Public Affairs Section

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok promotes mutual understanding between Russians and Americans and explains U.S. policy, government, society and culture to the Russian public. It is responsible for cultural, educational, exchange and other programs, information dissemination, and relations with the press.

Educational exchanges sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State play an important role in bringing Americans and Russians into direct contact with each other and promoting the free exchange of ideas. Through these programs, Russians from high school age to university students to mid-career professionals have the opportunity to visit the U.S. and meet with their American counterparts. There are also programs to bring Americans to Russia to lecture, teach and share experiences.

Many of these exchange programs are implemented by non-governmental organizations. Please see links below for more information about these organizations.

The Public Affairs section is responsible for Consulate relations with the press. Members of the press with inquiries about the U.S. or U.S. policies, or who wish to request an interview with a Consulate staff person should contact the Public Affairs Section.