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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Curator of “Radio Liberty” from the USA are not allowed in Russia


A new scandal occurred in relations between Russia and the United States: the territory of the Russian Federation was not allowed to be flown to Moscow Jeff shell — the head of the government of the Board of governors on issues of broadcasting. It’s an American Agency and, in particular, responsible for the “Radio “Liberty” and “voice of America”.


photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

About the incident, Shell said today in his words The New York Times. While exiled stresses that came to Russia in the Affairs of the Corporation NBC Universal in connection with the shooting of the film.

It turned out that the US citizen was detained at border control, after which he was taken to a separate room where he was kept for about half an hour. After that, he brought the document to the Russian language, which he, however, refused to sign without translation.

In the end, Shell was granted and the translation, which indicated that the entry into the territory of the Russian Federation it is forbidden without any explanation.

Another three hours spent shell waiting for a flight to Amsterdam, flew to Russia. At the same time “armed guard” handed the passport of an American pilot, demanding that he did not give his Shell, until they find themselves on the ground of the Netherlands. “It was pretty uncomfortable,” he told the citizen.

The New York Times recalls that the incident occurred on the background of another exacerbation of relations between Russia and the United States, which occurred after people in Moscow in the form of FSB has attacked an American diplomat, the alleged spy who worked undercover. In the end, that turned out to be a damaged shoulder, and he was forced to leave the territory of Russia. In response, the United States has expelled two Russian diplomats, retaliation followed by Russia.

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