To strengthen relations between the citizens of the United States and Russia, and to promote and defend the independent private sector in Russia.

The U.S. Russia Foundation affirms the importance of long-term investment in multi-faceted relations beyond official and diplomatic issues. In these challenging conditions, it is important that the next generation of American and Russian citizens have the opportunity to learn and share with one another, with the hope that they will be able to understand one another better, even where they may not agree.

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In addition to the areas of funding priority outlined below, USRF has established several targeted requests-for-proposals (RFPs):

1. Rule of Law
Focus on outreach, education, and training in law, information, media, and activities that build the capacity of Russian citizens to develop and sustain laws, institutions, and practices that enable good governance at the local, regional, and national levels.

International Arbitration

Addressing Practice of Law Issues in Russia

Legal Education Exchange (LEX)

2. Sustainable Economic Development
Focus on outreach, education, and training in legal, regulatory, economic, and business practices that build the capacity of Russian citizens for private entrepreneurship.

Business, Innovation and Sustainability in Media and Civil Society

Entrepreneurship in Arts and Culture

3. Education, Exchanges & Community Building
Focus on outreach, education, and training in the capacity of citizen groups in Russia to work within their communities to advance projects that develop and advance solutions which improve the well-being of Russian citizens.

Professional Development in Russian Studies

Strengthening Russian Studies in the United States

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