Tagged: UK

British Gov’t: Russia intimidating British Council staff

British Gov’t: Russia intimidating British Council staff

The British Council’s Russian staff are questioned by the FSB, and the son of a prominent former British politician is arrested as tensions rise

Wannabe Russian spy arrested in Britain

Wannabe Russian spy arrested in Britain

There are a few, relatively low key stories in the British papers today about the ‘capture’ of a Russian spy in England, but it’s a bit of an odd story. Peter Hill, the 23...

England World Cup bid deal with Russia?

England World Cup bid deal with Russia?

Following England’s announcement that it will definitely bid to host the 2018 football World Cup, rumours are flying that England’s World Cup bid could be subject to a deal with Russia. Russia are also...

Row brewing over Russian art exhibition in London

Row brewing over Russian art exhibition in London

A row seems to be on the verge of starting over a Russian art exhibition in London. The London Royal Academy of Arts is to host an exhibition of Russian and French masterpieces in...

Baltika beer in Britain

It looks like Baltika Beer are expanding into the British market in a big way, and it looks like conquering London is just the first phase of Baltika’s ambitious plans.  Not only did I...

Some advice for the Russian government

Some advice for the Russian government

Has anyone noticed that Russia has spent several days pondering its response to the British government decision to deport four of it’s embassy staff?  I’m beginning to suspect that, for once, Russia is playing...

Britain expels four Russian diplomats

Britain expels four Russian diplomats

The British government has expelled four Russian diplomats, in revenge for Russia’s refusal to extradite Andrei Lugovoi for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko (as predicted last week).  British Foreign Minister David Miliband told Parliament: “We...