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    Spokesperson Psaki: "We are extremely concerned by reports of arson at the Grozny offices of the Joint Mobile Group and the threats directed against human rights defenders, including Igor Kalyapin, head of the Russian NGO Committee Against Torture."

  • Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Rome on December 14, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    On December 14, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Rome, Italy, to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss a number of issues in the Middle East. Secretary Kerry had a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

  • Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory Holds a George Crumb Festival

    On December 3-7, 2014, Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory held a festival dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the American composer George Crumb, a brilliant representative of contemporary American music.

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  • Ambassador Tefft Visits St. Petersburg, Helps Celebrate 250th Anniversary of State Hermitage (December 7-8, 2014)

    Ambassador Tefft paid his first visit to St. Petersburg on December 7 and 8. On Sunday, December 7, he joined State Hermitage Director Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky and hundreds of guests for a beautiful evening event held to celebrate the institution’s 250th anniversary. Earlier that day, Ambassador Tefft attended the opening of various exhibits at the State Hermitage, including a collection of American artwork valued at nearly $2 million, donated by Helen Drutt English and made possible with the assistance of the Hermitage Museum Foundation in America.  More »

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  • Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

    The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service.  More »

  • Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status

    We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases AND ALL CASES with very few delays.  More »

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