Russia has expelled a U.S. journalist and banned him from entering the country for five years, a controversial move in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, which kick off on Feb. 7.
David Satter, author and former Financial Times correspondent, was informed of the decision by a Russian diplomat in Kiev, according to a report in The Guardian. The prepared statement read: “The competent organs have decided that your presence on the territory of the Russian Federation is not desirable. You are banned from entering Russia.”
Satter’s new position was an advisor to Radio Europe/Radio Free Liberty, which is funded by the U.S. government. He confirmed the news on his Twitter account: …
Via: Mashable: Media