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Polish historian expelled from Russia in response to Warsaw’s unfriendly move — diplomat

November 27, 18:46 UTC+3

On October 11, the Polish authorities expelled a Russian historian and scholar who was working in Poland as a teacher

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

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MOSCOW, November 27. /TASS/. Polish historian Henryk Glebocki has been deported from Russia in response to Warsaw’s unfriendly move, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement posted on the ministry’s website on Monday.

"We confirm the expulsion of Polish citizen Henryk Glebocki, an employee of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and a regional department of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance, from Russia," the statement reads. "We would like to recall that on October 11, the Polish authorities expelled from Poland a Russian historian and scholar who was working as a teacher there on the basis of some absurd accusations. The measures taken against Glebocki are a response to that unfriendly move."

The statement stressed that on November 24 he "was officially notified that, in accordance with the Federal Law of August 15, 1996, on the procedure for departure from Russia and entry into Russia a decision was made on the undesirability of his stay in our country." "On November 25, Glebocki left Russia," Zakharova noted.

On October 11, historian Dmitry Karnaukhov, a Professor of Novosibirsk State Technical University, was deported from Poland as recommended by the Polish Internal Security Agency. The Russian historian had lived in Poland since 2013 lecturing at a number of local universities.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Karnaukhov was accused in Poland of "activities with elements of hybrid warfare" against Polish interests and "to the benefit of a hostile state," maintaining contacts with Russian intelligence services and conducting pro-Russian propaganda.

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