Inclusive Dance Company Inspires Audiences in the Russian Far East

Arts Envoy “REVolutions Dance”, a disability inclusive modern dance group composed of one wheelchair-bound dancer and three non-disabled dancers, visited the Russian Far East from July 15th to 25th, promoting respect for diversity and appreciation of modern dance. REVolutions Dance’s program opened in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk with public flash mobs at main squares under the ...
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American Folk-Rock: Three for Silver Russian Far East Music Diplomacy Tour

May 10-17 the U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok carried out a multi-event, multi-city music program in the Russian Far East with Portland based folk-rock trio Three for Silver. This music diplomacy program included master-classes and concerts in Artem, Ussuriysk, the settlement of Chuguevka (the first concert of American band in the history of this village), Vladivostok, ...
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CG Keays Celebrates “Rhododendron Day”

On May 12, U.S. Consul General Michael Keays participated in the XIII Primorskiy Kray Scientific-Practical Conference, and joined international participants who celebrated “Rhododendron Day” for young learners aged 7-16. ‎The effort brought together over 300 participants from Vladivostok and rural communities across Primorskiy Kray, as well as high-school students from the United States and Japan. ...
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“Connecting Shores”: Exhibit on Soviet Emigration Highlights Shared Russian-American Cultural Legacy

On May 2, the U.S. Consulate General and Primorskiy Kray Arseniev Museum opened the exhibit “Connecting Shores: Cultural Mission of the Third Wave of Russian Emigration.” The event highlighted the contributions of the so-called “third wave of Russian emigration” – a process which started in the 1960s and ended with the beginning of perestroika – ...
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Football and Rock’n’roll: U.S. Drummer Inspires Sportsmen and Musicians in the Russian Far East

When Burn the Ballroom, a rock-band from North Virginia was performing a public diplomacy tour around the Russian Far East in August 2016, drummer (and high school football coach) Jack Ivins was thrilled to discover that young people in this territory share his passion for American football. So on March 19 – April 5 Jack ...
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Consul General Keays Lends a Hand to the English Language Olympiad in Artyom

On March 15-17, Consul General Michael Keays participated in the annual English Language Olympiad for young learners, ages 13-18, in the city of Artyom near Vladivostok.  More than 700 participants from around Primorskiy Krai took part in this 3-day language and cultural event.  The Consul General greeted students, parents, and educators with welcoming and served ...
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Consulate’s Team Participated in the International Ice Run

On February 25, 2017 Consul General Michael Keays lead a small but merry team of U.S. Consulate General colleagues in the International “Vladivostok Ice Run 2017” — a run over the Sea of Japan covered with ice. Consul General Michael Keays and the team ran the 5 and 10 kilometers portion of this ice race. One ...
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Consul General Visits Magadan, Anadyr and Khabarovsk

From February 27 through March 3, 2017, Consul General Michael Keays visited the cities of Magadan, Anadyr and Khabarovsk. During these visits, he met with regional and local officials; fellow Russian, Japanese and Chinese diplomats, and local residents who showed him how proud they were about their cities and the role they have played in ...
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Emmy Award-Winner Promotes Recycling and Filmmaking in Vladivostok

Chris Beaver, an Emmy Award-winning film director from California, conducted an extensive three-day Speaker Program in Vladivostok promoting San Francisco’s “zero waste” initiative and educating Vladivostok enthusiasts on basic film-making techniques.  On February 9, Mr. Beaver presented his documentary, “Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste,” to 100 spectators at the Ocean IMAX movie ...
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Super Bowl Screening at the Consulate Promotes Sports, International and Inter-Generational Dialogue

Thanks to Houston’s location 16 time zones away from the Russian Far East, the Consulate in Vladivostok was able to broadcast the Super Bowl on Monday morning in a spectacular Public Diplomacy event promoting sports, a healthy life style, mutual understanding, and inter-generational dialogue. The core groups of participants were university-aged football players and school-aged ...
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Consul General Greets U.S. University Representatives and Russian Academics

On January 29, 2017 Vladivostok U.S. Consul General Michael Keays hosted a reception for more than 40 guests in his residence. The event was held in honor of admissions officers visiting from four U.S. universities to participate in an education fair sponsored by EducationUSA and was attended by prominent academics from several local universities and ...
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U.S. Consul General’s First Visit to Ussuriysk

U.S. Consul General Michael Keays visited Ussuriysk for the first time on January 27, 2017 to meet with retired Colonel Vladimir Kaplyuk, President of the “Soldier” Fund, a charity and organization that looks out for the welfare and well-being of veterans of local and international military conflicts.  Mr. Kaplyuk gave the Consul General a tour ...
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