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USA Stopped Interacting With Russia on Information Security


The American authorities unilaterally stopped interacting with the Kremlin on the topic of discussing information security issues, as reported by Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Oleg Khramov, on May 18, 2022.  “The White House predictably unilaterally stopped interacting with the Kremlin and refused to further discuss information security issues,” Khramov said. He also

Russia Expels Over 20 Italian Diplomats


Russia will expel 24 Italian diplomats from the country as a retaliatory measure to Italy’s actions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said on May 18, 2022. Earlier, on May 17, it became known that the Italian Ambassador to Moscow, Giorgio Starace, was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry.  On May 17, Russian Foreign Minister,

Russian Consulate in Lithuanian Klaipeda Has Been Closed


The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Klaipeda, Lithuania, has been closed, according to the website of the diplomatic mission. Russian Ambassador, Alexei Isakov, was supposed to leave Lithuania last week, after Vilnius decided to lower the level of Russia’s diplomatic representation.  In the second half of March, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry sent a note

Over 200 Russian Diplomats Expelled From US and Europe


More than 200 Russian diplomats working in the US and Europe have been expelled in total, and yesterday, on April 5, Italy, Denmark, and Sweden informed Russia about their decision to expel a combined total of 48 Russian diplomats, becoming the latest EU countries to resort to such measure.  Thus, Denmark will expel 15 Russian

Russian Ambassador to Poland Notified About 45 Diplomats Expulsion


Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev on Wednesday, March 23, received a note on the expulsion of 45 Russian diplomats from the country.  “I received a note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the expulsion of 45 of our embassy and trade mission employees for activities that do not comply with the Vienna Convention,”

EU Forced Russian Diplomats Get Visas


The EU authorities obliged Russian diplomats to obtain visas, according to the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov.   “Of the solutions that are on paper, there are some limitations. For example, the issuance of visas for diplomatic passports is being introduced. Previously, holders of diplomatic passports travelled visa-free from both sides,” Ivanov said. He clarified

US Embassy Employees Were Ordered to Leave Russia by January 31


Employees of the American Embassy who have been in Moscow for more than three years must leave Russia by January 31, 2022, as stated by the official representative of the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova.  Earlier, the Russian Ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said that Washington was de facto expelling 55 Russian

Russian Diplomats Help Countrymen Fly Home From South Africa


The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Cape Town, South Africa, is working on options for the departure of Russian tourists from South Africa, as stated by a representative of the Russian diplomatic mission.  “There are still seats on the charter flight, which departs from Cape Town on December 1 to Moscow. Consultations are

Russia to Respond in Case US Insists on 55 Diplomats Departure


Moscow is outraged by Washington’s demand for the departure of 55 employees of Russian diplomatic missions. According to the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, the country’s government intends to make reciprocal steps if the situation with their work cannot be resolved.   It is reminded that the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, stated that