Uzbek Who Swam To Estonia Wants Political Asylum In Russia

ST.PETERSBURG, Russia — An Uzbek who swam across a river from Russia to reach Estonia is applying for political asylum in Russia following his release from jail there, RFE/RL’s Uzbek service reports. The Estonian authorities deported Rakhim Sobirov, 30, to Russia in September after he swam across the 300 meter-wide Narva River and entered Estonia […]