US bank opens account for Russian consulate-general in Houston

Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov


19th May 2022 – (Houston) The issue of opening a bank account for Russia’s consulate-general in Houston has been solved, Russian Consul-General in Houston Alexander Zakharov told TASS on Wednesday.

“The issue of financial organisation has been solved thanks to efforts of the centre (of Russian Foreign Ministry’s leadership – TASS) and the embassy [of Russia in the US],” he said.

On 24th April Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said the accounts of Russian consulates in Houston and New York had been closed by the Bank of America. Other banks in the US refused to open accounts for Russian diplomatic missions.

Acting consul-general of the Russian Federation in New York Vyacheslav Slavkin told TASS on 6th May the US Citibank had opened an account for the consulate in the city.