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Henhouse Prowlers Steal Hearts of Urals Music Fans

“The level of cohesion and harmony in your music is beyond comprehension… Simply amazing!”, “Fantastic performance!”, “Wish you played more” – these are only a few remarks of the overwhelmingly  enthusiastic reception of the Chicago-based bluegrass quartet Henhouse Prowlers’ music by Russian audiences.  From April 8-21, The Henhouse Prowlers toured the Urals in Russia at ...
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Statement by Marie Harf, Acting Spokesperson

Combined Russian-separatist forces continue to violate the terms of the “Minsk 2” agreement signed in mid-February. Combined Russian-separatist forces maintain a sizable number of artillery pieces and multiple rocket launchers within areas prohibited under the Minsk accords. The Russian military has deployed additional air defense systems into eastern Ukraine and moved several of these nearer ...
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Ambassador Tefft Visited Yekaterinburg

In his visit to Yekaterinburg on April 13 – 15, U.S. Ambassador John F. Tefft re-affirmed his commitment to supporting people-to-people, cultural, educational and business ties with Russia. He also laid a wreath at the World War II memorial in Dendro Park to honor the region’s soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Great Patriotic ...
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Consul General visits Salekhard

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 ...
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Chris Merrill visited Yekaterinburg

Chris Merrill – an author, poet and translator, Founder and Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa  visited Yekaterinburg on March 30-31. He met with the members of the Yekaterinburg division of the Russian Writers Union and young playwrights – pupils of Nikolay Kolyada. He also made a presentation on using ...
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