The diplomats (aka spies) and their families left on flights from Dulles International Airport outside of Washington D.C.
Russian news reported the departures earlier Sunday.
President and lame duck, Obama, expelled the diplomats, claiming that they are really spies, and ordered new sanctions on Russian spy agencies for alleged hacking by the Russians of political sites--including the DNC--during the presidential election, which uncovered emails on Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta's server that revealed just how mean-spirited and disgusting the Democratic party can be to the GOP and to each other.
But as usual, I digress.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he will not take retaliatory action right now, but will wait for Donald Trump to take office January 20th.