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John Tefft will be sworn in as US new ambassador to Russia on September 2, the State Department said. Tefft is expected to arrive in Moscow soon after he takes his oath of office, although the State Department said the exact date of his arrival was still unknown. Tefft was nominated as the US ambassador to Russia by President Barack Obama in July. He will succeed Michael McFaul who resigned in February.
Check out this ITAR-TASS photo gallery to learn more about Tefft’s predecessors and their work in Moscow.