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 to show them the tricks

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 to the public 18 years

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 the treacherous voyage to and

Traditional American Music in Traditional Russian North Setting

On July 15 – 20, the Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience group from New Orleans introduced the Russian public to the music of zydeco. Zydeco combines the charm of French folk music and vigorous rhythms of the African, Caribbean and Creole melodies. The leading musical instruments used for performances are accordion and… washboard. Two times “Grammy” award winners performed

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 of so many Americans for

Great Seal of the United States

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 of meetings and activities that

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