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Whitehall has lost skills to deal with Russia

British expertise on Russia has 'disintegrated' since Cold War MPs warn

Britain's Foreign Office has haemorrhaged Russia experts since the break-up of the USSR, leaving it vulnerable in its dealings with the Kremlin at a time when relations between Britain and Moscow are at an historic low, MPs have warned.

(Times, p4; International Business Times)

Dr Valentina Feklyunina is quoted in this article about the Foreign Office’s expertise on Russia.


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