Category : Luke Harding

British journalist allowed to return to Russia following expulsion

Guardian journalist, Luke Harding, has been allowed to re-enter Russia after his expulsion from Moscow last week. The Russian officials have renewed his foreign journalist’s accreditation and he was able to obtain a single-entry visa on Friday. He returned to Russia the following day. Harding’s expulsion provoked extensive criticism, and British foreign secretary William Hague intervened.  The […]

Expelling journalists: a long-established FSB policy

Russia's expulsion of the Guardian's Luke Harding is part of a policy of attempting to control reportage, say Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan

Guardian journalist expelled from Russia

The Guardian’s Moscow correspondent has been expelled from Russia. Luke Harding attempted to re-enter Russia on the weekend, instead his visa was annulled and he was detained in an airport cell for 45 minutes before being returned to the UK on the next available flight. He was told: “For you Russia is closed“. This is thought to be […]