Officials of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco began to take things out of the building. About it reports AP.
From the building two men carried boxes and loaded them in the car with tinted Windows and diplomatic plates.
Shortly before the Russian Consulate was spotted a column of black smoke. The people who left the building told firefighters that there were no problems and that the staff of the Consulate burned unidentified items in the fireplace.
31 August 2017, the US state Department has demanded from Russia to close its Consulate General in San Francisco, Chancery division in Washington, D.C., and consular division in new York.
As stated in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, September 2, the Federal security service, the United States will conduct searches at the Consulate General in San Francisco and in apartments of employees of the diplomatic mission.