No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia next week The State Department on Friday announced that its second-top diplomat will lead the U.S. delegation for nuclear talks with Russia and set to take place in Geneva next week. US mission in Russia 'forced' to let go of over 200 staffMoscow banned the US from hiring or contracting any non-American staff at its diplomatic facilities in the country. US bids 'do svidaniya' to Russian staff at Moscow embassyThe United States has laid off nearly 200 local staff working for its diplomatic missions in Russia ahead of an Aug. 1 deadline set by the Kremlin for their dismissal Amid tensions, US and Russia hold ‘substantive’ arms talksThe meeting between top diplomats led to no breakthroughs, but the two sides are agreeing to meet again in September. US and Russia hold 'substantive' strategic stability talks as Moscow raps Biden for commentsUS and Russian officials had "professional and substantive talks" on strategic stability in Switzerland, the State Department said in a statement Wednesday. News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend - The Moscow TimesBoasts of prowess. Aid to Cuba. Olympic medals. U.S., Russia to Hold New Talks to Encourage Stability - The Moscow TimesThe so-called Strategic Stability Dialogue will take place July 28 amid U.S-Russian tensions on multiple fronts Senior U.S. diplomat Sherman to lead arms control talks with Russia next weekDeputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will lead the U.S. delegation at nuclear arms control talks with Russia in Geneva on July 28, the State Department said on Friday.