U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson offered several times Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, to sell Washington blocked the Russian departmenet. On Thursday, September 14, found out “Kommersant”.
“The Americans offered the Russian side, one option is to put a locked departmenet for sale,” writes the newspaper, specifying that we are talking about buildings in San Francisco, Washington and new York who were arrested on 2 September. The structure in the first two cities bought by Russia, and the office of the trade representation in new York is leased. Garden, access to which was closed on 20 December last year, also are in the ownership of the Russian Federation.
According to the American real estate portal Trulia.com the average price per square foot in San Francisco, where genkosuljstvo is 1287 dollars per square foot. The total area is 37.5 square feet (3483 square meters). So when selling Russia could gain about 50 million dollars.
Moscow, however, the offer to sell did not agree. “We’ll go to court, as has already been said by the President of Russia”, — said Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said after talks with his American counterpart Thomas Shannon in Helsinki on September 11-12. Ryabkov also said the Shannon protest because of the hostile actions of Washington and the assault on diplomatic immunity.
Russia September 2, at the request of the American side has closed the Consulate General in San Francisco, in the building were searched. According to the US, such demands were a response to Moscow’s proposal to reduce to 455 the number of personnel in U.S. diplomatic missions in the Russian Federation. Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry responded thus to the adoption by the Senate of the Congress of a bill that toughens sanctions against Russia.