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Bo Selecta!
15-06-2004, 14:52
...so what's going on there then? Are they going to get shut down or what?

Anyone got any info on why they were raided by the tax police and if thats it for Moscow's "premier language school"?

15-06-2004, 15:06
apparently they were charging money for their lessons, making profit/losses and thus being subject to the tax legislation.

15-06-2004, 15:16
The British Council - just like the United States Peace Corps - apparently employes spies and is an agent for the insidious introduction of foreign ideas. These corrupting ideas include the TEACHING OF ENGLISH TO RUSSIANS. As a result they must be harrassed and closed down to protect the integrity of the Soviet ...oops...I mean RUSSIAN state.

Tatiana cat
15-06-2004, 15:19
I go to the library there regularly and have heard nothing about they were going to get shut down.

15-06-2004, 15:51
I went to Othello at Maliy Teatr last night and the production was horrible. The British Council sponsored it and as a result they should be shut down.

Shakespeare in the Park in NYC's Central Park are a lot better... and free!

Bo Selecta!
15-06-2004, 16:25
Apparantly it was only the Teaching Centre that was going to get shut down, not the library (which is pretty crappy anyway)

The teachers get paid a huge amount, though. They must be top banana

Jose L Piedra
16-06-2004, 03:26
Used to work for `em over here in `92. A totally wasteful and arrogant lot - as I - possibly erroneously - recall. :D

16-06-2004, 17:23
...............erm, profit.... what kind of charity is that?!

Bunch of obnoxious rectilian novey rooskie arse sucking bandits...

Tax em!

Bo Selecta!
17-06-2004, 14:52
You'd work for 'em for $40,000 a year though, wouldn't you?