AP source: Obama picks new US ambassador to Russia (AP) – 1760th Edition

30 05 2011

In this photo taken April 8, 2010, Michael McFaul, from left, the administration's top Russian expert, is seen with National Security Advisor Gen. Jim Jones, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, during a photo opportunity prior to a bilateral meeting between President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Prague Castle in Prague. Obama is nominating McFaul as his U.S. ambassador to Russia, a senior administration official confirmed. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)AP – President Barack Obama plans to nominate his top Russia adviser as the next U.S. ambassador to that country, a man who helped the administration’s work to “reset” the two countries’ relationship.

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