The identity of a Russian citizen who swam to Japan from the island of Kunashir to ask for asylum has been revealed. This was reported by RIA Novosti.
The agency's source said that the man's name is Vaas Phoenix Nokard, and in the past – Vladimir. He lived in the Kuril Islands for three years. At the same time, he did not work anywhere and slept in a tent. “With whom he will get to know – there he was attached,” – added the interlocutor of RIA Novosti.
According to him, in 2011, a Russian was deported from Japan for violating the visa regime. He also ended up with police in Thailand and Bali for forging documents.
He sailed to Japan, presumably in a diving suit. Before that, on the shore, he left a motorcycle to a friend so that she could sell it and send him money.
On August 20, it became known that a Russian citizen sailed from Kunashir Island to Hokkaido Island in northern Japan to apply to the authorities of another country for asylum.