Yan Bonner — an American citizen studying in Russia — has been deported from the country for tutoring without a special license, the Interfax news agency reported Monday.
“While studying at Kazan University he was giving private lessons in English in his free time. He didn't have a work permit or a special license,” according to the court representative.
The student was fined 2,000 rubles ($30) by the Kazan district court. Bonner filed an appeal against the decision but it was rejected.
According to local news website ProKazan.ru, Bonner came to Russia in 2012. During his time in Russia, he learned Russian and got married.
The website reported that Bonner was deported on Sunday night.