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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 »

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 »

Trump orders Russia to shutter San Francisco consulate, two annexes - The Hill

The Trump administration is ordering Russia to shutter a consulate in San Francisco as well as annexes in Washington and New York, the State Department announced Thursday. According to State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, the move was ...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 »

Russian diplomats vacate 3 compounds in US, State Department says - CBS News

A senior State Department official on Saturday said Russia had complied with the U.S. order to vacate three diplomatic facilities, but denied Russian claims that agents threatened to break down doors at the compounds. On Friday, black smoke poured from ...and more »

US retaliates against Russia ordering closure of consulate and annexes -

(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 ...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 »

How the diplomatic fight between Russia and US unfolded - Washington Post

Lately, relations between the United States and Russia have seemed to take a page from Hammurabi: an eye for an eye, a consulate for a consulate. Since December, the two countries have been engaged in an increasingly heated diplomatic tit-for-tat.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 »

Moscow demands the US reverse its 'blatantly hostile' decision to close Russian diplomatic facilities - Business Insider

MOSCOW (Reuters) - 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 ...and more »