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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.