From the Russian Consulate in San Francisco removed the last thing
Recall that in late August, Washington demanded to close the Consulate in San Francisco, and a Consulate in new York and the building of the trade mission in Washington.
“We believe that the decision to close the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco is yet another unfriendly step on the part of American authorities, which primarily will hurt the Russian citizens residing in the consular district, as well as American citizens, as a significant part of Russians has U.S. citizenship,” — said on the website of the Consulate in San Francisco.
“I would like to emphasize that in 2016, the Consulate General issued more than 16 thousand tourist visas for American citizens. Closure of the Consulate General will create some difficulties in obtaining documents for this category of Americans.”
“Also puzzling terms which the American authorities gave for the closure is for two days.”
“All the documents that were not received before closure of the Consulate in San Francisco sent to the Consulate General of Russia in Seattle”.
At the consular office in the Consulate General of San Francisco was about 100 thousand people.
The Russian side stated that it intends to challenge in court the closure of the diplomatic missions in the United States.