Under Secretary for Political Affairs Hale Meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on July 10 in Helsinki. They discussed U.S. – Russia relations and the impact of regional challenges in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The Under Secretary stressed that while the United States seeks to narrow differences and foster cooperation …

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Ambassador Jon Huntsman meets with Russian General Staff Chief Valery Gerasimov in Moscow

U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Valeriy Gerasimov met in Moscow today to discuss security issues, including Syria, the Middle East, arms control, military transparency, and the broader U.S. – Russia relationship. There was also discussion on ways to …

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Press Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Occasion of Russia Day in the Russian Federation

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate the people of Russia on the occasion of “Russia Day.” As you mark almost three decades since the beginning of constitutional reforms in Russia, the United States honors the Russian people’s continued aspirations for the democratic principles of …

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Meeting Readout of Special Envoy for North Korea Mark Lambert in Moscow

Special Envoy for North Korea Mark Lambert met with Ambassador-at-Large Oleg Burmistrov and Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov in Moscow May 17 to discuss continued U.S.-Russia cooperation to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea. The conversation was candid and constructive. During the meetings, Russian officials provided a readout of the April 25 …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks With Russian President Vladimir Putin

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE / MAY 14, 2019 BOCHAROV RUCHEY SOCHI, RUSSIA PRESIDENT PUTIN: (Via interpreter) Mr. Secretary of State, dear colleagues, we are glad to welcome you in Russia. As you know, several days ago I had the pleasure of talking to the President of the United States on the phone, and …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

PRESS AVAILABILITY MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE / MAY 14, 2019 RUS HOTEL SOCHI, RUSSIA MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Ladies and gentlemen, we are beginning a joint press conference. Secretary of State, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, please. FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: (Via interpreter) Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. First of all, I would like to …

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Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Before Their Meeting

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 14, 2019 RUS HOTEL SOCHI, RUSSIA FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: (Via interpreter) Mr. Secretary of State, (inaudible) welcome to Sochi. We had a chance to hold the discussion on the 6th of May, when we had our negotiations in Finland on the margins of the Arctic Council. We covered and …

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Ambassador Jon Huntsman meets with Federation Council Chair Valentina Matviyenko in Moscow

Ambassador Jon Huntsman met March 12 with Federation Council Chair Valentina Matviyenko.  Building on the productive conversations between the Congressional delegation that visited last year and Federation Council representatives, Ambassador Huntsman reiterated the desire of the American government to work together with Russia to facilitate inter-parliamentary cooperation, and raised issues which present opportunities for and obstacles …

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Refuting Russian Allegations of U.S. Noncompliance With the INF Treaty

Fact Sheet Washington, DC November 16, 2018 Since declaring the Russian Federation in violation of the INF Treaty in July 2014, the United States has pressed the Russian Federation repeatedly to return to compliance with its obligations under the Treaty. In spite of these efforts, Russian officials have refused to engage in any serious discussion …

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INF Diplomacy Highlights Timeline

Fact Sheet Washington, DC November 16, 2018 Since 2013, the United States has raised its concerns with Russia regarding Russian development of a ground-launched cruise missile (NATO: SSC-8, Russian: 9M729) with a range capability between 500 and 5,500 kilometers on repeated occasions to resolve U.S. concerns. These include more than 30 engagements with various departments …

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APNSA John Bolton Press Conference at Interfax

APNSA John Bolton Press Conference at Interfax News Agency Moscow, Russia October 23, 2018 Ambassador John Bolton, Opening Statement: Thanks very much for being here. I also want to thank Interfax. I’ve come here many, many times, beginning in September or October of 2001, when I came to deliver news of the Bush Administration’s decision to withdraw from the ABM treaty. I also want to thank Jon Huntsman and his team. They are doing a fantastic job here in Moscow under very difficult circumstances, limited …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 10, 2018   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Secretary Pompeo reiterated that the United States seeks an improved relationship with Russia and agreed to future dialogue. The Secretary discussed with Minister Lavrov …

