Department spokesman Sebastian Bücher said the center was under review for violations of foreign policy law amid EU sanctions.
The “Russian House” was founded in Berlin in the 1980s as a Soviet scientific and cultural center. Today, among other things, it hosts cultural events and offers language courses. The operator of Russia House is Rossotrudnichestvo, which is included in the sanctions list of the European Union.
At the end of December, it became known that Rossotrudnichestvo was reducing the staff of its representative offices in Western countries, but would not close them in Europe. It is known that now that the organization has blocked accounts in the EU, Rossotrudnichestvo faces the expulsion of employees and the deprivation of visas for the staff of cultural centers.