Russian Federal Migration Service spokesman Konstantin Poltoranin has been fired after giving a controversial BBC interview, a source in the service reported on Wednesday.
"The reason for Poltoranin's dismissal was the video posted by BBC," the source said.
In his interview to the BBC Russian Service, Poltoranin, in particular, said: "What is now at stake is the survival of the white race."
MOSCOW, April 20 (RIA Novosti)
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