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Elena Musikhina: Musikhina and Oxana Genina

elena musikhina: It means Musikhina and her husband, who faced removal from Canada early next month, will now have time to apply for permanent residency, May said in a statement, according to CTV. May, who advocated on the family's behalf, thanked Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen for his timely intervention, saying the couple would have faced jail -- or worse -- if sent back to Russia. Elena Musikhina, a vocal critic of the Kremlin, has been granted a two-year visitor's permit, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said late Monday. Oxana Genina, a friend of the family, said Musikhina is very happy and relieved, but realizes she has more work to do in order to remain in Canada permanently. She also says her research work uncovered information about serious environmental hazards and pollution from military activity around the large freshwater Lake Baikal in Siberia. Musikhina believes her family fell into disfavour with Russian authorities for condemning Moscow's military incursions in Ukraine and for saying Russia illegally annexed Crimea. ( As reported in the news.