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In Photos: First Russians Evacuated from Gaza Land in Moscow

A plane carrying the first Russian evacuees from the besieged Gaza Strip landed at Moscow's Domodedevo Airport late Monday evening.

The Russian emergencies ministry said on Telegram that over 60 Russian nationals had crossed the Rafah border checkpoint into Egypt on Sunday, where ministry staff met them with food, water and medical and psychological support services.

State media has reported that over 600 Russian citizens were awaiting evacuation, while only around 80 had received Israeli permission to depart.

The evacuees flew from Cairo to Moscow, where they were met by Deputy Emergency Situations Minister Alexei Serko and staff from the ministry and the National Center for Assistance to Missing and Injured Children.

Here are photos from their arrival: