Russian Consulate in NYC vandalized in red paint

The Russian consulate on the Upper East Side was vandalized with red spray paint early Friday, police officers said.

A passerby called 911 around 1:30 a.m. to report that the facade of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York on East 91st Street near Madison Avenue was damaged by the vandalism, authorities said.

Photos show the front of the stone building as well as the front door and awning stained from the paint.

The facade of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York on East 91st Street near Madison Avenue was vandalized with red spray paint in a possible prejudice crime.
The facade of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York on East 91st Street near Madison Avenue was vandalized with red spray paint in a possible prejudice crime.

The NYPD is reviewing the incident as a possible bias attack. The department is not aware of any groups claiming responsibility for the crime, and no suspicious information was immediately available.

The landmark, which was first built in the early 20th century and is also known as the John Henry Hammond House – named after its builder – was designated a Carnegie Hill Historic District in 1974.

No arrests have been made and there are no identified suspects.
No arrests have been made and there are no identified suspects.
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The Soviet Union bought the house the next year.

The vandalism comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of four Ukrainian provinces – prompting the Biden administration to hit the Kremlin with a new round of sanctions on Friday.

The sanctions aimed to impose “quick and heavy costs” on Moscow for its “fraudulent and unlawful annexation” of Ukrainian territory, the White House said.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/30/nyc-russian-consulate-vandalized-with-red-paint/ Russian Consulate in NYC vandalized in red paint

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