A court of Chuvashia has ruled to deport four U.S. citizens from Russia, the Federal Migration Service department for Chuvashia said in a statement on Saturday.
According to the information of the agency, migration service employees detained the U.S. citizens, who were "in Chuvashia in violation of the regime of stay."
The U.S. citizens arrived in Russia with the purpose of tourism, "while in reality throughout their entire stay in the city of Cheboksary they taught English to foreign language faculty students of the Chuvashia State Pedagogical University named after Yakovlev campaigning U.S. values," the document said.
The Leninsky district court of Cheboksary has fined them 2,000 rubles each and passed a ruling on "administrative deportation from Russia," the statement said.
One of the individuals detained came to Russia for the first time in 2001 as a volunteer with Peace Corps, the document said.
"It is known that in 2002 Peace Corps operations in Russia were banned due to carrying out intelligence and subversive activities," the document said.
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