Sections & Offices (Yekaterinburg)

Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) is responsible for the public diplomacy activities of the U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg – communicating American interests directly to foreign audiences, including opinion leaders and key institutions. It is one of four U.S. State Department public diplomacy centers in the Russian Federation, and it administers most U.S. Government cultural, educational, press and information programs throughout the Urals and Western Siberia.

In addition to providing information to the news media about U.S. Government and U.S. Consulate General policies, the Public Affairs Section features an Information Resource Center that manages the U.S. Consulate’s accounts in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SlideShare and other online social networks, fulfills information inquiries from professionals and academics using a range of databases.

PAS Yekaterinburg also administers a number of cultural, educational, and professional exchange programs. These academic and other exchange programs are aimed at a wide variety of scholars and specialists, including EFL teachers, students, journalists, public administrators, and civic activists.

For Further Information

For press inquiries or questions about the U.S. Consulate’s cultural and educational programs, please contact the Public Affairs Section by e-mail PAYekat@state.govor telephone (7) (343) 379-47-60, 379-30-01.

Political and Economics Section

Welcome to the Political/Economic Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg. The Section is dedicated to creating closer commercial and economic ties between Russia and the United States through various services, programs and events.  We offer facilitation and referrals as well as no-fee consulting services and partner searches for U.S. firms seeking to expand to the Urals.  The Section also works closely with the Foreign Commercial Service at U.S. Embassy Moscow to assist potential and current U.S. investors and exporters and to identify opportunities for U.S. trade and investment in the region.

The section reports and provides analysis on political and economic developments in the region, including major investment issues, regional politics, and human rights.

The Political/Economic officer also regularly conducts community outreach with universities, schools, and civic organizations to expand contacts and understanding between Russians and Americans.

We can be contacted at: ECONYekat@state.gov, or +7 (343) 379-3001. Please note that Yekaterinburg is 11 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.