Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco announced the termination of work from September 1

Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco announced the termination of the reception of visitors on any questions from 1 September, the issuance of passports will be accepted until 13: 00 local time (23.00 CET) on Friday. This is stated on the website of the diplomatic institutions.

«We believe that the decision to close the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco is yet another unfriendly step on the part of American authorities, which primarily will hurt the Russian citizens residing in the consular district, as well as American citizens, as a significant part of Russians has American citizenship,» said the Embassy.

According to the Consulate General in 2016, it gave Americans more than 16 thousand tourist visas to visit Russia.

«Also puzzling terms which the American authorities gave for the closure of the Consulate – two days», – stated in the message.

August 31, the U.S. State Department issued a statement on the closure of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and two consulates – in new York and Washington. The decision was made on the principles of parity due to the fact that the authorities of the Russian Federation has reduced the number of employees of the us diplomatic mission to 755.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov has promised U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson that Russia will react to the closure of the consulates.

The Consulate General of the Russian Federation will continue to work in new York, Seattle and Houston.




Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco announced the termination of work from September 1 01.09.2017

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