The US does not intend to reduce visa program for Russia. The Ambassador of the USA in Russia John Tefft said in an interview published on Saturday, September 23, on the official channel of the Embassy in YouTube.
“People sometimes ask whether the cancelled visa program USA. Definitely not. All programs will be continued. We continue all of our programs on the issue of immigration and non-immigration visas,” — said Tefft.
He also noted that American diplomats interested in USA visit as many Russians as possible, and the Embassy is trying to increase its throughput.
“We are working hard to rebuild the Embassy after reducing the number of our employees at the request of the Russian side to continue to perform the duties assigned us as diplomats”, — said the Ambassador.
August 23 Washington has stopped issuing nonimmigrant visas throughout Russia. Such measures, the United States explained the intention of the Russian authorities to reduce staff of the American diplomatic missions in the country. September 1, the U.S. Embassy in Russia has resumed processing applications for the issuance of visas in Moscow.