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DCM Lynne Tracy visited Chelyabinsk

On March 1-2 DCM Lynne Tracy visited Chelyabinsk to introduce an American Rock and Roll band “The Spyrals” at the III International Music Festival “Spring Beat”.  In the course of the visit, Ms. Tracy met with the Chelyabinsk Oblast Minister of Culture Alexey Betekhtin, the Director of Chelyabinsk State Regional Studies Museum Vladimir Bogdanovskiy and ...
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South Urals Rock-n-Roll Festival Hails The Spyrals

Thanks to the State Department’s cultural exchange program, San-Francisco based rock-n-roll band The Spyrals headlined the International Music Festival – Spring Beat – that took place in Chelyabinsk, Russia February 28 – March 1, 2015.  More than ten bands participated and more than 2,000 rock-n-rollers of all ages attended the shows.  Deputy Chief of Mission ...
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Consul General Visits Kamchatka

Vladivostok Consul General Erik Holm-Olsen made his first visit to Kamchatka, February 26 to March 2. In addition to courtesy calls with local officials, he met with members of two Rotary Clubs, the director of World Wildlife Fund’s Kamchatka office, and visited the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Over the weekend, the Consul General attended ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Political Protests in Russia (February 28, 2015)

The United States Embassy in Moscow alerts U.S. citizens to the February 28 murder of prominent political opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and advises U.S. citizens that public reaction to the murder has the potential to include public demonstrations, either organized or spontaneous.  Such demonstrations can be unpredictable and can include the potential for violence.  U.S. ...
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