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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'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 »

The Ousting of Hundreds of US Diplomats From Moscow, Explained - The Moscow Times

In response to fresh sanctions proposed by the U.S. Congress, Russia has ordered the U.S. to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia by hundreds of people. Amid reports that this will dramatically increase wait times for visa processing, the RBC news ...and more »

News From Russia: What You Missed on the Weekend - The Moscow Times

Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. Kremlin Press-service. Kremlin Loses Patience. In an interview with state-run television channel Rossia-1, President Vladimir Putin said Russia had held ...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 »

US Embassy Vacates Moscow Premises, Denies Visa Refusal Claims - The Moscow Times

In accordance with a Russian government decree, American diplomats on Tuesday announced that they had completely vacated two premises in Moscow, the Interfax news agency reports. The embassy was required to leave the dacha in Serebryany Bor as well as ...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 »

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 »

US Embassy Staff Barred Entry to Moscow Properties - The Moscow Times

Russia blocked access on Tuesday to U.S. Embassy recreational property in a Moscow suburb and closed a 2,000 square meter warehouse in an industrial area in the capital's southern outskirts. The move is part of Russia's response to a U.S. Congress vote ...and more »

If US Slows Visa Processing, Moscow Will Reciprocate — Russian Politician - The Moscow Times

A Russian politician has said Moscow will reciprocate with longer wait times if the U.S. Embassy slows travel visa processing for Russian citizens. “Obviously, if such a slowdown in [the issuing of] visas takes place, the reasons would have nothing to ...and more »