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Name Locale Remarks Date
Cordell Hull Moscow Attended Moscow Conference with British Foreign Secretary Eden and Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov. Returned to U.S. November 10. October 18–November 3, 1943
Edward Reilley Stettinius Yalta, Moscow Accompanied President Roosevelt to the Crimea Conference. Met afterward (February 11-14) with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov. February 3–14, 1945
James Francis Byrnes Moscow Ministers meeting. Left U.S. December 12; returned December 29. December 14–27, 1945
George Catlett Marshall Moscow Attended Fourth Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers March 10–April 25, 1947
David Dean Rusk Moscow, Gagra Signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. August 3–10, 1963
William Pierce Rogers Moscow Accompanied President Nixon Leningrad, Kiev on a State visit. May 22–29, 1972
Henry A Kissinger Moscow Met with General Secretary Brezhnev to discuss the Middle East war. October 20–22, 1973
Henry A Kissinger Moscow Discussed preparations for the Moscow Summit. March 24–28, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Moscow, Simferopol, Minsk Accompanied President Nixon on an official visit. June 27–July 3, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Moscow Met with General Secretary Brezhnev, Foreign Minister Gromyko, and other Soviet officials. October 23–27, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Vladivostok Accompanied President Ford to a discussion on strategic arms limitations with General Secretary Brezhnev. November 23–24, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Moscow Discussed further limitations on strategic arms with General Secretary Brezhnev and Foreign Minister Gromyko. January 21–23, 1976
Cyrus Roberts Vance Moscow Presented arms reduction proposal to General Secretary Brezhnev and Foreign Minister Gromyko. March 27–30, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Moscow Met with General Secretary Brezhnev and Forei April 19–23, 1978
Cyrus Roberts Vance Moscow Discussed SALT negotiations with President Brezhnev and Foreign Minister Gromyko. October 21–24, 1978
George Pratt Shultz Moscow Accompanied Vice President Bush to the funeral of Soviet President Chernenko. March 12–13, 1985
George Pratt Shultz Moscow Discussed preparations for the Geneva Summit Meeting. November 4–5, 1985
George Pratt Shultz Moscow Discussed limitations of intermediate-range nuclear arms. April 13–15, 1987
George Pratt Shultz Moscow Discussed INF limitations with Soviet officials. October 22–23, 1987
George Pratt Shultz Moscow Met with Foreign Minister Shevardnadze and General Secretary Gorbachev. February 21–23, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Moscow, Kiev, Tblisi Discussed preparations for the U.S.-Soviet Summit Meeting. April 21–24, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Moscow Accompanied President Reagan to a Summit Meeting. May 29–June 2, 1988
James Addison Baker Moscow Met with President Gorbachev, senior Soviet officials, and human rights activists. May 10–11, 1989
James Addison Baker Moscow Met with Soviet leaders; addressed the International Affairs Committee of the Supreme Soviet. February 7–10, 1990
James Addison Baker Moscow, Zagorsk, Radonezsh Attended pre-summit and arms reduction negotiations with senior Soviet officials. Also met with Egyptian President Mubarak and Lithuanian Prime Minister Prunskiene. May 15–19, 1990
James Addison Baker Irkutsk Met with Foreign Minister Shevardnadze. July 31–August 2, 1990
James Addison Baker Moscow Met with Foreign Minister Shevardnadze; issued a joint statement on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. August 3, 1990
James Addison Baker Moscow Met with President Gorbachev and Foreign Minister Shevardnadze. Attended Two-Plus-Four Foreign Ministers Meeting. Signed Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany. September 10–13, 1990
James Addison Baker Moscow Met with President Gorbachev. November 7–9, 1990
James Addison Baker Moscow Met with President Gorbachev and Foreign Minister Bessmertnkyh. March 14–16, 1991
James Addison Baker Kislovodsk Discussed the Middle East peace process and implementation of the CFE Treaty with Foreign Minister Bessmertnykh. April 24–25, 1991
James Addison Baker Moscow Attended U.S.-Soviet Summit Meeting. July 29–August 1, 1991
James Addison Baker Moscow, St. Petersburg, Alma Ata Met with senior officials of the Soviet Union, the Russian Republic, and Kazakhstan. Attended the CSCE Conference on the Human Dimension. September 10–16, 1991
James Addison Baker Moscow Met with senior Soviet and Russian officials. December 15–17, 1991
James Addison Baker Moscow Attended Middle East peace conference. January 27–29, 1992
James Addison Baker Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk-70 Met with former Soviet nuclear scientists. February 14–15, 1992
James Addison Baker Moscow Discussed strategic arms reductions with President Yeltsin and Foreign Minister Kozyrev. February 16–18, 1992
