USA on August 23 of this year to suspend the issuance of nonimmigrant visas throughout Russia. This was reported in the us diplomatic mission in Russia.
The issuance of such documents to the Russians resumed, but at reduced capacity, said the Embassy. This procedure will resume September 1 in Moscow.
Such measures taken in connection with the decision of the Russian authorities to reduce the number of staff of the US diplomatic mission.
Nonimmigrant visas allow temporary stay in the territory of the United States. This document includes, in particular, visas for tourism, business and educational trips.
The US President Donald trump on 2 August signed a law on new anti-Russian sanctions, which the us Senate adopted on 27 July. The document provides few restrictions regarding the possibility of funding for banks and oil companies, which are under restrictions.
In response to the decision of the upper house of the U.S. Congress, Moscow decided to close the us Embassy staff access to the cottage in Serebryany Bor and warehouses in the South of the city. The Russian foreign Ministry also invited Washington to September 1 to reduce the total number of personnel of the diplomatic mission in the country to 455 people, that is 755 people.