A diplomat was attacked while on a visit to Russia, the British Embassy in Moscow has confirmed.
The city of Chita is in Siberia, about 3,000 miles east of Moscow
Russian press reported that first secretary Nigel Gould-Davies, was assaulted on Friday evening in the Siberian city of Chita.
He received hospital treatment for minor facial injuries after the attack by a group of teenagers.
Russian police believe students celebrating their graduation could have been responsible for the assault.
Mr Gould-Davies told officers he could not identify the attackers because his glasses were broken during the assault, believed to have taken place during an evening walk.
A spokesman for the British Embassy in Moscow said: "We can confirm that an assault took place on Friday evening involving a British diplomat in Chita.
"We have been in close contact with him, and will keep in touch with him regarding any next steps."