It took me a while, after I did my last post on the U.S. diplomats being expelled from Russia, to get some meaningful numbers as to the US diplomatic presence in Russia and vice versa.
The U.S.A. has a total of 1,200 ‘diplomats’ (including support staff) in their ‘mission’ in Russia.
Russia on the other hand has 445 ‘diplomats’ in their ‘mission’ to the US.
That is where Putin’s 755 number, for expulsion, comes in.
1,200 – 755 = 445.
He wants to balance the playing field. Kind of makes sense.
The question this BEGS is why don’t the Russians have more ‘diplomats’ in the US IF they permit 2.6x more in their country. It could actually be COST. Diplomats are expensive commodities — and I speak as the son of a career diplomat.
So, I thought this would help.