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Students from the University of Gothenburg must leave Russia


The University of Gothenburg has been notified that nine students who are in St. Petersburg must leave Russia. They will return to Sweden shortly.

The nine Swedish students have, as well as nine Norwegian students, been informed by the Russian authorities that their visas have been issued on incorrect grounds, and that they must leave the country before Monday. They are all studying at The Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg.

The University of Gothenburg was in contact with several of the students on Friday night. They state they are well after the circumstances. The university will continue to try to reach all students over the weekend. The university is also in contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Oslo to get full information on the situation.

Affected students and relatives who have questions may contact Jörgen Svensson, civil servant on duty at the University of Gothenburg.