Pussy Riot emails (State Department)

Tom Nash filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2013-10882
Est. Completion None
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All emails sent from or received by Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Marie L. Yovanovitch mentioning the Moscow-based activist group Pussy Riot, which given the name may have appeared as P**** Riot, between 2011 and the time this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 24, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-10882.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Tom Nash
Your request for a status and estimated completion date has been forwarded to the appropriate Compliance and Research Branch for action. Regards,

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Nash,

This is in reference to your August 2, 2013 email regarding case number F-2013-10882. The estimated completion date for your request is February 2015. Estimated completion dates are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates, not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion. This is due to unusual circumstances, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). However, please note, interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matters, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: Department of State

A no responsive documents response.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 24, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-10882.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Tom Nash,

This is a follow-up to your request and case number F-2013-10882. I apologize for the confusion with the other cases that you have pending this case was given an estimated completion date of February/2015. Our electronic data base system indicates that the status of this case was closed on 1-10/2014. You were informed of this in the letter that was sent to you on that date.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

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