Russian University Fires US Vice-Rector Accused of Harming National Interests

A United States citizen has been fired as vice-rector of a Russian university and left the country after state television suggested he was harming national interests, joining a growing number of foreign specialists to face pressure amid anti-western rhetoric. Lobachevsky state university of Nizhny Novgorod said in a statement that its vice-rector for innovation, Kendrick White, had been relieved of his duties as part of a “restructuring of the management system”.