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Smoke seen billowing from Russia consulate Trump ordered closed - The Hill (blog)

Smoke was seen Friday pouring from a chimney on the roof of the Russian consulate in San Fransisco that President Trump ordered closed by Saturday. The Trump administration on Thursday ordered Russia to close the consulate — and annexes in Washington ...and more »

US orders closing of Russian consulate in San Francisco - CBC.ca

In an escalating tit-for-tat, on Thursday the U.S. forced Russia to shutter its consulate in San Francisco and scale back its diplomatic presence in Washington and New York, as relations between the two former Cold War foes continued to unravel. The ...and more »

In ongoing tit for tat, Russia protests 'illegitimate' search of its closed Washington compound - ABC News

Russia has summoned the top U.S. envoy in Moscow to issue a note of protest regarding an “illegitimate” search that officials there allege the U.S. plans at the country's diplomatic facility in Washington, which is set to be shuttered today. Interested ...and more »

Trump ramps up Russia tension with consulate shutdown - The Hill

The Trump administration has retaliated against Russia for expelling American diplomats by shuttering Russia's oldest consulate in the United States along with two annexes, the latest sign of tensions between Washington and Moscow rising despite Trump ...and more »

Trump administration orders three Russian diplomatic facilities in US closed - Washington Post

The Trump administration has ordered three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States closed following the expulsion of American diplomats from Russia, the State Department said Thursday. Last month, Russia demanded that the U.S. diplomatic ...and more »

Russia releases videos of alleged 'illegal actions' by US at its diplomatic posts - ABC News

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs blasted America's seizure of three Russian diplomatic posts on Sunday, calling the actions an "outrageous move" that the country treats as "a blatantly hostile act," while releasing videos of what it is calling ...and more »

UPDATED: US order to vacate diplomatic property 'blunt act of hostility' - Russia - Ahram Online

Moscow denounced the American decision to close three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States as a "blatantly hostile act" that violated international law and demanded Washington reverse the order on Sunday. The United States has ordered the ...and more »

Moscow summons US diplomat to protest search of closed compound - Ahram Online

Russia on Saturday summoned the top US envoy in Moscow to protest a search it says American officials are planning at a diplomatic facility in Washington that is due to be shuttered. The foreign ministry said it called in acting US mission head Anthony ...and more »

Russian official warns of retaliation after US closes consulate with 'solo breakdance moves' - ABC News

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today warned that Moscow may retaliate against a U.S. order closing the Russian consulate in San Francisco but then appeared to extend an olive branch to President Donald Trump, saying the Kremlin was still eager ...and more »

Fire Spotted at Russian Diplomatic Building in DC - Foreign Policy (blog)

A fire could be seen burning in the back of the Russian diplomatic building in Washington Friday evening, just one day after President Donald Trump ordered Moscow to scale back its diplomatic presence in the United States. The Trade Representative of ...and more »