The U.S. Embassy in Russia from August 21 to suspend the issuance of the Russians nonimmigrant visas. In Moscow, the visa issuance will resume on 1 September. American consulates in the regions of the issuance of visas suspended indefinitely.
This was reported on the website of the US diplomatic mission in Russia.
«The decision of the Russian side to reduce the number of employees of the US diplomatic mission in the Russian Federation puts into question the seriousness of Russia’s desire to improve bilateral relations. We will keep the number of employees of the diplomatic mission at the level required to perform the key functions of our diplomatic missions… Previously scheduled appointments will be cancelled. And those who have already submitted documents for a visa are informed of how they will be able to reschedule,» — said on the website of the Embassy.
We will remind, on July, 30th the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the staff of the us diplomatic mission in Russia will be reduced by 755 people. Russia will remain 455 employees of American diplomatic missions. This corresponds to the number of employees of the Russian diplomatic missions in the United States.
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