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Russian observers set up at Egypt's airports

Russia officially resumed flights to Egyptian resorts after a six-year hiatus, sparking controversy amid accusations that the government ceded too much authority to Moscow.
Egyptian officials wearing face masks against the coronavirus are pictured near an EgyptAir Airbus A320 neo aircraft at Hurghada Airport, Egypt, June 18, 2020.

CAIRO — A flight that took off from Russia, carrying on board 300 Russian tourists, landed at Egypt’s Hurghada Airport on Aug. 9, for the first time in nearly six years. 

The next day, the airport in Sharm el-Sheikh received the first EgyptAir flight from Moscow, also after a six-year hiatus.

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