Russia retaliates to Obama actions, strikes back to U.S. with closure of a Moscow school

Russia retaliates to Obama actions, strikes back to U.S. with closure of a Moscow school

President Obama struck Russian hard on its meddling of U.S. presidential election. As Russia promised, the country has returned the favor in its own way.

Russian authorities on Thursday announced the closure of the Anglo-American School of Moscow, hours after the Kremlin vowed to retaliate against recent U.S. sanctions.

The nonprofit day school, which enrolls international students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will be closed along with the U.S. Embassy vacation dacha in Serebryany Bor on the outskirts of Moscow, according to a CNN report.

Meanwhile, President-elect Donald Trump is calling U.S. to move on from the assertion that Russia hacked the election for him.

Insisting it’s time “to move on,” President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nonetheless meet next week with leaders of the intelligence community “to be updated on the facts” of alleged Russian cyberattacks.

“It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,” he said in a statement. “Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation.”

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI released a joint report Thursday dubbed Grizzly Steppe that “provides technical details regarding the tools and infrastructure used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) to compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. election, as well as a range of U.S. Government, political, and private sector entities.”

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