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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 »

In Retaliation, US Orders Russia to Close Consulate in San Francisco - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration ordered Russia on Thursday to close its consulate in San Francisco and two diplomatic annexes, in New York and Washington, in a carefully calculated riposte to Russia's order that the United States cut its ...and more »

US Shuts Down Russian Consulate In San Francisco - CBS San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The Trump administration retaliated Thursday against Russia's expulsion of U.S. diplomats by ordering the Russian consulate in San Francisco to be closed. The administration also ordered the reduction of the number of ...and more »

America's Tit-for-Tat With Russia Is Adding Up - The Atlantic

It's become almost a cliché to invoke the Cold War in the context of current U.S.-Russia relations, but the ongoing tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats and closures of diplomatic facilities resemble that era not just in the tensions, but in the tactics ...and more »

Smoke Billows From Russian Consulate Chimney In San Francisco - CBS San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Acrid, black smoke was seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco and workers began hauling boxes out of the stately building in a historic area of the city Friday, a day after the Trump ...and more »

US retaliates against Russia ordering closure of consulate and annexes - CNN

(CNN) The US announced Thursday it will shutter the Russian consulate in San Francisco, as well as annexes in Washington and New York, in response to mandated staff cuts at the US mission in Russia. The move comes one day before Moscow's deadline ...and more »

Russia Blasts 'Blatantly Hostile' US for Diplomatic Post Closures - Daily Beast

Russia on Sunday blasted the U.S. government for ordering the closure of Russian diplomatic facilities in San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C. “We treat these developments as a blatantly hostile act, a grave violation by Washington of ...and more »

US to Shut 3 Russia Diplomatic Sites But Expel No Staffers - Bloomberg

Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter. The Trump administration directed Russia to close three buildings in the U.S. but declined to expel any diplomats in retaliation for the Kremlin's ...and more »

Russia's San Francisco Consulate is 'burning unidentified items in a fireplace' as it prepares to shut down - Business Insider

Associated Press/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Acrid, black smoke was seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco Friday, a day after the Trump administration ordered its closure amid escalating tensions between the ...and more »

The unknown 165-year history of Russia's San Francisco consulate - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Russia's diplomatic bastion in San Francisco has had its ups and downs throughout the hectic course of Russia-U.S. relations. Will it survive the latest closure? The history of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco dates to 1852. In competition with a ...and more »