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Cold war? Russian diplomats leave Consulate General in Seattle

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Employees of the Russian Consulate General in Seattle (Washington State) left the residence of the head of the territorial representation, reports RIA News.




The institution itself stopped working on April 2, as prescribed by the State Department. Since then, employees have collected things and documents, as well as preparing the building for conservation.

Both light and gas turned off. Our state flag remains, since it is (the residence) our property. This is our property, we lock it, and take the keys with us,
Consul Advisor Halit Aisin told a correspondent of the agency.

According to him, a convoy of cars with diplomatic workers "headed towards Washington this morning, it will arrive in the city on May 3." The consular staff will then be “distributed among the offices in Houston, New York and Washington.”

Recall that at the end of March, the American authorities demanded that 60 Russian diplomats, including 12 staff at the UN, leave the country. The Department of State also announced the closure of the consulate general in Seattle and ordered it to leave the residence before April 25.

Such a move was explained by the fact that Moscow was allegedly involved in the poisoning of the former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
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  1. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 25 2018 09: 49
    +6
    Something was remembered .. There was a beautiful song! But we were all disappointed in her and nearly drowned in blood, robbed and humiliated (at that time) ..Russia is reborn!

    We will be back, but in a different capacity .. soldier
    1. vovanpain
      vovanpain April 25 2018 09: 54
      +7
      Employees of the Russian Consulate General in Seattle (Washington) left the residence of the head of the territorial mission,

      And when will the stripes leave Peter? Who knows?
      Our national flag remains, since this (residence) is our property. This is our property, we

      But in vain, they don’t leave the flag to enemies, and how mattresses relate to someone else’s property has long been known.
      1. Vard
        Vard April 25 2018 09: 56
        +4
        Yeah ... how to give a drink to rob ... the next day break into ...
        1. Logall
          Logall April 25 2018 10: 02
          +7
          Well, and in St. Petersburg, what about their consulate?
          1. Major Yurik
            Major Yurik April 25 2018 10: 21
            +4
            Quote: Logall
            Well, and in St. Petersburg, what about their consulate?

            Hello, Sasha! hi This spider Yankees nest was closed in early April! In principle, people do not care, well, sometimes people with hooked noses moan, but they constantly moan for any reason or without it! negative
            1. Logall
              Logall April 25 2018 10: 29
              +3
              Quote: Major Yurik
              hooked noses sometimes

              So they are on a salary from the State Department ... They dance, they cry ...
              Yuri, welcome! hi
        2. Basil50
          Basil50 April 25 2018 10: 03
          +3
          Well, what are YOU, indeed. Look, democratic liberals are openly and loudly, right from TV, they are broadcasting about * Western culture * and about * the inviolability of the law * and about * sacred property right * and about * supremacy of international laws and treaties * and much more. Do you dare to doubt?
      2. dog breeder
        dog breeder April 25 2018 10: 00
        +11
        They must be driven from Yekaterinburg with a filthy broom! Sverdlovsk has always been a closed city! Now they have lit a viper, every new diplomat strives to dive there first!
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 April 25 2018 10: 14
          +4
          There is nothing good about it, but you should not play giveaways either!
          Drive naf!
      3. helmi8
        helmi8 April 25 2018 10: 40
        0
        Quote: vovanpain
        But in vain, they don’t leave the flag to enemies, but how mattresses relate to someone else’s property has long been known

        Consulate staff left, once it was closed, but some kind of security was supposed to stay? In theory, it should be so ...
      4. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky April 25 2018 11: 28
        +2
        Quote: vovanpain
        And when will the stripes leave Peter? Who knows?

        Already moved out. They showed how they even loaded mops with used rags and basins — crumbs. wink
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 April 25 2018 13: 16
          +1
          Quote: Nyrobsky
          they even loaded mops with used rags and basins — crumbs.

          It was a business ... laughing They even wanted to drag ... http: //topspb.tv/uploaded/videos/partxvii-
          404.mp4 (this is the issue of Smelt News)
          And ours from Seattle, therefore, will go through the entire mattress.
          , a convoy of vehicles with diplomatic personnel "headed towards Washington this morning, she will arrive in the city on May 3."
          Well, cool, nice trip. On the way to the parking lots, you can deploy a propaganda center and treat simple amers to borsch and "Kremlin propaganda." laughing
      5. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov April 25 2018 11: 35
        +1
        Quote: vovanpain
        But in vain, they don’t leave the flag to enemies, and how mattresses relate to someone else’s property has long been known.

