This is another example of the sort of administrative interference which I referred to when I left RussiaTNK-BP's Dudley banned by Moscow court Aug 15, 2008
In the light of the uncertainties surrounding the status of my work visa and the sustained harassment of the company and myself, I have decided to leave and to work outside Russia temporarilyTNK-BP's Dudley leaves Moscow Jul 25, 2008
All expatriate staff may be affected, including myself, and may have no choice but to leave Russia by or before the end of JulyTNK-BP staff get their Russian visas Jul 03, 2008
I hope that the visa and work permit issues can be resolved satisfactorily in due course, although there is presently no clear indication how, at what level and by when such resolution may occur. What is clear is that we have now run out of time to remedy this situation by the end of July -- or by the earlier expiry dates of some of your visasTNK-BP staff may leave Moscow soon Jul 01, 2008
We will work and embed tighter and deeper reviews on our safety practicesNew BP head: 'We will keep our promises' Jul 27, 2010
Robert Dudley (13 September 1869–15 September 1955), born Robert Y. Dudley in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a dentist turned film character actor who would, in his 35 year career, appear in over 115 films.
Dudley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and was educated at Lake Forest University in Evanston, Illinois and Chicago, where he majored in oral surgery. In 1917 he appeared in his first film, Seven Keys to Baldpate, and then made three other silent films through 1921. After 1922 he worked consistently, appearing in three or four films a year, and making the transition to sound films in 1929 with The Bellamy Trial. Dudley often played characters with a quick temper, including jurors, shopkeepers, ticket agents, court clerks and justices of the peace, as well as an occasional farmer, hobo, or laborer. His performances in these small parts were frequently uncredited.
In the 1940s, Dudley was part of Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actors, appearing in six films written and directed by Sturges. His most distinctive and memorable role for Sturges was the "Wienie King" in 1942's The Palm Beach Story, the funny little self-made rich man with a big hat who spontaneously bankrolls Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea on their escapade.