Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two other annexes in response to “unwarranted” Russian action, the US has said.
The consulate, and annexes in New York and Washington, must close by Saturday.
The US state department’s move follows Moscow’s reduction of US diplomatic staff in Russia last month.
That in turn followed US sanctions over Crimea and alleged Russian interference in the US election, which led to the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats.
President Barack Obama had ordered those expulsions, along with the closure of two compounds, last December.
Although Russian President Vladimir Putin did not respond initially to that move, with Donald Trump set to assume office, he then announced on 31 July that 755 US diplomatic staff must leave the country in retaliation for the US sanctions.
US diplomats have until this Friday to leave Russia – a day before the US closures of the Russian consulate and …