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U.S. Forest Service specialists to share their experience in Russia

From July 30th to August 7th, two specialists from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will travel in the Republic of Khakassia to share expertise on interpretive planning, visitor center exhibits, and attracting visitors to recreational sites. The specialists will participate in site visits, where our partners are actively working to develop ecotourism opportunities for Russian ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Cases of Anthrax Confirmed in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District (August 3, 2016)

U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District should be aware of reported cases of anthrax affecting humans and animals in the region. As of August 3, local media sources report 20 confirmed cases of anthrax in humans, resulting in the death of one child.  In total, more than 70 people have ...
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Allen Nause Staged The Odd Couple in Tobolsk

US Actor and theater director Allen Nause was invited to the once-Siberian capital, Tobolsk to stage Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple at the Tobolsk Ershov Drama Theater.  Mr. Nause spent five weeks in Russia directing and staging the classic American play.  A follower of Stanislavskiy, Mr. Nause noted in his interview to a local news ...
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Woven Together Travelled Around Urals Consular District

An exhibit of Native American arts and crafts put together and curated by professor Susan Fricke toured Surgut, Chelyabinsk, Izhevsk, Glazov, Salekhard and Orenburg, allowing Russian art fans to better understand the contemporary native American art scene. Three native artists visited the hosting cities:  Diani Whitehawk Polk  traveled to the Arctic city of Salekhard and ...
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The Student Loan Stringband Brings Newgrass Music to Russian Audiences

Portland-based Student Loan Stringband spent two weeks in Russia as cultural ambassadors supported by the U.S. Department of State. From June 28 through July 10 the band had an intensive schedule, playing shows almost every night.  Their performances at official Independence Day receptions in Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg brought an authentic spirit to the American ...
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