US Ends Visa Services for Most Russians, Reduces Moscow Embassy Staff by 75% | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US Ends Visa Services for Most Russians, Reduces Moscow Embassy Staff by 75%

On Friday, the US embassy in Moscow announced that it was cutting consular services and reducing its staff by 75 percent.

As part of the cutbacks, the embassy will no longer process non-immigrant visas for Russians. So any Russian citizens that want to travel to the US that aren’t seeking a green card would have to obtain a tourist visa through a third country.

The announcement came after Russia put limits on the amount of staff the US embassy could hire locally, a response to recent US sanctions and the expulsion of Russian diplomats. Russia’s foreign ministry pointed out that the Russian embassy in the US was still issuing visas to American citizens within 10 days despite limits they have had to deal with.

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