Russian diplomats deprived of the right of free entrance to the beach in new York
Moscow. June 15. INTERFAX.RU — the city of oyster Bay in the state of new York refused to allow Russian diplomats the right to free access to public beaches, reported Thursday’s CBS New York.
In previous years local authority every summer gave out 100 free passes to the employees of the Russian Embassy and their families. But now they have along with the other visitors pay for the opportunity to sunbathe and swim.
In oyster Bay, which is on long island, is four large beach. The entrance to each of them is for residents $20 for all others — $50-60.
“Our decision has absolutely nothing to do with what is happening in the Federal government,” said chief inspector of oyster Bay, Joseph Saladino. “If our residents have to pay, they’ll have to.”
He added that he invited the diplomats of the Russian Federation to purchase season passes for $60 (the price at which they buy the residents of oyster Bay), but the response is not received.
At the end of 2016, the US imposed new sanctions against Moscow for allegedly carried out during the elections of the President of the United States of cyber attacks. In particular, the state Department declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats working in Washington and San Francisco.
In addition, the sanctions meant the closure of the residential complexes of the Russian diplomats in Maryland and in new York, which, according to Washington, was used “for intelligence purposes”.