Fined in Tajikistan for the coin, the Russian will return home in early September

© Flickr / Paul FredericksonСамолет in the sky. Archival photoFined in Tajikistan for the coin, the Russian will return home in early September© Flickr / Paul Frederickson

Russian Tatyana Huzhina, who was sentenced in Tajikistan to the penalty in 5 thousand somoni ($567) for smuggling copper coins of the edition of 1823, reported to RIA Novosti that he would return to Russia on 6 September.

The citizen of the Russian Federation Huzhina, going to Russia with a six-year-old daughter, were detained during the inspection at Dushanbe international airport on June 18. Woman accused of smuggling: according to the investigating authorities, she took a copper coin worth two pennies of the tsarist Russia (1823), which was lying in her purse. Experts of the Ministry of culture of Tajikistan believe that the coin has historical and cultural value.

«The airline of the airplane I was to fly to Moscow on June 18, fully compensated me the money for unused tickets, and today I bought tickets for myself and daughter Sofia to Moscow on 6 September,» said Huzhina RIA Novosti.

She thanked everyone who was with her and supported her during those difficult two months, including journalists. «The biggest thank you to the management of the company Gazprom-Neftegaz and the airline managers which helped me to pay the fine and get compensation for the tickets,» said Tatiana.