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British Council operations shut down

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:32 am    Post subject: British Council operations shut down Reply with quote

Russia expels 23 UK diplomats as row deepens
The Guardian | March 17, 2018
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/17/sergei-skripal-russia-expels-23-british-diplomats

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Moscow also shuts down all activities of British Council in retaliatory move after expulsion of Russian diplomats.

But the Russian Federation has gone a step further and shut down all activities of the British Council, which promotes greater understanding of the UK and the English language. The foreign ministry said it would also close a consulate in St Petersburg.

Lord Ricketts said: “The biggest losers from this closure of the excellent British Council programme are the Russian people."

The British Council said: “We are profoundly disappointed at this development. It is our view that when political or diplomatic relations become difficult, cultural relations and educational opportunities are vital to maintain ongoing dialogue between people and institutions. We remain committed to the development of long-term people-to-people links with Russia as we do in over 100 other countries.”
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure the BC is lamenting for the Russian people and not their own profits.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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