Inclusive Dance Company Inspires Audiences in the Russian Far East

Arts Envoy “REVolutions Dance”, a disability inclusive modern dance group composed of one wheelchair-bound dancer and three non-disabled dancers, visited the Russian Far East from July 15th to 25th, promoting respect for diversity and appreciation of modern dance. REVolutions Dance’s program opened in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk with public flash mobs at main squares under the ...
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Young Actors Present a New Interpretation of An American Classic

On March 19, the Vologda Drama Theater of Young Actors premiered its adaptation of Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer”. The Theater’s group of 32 young actors attracted a full house of enthusiastic Vologda residents to the theater’s distinctive take on the American classic. The 75 minute performance was presented in an innovative and creative way, which ...
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American Choreographer Bob Boross Introduces Jazz Dance to Russian Students

The renowned American choreographer Bob Boross of the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center held a week-long series of master classes in jazz dance for students of the Boris Eifman Ballet Dance Academy and young professional dancers of the Cannon Dance Studio. The dancers and Academy students (mostly between 11-12 years old) learned the history, techniques, ...
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Harlem Jazz Legend Bill Saxton’s tour of North West Russia in celebration of Black History Month

The U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg supported the tour of tenor saxophonist Bill Saxton, known as Harlem’s Jazz King, to North West Russia. His program highlighted and honored the accomplishments of African-Americans throughout American history demonstrating the notable contributions made by African-Americans to the world of music, and jazz in particular. Together with the Alexey ...
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American magician stirred the imagination of St. Petersburg journalists

On February 14, American magician of Chinese origin Shin Lim astonished with his art and mastery a large group of St. Petersburg journalists invited to the Residence of the U.S. Consul General in St. Petersburg Thomas Leary. The journalists did not miss the opportunity to ask numerous questions to the presenter after hisperformance and asked ...
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Film showings at the Consul General Residence in St. Petersburg

Every month the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg hosts viewings of American feature films, animated movies and documentaries. We select films that offer our audience a deeper, more detailed understanding of American history, culture and society. The films are shown in English with English subtitles. The showings are open ...
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San Francisco and Vladivostok Photographers Build a “Photo Bridge” Across Pacific

On October 7, U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok supported a spectacular international movie and photo exhibit entitled, “Freeze Frame! Look How Beautiful it is!” demonstrating “ the beauty, spirit, and similarities”  between Vladivostok and San Francisco.   The Consulate partnered with Vladivostok State University of Economics and Services (VSUES) and the local video studio “Seven”  to organize ...
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Letters of Happiness

On August 5th, the Arseniev State Museum and U.S. Consulate General jointly hosted a public presentation of the 15-minute documentary “Letters of Happiness,” dedicated to celebrated American chronicler Eleanor L. Prey. The film presents the story of Eleanor L. Prey, whose thousands of letters home from Vladivostok from 1894 -1930 captured the daily life and great historical events ...
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Remarks by Ambassador John F. Tefft at the Independence Day Reception (July 4, 2016)

Spaso House | July 4th, 2016   Welcome to Spaso House and our annual Fourth of July reception! This year, we are celebrating the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.   That document, together with the U.S. Constitution, has served as the keystone of the American democratic idea.  Recall Thomas Jefferson’s immortal phrase from the ...
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Consul General Thomas Leary took part in the Unveiling of a Monument to the Arctic Convoys of World War II in Arkhangelsk

US Consul General Thomas M. Leary took part in the unveiling of a monument to the Arctic Convoys of World War II which took place in Arkhangelsk on August 31, 2015, marking the date of the arrival of the first convoy, named “Dervish.” During wartime, 76 polar convoys consisting of more than 1480 vessels made ...
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U.S. Consulate Celebrates the Independence Day

On July, 1st the U.S. Consulate General celebrated the Independence Day. Acting Consul General Courtney Nemroff delivered a welcome speech: “Welcome to the Consul General’s Residence and our annual Independence Day reception!  Happy 4th of July! Americans all around the world gather this time of year to celebrate our nation’s birth and recall the sacrifices ...
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Ambassador Tefft Strengthens People-to-People Ties in St. Petersburg

U.S. Consulate St. Petersburg welcomed Ambassador Tefft during a productive three-day visit to St. Petersburg, the Cultural Capital of Russia, on June 11, building on his first visit to St. Petersburg in December, when he helped celebrate the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum. During this visit, Ambassador Tefft participated in a wide range ...
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