Warren Minor Christopher Moscow Discussed the Bosnian crisis with senior Russian officials. May 4–5, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Moscow Met with senior Russian officials and addressed the Academy of the National Economy. October 21–23, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Moscow Accompanied President Clinton to meetings with President Yeltsin and senior Russian officials. January 12–15, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Vladivostok Met with Foreign Minister Kozyrev. March 14, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Moscow Accompanied President Clinton to summit meeting. May 9–11, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Moscow Met with President Yeltsin and Foreign Minister Primakov and attended a meeting of Contact Group Foreign Ministers. March 21–23, 1996
Madeleine Korbel Albright Moscow Met with President Yeltsin, Prime Minister Chernomyrdin, and Foreign Minister Primakov. February 19–21, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Moscow Met with Foreign Minister Primakov. May 1–2, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright St. Petersburg Met with Foreign Minister Primakov. July 12–13, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Moscow Attended U.S.-Russian Summit Meeting. August 31–September 3, 1998
Madeleine Korbel Albright Moscow Discussed strategic arms limitations and the Kosovo crisis with Prime Minister Primakov. January 25–27, 1999
Madeleine Korbel Albright Moscow Official visit; led U.S. delegtaion to Multilateral Steering Group. January 31–February 2, 2000
Madeleine Korbel Albright Moscow Accompanied President Clinton to a Summit meeting. June 3–5, 2000
Madeleine Korbel Albright Yekaterinburg Stopped en route to Rome. July 31, 2000
Colin Luther Powell Moscow Met with President Putin, Foreign Minister Ivanov, and senior officials. December 9–10, 2001
Colin Luther Powell Moscow, St. Petersburg Accompanied President Bush to a Summit Meeting. May 23–26, 2002
Colin Luther Powell St. Petersburg Accompanied President Bush to a meeting with President Putin. November 22, 2002
Colin Luther Powell Moscow Met with President Putin and Foreign Minister Ivanov. May 13–15, 2003
Colin Luther Powell St. Petersburg Accompanied President Bush. May 31–June 1, 2003
Colin Luther Powell Moscow Met with President Putin and Foreign Minister Ivanov. January 25–27, 2004
Condoleezza Rice Moscow Met with President Putin, Prime Minister Lavrov, and senior Russian officials April 19–20, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Moscow Accompanied President Bush. May 8–9, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Moscow Met with President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov. October 14–15, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Moscow Attended a G-8 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. June 29–30, 2006
Condoleezza Rice St. Petersburg Attended the G-8 Economic Summit. July 14–17, 2006
Condoleezza Rice Moscow Met with President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov. October 21–22, 2006
Condoleezza Rice Moscow Met with President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov. May 14–15, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Moscow Attended 2+2 Meeting on strategic security issues. October 12–14, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Moscow Accompanied Secretary of Defense Gates and met with President Putin, President-elect Medvedev, Foreign Minister Lavrov, and Defense Minister Serdyukov. March 17–19, 2008
Condoleezza Rice Sochi Accompanied President Bush. April 5–6, 2008
Hillary Rodham Clinton Moscow, Kazan Met with President Medvedev and Foreign Minister Lavrov concerning arms control, nonproliferation, and counterterrorism. In Kazan, met with Tatarstan President Shaymiyev and attended a dialogue on diversity at Kazan State University. October 12–14, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton Moscow Attended a Quarted meeting and discussed strategic arms reductions. March 18–19, 2010
Hillary Rodham Clinton St. Petersburg Attended the APEC Women and the Economy Forum. Met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. June 28–29, 2012
Hillary Rodham Clinton Vladivostok Attended APEC Economic Leaders Meeting. Signed a Memorandum of Understanding on U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Antarctic and a Joint Statement on Strengthening U.S.-Russian Inter-Regional Cooperation. September 7–9, 2012
John Forbes Kerry Moscow Met with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. May 7–8, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Sochi Met with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. May 12, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Moscow Met with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. December 15, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Moscow Met with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. March 23–24, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Moscow Met with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. July 14–15, 2016