Zaha Lo Va pointed out, unfortunately, as in October last year, the Russian side was forced to protest against the United States government illegally taking the Russian flag from the Russian real estate. Six months ago, similar situations also took place in Washington and San Francisco, and the buildings of the Russian trade representative office and consulate general were encroached on. Recently, the official residence of the Russian Consulate General in Seattle also had the same situation. Zaha Lo Va stressed that as the owner of the official residence of Seattles consulate general, Russia has not agreed to the invasion of its assets and the removal of its national flag from it. A representative of the State Council said in May 1st that the Russian flag on the official residence of the general consulate in Seattle was picked because it had lost its diplomatic position and the flag would be handed over to the Russian Embassy in the United States. In addition, the US government continues to prevent Russian personnel from entering 6 of the Russian real estate facilities. In late March, the US government announced the expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats and closed the Russian consulate in Seattle in retaliation for Russias alleged killing of former Russian agents in the UK. The Russian Foreign Ministry immediately announced the expulsion of the equivalent number of US diplomats in Russia as a response. Earlier, the United States and Russia had many diplomatic frictions, bringing more uncertainty to bilateral relations. Russias Consulate General in Seattle has cut off its lighting and heating, leaving only the national flag left. According to the Russian satellite news agency reported 25, consulate counsellor Harriet Eising said, a diplomat on the 24 morning of the team to sail to Washington direction, will arrive in May 3rd, the team was escorted by 24. The lighting and heating of the consular post were cut off, he said. Only our national flag is left, because this is our property. We will close the building and take away the key. He stressed that the withdrawal of the US State Department had been informed in advance.