I stand corrected from an earlier thread where I didn't think the Russian schools were impacted. I still think that this is just the GMC being overly cautious since they were so incomprehensibly flippant and negligent with respect to their duty of helping to ensure public safety through basic checks. It is shocking they did not even make a phone call to check if the private medical college was accredited.
Anyway, the school made a last ditch effort to save their standing by claiming association with some Russian schools thinking the GMC would again neglect to follow up - and they were right! The BBC again exposed the fraud. I just think the GMC is now making absolutely certain about everything and those Russian schools should have their standing back soon enough. At least I hope so.