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White House Statement on a Bilateral Meeting Between the United States and Russia

President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will meet on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout June 18, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone today. The two discussed issues and concerns related to Syria and the bilateral relationship. Secretary Pompeo reemphasized the U.S. commitment to …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 30, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone today, their first conversation since the Secretary’s swearing in and the Foreign Minister’s reappointment. The two discussed issues and concerns related to the bilateral relationship, Ukraine, …

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U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Speaks with Alexey Venediktov of Echo of Moscow Radio

Ambassador:  Good morning Alexey.  It’s a great pleasure to be with you in the studio. Venediktov:  Of course, today’s event, Mr. Ambassador, is the publication of the so-called “Kremlin report” of the US executive power to the US Congress, and a separate list that was published. Could you tell our listeners what status this report …

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Secretary Tillerson’s Phone Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout January 24, 2018 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke Wednesday, January 24, by phone. They discussed issues and concerns related to Syria, North Korea, and Ukraine. On Syria, …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Vladimir Putin

The White House December 17, 2017 President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Donald J. Trump today to thank him for the advanced warning the United States intelligence agencies provided to Russia concerning a major terror plot in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Based on the information the United States provided, Russian authorities were able to …

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Media Note on Cancellation of Ambassador Huntsman’s Travel to the Russian Far East

Shortly after his arrival to Russia in October, U.S. Ambassador Huntsman prioritized visits to cities where we actively support U.S. citizens and U.S. business interests and where we hope in the very near future to be able to renew consular operations. He was very pleased with his November visits to Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg where …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 21, 2017 President Donald J. Trump today spoke with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for more than one hour. The presidents affirmed their support for the Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, issued at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation …

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Joint Statement by The President of the United States and the President of the Russian Federation

President Trump and President Putin today, meeting on the margins of the APEC conference in Da Nang, Vietnam, confirmed their determination to defeat ISIS in Syria. They expressed their satisfaction with successful U.S.-Russia enhanced de-confliction efforts between U.S. and Russian military professionals that have dramatically accelerated ISIS’s losses on the battlefield in recent months.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Ambassador Antonov

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov met this afternoon at the Department of State. They discussed the need to restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity and fully implement the Minsk agreements. The two also discussed the defeat of ISIS in Syria and the United States’ continued commitment to the Geneva talks as …

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Readout of Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met this evening in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. The two recommitted to deconflicting military operations in Syria, reducing the violence, and creating the conditions for the Geneva process to move forward, pursuant to United Nations Security …

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Ambassador Tefft on U.S.-Russian Relations and much more

Ambassador Tefft in an Interview with TASS Russian News Agency   – Mr. Ambassador, as you told us already, you are going to leave in September and what do you think is your main achievement as Ambassador? – Well, I don’t know about achievements. I have a bunch of disappointments, as you’d imagine, in the bilateral relationship.  But you know, we try very hard at …

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Under Secretary Shannon’s Meeting With Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov

Following the recent meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany, and multiple bilateral senior-level engagements, Under Secretary Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. met his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov Monday to continue discussing areas of mutual concern. The conversation was tough, forthright, and deliberate, reflecting both parties’ commitment to a resolution. …

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Welcome Address by Ambassador Tefft at the International Fort Ross Dialogue Conference

  Welcome Address by Ambassador Tefft at the International Fort Ross Dialogue Conference Opening Session. Towards each other:  Russian trailblazers and American Pioneers Welcome Address   by Ambassador John F. Tefft   May 29, 2017 Good morning. I am honored to be with you here today to open the International Fort Ross Dialogue.  First of …

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Ambassador Tefft’s Participation in the International Fort Ross Dialogue

May 28, 2017 U.S. Ambassador John F. Tefft will  take part in the International Fort Ross Dialogue May 29-30 in Pskov and Izborsk. The conference will facilitate conversation and collaboration between Americans and Russians. Ambassador Tefft’s participation in this forum demonstrates the United States’ long tradition of support for intercultural exchange between the people of our two countries.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia

