Contents tagged with Russian Consulate

  • US removes Russian flag from consulate in Seattle

    On Tuesday night, the Russian Embassy in the United States announced that US authorities had removed the Russian flag from a residence owned by the Russian Consul General in Seattle. Russian diplomats had recently left the residence in accordance with Washington's recent policy decision.

    "Today, under the cloak of night, the US authorities removed the state flag of the Russian Federation from the residence of Russia’s Consul General," the Russian embassy in the United States said.

    The Russian …

  • Lavrov promises response to closure of Russian consulate in United States

    In a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow will react to the closure of the Russian consulate in San Francisco and two other diplomatic facilities, as reported on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website.

    “The Minister expressed regret at the escalation of tension in bilateral relations, which was not initiated by us, and pointed out that Moscow will carefully study the new measures announced by the Americans, …

  • White House: Trump gave order to close Russian consulate

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced that it was Donald Trump who made the decision and gave the order to close the Russian consulate in San Francisco and the diplomatic buildings in Washington and New York.

    “Yes, this decision was made by the president,” she said in response to reporters’ questions at a press-briefing.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the new restrictions with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and said that Moscow will look over the United …

  • US Withdraws Accreditation of 5 Honorary Russian Consulates

    The United States closed five Honorary Russian Consulates in response to the closing of the American Center in Moscow, Interfax reported, referencing the Press Secretary of the Embassy of the USA to Russia, William Stevenson, on Friday, January 22th.

    "This action is taken in response to the continued Russian interference in our diplomatic consular activities in Russia" the American Embassy stated.

    The US withdrew accreditation from five of the six Honorary Consulates in the USA: in California, …