1. Wide shot of building where the British Council office is situated
2. Mid shot of woman walking up the steps towards the office
3. Close up of the British Council logo
4. Wide shot of secretary sitting at the reception desk inside the office
5. Close up of the British Council poster
6. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Diana, Vox Pop: student
''I must say the British Council is an important organisation. It has allowed thousands of Russian students to learn English, to receive a first-class education abroad, that's why the existence of such an organisation is necessary. Of course, if there are any legal problems they must be solved. But I'd like our to government find a peaceful way of solving these legal issues."
7. Wide pan of woman sitting by the entrance and a man at the reception desk
8. Mid shot of a security officer
9. Wide shot of the exterior of the British Council office building
10. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Miroslav Dobrev, Vox Pop:
''I think that it's a temporary situation and it will be solved soon. It's only a diplomatic war. But people will drag it on anyway from both sides, we will keep on moving towards integration."
11. Mid shot of entrance of the British Consul office, zoom in to the logo on the front door
Russian students in Moscow expressed their disappointment on Wednesday over a political row between Russia and the UK over a British cultural organisation.
The dispute between Moscow and London intensified after Russia's top security agency interviewed the organisation's Russian employees and one of its directors was stopped by law enforcement.
The British Council, which acts as the cultural arm of the British Embassy, said it was deeply concerned by the developments in a confrontation that has poisoned relations between the two countries, already badly strained over the killing in London in 2006 of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko.
One student told AP Television she thinks the British Council is an important organisation.
''It has allowed thousands of Russian students to learn English, to receive a first-class education abroad, that's why the existence of such an organisation is necessary. Of course, if there are any legal problems they must be solved," said the student.
"I'd like our government to find a peaceful way of solving these legal issues." she added.
A long-simmering dispute over the British Council flared this week after the organisation defied Russian orders to shut its offices in St. Petersburg and the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg. Russia says the offices are operating illegally.
In an angry exchange Tuesday, Britain's ambassador warned that any action against the British Council would violate international law and Russia's foreign minister accused Britain of colonial-era arrogance.
Then, Russia's Federal Security Service, the main successor agency of the KGB, said it was interviewing the council's Russian employees.
The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said it was conducting "explanatory work" with the employees with the aim of "protecting Russian citizens from possibly being drawn into Britain's provocative games as tools."
FSB officials refused to comment further on Wednesday.
The British Council said its Russian staff in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg had been summoned for interview by the FSB.
The organisation also claimed that Russian Ministry of the Interior officials visited the homes of some of their Russian staff.
The Interior Ministry is in charge of the police.
Meanwhile, the director of the council's St. Petersburg office was stopped for a traffic violation on Tuesday night.
The British Council said Kinnock followed global diplomatic protocol by calling the British Consulate, which instructed him not to take the test.
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