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  • U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft, left, presents his credentials to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, looking on. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti)" title="U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft, left, presents his credentials to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, looking on. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti)"

    Ambassador Tefft Presents Credentials to President Putin (November 19, 2014)

  • World War II veteran Luke Gaspare, 90, who has a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, and was present at the Battle of the Bulge, greets supporters from his perch on a float during the 2014 annual Veterans Day parade in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    President Obama's Proclamation on Veterans Day 2014

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    Statement by President Obama on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

  • 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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    U.S. Embassy now on VKontakte. Look us up at http://vk.com/usembru

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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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