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Witch hunt in Russian high tech: Major university fires US executive, international cooperation under threat

Earlier this month US citizen Kendrick White, a prominent figure in the Russian tech and venture scene, got involuntarily involved in a witch hunt targeting foreign citizens whose presence in Russia is judged “undesirable” in some political and media circles.

 

While civil high tech coooperation had thus far remained virtually unaffected by the international tensions, the recent incident is casting doubt on Russia’s capacity to keep it aside from its negative domestic political developments.

 

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