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  • 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.

  • 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).

  • We invite students to take part in the <<Create Your Fort Ross Quest>> Contest to win a trip to this historic region of California.

    Fort Ross, the southernmost Russian establishment in what is now the United States, is located in Northern California. We invite students to take part in our "Create Your Fort Ross Quest" Contest to win a trip to this historic region of California.

  • U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft, left, presents his credentials to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, looking on. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti)" title="U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft, left, presents his credentials to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, looking on. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti)"

    Ambassador Tefft Presents Credentials to President Putin (November 19, 2014)

  • U.S. Embassy now on VKontakte. Look us up at http://vk.com/usembru

    U.S. Embassy now on VKontakte. Look us up at http://vk.com/usembru

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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: support-russia@ustraveldocs.com 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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