March 22, 2018 / 1:04 PM / 9 months ago

British Council ceases activity in Russia

A general view shows the building of All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature, named after Margarita Rudomino, which houses the British Council in Moscow, Russia March 17, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The British Council said in a statement on Thursday it has been instructed by the Russian foreign ministry to cease activity in Russia and it has cancelled all scheduled events and programmes.

“We deeply regret this and are grateful for your understanding,” the statement said.

The British Council, a state-funded body which promotes British culture overseas, has worked in Moscow continuously since 1959, the statement said.

Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Christian Lowe

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