Monday, January 14, 2008

Fresh cloud cast over UK-Russia ties

Fresh Cloud Cast Over UK-Russia Ties

Russo-British relations looked set to hit a new low on Monday after Moscow said it would suspend visa issuance for employees of the British Council in St Petersburg and Ekaterinburg.

Russia's foreign ministry said it would halt the issuance of visas for the offices outside Moscow and levy undisclosed tax charges against the British Council in St Petersburg after the UK organisation defied an order by Moscow to close down its regional branches.

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