British Ph.D. Student, Accused of Spying, Forced to Leave Russia

April 6, 2015

Laura Sumner, a Ph.D. student at Britain's University of Nottingham, is being forced to end a research trip to Russia amid charges that she was spying on the country, The Independent reported. She was forced to appear in court in Russia and accused of traveling on the wrong visa, and was ordered to leave the country. She is doing research on social identity among urban workers in 1917. University officials said that they have been in touch with Sumner and expect her to return soon to Britain.


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