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Obama Picks New US Ambassador to Russia

Sunday, 29 May 2011 11:12 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating his top Russia adviser as the next U.S. ambassador to that country.

A senior administration official confirmed the choice of Michael McFaul. That would be a departure from standard practice because McFaul is not a career diplomat.

The administration official spoke on condition of anonymity to speak ahead of a formal announcement. The choice was first reported by The New York Times.

McFaul is a trusted policy adviser who has worked with Obama to achieve a "reset" of the U.S.-Russia relationship, including the signing of the New START treaty to reduce strategic warheads.

Among the challenges to the U.S.-Russia relationship are an American plan for missile defense and changes that might stem from the upcoming presidential elections in Russia.

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WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is nominating his top Russia adviser as the next U.S. ambassador to that country.A senior administration official confirmed the choice of Michael McFaul. That would be a departure from standard practice because McFaul is not a career...
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