President Donald J. Trump met with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia, following on the visit of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Moscow last month. President Trump emphasized the need to work together to end the conflict in Syria, in particular, underscoring the need for Russia to rein in the Assad regime, Iran, and …

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Secretary Tillerson To Meet With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 8, 2017 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 10, to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues. On Ukraine, the sides will discuss the need to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and resolve the …

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Secretary Tillerson’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

Spokesperson Heather Nauert: The Secretary of State spoke by phone with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov today about the efforts to de-escalate the ongoing conflict in Syria. The Secretary looks forward to further meetings with the Foreign Minister to discuss the respective roles of the United States and Russia in de-escalating the conflict and supporting the …

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Remarks by Ambassador John Tefft at the IV Arctic Forum: Territory of Dialogue

Good morning distinguished heads of state, officials, ladies and gentlemen. I want to thank the Russian State Commission on the Arctic for organizing this conference and for inviting me to address you as the United States representative. I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to you about one of the great challenges of …

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Smithsonian’s rare Russian stamps preserve history

One of the world’s greatest collections of stamps from Imperial Russia is in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum in Washington. “With varieties not known to exist within any other museum stamp collection in the world, these exceptional stamps reflect the culture and history of pre-revolutionary Russia,” the museum says. The whereabouts of the collection, consisting of …

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Official Statement on Russian Federation violations of INF Treaty Obligations

Mark Toner, Acting Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State: “We do not comment on intelligence matters. The United States takes seriously its international commitments and arms control obligations.   As detailed most recently in the 2016 Compliance Report, the Russian Federation remains in violation of its INF Treaty obligations not to possess, produce, or flight-test a ground-launched …

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Department of State on the Sentencing of Aleksey Navalny

We are concerned by the latest guilty verdict handed down against Aleksei Navalny. The current prosecution of Navalny is a replica of a 2013 case, which Russia’s Supreme Court overturned and the European Court of Human Rights ruled had violated his civil rights. The decision appears to be another example of the Russian government’s growing …

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Readout of the President’s Call with Russian President Vladimir Putin

President Donald J. Trump received a congratulatory call today from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The call lasted approximately one hour and ranged in topics from mutual cooperation in defeating ISIS to efforts in working together to achieve more peace throughout the world including Syria. The positive call was a significant start to improving the relationship …

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Insights of a Russian writer traveling in the U.S.

One learn about America through the lens of a Russian journalist. We turned to Daniil Turovsky, Meduza’s special correspondent and the winner of GQ Russia’s journalist of the year 2015 award , for insights (via Instagram) from his travels in the U.S. Join us as we start with Turovsky in the nation’s capital, Washington, at the National Mall, a national park in the heart of the city. National …

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Ongoing Violations of Freedom of Expression in Russia. Statement to the OSCE Permanent Council by Deputy Chief of Mission Kate M. Byrnes

As delivered by Deputy Chief of Mission Kate M. Byrnes to the Permanent Council, Vienna January 19, 2017 The United States is concerned about the December 28 decision by Chechnya’s Supreme Court to uphold the conviction of Zhalaudi Geriev, a local independent journalist. Mr. Geriev was detained by authorities April 16, 2016 near Grozny. Members …

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“Russia: The Threat, the International Order, and the Way Forward.” Remarks by Ambassador Power.

Remarks on “Russia: The Threat, the International Order, and the Way Forward” Share Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations Washington, DC January 17, 2017 AS DELIVERED Thank you. I’ve had the privilege of serving in the Obama administration for eight years. First in the White House, …

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Annual Report on the Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC January 9, 2017 Today the State Department submitted to Congress, as required by the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, the fourth annual report on the U.S. Government’s actions to implement the Act. As part of this report, the State Department, …

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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov (December 19, 2016)

The United States strongly condemns the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, in Ankara today, which reportedly also left others wounded. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of Ambassador Karlov and the other victims, and we offer our condolences to the Russian people and Government. This heinous …

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