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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks as he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov address reporters during a joint news conference following a bilateral meeting focused on Syria held August 26, 2016, at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Secrtetary Kerry's Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Press Availability

  • Remarks by Ambassador John F. Tefft at the Independence Day Reception (July 4, 2016)

    Remarks by Ambassador John F. Tefft at the Independence Day Reception (July 4, 2016)

  • Remarks by Ambassador John F. Tefft at the Independence Day reception (July 4, 2016)

    Remarks by Ambassador John F. Tefft at the Independence Day Reception (July 4, 2016)

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  • Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Press Availability

    SECRETARY KERRY:<...>I am really pleased to be back in Geneva, and I want to thank Foreign Minister Lavrov for joining me today, for the whole day, for what I would call a long but productive and constructive discussion. Obviously, our nations are working on a number of different issues together, trying to resolve, along with other countries, each of these issues, including Ukraine, which we chatted about. But mostly today we focused on the crisis in Syria.  Full Text »

  • Designation Under Russia's "Undesirables" Law of the International Republican Institute and the Media Development Investment Fund

    We are deeply troubled by the Russian government’s decision to designate the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) as so-called “undesirable” organizations. Throughout the world, IRI and MDIF promote openness, accountability in government, and media freedom, principles Russia should seek to promote, not to suppress...  Full Text »

  • International Religious Freedom Report for 2015 Released

    The Department of State submits this report to the Congress in compliance with section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998. U.S. embassies prepare the initial drafts of the reports based on information from government officials, religious leaders, nongovernmental organizations, journalists, human rights monitors, religious groups, academics, and others. U.S. foreign service officers go to great lengths, often under difficult circumstances, to collect the information on which the reports are based.  Read the Report »

  • Two U.S. Forest Service (USFS) specialists to travel in the Republic of Khakassia to share their expertise

    From July 30th to August 7th, two specialists from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will travel in the Republic of Khakassia to share expertise on interpretive planning, visitor center exhibits, and attracting visitors to recreational sites. The specialists will participate in site visits, where our partners are actively working to develop ecotourism opportunities for Russian and international tourists...  More »

  • U.S. Mission to the OSCE: On Russia’s Ongoing Violations in Ukraine (July 21, 2016)

    The United States remains deeply concerned about the sharp uptick of attacks launched by combined Russian-separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. On July 19 alone, seven Ukrainian soldiers lost their lives and 14 others were injured, the highest number of casualties in a single day this year. Combined Russian-separatist forces are taking provocative actions even in what had been relatively quiet areas along the line of contact. Luhansk had been quiet over the past six months, partly because a river served as a natural barrier dividing the sides...   Full Text »

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  • DV-2017 Program: Online Registration

    Online registration for the DV 2017 Program begins at www.dvlottery.state.gov on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter, as heavy demand may result in website delays. No late entries or paper entries will be accepted. The law allows only one entry by or for each person during each registration period. Individuals with more than one entry will be disqualified.  Read more »

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