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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Diplomat Missing

BANGKOK, Thailand () -- Police are searching for a Russian diplomat who has been missing after coming to Thailand for a one-month vacation, immigration police said Friday.


The Russian Embassy requested Thai police investigate the disappearance of Anna Ritikova, 37, an adviser at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow, an immigration official said.


"She came to Thailand this past Christmas with the Moscow Tour Company and failed to catch her flight home on Jan. 29," Immigration Deputy Superintendent Narit Sailasut said.


Ritikova was believed to have traveled to Pattaya, a beach resort 110 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, which is popular with Russian tourists.