From Interfax: The director of the NATO Information Bureau in Moscow, Canadian diplomat Isabelle Francois, has left Russia after being stripped of accreditation in retaliation for a similar measure taken in relation to two officials of Russia’s representative office at the alliance, sources familiar with the situation told Interfax on Wednesday. Canadian diplomat Mark Opgenorth, who also worked at the NATO Information Bureau, has left the Russian capital as well. (via Moscow Times)