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US Ambassador in Moscow leaves his post
US Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul is leaving his post after the Sochi Olympics. The diplomat announced this in his blog in LiveJournal. According to the ambassador, shortly after the Olympics, he will return to his family in California.
"I'm sorry to leave Russia. I really love my job, "he wrote. Moving the diplomat linked with the fact that his eldest son wanted to return home to finish school in the United States. The McFaul family lived for nearly five years first in Washington, and then in Moscow, but seven months ago returned to their California home.
McFaul was confirmed as US Ambassador in September of 2011. In the middle of the 1990-ies. McFaul already worked in Moscow at the Carnegie Center. The diplomat is considered a specialist in the transition from totalitarian and dictatorial regimes to democratic ones.