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  • Tot’ma, the home of Russian discoverers of America Photo by Alexey Loshchilov

    U.S. Consulate General organized a journalists’ trip to Tot’ma, the home of Russian discoverers of America

  • President Obama summarizes U.S. foreign policy in his 2015 State of the Union address.

    President Obama summarizes U.S. foreign policy in his 2015 State of the Union address.

  • MLK Memorial viewed through trees (© AP Images)

    The third Monday in January marks Martin Luther King Day, a U.S. holiday that honors King’s legacy and challenges citizens to engage in volunteer service in their communities.

  • State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf

    Spokesperson Harf (Jan. 13): "Today’s vicious and repeated attacks on the Donetsk Airport and the shelling of a bus that killed 10 people and wounded 13 are just the latest egregious violations of the commitments made by the Russia-backed separatists."

  • Ambassador Tefft and Acting Consul General Courtney Nemroff in St. Petersburg

    Ambassador Tefft visited St. Petersburg and took part in the 250th Anniversary of the State Hermitage celebrations (December, 7- 8 2014).

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    U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delays in visa processing and recieving and sending communications. While the Consular Section in Saint Petersburg continues to operate normally, it is unable to process credit card payments at this time. Additionally, applicants who have interviews for students and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this wee should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee. U.S. citizens may also experience delays in sending and recieving communications. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact us at +7(812)3312600. Visa questions should, as always, be directed to: or by phone +7-495-745-3388 or 8-800-100-2554 

  • White House Nominates John Tefft to be Ambassador to the Russian Federation (July 10, 2014)

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: <…> John Francis Tefft, Nominee for Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Department of State. John Francis Tefft, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is the Executive Director of the RAND Business Leaders Forum at the RAND Corporation <...>  Full Text  »


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