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Why are there so many US diplomats working in Russia? - BBC News

Hundreds of people work for the US in Moscow and other Russian cities. What are they all doing there? Over the weekend Russia President Vladimir Putin said that the US had to reduce its diplomatic staff in the country by more than 750 people. It was a ...and more »

Dangerous escalation: On Russia's expulsion US staff - The Hindu

Russia's expulsion of U.S. mission staff could lock the two countries into a retaliatory spiral. Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to cut the U.S. diplomatic presence in the country by 755 signals a serious escalation in tensions between the ...and more »

Fragile economy stays Putin's hand in stand-off with US - Reuters Africa

MOSCOW, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Russian leader Vladimir Putin is unlikely to risk an escalating round of tit-for-tat sanctions with Washington because the only measures that would hurt the United States would also endanger Russia's fragile economic recovery ...and more »

Russia's Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to be cut - BBC News

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 staff must leave US diplomatic missions, in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow. The decision to cut staff was made on Friday, but Mr Putin has now confirmed the number who must go by ...and more »

US begins evacuating diplomatic premises in Moscow after Kremlin retaliates for sanctions - ABC Online

The United States has begun removing furniture and equipment from a diplomatic property in Moscow in the first sign of compliance with a Kremlin order to slash its presence in Russia as retaliation for new US sanctions. President Vladimir Putin has ...and more »

Russia to Cut 755 US Diplomats, Staff Amid New Sanctions - Wall Street Journal

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the U.S. would have to cut 755 diplomats and staff in the country by September in retaliation for impending U.S. sanctions on Moscow. In an interview with Russian state television, Mr. Putin ...and more »

Russia's diplomatic reprisals put relations with US in deep freeze - Christian Science Monitor

Though not ideologically or militarily hostile toward the US in the same way as during the cold war, Moscow appears to have given up on any Trump detente and is digging in for extended tensions with Washington. Cars drive past the U.S. embassy building ...and more »

Russia Reacts to Trump's 'Mad Bull' America With Shows of Force and Songs of Defiance - Daily Beast

When Congress voted overwhelmingly to toughen sanctions against Russia, it became all too clear to Moscow that Trump's verbal incontinence is now matched by political impotence. Anna Nemtsova. 08.01.17 12:04 PM ET. Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast ...and more »

Here's What Happened Last Time Moscow Kicked Out Hundreds Of US Diplomatic Staff - HuffPost

WASHINGTON ― On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to new sanctions from Washington by ordering the U.S. to cut its diplomatic staff in his country by more than half by Sept. 1. That would bring the U.S. diplomatic mission down to 455 ...and more »

Trump - Putin relations: What's the next move? - Deutsche Welle

The planned expulsion of US diplomats in Russia is ostensibly a reaction to a sanctions bill passed last week by Congress. But the reality is more complicated as is trying to predict the Trump administration's response. G20 Gipfel in Hamburg | Trump ...and more »