Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
Paragraph 43-45 of the Magnitsky and Others v. Russia ruling from the European Court of Human Rights details that the Russian court received " letter from the British Embassy in Moscow dated 4 March 2009, stating that the Embassy had no record of a visa request being submitted by or granted to the first applicant. "
However, they refused to take account of this letter as " the letter from the Embassy had not been signed."
Please confirm whether the letter referred to did in fact come from the British Embassy in Moscow. If so, please confirm whether it should have been signed and if so, why it was not signed.
Please treat this information as a Freedom of Information request.
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