United States Information Service Seal
Moscow, Russia 1999
The United States Information Service (USIS) was the overseas arm of the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) -- the agency charged with carrying out our nation’s public diplomacy and exchange programs worldwide. USIA and USIS were merged with the Department of State in 1999. USIS offices overseas were folded into the Embassy’s public affairs sections, and today continue to carry out similar duties. Foreign Service Officer Eric Johnson was assigned to Moscow from 2000 to 2004 as the Information Resource Officer. While going through items left in the former USIS offices in Moscow he found this USIS seal sign, which represents the United States’ legacy of public diplomacy activities throughout Russia in the 20th century.
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United States Information Service Seal. c. 1999. National Museum of American Diplomacy, https://diplomacy.state.gov/items/united-states-information-service-seal
United States Information Service Seal, c. 1999, National Museum of American Diplomacy, Washington, DC, https://diplomacy.state.gov/items/united-states-information-service-seal
(c. 1999). United States Information Service Seal [Object]. National Museum of American Diplomacy, Washington, D.C., United States. https://diplomacy.state.gov/items/united-states-information-service-seal