Russians leave country retreats in the U.S., ordered out by Obama

By Yeganeh Torbati, Joel Schectman and Emily Flitter CENTREVILLE, Md./UPPER BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (Reuters) – In small convoys of vehicles, Russians departed two countryside vacation retreats outside Washington and New York City without fanfare on Friday, ordered out by U.S. President Barack Obama who said the premises were linked to spying. The Russians were given until noon ET (1700 GMT) on Friday to vacate the compounds in Centreville, Maryland, and in Upper Brookville on Long Island in New York state. “The premises have been vacated and it’s under control of the government,” Elliot Conway, the mayor of Upper Brookville, told reporters soon after noon, when a total of six vehicles had driven away from the Russian compound there.

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