The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia said about the lack of effectiveness of the visa offices of USA, commenting on the notice of the American Embassy about changes of the issuance of nonimmigrant visas. From 1 September these will be available only in Moscow.
The Russian foreign Ministry gave the statistics of the work of other diplomatic missions. Five Spanish diplomats during the year discharged 877 thousand visas, while at times more in number state Americans — 186 thousand, the statement said.
“So I wish the American colleagues “not to direct shadow on the fence”, do not use the reduction of personnel in Russia as an excuse to add the “irritants” in what is a very difficult emerging Russian-American relations”, – stated in the commentary of the Russian foreign Ministry.