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Putin to receive credentials of 15 new ambassadors

November 18, 2014, 16:09 UTC+3
New US Ambassador in Moscow John Tefft will be among the ambassadors presenting credentials to the Russian leader
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Vladimir Putin (center) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right) during the ceremony  of presenting credentials on June 27, 2014

Vladimir Putin (center) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right) during the ceremony of presenting credentials on June 27, 2014

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MOSCOW, November 18. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will receive credentials of 15 new ambassadors to Russia, including US Ambassador John Tefft, the Kremlin press service reports.

A source in the US Embassy earlier told TASS that the new US Ambassador in Moscow John Tefft will present credentials to the Russian leaders on November 19.

The ceremony of presenting credentials is held in Moscow several times a year.

John Tefft, 64, is a career diplomat. He was the US ambassador to Ukraine, Georgia and Lithuania. Earlier, he worked as deputy ambassador to Russia.

From November 1996 to September 1997 he was charge d’affairs to Russia.

Tefft took other posts in the US State Department. He also worked in Rome, Budapest and Jerusalem.

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