Tag: Vladimir Putin

Obama Complains About the ’19th Century’ — Again

Obama’s complaint about the “19th century” echoes a similar complaint made by his administration. In 2014, then-Secretary of State John Kerry complained that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behaving in a “19th century fashion” rather than obeying the niceties of 21st century diplomacy when he invaded Crimea.

SAN FRANCISCO, USA - AUGUST 31 : A Russian flag waves on top of Consulate General Of The Russian Federation building as the consulate readies itself for closure in San Francisco, United States on August 31, 2017. The Trump administration ordered Russia to close it's consulate in San Francisco, and two annexes in New York and Washington in response to a Russian order that the United States cut it's diplomatic staff in Moscow. (Photo by Philip Pacheco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Russia Threatens to Retaliate for U.S. ‘Intrusion’ in California Consulate

The Russian Foreign Ministry remains angry at American officials for shutting down several diplomatic facilities in August, including the Russian consulate in San Francisco. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov previously dismissed the action as “state hooliganism.” The Russian Foreign Ministry treated it like a burglary in a statement released on Tuesday and said retaliatory action may be forthcoming.