The Consul General of Russia in the United States, said the actual cessation of issuing visas to Russians
The USA stopped issuing visas to Russians, even if it comes to humanitarian cases. This statement was made by the Consul General of Russia in Houston Alexander Pisarev.
Commenting on the arrival in the United States of relatives of the deceased in the country of Russian Aleksandra Kurganova, the diplomat noted that the issue is not yet resolved. Representatives of the Consulate contacted them, but not the fact that they will be able to get a visa, quotes its words “RIA Novosti”.
I doubt that they will have the opportunity to leave St. Petersburg because Americans are actually the issuing of visas was stopped, including humanitarian cases.Alexander Miserableness of Russia in Houston
It is possible that the body of Russians will be sent home without the presence of relatives. To resolve this issue will be the insurance company, said the diplomat. The Consulate General is ready to assist and is now awaiting the documents from the insurers.
Alexander Barrows died on August 27 in the Powell reservoir on the Colorado river near the border of Arizona and Utah. A group of tourists, which was a 20-year-old Russian, rented three boats. Some of the travelers decided to swim, but the weather changed dramatically, a strong wind blew. The mounds were drowned, several people were injured, the rest managed to get to shore or climb aboard.
23 August 2017, the US has stopped issuing nonimmigrant visas in Russia. This measure was a response to the request of the Russian authorities to reduce the number of employees of the American Embassy in Russia, which, in turn, was made after the introduction of new anti-Russian sanctions.