Russian diplomats said the appeals "to settle scores with the Russians" in USA

The Russian Embassy in Washington handed over to US law enforcement agencies and the state Department data on threats that spread through social networks.

The head of diplomatic mission noted that many Americans are going wild negative emotions, especially given the difficult socio-economic situation in the country.

"Not many have the intelligence to realize the artificiality and provocative obviously staged Russophobic campaign," the Ambassador added.

He expressed hope that Washington will fulfill its obligations to protect diplomatic institutions.

Last week, the New York Times, citing anonymous US intelligence officials wrote that the Russian military intelligence allegedly offered to pay associated with the Taliban militants for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan.

No evidence of publication not provided.

After the publication of the Russian diplomats in Washington began to receive threats. The Embassy demanded the authorities to respond adequately to them.

The US President Donald trump called the article the NYT paid services.