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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