On July 9, The American Chamber of Commerce hosted a dinner for American businesses working in the Urals and participants of the INNOPROM international exhibition. CG Dr. Paul Carter made a presentation on activities of the U.S. Consulate in Yekaterinburg. The participants talked about business environment and consular services. Alexis Rodzianko, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, asked what we should expect from the Trump-Putin summit July 16 in Helsinki. The CG answered that the fact that a U.S. congressional delegation visited Russia’s State Duma, first time in many years, is a good beginning of a dialog. Our countries need to continue talking, continue this dialog and seek ways to improve our relations.