Consul General visits Salekhard

People outside.
Photo belongs to the U.S. Dept of State

The Consul General trekked to Salekhard, which is positioned precisely on the Arctic Circle within Russia’s Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YaNAO), on April 3-4, 2015. Various officials from YaNAO’s regional government, as well as from Salekhard and Priuralsky District’s municipal administrations, discussed opportunities of cultural and educational exchange programs.  In meetings with representatives of cultural establishments and public organizations, he also raised the possibility of deepening direct people-to-people relations.

Other high points of the visit included attendance at the traditional northern ethnic minorities’ festival for the “Reindeer Herders’ Day” and meeting with the association of ethnic minorities, which served to highlight the culture and traditions of YaNAO’s indigenous peoples.


People and dogs outside. (State Dept.)
Photo belongs to the US Dept of State