Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Russian consul expelled from Poland for walking around town while infected with Covid-19

 On February 8, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed that in response to the unjustified expulsion of a Polish diplomat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided - in coordination with Germany and Sweden - to recognize an employee of the General Consulate of Russia in Poznań as persona non grata. claims that the decision was made easier because of the behavior of the consul himself. According to the portal, the man was in "gross violation of the applicable rules related to the coronavirus epidemic."

On January 21, the diplomat - like his daughter - tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Three days earlier, his wife tested positive as well. Even though the diplomat who contracted the coronavirus was not in isolation, he left his residence multiple times. Among others, he was on the premises of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Poznań and in the area of the hospital where his wife was staying.

The Russian also observed and photographed the picket participants in defense of the Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, which took place on January 23 in front of the Russian consulate building in Poznań.

Not long ago in Russia, or the Soviet Union, he would have been shot for such behavior.