All articles tagged "UK"

UK secret service exhausted by Russian espionage activity in Britain – report UK secret service exhausted by Russian espionage activity in Britain – report

6 Mar, 02:19 PM 6 comments

Russia is still running spying operations in Britain at Cold War levels, an official intelligence report quoted by a British daily reveals.

Tags: UK, espionage

Russia will not extradite Litvinenko suspect - Medvedev Russia will not extradite Litvinenko suspect - Medvedev

30 Mar, 11:20 PM

Russia is not going to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, wanted in the UK on charges of Alexander Litvinenko's murder, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has reaffirmed and recommended to investigate the former FSB agent’s murder ‘by legal instruments’.

Tags: Andrei Lugovoi, UK

Russia demands easier visas in exchange for British Councils' reopening Russia demands easier visas in exchange for British Councils' reopening

9 Apr, 05:18 PM 11 comments

Russia has said it is ready for new talks on reopening the British Council centers, closed in last year amidst diplomatic tensions between the two states, but only if the UK agrees to speed up work on simplifying visa procedures for Russian citizens.

Tags: UK, British Council

Chernobyl explosion still affects British farming - Minister Chernobyl explosion still affects British farming - Minister

13 May, 12:28 PM 13 comments

The radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power station explosion 23 years ago continues to affect British farmers: nearly 370 farms in Britain are still restricted in the way they use land and rear sheep.

Tags: Chernobyl, Nuclear, UK

British Council Moscow once again faces $4 million tax claims British Council Moscow once again faces $4 million tax claims

19 May, 05:03 PM 6 comments

The Federal Arbitration Court of Moscow has cancelled an earlier ruling to relieve the British Council of a $4 million tax claim, and sent the case for further investigation.

Tags: British Council, UK

Ex-Soviet immigrants wage gang war in UK Ex-Soviet immigrants wage gang war in UK

20 May, 03:10 PM 14 comments

A Chechen man living in Nottingham killed a Russian man with a knife after waging a campaign of intimidation and ethnic hatred, a court heard. Mubarak Suleymanov, 29, allegedly stabbed Russian Timur Gusev, 26, in the lungs and liver at an organized gang fight in North London.

Tags: crime, Russians, Chechen, UK

Russian ballet tour stopped due to UK visa system Russian ballet tour stopped due to UK visa system

4 Jun, 07:43 PM 12 comments

A Swansea-based Russian ballet company has stopped touring, blaming changes on the UK's work permit and visa system.

Tags: Russia, UK, visa, ballet

Female Russian boxer takes on Big Brother show Female Russian boxer takes on Big Brother show

5 Jun, 11:58 PM 20 comments

A 35-year old female boxer and an ex-rock star from London who originally comes from Russia, Angel Mckenzie is one of the 16 new contestants who entered the famed Big Brother house.

Tags: TV, UK, women, celebrities

British kids puzzled by Litvinenko poisoning exam British kids puzzled by Litvinenko poisoning exam

8 Jun, 12:55 PM 3 comments

At their high-school chemistry exam, UK children had to answer what dose of radiation killed ex Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, murdered in London in 2006.

Tags: UK, weird

Russian oligarch seeks to buy UK daily Independent Russian oligarch seeks to buy UK daily Independent

11 Jun, 05:46 PM 9 comments

Russian oligarch in talks to buy another British paper.

Tags: Lebedev, UK, Media

Britain likely to hand over to Russia fugitive telecoms tycoon Britain likely to hand over to Russia fugitive telecoms tycoon

21 Jun, 02:24 PM

The UK will likely extradite to Russia Evroset owner Yevgeny Chichvarkin, whose extradition is demanded by Russian prosecutors, sources in the Russian law enforcement agencies told Interfax

Tags: Chichvakin, extradition request, UK

Britain to hand fugitive telecoms tycoon over to Russia Britain to hand fugitive telecoms tycoon over to Russia

21 Jun, 02:45 PM 4 comments

The UK is likely to send Russian Evroset owner Yevgeny Chichvarkin back to his home country, after Russian prosecutors demanded his extradition, sources in Russian law enforcement agencies say.

Tags: Chichvarkin, UK, Interpol, extradition

Russian oligarch Deripaska wants his case to be heard in Russia, not UK Russian oligarch Deripaska wants his case to be heard in Russia, not UK

21 Jul, 11:05 PM 91 comments

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska on Monday challenged a British court ruling that said a lawsuit brought against him by a former friend should be heard there rather than Russia.

Tags: Oleg Deripaska, UK,



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