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Expulsion of Two Russian Journalists from LatviaUpdate: 02 Feb 2018 State replied
On 4 January 2018, the journalist Olga Kurlaeva, who works for the Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company VGTRK, was reportedly detained by Latvian law enforcement representatives and deported from the country. According to VGTRK, Olga Kurlaeva has been accused of representing a threat to Latvia’s national security. Two days previously, on 2 January 2018, her husband Anatoliy Kurlaev, who works for the Russian TVC State-owned television channel, was also deported from Latvia.