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    August 21, 2017

    Meet Russia's new Ambassador to the US - former deputy Minister of Defense

    August 21 , 2017 - Fort Russ News - 
    Rusvesna - translated by Inessa Sinchougova

    Anatoly Antonov during a briefing on the situation in Syria in 2016, in his former role as Deputy Defense Minister.

    The current Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Anatoly Antonov, has been officially appointed as Ambassador of Russia to the United States.

    The corresponding decrees of Russian President Vladimir Putin were published on the Kremlin's website today.

    Antonov also succeeds Mr. Kislyak as Russia's permanent representative to the Organization of American States in Washington, part-time.

    In May, it was reported that for the candidacy for the post of Ambassador to the US, Antonov was approved in the committees on international affairs of the lower and upper chambers of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. He will replace Mr. Kislyak who served as Russia's ambassador to the United States from July 2008.

    The United States has approved the appointment of Antonov as Russia's ambassador to Washington.

    Antonov served as deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry since 2016. From 2011 to 2016 he was Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. He has the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, which he was awarded in 2007.

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