Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute discriminates then apologies for rejecting Russian applicant

12th August

The Beatson Institute is a Scottish registered charity in Glasgow funded and supported by Cancer Research UK

The email had read: “The Beatson has established a new policy upon which I am unable to appoint you because you are Russian.” Owen Sansom, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute director, said the organisation “does not have a policy of declining any applications from Russian students on the basis of their nationality”.

Owen Sansom, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute director, said the organisation “does not have a policy of declining any applications from Russian students on the basis of their nationality”…“Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and offers are always reviewed against external checks, such as visa requirements or UK government sanctions…“In this case there was an initial misunderstanding of these restrictions, which has been addressed.”

Sansom said the organisation has contacted the applicant involved to offer them a place and “have apologised for any distress caused”. He added it is reviewing processes internally to prevent this issue from occurring again in future.

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Top Finnish volleyball player banned from national team

29th July 2022

libero Lauri Kerminen plays for Dynamo Moscow club.

Finnish Volleyball Association President Lauri Inna told public broadcaster YLE “there is no other way to act now”. “The leadership of the union [Finnish Volleyball Association] was asked for help and we made a decision. Now the team doesn’t have to worry too much about this kind of thing.”

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Russian DJ banned from music festivals for not criticising Russia enough

24th May

Russian DJ and performer Nina Kraviz has been banned from festivals in Detroit, The Hague and Dortmund.

Time magazine launched a campaign against her. Criticism of the ban included

“Music and sports are the only segments which connect people around the world. Leave them alone.”

World Socialist website, published by the International Committee of the Fourth International

Russian Orthodox Church burnt in Paris

17th April

A small wooden Russian Orthodox chapel suffered extensive damage.

The fire consumed the Church building and its icons. Priests who were inside the Church were evacuated by the authorities. The Church belongs to the Archdiocese of the Orthodox Churches of Russian Tradition in Western Europe of the Patriarchate of Moscow. The cause of the fire is being evaluated by the forensic team to determine whether it was an accident or a case of arson.

Orthodoxy Cognate Page, published by OCP Society

German State tv ZDF promotes racist views about Russian heritage

12th April

German EU official Florence Gaub said (translated)

“We should not forget, even if Russians look European, they are not European, in a cultural sense,” Gaub declared in the German-language interview.

“They [Russians] think differently about violence or death,” the EU official continued. “They have no concept of a liberal, post-modern life, a concept of life that each individual can choose. Instead, life simply can end early with death.”

Multipolarista.com and independently funded news outlets

Jean Sibelius Violin Competition Excludes Russian Participants

8th April

The organisers say that the decision to exclude two young Russian qualifying participants was because the “Competition Committee has no moral or ethical option but to exclude the Russians from the competition. With this decision, the Competition Committee also wants to guarantee a neutral and peaceful environment for all competitors.” “

The Violin Channel, Australian independently funded

Threats, bricks and discrimination in the Netherlands

6th April

Threats to restaurants, a supermarket and a brick thrown through windows. 11 reported accounts of discrimination including banned from attending a sports event, banned from accessing notary services, cancelled from music events. These are the reported ones, they think it is thetip of the iceberg.

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