Simon Rabinovitch, a post-doctoral associate at the University of Florida and a former visiting student at the European University, has just sent me a letter of support.
He is asking all former visiting students to get in touch with him to put together a joint letter of support.
FYI, the EUSPb has one of Russia's best programs for foreign visiting students in history and the social sciences: students can attend lectures and seminars in English and get credits that are honored by their home universities. This may not sound like much, but it's extremely rare in Russia, where most academics don't have a sufficient command of English OR enough knowledge of the international social science literature to be able to teach students from English-speaking countries.
Once again, all this is now under threat.