British Council in Russia Ceases Operations

The British Council's branch in Russia has now officially been closed down.

The news came in the form of a statement from the Council's website, and reads:

"We can now confirm the reports today that the British Council in Russia has been told to cease operations.

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 on-going 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."

This comes amid rising tensions between the UK and Russia over the nerve gas attack.

By Tamzin Whitewood


19 March 2018 15:51