US: Russia refusing visas to teachers of diplomats' kids

The U.S. ambassador in Moscow says Russia has refused visas to teachers at a school that educates diplomats' children

The British Embassy in Moscow confirmed the reports, calling the Russian government's decision not to issue visas "unfortunate."

The Anglo-American School has around 1,100 children from over 60 countries, including some children of wealthy Russians. Founded in 1949, the school is overseen by the U.S., British and Canadian embassies.

In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin invited U.S. diplomats' children to New Year celebrations at the Kremlin, shortly after the Foreign Ministry denied a CNN report that it planned to close the school.