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Videoconference with American Entrepreneur Terry Jones

On May 19, the Ural Chamber of Commerce, with the cooperation of the U.S. Consulate General, hosted a videoconference with American entrepreneur Terry Jones.  In his career, Mr. Jones was involved in the startup of ten different companies, including founding a three billion dollar company, Travelocity.com, and co-founding Kayak.com, which is now part of a ...
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Choral Music Brining Inspiration

May 13-16 American choir director Brian Winnie visited Yekaterinburg and conducted workshops with choirs from local schools and universities.  The workshops were part of the Choral Music Conference arranged by Arts School 11 and Yekaterinburg Department of Culture.  Students of Sviridov School of Arts #14, Rakhmaninov Music School #7, Youth Arts School #11, Urals State ...
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Consul General visits Irbit

On May 14 Consul General Van Maerssen visited Irbit District.    Irbit District is well known as a cultural and agricultural center. The Consul General met with Irbit City and Irbit Municipal District authorities with whom he discussed opportunities for economic and cultural cooperation. He also visited several area museums, including the museum of the ...
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U.S. Expert Shares Filmmaking Wisdom via Skype

On May 14, the U.S. Consulate General and Vladivostok Youth Lecture Series Luch-5 held a Skype presentation with multi-award winning U.S. documentary producer Jon Alpert. The event attracted over 20 young people searching for professional guidance on modern documentary filmmaking. Alpert’s tales of creating films covering important social issues, plus his practical filmmaking tips, were ...
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