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Ambassador Statement on the Russian Government’s Decision to Designate the U.S.-Russia Foundation as a so-called “Undesirable” Foreign Organization

We are deeply troubled by the Russian Government’s decision to designate the U.S.-Russia Foundation as a so-called “undesirable” foreign organization. Presidents Bush and Putin jointly announced at the G-8 Summit on July 15, 2006 their intention to establish the foundation with the twin goal of promoting long-term economic development in Russia and strengthening ties between ...
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Statement by Embassy Spokesperson William Stevens on Ruling in Jehovah’s Witnesses Case

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow expresses its deep regret about the November 30 court ruling in Taganrog that found several Jehovah’s Witnesses guilty of extremism for organizing and attending religious meetings and for sharing their faith with others.  This was not the first time these Jehovah’s Witnesses were on trial.  The same Taganrog court found ...
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DVC in Honor of World AIDS Day took Place in Yekaterinburg

As part of the Consulate’s World Aids Day outreach, December 2, 2015 a group of medical professionals from Yekaterinburg participated in an hour and a half long conversation via digital video conference (DVC) with Dr. Lamont Scales, Public Health Analyst, Office of Health Equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention,  National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and ...
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Ambassador John F. Tefft met with Partners in Health (PIH) Representative

Today, Ambassador John F. Tefft met with Harvard Professor Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder and chief strategist of Partners in Health (PIH), an American non-governmental organization that works to eradicate tuberculosis and other diseases around the world. PIH has worked in Russia to fight tuberculosis since 1998, and is currently working in Tomsk, Karelia and Voronezh ...
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