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Viet Nam supports Russian victims

Update: July, 26/2012 - 12:30

HA NOI - The Vietnam Red Cross Society will provide financial support of US$50,000 for Russian victims of recent floods.

The Vietnamese community in Russia is also involved in charity activities after the disaster, which hit parts of Russia on July 7.

The Vietnamese Embassy's first secretary in Russia, Nguyen Hung Anh, said the Vietnamese community in Moscow donated 340,000 rubles (US$15,300) to the victims, while commodities worth up to 700,000 rubles ($21,400) were also sent to help them.

He added that the campaign to help the victims was launched in all parts of Russia where overseas Vietnamese were living.

According to Russian authorities, the flood swept through the southern province of Krymsk, home to 57,000 people, killing nearly 200 and injuring another 300 while thousands were also left homeless after the flood. The total damage cost up to 4 billion rubles ($122 million).--- VNS

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