Vladivostok CG Honors Jack London Anniversary by Op-Ed in Novaya Gazeta

On November 24,  Novaya Gazeta vo Vladivostoke published an Op-Ed by Vladivostok CG Michael Keays honoring the 100th anniversary of the death of Jack London, one of the most celebrated American writers in Russia.  Michael Keays told the paper audience about his personal experience of reading London’s prose and explained why Americans still consider him an “outstanding writer and an example ...
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Pumpkin Pie Online: Vladivostok CG Highlights Thanksgiving Traditions

On Thanksgiving Eve, Vladivostok CG Michael Keays participated in a popular cooking show “Weekend Recipe” ran by principal regional online news agency Primamedia.  The kitchen in the CG residence was remodeled into a photo studio:   Primamedia correspondents filmed a detailed report on the “secrets of pumpkin pie recipe” .  While mixing, stirring, kneading and baking Michael Keays was also telling journalists about the origin ...
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International Education Week in Primorye

On November 14-18, Consul General Michael Keays, Public Affairs Officer Erik Pugner, English Language Officer Jerry Frank and English Language Fellow William Smith launched International Education Week for over 600 high-school students and teachers in Vladivostok, Artem and Nakhodka by conducting a series of presentations that covered such topics as US education system, presentational skills ...
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Consul General Michael Keays Visits Art School for Children in Vladivostok

On October 6 Consul General Michael Keays visited Art School for Children # 3, which has partnered with the Consulate on many occasions. Many U.S. musicians and dancers have conducted master-classes for children and teachers at the school, sharing their experience and providing invaluable inspiration to future musicians and dancers. CG Keays met with Principal and ...
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International Day Celebration at the International Linguistic School

On October 13, Consul General Michael Keays and his spouse Andrea attended the annual International Day event organized by the International Linguistic School, Vladivostok State University of Economics and Services. This year’s theme was “The History of Cinema.” Teams of high school students gave impressive presentations on international film, and then children invited guests to ...
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San Francisco and Vladivostok Photographers Build a “Photo Bridge” Across Pacific

On October 7, U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok supported a spectacular international movie and photo exhibit entitled, “Freeze Frame! Look How Beautiful it is!” demonstrating “ the beauty, spirit, and similarities”  between Vladivostok and San Francisco.   The Consulate partnered with Vladivostok State University of Economics and Services (VSUES) and the local video studio “Seven”  to organize ...
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Rock Across Russia

August 17 – September 5, the U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok carried out a multi-event, multi-city music program reaching over 10,000 music fans in Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, and Irkutsk, including headlining the largest rock music festival in the Russian Far East, V-ROX. American group “Burn the Ballroom” built on their growing Russia fame by continuing the tour, ...
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Sergey Dovlatov Book: A Bridge Between American and Russian Cultures

On September 5th the U.S. Consulate General, along with its partners from the Vladivostok media and cultural community, hosted a public presentation of the unique photo album “Sergey Dovlatov in Nina Alovert’s photographs and memoirs.” The book, timed for the 75th anniversary of the late, popular Russian-American writer’s birth, represents another tangible bridge between Russian ...
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Letters of Happiness

On August 5th, the Arseniev State Museum and U.S. Consulate General jointly hosted a public presentation of the 15-minute documentary “Letters of Happiness,” dedicated to celebrated American chronicler Eleanor L. Prey. The film presents the story of Eleanor L. Prey, whose thousands of letters home from Vladivostok from 1894 -1930 captured the daily life and great historical events ...
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Baseball Diplomacy in the Russian Far East

June 5-20, U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok, along with the Primorskiy Kray, Vladivostok, and Khabarovsk baseball federations and partners in municipal administrations, carried out an extensive sports diplomacy project reaching over 800 children in Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, and Khorol. Nick Cappuccilli, a coach at the California-based baseball organization Lifeletics as well high school coach and teacher, led ...
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Trio from Portland Performs in Russia

May 24 – June 6, Portland, Oregon-based folk musician trio “Three for Silver” carried out a robust music diplomacy program in three capital cities of the Russian Far East.  This project was made possible when the Khabarovsk-Portland Sister City Association invited the trio to perform at the Khabarovsk City Day.  U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok expanded ...
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IRC Vladivostok Holds Monthly Book Club Meeting

On March 12, Information Resource Center Vladivostok held its monthly book club meeting, led by PAO Erik Pugner. Book club discussions foster a nuanced understanding of life in the United States and American culture and culture, as well as give participants an opportunity to exercise their English Language skills. At this month’s meeting, book club ...
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Nina Alovert’s Photo Exhibit Opens in Birobidzhan

On March 10, Russian-American photographer Nina Alovert’s exhibit “The Gorgeous Features of My Dear Friends” opened at the Museum of Modern Arts in Birobidzhan, capital of the Jewish Autonomous Region. Alovert, a celebrated octogenarian photographer and ballet critic, who was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States in 1977, had premiered ...
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Navajo Nation Delegation Visits Yakutsk

On March 4-9, a delegation of cultural representatives from the Navajo Nation participated in a cultural exchange visit in Yakutsk and took part in Yakutsk’s first “ethnic nomadic fashion show” entitled “Solar Deer.” The five member delegation represented various professions and backgrounds including an elementary school teacher and former Miss Navajo, a trick horseback riding ...
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“Soul Inscribed” Band Visits Vladivostok and Khabarovsk

On February 13-21, American hip-hop/soul fusion band Soul Inscribed visited Vladivostok and Khabarovsk as a part of the American Music Abroad program. In Vladivostok, the group wowed kids with a showcase and master class for 50 students of Art School #3, with youngsters jamming with the band and, along with their teachers and parents, learning ...
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Nina Alovert’s Photo Exhibit Opens in Khabarovsk

On January 29, Nina Alovert’s exhibit, titled “The Gorgeous Features of My Dear Friends,” opened at the Far Eastern Museum of Arts in Khabarovsk. Nina Alovert, an internationally celebrated photographer and ballet critic, who was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States in 1977, had earlier opened her exhibit in Vladivostok, ...
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IRC Vladivostok Holds Monthly Book Club Meeting

On January 23, Information Resource Center Vladivostok held its monthly book club meeting, led by PAO Erik Pugner. Book club discussions are planned to foster understanding and awareness of life in the United States and American culture, as well as to give participants an opportunity to exercise their English Language skills. At this month’s meeting ...
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“Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” at IRC Vladivostok

On January 15, Information Resource Center Vladivostok held a screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” a captivating romantic comedy considered to be a classic of the genre. The screening was followed by a discussion led by Public Affairs Officer Erik Pugner during which participants discussed the plot, the main characters, the actors, the movie’s controversies, the ...
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