The Russian Consulate-General in San Francisco has a reputation as one of the worst consulates for applying for a Russian visa in the USA. They might be difficult to deal with, especially if you were born in the former USSR or you are of Asian heritage.
People living in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah should apply for a Russian visa at the San Francisco consulate.
Latest news from the consulate: ConsulRussia.Org
To order Russian visa support online: Way to Russia Visa Support