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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The U.S. Consulate in Moscow, moved and can increase the capacity


From 16 January the Consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow will start to receive visitors to the new address. The official announcement came from the American Embassy.

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“The Consulate will be located in a new building in the Embassy complex, which is equipped with the most modern, designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and meets the high safety standards adopted by the U.S. state Department in recent years”, – noted in the Embassy.

It is known that the capacity of the new premises of the consular section is much higher than before: only on the first floor there are 23 Windows for interviews.

“Currently, however, employees of the Consulate enough to open only half of them due to the fact that the staff of the US diplomatic mission in Russia was drastically reduced in August 2017 at the request of the Russian side”, – underlined in the message. The design of the new building, according to the Embassy, inspired by the theme of space and its research. “Direct interaction between people, which includes the tourism exchanges and cooperation in the field of business, is the cornerstone of long-term relations between the US and Russia. Therefore, we believe it is important to create a comfortable environment for getting consular services,” – said U.S. Consul General in Russia Lawrence Toby.

The construction of the new building began in 2013 on the site of the demolished residential apartments of the U.S. Embassy staff in Moscow. In addition to the consular Department will be located in other offices of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and residences for American diplomats. It should be noted that electronic devices, including cell phones, cannot be brought into the premises, the storage cells is provided. The new address of the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow Bolshoy devyatinskiy pereulok, 8.

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