People walk along a corridor at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Russia has barred a U.S. journalist who is critical of President Vladimir Putin for five years, a move that could upset relations with the United States and has echoes of the Cold War.The Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Satter, author of three books on Russia and the Soviet Union, had been prevented from returning to Russia last month after grossly violating visa regulations.The ministry said Satter had left Russia on Dec. 4 and was refused a visa when he wanted to return.Russia expelled a U.S. diplomat in Moscow last year, accusing him of working as a spy and trying to recruit a Russian agent for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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