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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sit together on the grounds of the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The top U.S. and Russian diplomats are hoping to find a way to begin reversing a yearlong spike in tensions stemming from Ukraine's revolution and civil war. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds discussions with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Paris, France, October 14th. Click on slide to read Secretary Kerry's remarks and answers to reporters’ questions during press availability.

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  • "The Bridge over the Ocean" Festival Opens in Yaroslavl

    Russian city of Yaroslavl hosts U.S.-Russia Festival, ''The Bridge over the Ocean.'' Ambassador Tefft took part in the opening of the Festival.

  • President Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly (WH Photo)

    President Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly

  • Click to read Ambassador Tefft's biography

    Ambassador Tefft: "I am very glad to be back in Russia."

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  • White House Nominates John Tefft to be Ambassador to the Russian Federation (July 10, 2014)

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: <…> John Francis Tefft, Nominee for Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Department of State. John Francis Tefft, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is the Executive Director of the RAND Business Leaders Forum at the RAND Corporation <...>  Full Text  »


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