U.S. to Slash Visas for Russians After Cuts to Embassy Staff

The United States is cutting back on issuing non-immigrant visas to Russians.  The U.S. Embassy in Moscow will temporarily stop issuing the visas next week, and consular offices will stop issuing them indefinitely, the State Department announced on Monday.

After September 1, visa issuances would be performed “on a greatly reduced scale,” and only from the embassy.

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