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Russia shuts down American School of Moscow in retaliation of U.S. sanctions

Updated: Dec 30, 2016 09:22 IST      
Russia shuts down American School of Moscow in retaliation of U.S. sanctions

New York [USA], Dec. 30 (ANI): Russia has ordered the closure of the American School of Moscow in retaliation of U.S. sanctions.

This comes after the United States on Thursday ordered 35 Russian diplomats in Washington and San Francisco to leave the country in the next 72 hours as a realiatory measure against Russian election hack.

The order from the Russian Government closes the school, which serves children of US, British and Canadian embassy personnel, to US and foreign nationals, reports the CNN.

The order also closes access to the U.S. embassy vacation house in Serebryany Bor, near Moscow.

The U.S. administration described Russia's involvement as "Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities" and sanctioned four Russian individuals and five Russian entities for what it said was election interference.

However, Russian officials including President Vladimir Putin have denied all allegations regarding meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

Meanwhile a Russian Foreign Ministry official called the U.S. sanctions over cyber-hacking counterproductive, saying it will harm restoration of ties.

Russian spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said about the Obama administration: "It's not an administration; it's a group of foreign policy losers, angry and ignorant." (ANI)

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Updated: Apr 26, 2017 19:21 IST     

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Dalian [China], April 26 (ANI): China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier and, the first to be developed and built indigenously from the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province.

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Pak denies India consular access to Jadhav again

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 18:27 IST     

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China launches first indigenously built aircraft carrier

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 12:36 IST     

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Updated: Apr 26, 2017 11:12 IST     

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Updated: Apr 26, 2017 10:20 IST     

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Updated: Apr 26, 2017 08:34 IST     

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Rod Rosenstein set to be next U.S. Deputy Attorney General

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 05:58 IST     

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Canada outsmarted American politicians for years: Trump

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 05:57 IST     

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Updated: Apr 26, 2017 05:22 IST     

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Berlin: Ivanka Trump booed for defending her father

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 04:38 IST     

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