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BBC News: BBC’s Russia reporter expelled and barred for life from country

12/10/2021

Oct 12, 2021

The BBC’s Moscow correspondent, Sarah Rainsford, was recently expelled from Russia, a country she first began visiting in her teens as a student. She has reported on the country since the start of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, but has now been barred for life and declared a ‘security threat’. The move comes during an unprecedented assault on rights and freedoms in Russia, where critics of the Kremlin are increasingly being labelled as hostile ‘agents’ of the West.

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