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December 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia. This Calendar of Events for Russia will preview special events in 2007 that honor 200 years of U.S.-Russia relations, as well as independent events that bring together Russians and Americans. The Calendar will be updated as details are known. If you have a confirmed event related to the 200th Anniversary, please email 200Anniversary@state.gov.

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American conductor and singer Ira Spaulding

American Spirituals and Russian Folk Songs Launch Bicentennial Concert Series at Spaso House

American conductor and singer Ira Spaulding conducted the Moscow Conservatory Choir at Spaso House on January 23 in a concert featuring Russian folk songs and African-American spirituals. The Spaso House concert honored the 75th birthday of the choir's distinguished conductor, Boris Tevlin. Spaulding was also the featured guest at a jubilee concert for Tevlin on January 24 at the Moscow State Conservatory. The Spaso House audience included many members of U.S. university alumni clubs active in Moscow and alumni of American universities.