GOA: After a party organised by them two months ago was raided by police, Russians tourists in the state have begun maintaining a low profile. Stating that there must be 200 Russian and tourists of other nationalities residing in Arambol, village sarpanch Manisha Korkhandar said, “We know they live in the village, but they are hardly seen these days.”
She said that they could sometimes be seen roaming about openly even during the lockdown. “But that too stopped after a police raid on a party organised by them two months ago,” Korkhandar.
There are many Russians and Ukrainians on long term visas living in the state, mostly in the Arambol-Morjim belt. They live in rented houses in the village, shop locally, seldom mix with villagers and use rented two-wheelers to move around.
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