people in the world. Not all are brainwashed by Putin's BS. These people need help they can not get their money because of the BS their president put them in. As I said very sad.

Melly K

Wednesday 20th of April 2022

@Reno Balapa, Yes!! They lived at Ukrainians family house about 4 month for free, give them food and helped with the visa payment. The russians was very disrespectful to the family that already helped them.

Reno Balapa

Friday 15th of April 2022

@JR, it doesn't mention anywhere that they were expelled for being Russian. They were expelled because they couldn't pay rent and had no visa.

reina

Friday 15th of April 2022

@JR, i totally agree