Russians flee Syrian conflict from Beirut
22 January 2013 Last updated at 17:21 GMT
Scores of Russians are to be flown home after fleeing the violence in Syria - but Russia insists it is not the start of a mass evacuation.
Buses carrying the Russians have crossed the Lebanese border heading for Beirut airport, Lebanese media reported on Tuesday.
Moscow has been one of President Bashar al-Assad's closest allies during the conflict in Syria.
Jon Sopel reports