Russia allows Guardian journalist back in

Earlier in the week, Guardian journalist Luke Harding was refused re-entry to Russia, amid reports that his negative reporting on the country had prompted officials to annul his visa. But Russia’s foreign ministry has made a u-turn on the issue, reinstating the journalist’s visa.

The decision comes after widespread criticism from British politicians, and just ahead of a rare visit by the Russian foreign minister.

However, the Guardian and Harding are yet to accept the offer of a new permit, saying both were “considering the offer very carefully”.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

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