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U.S. Citizen Reportedly Deported From Tatarstan

A U.S. citizen working for an NGO has reportedly been deported from Russia's Republic of Tatarstan for visa violations.

Media reports in Tatarstan cite the local Kazan TV station as reporting that an employee of the American Councils for International Education was deported on April 30.

A court in Tatarstan's capital, Kazan, ruled to deport the U.S. citizen, who has only been identified by his surname, Jackson.

He was placed in a local detention center on April 18.

American Councils has been working in the former Soviet Union for years, assisting local youth and scholars to receive and develop their education in the United States.

Earlier this month, the American Councils' Moscow Office received notification from Russia's Ministry of Justice that the office's registration was no longer in compliance with the law governing international NGOs in Russia.
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