The Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco
The Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco, closing in connection with the request of Washington, for the year 2016 were issued to citizens of the United States 16 thousand tourist visas. This is stated in the Facebook account of the Embassy.
“We believe that the decision to close is yet another unfriendly step on the part of American authorities. Closure of the Consulate General will create some difficulties in obtaining documents for this category of Americans,” — said the Embassy. It is also noted that the actions of the White house will hit the Russian citizens living in the consular district.
In addition, the Consulate General has expressed bewilderment appointed time for closure of the diplomatic mission in two days. Earlier it was reported that issuance of passports will be made until 13:00 Friday, September 1.
August 31, the US demanded from Russia to close the Consulate General in San Francisco. Also need to stop working two consular facility in Washington and new York. As it turned out later, this decision came directly from President Donald trump.
New Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov on arrival in Washington said that Moscow is “professionally and calmly” will respond to this requirement. According to him, “we do not need hysterical outbursts”.