US Embassy In Russia Slashes Services After Hiring Ban 1 US Embassy In Russia Slashes Services After Hiring Ban
Law360 (April 30, 2021, 4:45 PM EDT) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow slashed its consular services for emergency U.S. citizen requests on Friday to comply with a recently signed Russian decree restricting the hiring activities of “unfriendly nations.”

Starting May 12, the embassy will curb its emergency services work for U.S. citizens and a “very limited” number of Russian residents’ emergency immigrant visa requests, according to a notice on its website.

The embassy said its reduced workload was necessary in light of a recent Russian decree restricting, or outright banning, embassies of “unfriendly nations” from hiring foreign nationals.

“We regret that the actions of the Russian government have forced…