Consular Division

Consular Division 

Address: 2641 Tunlaw Road, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20007
Telephone: (202) 939-8907, 939-8913, 939-8918, 939-8911 (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)Fax: (202) 483-7579Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.Open to public: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Head of the Consular Division: Vadim V. Saveliev Jurisdiction: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Millitary Attaches

Office of the Defense, Millitary, Air and Naval Attaches

Office of the Defense, Millitary, Air and Naval Attaches is an official representative of Defemse Ministry of the Russian Federation.
The Office staff represents three branches of the Russian Federation Armed Forces:

*Air Force Army Navy,and headed by the defense attache, who is a major-general.

It provides the information exchange between Russian and U.S. departments of defense.

Office was founded in 1934.

Please, contact us:

2650 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Phone : (202) 965-1181
Fax: (202) 298-5742
E-mail: defattru@erols.com

Law Enforcement

Representative of Ministry of Internal Affairs

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (Law Enforcement) of the Russian Federation is represented in USA by
Mr. Yevgeniy VOLKOV, the Counselor & Liaison Officer with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in USA.

Please, contact information:

2650 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone/Fax : (202) 965-2280

Security Issues

If you have any security related information or concerns please send
your message to the Assistant to the Ambassador for security issues at

This information will remain strictly confidential.

Trade Mission

The Trade Representative of the Russian Federation

The Trade Representation is the government office which promotes trade and economic cooperation between Russia and the USA. It represents and safeguards state interests in bilateral foreign trade and investment cooperation between the two countries. Trade Representation takes part in trade and economic cooperation negotiations and monitors the implementation of bilateral agreements, participates in the activities of the Intergovernmental U.S.-Russia Business Development Committee.

The Trade Representation is an integral part of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA but is subordinated directly to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade headed by Minister German O.GREF. The staff of the Trade Representation includes qualified economists and experts trained in the field of foreign trade and investments.

Due to the process of liberalization of international trade it became one of major field of our activities to provide assistance and consulting services both to Russian and American companies and entities regardless of their form of ownership and scale in finding business partners, organizing joint ventures, elaborating commercial agreements and contracts.

Special attention and assistance is paid to government-sponsored delegations of Russian officials and businessmen, bankers and entrepreneurs arriving to the United States to participate in seminars, briefings, negotiations and presentations. Some of them are periodically held in the premises of the Trade Representation. The office also provides assistance relating to changes occurring in the Russian trade law and customs regulations.

American companies and private businessmen may rely on services of Russian Trade Representation's staff when they encounter problems in dealing with Russian government entities, banks or private partners.

Cultural Centre

Russian Cultural Centre

1825 Phelps Place, NW
Washington, DC, 20008
Tel. (202) 265-3840; Fax: (202) 265-6040
e-mail: rcc@rccusa.org

For more information please visit: www.rccusa.org

The Russian Cultural Centre is the official home of Russian culture in the United States. It is created pursuant to a bilateral agreement between the United States and Russia providing for cultural centers in both countries. The purpose of the RCC is to develop and maintain positive relations between the Russian and American people by sponsoring activities in the areas of Education, The Arts, Commerce, Athletics and Science.

The Centre became a reality in December 1997, when the Russian Government officially endorsed the project and assigned its Consulate building on Phelps Place in Washington DC for the Centre.

The RCC building, whose early American occupants owned the Hope Diamond and Washington Post, is a museum, research library, classroom of Russian language and a stage for exhibits and performing arts.

The RCC in Washington is subordinate to the Russian Center for International Scientific and Cultural Cooperation - RCISCC - a federal agency of the Russian Federation which works under the direction of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture and in partnership with the Russian Association for International Cooperation. The Center headquarters is in Moscow and has representation and field Centers of Russian Culture and Science in 62 countries around the world.

The RCC has an American companion supporting organization, the Friends of the Russian Cultural Centre (FRCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, which assists with financial support and a reservoir of volunteers with a variety of talents and expertise. See above on becoming a member.

The RCC cooperates with the numerous American-Russian organizations throughout the United States and has liaisons with universities and cultural institutions across the U.S. and Russia.

The spirit of Russian-American cooperation is embodied at the Centre in the "Russian-American Room" which will chronicle and exhibit the important events throughout history in which Russians and Americans have joined together for common goals.

The Centre promotes historic and cultural heritage of Russia, its national and foreign policies, scientific, cultural, intellectual potential, and supports public diplomacy initiatives, People-to People and Sister Cities exchanges. The Centre serves as a forum for Russian-American activities in the areas of education, the arts, commerce, athletics and science. The spirit of Russian-American cooperation will be embodied at the Centre in the "Russian-American Room" which will chronicle and exhibit the important events throughout history in which Russians and Americans have joined together for common goals.

The goal of the RCC is "That our two nations will never again polarize". We believe that the best way to achieve that goal is through joint cultural activities - which can only lead to understanding, cooperation and friendship. Our purpose is to provide a safe harbor and forum where Russians and Americans can learn, experience, work together, and enjoy the culture of the other.

Fisheries Committee

The State Fisheries Committee of the Russian Federation

The State Fisheries Committee of the Russian Federation is represented in USA by Mr. Vladimir Shevlyakov, the Attache on Fisheries with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in USA.

The principal task of the Representation is to ensure implementation of the provisions of the Inter-Governmental agreements between Russia and USA in the field of fisheries, as well as implementation of a number of International conventions on protection and management of fish resources of the sea, to which both Russia and USA are the parties.

The basis for the bilateral relations in the field of commercial fishing is as follows:

Inter-Governmental Agreements on

* Mutual relations in the field of commercial fishing, dated 31 of May, 1988
* Protection of transboarder fish resources in the central part of the Okhotsk Sea, dated 13 June 1996
* Restriction of Pacific salmon commercial fishing, dated 3 September/27 August 1992

The directives for mutual cooperation between the two countries in protecting and monitoring biological resources of the sea are elaborated in compliance with the decisions adopted by the Parties in the course of annual sessions of the Inter-Governmental Consultative Committee, established within the framework of the 1988 Agreement (see above)

Please contact Mr. Vladimir Shevlyakov, Attache on Fisheries in his Office:

1609 Decature Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Phone : (202) 726-3838
Fax: (202) 726-0090