Russian oligarchs are deserting Britains public schools as the economic reality of

The trend is believed to have been exacerbated by the nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury in March this year. Relations between Russia and Britain soured after Sergei and Yulia Skripal were targetted by the Russian state using a Soviet-made poison called Novichok. Figures published by the Independent Schools Council (ISC), which represents 1,300 private schools in the UK, reveal a steep decline in numbers of Russian pupils being taught in the UK over the last three years. Rich Russian oligarchs are deserting Britain’s public schools, as the economic reality of the new cold war starts to bite. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. More than twenty Russian diplomats and their families, including…

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