        heh heh well known for a long time! Something is going so in the USA ..
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 April 25 2018 11: 42
          +1
          Vital, because of this kin, now Sukhorukov is not allowed into the United States. crying
          1. Vitaly Anisimov
            Vitaly Anisimov April 25 2018 12: 05
            +1
            Quote: mordvin xnumx
            Vital, because of this kin, now Sukhorukov is not allowed into the United States. crying

            Well and good ..! He has nothing to do there he he
            1. Mordvin 3
              Mordvin 3 April 25 2018 12: 07
              +1
              Quote: MIKHAN
              There is nothing for him to do he he he

              good drinks Indeed, let the cuckoo at home. laughing
              1. Vitaly Anisimov
                Vitaly Anisimov April 25 2018 12: 22
                +1
                Quote: mordvin xnumx
                Quote: MIKHAN
                There is nothing for him to do he he he

                good drinks Indeed, let the cuckoo at home. laughing

                We ourselves need these in Russia! wassat soldier

                let him try to escape ..
    2. Masya masya
      Masya masya April 25 2018 10: 10
      +2
      love
      not ... not Good Bai America
      Consular staff will then be “distributed between offices in Houston, New York and Washington.”
      wink
    3. siberalt
      siberalt April 25 2018 10: 16
      +1
      Do not leave your oven open to all and you will be safe and happy. The system needs to be changed, but will the "guarantor" of this system go for it? That's the question.winked
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 25 2018 10: 12
    +2
    This is our property, we lock it, and take the keys with us
    And who will guarantee that the Americans do not "privatize" this property? No one. And therefore, you can expect everything, especially when Trump has seven Fridays in the week.
  3. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat April 25 2018 10: 52
    0
    No, not the Cold War .... there can be no wars with partners, ..... the partners will soon “change their minds”, “lift the sanctions”, “return everything back”, “apologize” ... .. winked
    1. Antares
      Antares April 25 2018 11: 30
      0
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      cold war.

      so already “won” all partners. They showed them Kuzkin’s mother, and "petty nasty things" are not terrible, sanctions are useful. laughing
      In general, purposeful work has been going on for a long time. But since the “horses” remained the same and the “rowers” ​​on the galleys row in one direction, it will be possible to observe not such phenomena.
      According to employees, there were no provocations - everyone was given the opportunity to calmly leave the office. Items and documents will be delivered to the Russian Embassy in Washington. Some workers will also be transferred there. The rest will be distributed between the consulates in Houston and New York. Two people will return to Moscow.
      All this is the result of a decision by the US Presidential Administration Donald Trump. (Which, as you know, is Trumpnash)
      The White House declared the employees of the Russian diplomatic mission “Russian intelligence officers”. The Consulate General in Seattle decided to close, since it is located in close proximity to the American submarine base and the enterprises of the Boeing Corporation.
      The diplomatic mission in connection with the closure asked citizens who might need to carry out consular actions, such as obtaining passports, citizenship or a notary public, to contact the Russian consulates in Washington, New York and Houston. Over the past 4 days before closing, they managed to take about 1000 citizens.
      On March 29, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference that Russia's response to the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats from the United States and the closure of the Consulate General in Seattle would be the expulsion of a similar number of diplomats from Russia and the revocation of consent to the work of the US Consulate in St. Petersburg. He warned that the response would be "mirrored and more."
      Employees of the American diplomatic mission will vacate occupied buildings in St. Petersburg until April 30
      In general, there are 3 missions left in the USA - Washington, New York and Houston (less than in Ukraine, there are 4)
  4. DPN
    DPN April 25 2018 12: 36
    0
    To the potential of the USSR, Russia will never be able to rise. The United States knows this very well, and therefore points us to its place.
    On the other hand, this is scary only for those who have $ in their pockets; this does not threaten the majority of the population of Russia.
    1. dog breeder
      dog breeder April 25 2018 14: 14
      +1
      And it seems to me that if there were no wars, at least in the twentieth, and even more so in the twenty-first, the entire population of Russia would live much better! I am proud that my state has learned to live under sanctions, but I assure you that without them it would be better
      1. lance
        lance April 25 2018 21: 19
        0
        but you believe that we did not introduce them. Sanctions showed that the industrial capital of the Russian Federation is not completely privatized and not destroyed. for the west, this is nonsense. But how did Chubais, Kudrin, Gref, Kosyanov, etc.
        1. dog breeder
          dog breeder April 26 2018 03: 58
          +1
          lance
          but you believe that we did not introduce them.

          Want to convince me otherwise?
  5. Zomanus
    Zomanus April 25 2018 12: 59
    0
    They will not look at the property.
    They will arrange a fire and under this pretext will go into buildings.
  6. lance
    lance April 25 2018 21: 15
    0
    in the Foreign Ministry, they’re searching for a super-duper scanning equipment, it’s not known what. prada it leads to interesting thoughts