Canadian Greenpeace activist detained in Russia due to arrive home today

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MONTREAL - A Canadian Greenpeace activist detained in Russia since September is due to arrive back home in Montreal today.

Alexandre Paul's mother Nicole says her son has been cleared to leave the country and is scheduled to fly into Montreal's Trudeau airport this afternoon.

She says he's excited to get back to his normal life after a difficult past few months.

Another activist — Paul Ruzycki of Port Colborne, Ont. — is facing a slight delay in his own departure from Russia because his exit visa hadn't been processed.

The two Canadians were among 30 members of Greenpeace arrested at a September protest outside a Russian oil rig in the Arctic.

The activists had their cases closed this week under a recent amnesty passed by Russian parliament.

Organizations: Greenpeace

Geographic location: Russia, MONTREAL, Port Colborne Arctic

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