To mark one year of war in Ukraine, the Embassy of Latvia staff and friends joined a support rally for Ukraine in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25 in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Embassies around the world have long promoted their country’s art, music and natural attractions through museums, concerts, festivals and tourism exhibitions.
But now, thanks to the “metaverse,” cultural diplomacy is no longer constrained to the physical world.
One year ago, Russia began its unprovoked war on Ukraine, using ground troops to overtake a country, and to kill, rape, displace and disappear Ukrainians at a level not seen in Europe since World War II.
ssia’s loss is Armenia’s gain as the small ex-Soviet republic benefits from an influx of Russian talent in the wake of the Ukraine war.
Tucked in a corridor of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, a small and exquisitely arranged display of ancient Egyptian art offers intriguing insights into early 20th century collecting — and the story behind one of the most underrated but spectacular museums on the Mall.
On Feb. 8, Kidsave— an international organization that advocates for older kids in the foster care system— partnered with the US-Ukraine Business Council and the Ukraine House in Washington DC to launch their new campaign, Flat Sasha. This is one of the organization’s many initiatives to mark one year since the Russian invasion.
The Cayman Islands, a wealthy British territory in the Caribbean, has opened a Washington office to protect its unique financial tax status.
Did you know that Madeira wine— named for the Portuguese island where it’s produced— was toasted at the 1776 signing of the US Declaration of Independence?
This past July 28 marked 100 years since the United States recognized the sovereignty of Latvia, a West Virginia-sized nation that only in 1991 regained its independence from the Kremlin.
On Dec. 9, the Washington Diplomat welcomed back our annual holiday party after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
A major, must-see exhibition exploring an underappreciated but essential artist is on display for the next month at the Phillips Collection.
Veteran diplomat Juan Gabriel Valdés, Chile’s ambassador to the US, warns of far-right extremism even though leftists now govern much of Latin America.
Roya Rahmani, 44, Afghanistan’s first female ambassador in Washington from 2018 to 2021, now fights for women’s rights around the world.
More than a thousand people swarmed the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Oct. 13 to be rewarded with a culinary global journey, tasting food from around the world prepared by those who cook for Washington’s diplomatic corps.
AAM presents awards; NPC hosts Finland, Sweden envoys; Journalists discuss midterms at Australian residence
America Abroad Media welcomed DC diplomats, policy leaders and members of the Hollywood creative community to the Kennedy Center on Nov. 17 to celebrate its 2022 outstanding media honorees.
David Zalkaliani, Georgia’s new ambassador in Washington, offers “full solidarity” with Ukraine as both countries seek to evict their Russian occupiers.