Christopher Miller+ Your Authors @ChristopherJM Correspondent covering Eastern Europe & more for @BuzzFeedNews. Bylines: @RFERL @POLITICOEurope @ViceNews @thetimes @Guardian etc [email protected] Apr. 03, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Update: Trenton Thurber, other Americans and dozens of citizens of other nations remain stranded in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after Aeroflot canceled its New York-bound flight today. They were all on the plane and preparing for take-off when the pilot ordered them back off.

Trenton sent this photo of the group after they were forced to de-board the Aeroflot flight. Still no answers from @USEmbRu, he says, which had sent out emails about a possible charter flight.

The family of another American stranded in the Moscow airport wrote this to me about the ordeal:

Of course, it's not only Americans who are stuck in a place far from home. Some 100 Russians are also stranded in New York because the Aeroflot flight from Moscow to JFK was meant to bring them back. 

And it doesn't look like they will be going anywhere, since Russia just announced it will ban all flights, including those bringing Russians home, @interfax_news reports. 

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