The ministry stated that three Il-76 cargo planes will make stopovers in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan earlier than flying to Moscow.
It stated the planes had been carrying residents of Russia and Kyrgyzstan who wished to go away Afghanistan, and Afghan college students enlisted in Russian universities.
Saturday’s mission is the most recent in a sequence of such Russian flights since August.
Earlier flights have delivered humanitarian cargo and evacuated a complete of 770 residents of Russia and different ex-Soviet nations.
Not like many different international locations, Russia hasn’t evacuated its embassy in Kabul and its ambassador has maintained common contacts with the Taliban since they took over the Afghan capital, Kabul, in August.
Russia had labored for years to determine contacts with the Taliban, despite the fact that it designated the group a terror group in 2003 and by no means took it off the listing.
In October, Moscow hosted talks on Afghanistan involving senior representatives of the Taliban and neighbouring nations, a spherical of diplomacy that underlined Moscow’s clout in Central Asia.