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Russia granted asylum to a large family, who left Germany because of disagreement with politics.

The head of the family believes that in Germany “totalitarianism”.

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The leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs granted temporary asylum to the large Grisbach family from Germany, who have been in Russia since 2015 due to their disagreement with the policies of the German authorities. This was reported by thepress service of the Ministry.

Taking into account the need to regulate the legal status of Grisbach family members, and also taking into account their personal life circumstances, the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia decided to grant them temporary asylum on the territory of the Russian Federation.

excerpt from the MIA statement

Eight members of the Griesbach family emigrated to Russia on a tourist visa in 2015. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, from 2016 to 2019 Grisbachs submitted applications for asylum to the migration services of Russia, but they were refused, and the courts of various instances confirmed the legality of these refusals.

Until May 2016, the family lived in Moscow hostels, and later moved to their minivan. As reported by the Regnum news agency, the Grisbachs have recently been living in Maloyaroslavets, Kaluga Region.

In 2016, the head of the Grisbach family in an interview with NTV said that they had left for Russia because of the excessive attention of the guardianship to large families in Germany, as well as because of the sex education lessons in schools and “totalitarianism” in the country.

We escaped from Germany to protect the children, this is our original goal. Because we have been politically active since 2012. In Germany, now [in 2016] they want to pass some laws that were used in the Third Reich. We fought against this and even against migrants, and they began to threaten us.

Andre Griesbach

On July 3, Lola Skopina, a staff member of the Patriarchal Commission for the Family, Protection of Motherhood and Childhood of the Russian Orthodox Church, reportedthat all members of the Grisbach family were detained by employees of the migration service. According to Skopina, they spent the night in a preliminary detention cell, where they were threatened with emergency deportation.

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