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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Russia!

We invite Americans living in Russia to get involved with DARU,  the official country committee for US Democrats here. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - and if you're interested in putting on an event yourself or helping to get out the vote, please do get in touch with Merrill Oates, the Regional Vice Chair for EMEA, who will help you coordinate and promote the activity. 

DA Russia Leadership:

| RU Chair
| RU Vice Chair
| Treasurer
| Legal Counsel
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    DA-Russia AGM and Officer Elections – 2017

    The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) of Democrats Abroad Russia (DA Russia) wishes to remind members of the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) and opportunity to vote for DA Russia officer candidates.

    Annual General Meeting

    The AGM will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 19:30 in the evening, at the Moscow office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 7 Petrovka Street, to meet the candidates to the Executive Council of DA Russia, amend by-laws, and discuss current events.  

    Nominees to Executive Committee

    The following persons have been nominated and seconded for the following positions: 

    Chairperson:  Josh Tulgan

    Vice-chairperson:  Carolyn S.  Wieland

    Treasurer:  Hitoshi Hirano

    Secretary:  Marian Dent 

    Counsel:  Amy Kouznetsova

     

    Amendment to By-laws

    We will also be voting on the following proposed by-laws amendment:

    11.1     The Executive Committee is composed of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Counsel and may, in addition, include two Members-at-Large elected from among the eligible Members of the Organization. The chairpersons of any Standing Committees will be ex officio members of the Executive Committee without voting privileges.


    Voting

    Rather than voting with paper ballots, we invite everyone to vote via Survey Monkey.  You will be able to vote using the link below for a period of 14 days.  
    Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DRGMTSY

    Results of voting

    We will send out the results by email shortly after the expiration of the 14-day voting period. 


    We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening!

    Best regards,

    Members of the Nominations and Elections Committee of DA Russia:

    Guy Archer
    Vladimir Kouznetsov
    Maya Melnikas

     

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    Reminder: Foreign Bank Account Reporting Deadline is April 15

    Democrats Abroad FATCA/FBAR reporting team just published their newest report, available here http://www.democratsabroad.org/fbar_fatca_task_force_report 

    Part of this report states "Americans with accounts in foreign financial institutions with a total balance across all accounts at any point during the year of $US10,000 or more need to file a FBAR (Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report) Form 114.  This year, for the first time, the form is due for submission on 15 April, as opposed to 30 June as it has been in the past."  

    "The form is filed with Treasury, rather than the IRS, with FinCen - the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.  (To say that it disturbs Americans abroad that we need to make this voluntary disclosure to the section of the US Treasury set up to investigate and apprehend perpetrators of financial crimes would be the understatement of the decade.  But I digress.)  The form is filed electronically using the BSA E-filing system, a change mandated back in 2014 (though it can be prepared online or offline and uploaded)."

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