Working at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia
Moscow has a rich cultural history expats are able to enjoy while on assignment in the U.S. Embassy. The earliest historical references to the city appear in the mid-twelfth century, noting a town that rested on the Moskva river. Throughout its history this political, cultural and social capital has seen numerous changes and has grown to accommodate more than 11 million citizens.
Today, Moscow is situated in the Central Russian district, serving as the center of government and carrying on a rich tradition of political, social and cultural wealth that is expressed though its many sites and citizens.
About the US Embassy in Moscow
The idea of having an embassy complex in Moscow was first envisioned in 1934, not long after the United States recognized the Soviet Union. In January 1934 Stalin promised the first U.S. Ambassador to the USSR, William C. Bullitt, a new Embassy site on Lenin Hills in Moscow overlooking the Moscow River. Negotiations as to terms and conditions were fruitless and the Embassy staff moved into quarters near Red Square, which they occupied until 1953 when they moved into the Existing Office Building (EOB) on Ulitsa Chaikovskogo (now Novinskiy Bulvar) after Soviet renovation of the property that was constructed originally as an apartment building.
In the City
The Embassy rents/owns and maintains several apartments in the city. They appear Russian from the outside, but they are fully renovated on the inside to Western standards. Employees travel to work via public transportation (metro, trolley, bus, etc.) or in their POV (Personally-Owned Vehicle). Some employees choose to purchase a vehicle when they arrive to post.
In Rosinka a growing development on the outskirts of Moscow. Most residents are from Western countries. Rosinka offers townhouses with garages in a pristine environment. There is also a great recreation center available on the grounds. Details and photographs can be found at www.rosinka.ru. All housing includes a hot water heater, dishwasher, washer/dryer in unit, full-size freezer for food storage, etc.
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