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Outspoken U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul to leave Russia after only two years

Michael McFaul, the outspoken US ambassador to Russia who has frequently clashed with authorities in Moscow, said Tuesday he would leave the country after just two years. An embassy spokeswoman confirmed the diplomat was leaving Russia "early" but declined……

U.S. ambassador asked to explain presence of alleged undercover CIA agent working in Russia

US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on Wednesday met officials at the foreign ministry after being summoned to explain the presence of an alleged CIA agent working undercover at the embassy who was detained this week. Russia on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of the alleged US agent, identified as Ryan…

U.S. ambassador says Russia is a ‘wild country’

The US ambassador to Moscow questioned Friday how a Kremlin-linked television channel accessed his private schedule, calling Russia a “wild country” in an altercation with its reporters. Michael McFaul wrote on Twitter that NTV, a state-run broadcaster that has aired smear documentaries against the opposition, seemed to know his appointments…

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