Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 19, 2010


Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale will host a series of meetings and events May 19 and 20 as part of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission’s Cultural Sub-Working Group. The delegation of Russian cultural leaders will be led by Deputy Minister of Culture Alexander Golutva. Under Secretary McHale will be joined by representatives from the American private sector and cultural organizations. The two sides will meet at the Department of State to discuss recent progress and ways to improve cooperation in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, film, literature, and more.

The Cultural Sub-Working Group is part of the Education, Culture, Sports and Media Working Group chaired by Under Secretary McHale and Special Envoy of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy.



PRN: 2010/651