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Head of British Council to remain in Russia

The head of the British Council will remain in Russia and will be able to perform the functions of the cultural adviser at the embassy, "Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said today. "He …

Russia's Foreign Ministry retaliates against UK

Russia on Saturday announced it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain, Global News reports. The Russian …

Russian Foreign Ministry summons UK Ambassador

 UK Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, Sputnik reports. The news comes amid deterioration of the UK-Russian …

Gazprom to cut hundreds of jobs overseas

Russian gas giant Gazprom will cut hundreds of jobs at its overseas trading and export offices, including Britain, and move them to St Petersburg, according to two sources familiar with the plan, which comes at a time of rising tensions with the …

UK not planning to toughen visa issuance for Russians

The UK is not planning to toughen visa issuance for Russian citizens, the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow said on Wednesday, TASS reports. "We are not regarding this issue from this perspective," the source said in …