Embassy of the United States, Moscow

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Embassy of the United States, Moscow
Native name
Russian: Посольство Соединенных Штатов Америки Москва
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New embassy as seen from the street
Location Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8
Russia Presnensky District, Moscow, Russia
Coordinates 55°45′20″N 37°34′59″E / 55.755556°N 37.583056°E / 55.755556; 37.583056Coordinates: 55°45′20″N 37°34′59″E / 55.755556°N 37.583056°E / 55.755556; 37.583056
Opened June 2000; 14 years ago (2000-06)[1]
Ambassador Vacant (since 2014)
Embassy of the United States, Moscow is located in Russia
Embassy of the United States, Moscow
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Location of Embassy of the United States, Moscow in Russia

The Embassy of the United States of America in Moscow is the diplomatic mission of the United States of America in the Russian Federation. The embassy complex located in the Presnensky District in the city center of Moscow. Its address is: Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8.[2] The US citizen center is located nearby at 21 Novinskiy Bulvar.[3]

The old building of the embassy of the United States in Moscow.

Organization[edit]

The embassy consists of the following sections:[4]

In addition, representatives of a number of Federal agencies work in the embassy.[4]

The embassy oversees the following Consulates General in Russia: Saint Petersburg,[5] Vladivostok[6] and Yekaterinburg.[7]

Building[edit]

On a Russian television program, Igor Korotchenko, editor of a magazine called National Defense and a former specialist in Russia’s military command, described the structure of the current embassy building as follows: "The N.S.A. is a global electronic vacuum cleaner, which monitors everything. Look at the top two floors of the new building of the U.S. Embassy — it’s a huge antenna, which listens to the Moscow air."[8]

Ambassadors[edit]

The position of United States Ambassador to Russia is currently vacant, following the resignation of Michael McFaul on 26 February 2014. Deputy Chief of Mission Sheila Gwaltney is the acting leader of the United States mission in Russia.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New Chancery of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow
  2. ^ moscow.usembassy.gov/contact-us. Retrieved 2008-10-08
  3. ^ moscow.usembassy.gov/acs-hours. Retrieved 2008-10-08
  4. ^ a b moscow.usembassy.gov/offices. Retrieved 2008-10-08
  5. ^ stpetersburg.usconsulate.gov. Retrieved 2008-10-08
  6. ^ vladivostok.usconsulate.gov. Retrieved 2008-10-08
  7. ^ yekaterinburg.usconsulate.gov. Retrieved 2008-10-08
  8. ^ Barry, Ellen (June 28, 2013). "While N.S.A. Leaker Stays in Hiding, Russian TV Builds a Pedestal for Him". The New York Times. pp. 1–2. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ Tétrault-Farber, Gabrielle (27 February 2014). "McFaul Leaves U.S. Ambassador Post Amid Ukraine Turmoil". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 

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