What is known about closed Obama’s Russian “diplomatic cottages”

What is known about closed Obama’s Russian “diplomatic cottages”

The statement of the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama said that will be closed for two Russian Embassy in the States of Maryland and new York. Complex in Maryland was identified the American media quickly — it’s an estate with an area of 45 acres (18 ha) in pioneer point. About what another properties in new York will be closed, the local us media gave conflicting information. According to Long Island Business News, long island Russia belonged to two of the property. Single — estate at the Top Brookville, the second estate of Killingworth in Glen Cove. The estate in Glen Cove, almost equal in size to the land area in Maryland (37 acres). It belonged to George DuPont Pratt. Mansion in the Tudor style was used for the needs of the Russian delegation to the UN. It has more rooms than mansion in Maryland, and 49, not 33.

The estate in Glen Cove

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In 1982 the city Council of Glen Cove voted for deprivation of the rights of Russian representatives access to the beach, local Golf and tennis club because of suspicion of espionage. On the Russian side said mirror measures, so in 1984 the decision was reversed. The mayor of Glen Cove Reginald, Spinello said Friday that the facility is closed.

But later, Reuters reported that Russian diplomats are leaving the HOMESTEAD in Glen Cove.

Complex in Maryland

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Complex in Maryland covers an area of 45 acres (18 hectares), reports The Washington Post. From the center of Washington and can be reached in half an hour. The complex is located on pioneer point, a Peninsula at the confluence of the rivers of Corsica and Chester. The estate was bought by the USSR in 1972, and later its territory was extended by agreement with the Department of state. The manor was purchased from the heirs of John Raskob, Executive Director of the DuPont and General Motors. Raskob known as the initiator of the construction of the Empire state building in new York.

Against the sale of land in Maryland, Soviet diplomats were made by local residents, fearing Russian spies, the newspaper writes.

Manor in the Upper Brookville

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Nine years ago, the Ambassador Yuri Ushakov (now holds a post of the assistant to the President of Russia), invited the Washington correspondent of the magazine Life to visit. The correspondent describes the main building as a mansion built in the 1920-ies in the Georgian style. In the house 13 fireplaces, teak floors, Oriental rugs, crystal chandeliers, in the chapel Raskob set of icons. On a plot planted with cypresses and magnolias, the reporter saw a bath, swimming pool, tennis court and a dock at the river.

The publication writes that the Ushakov family spent in this cottage almost every summer weekend. However, it was used for official purposes: in may there was held a reception on the occasion of Victory Day.