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Old U.S. Ambassador to Russia introduced a new ambassador

July 21 2005

The new United States Ambassador to Russia by former U.S. Ambassador to Jordan and Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East sector Burns (Burns). Reported by the Associated Press. Burns has worked 10 years ago at the American posolstvpa in Moscow, he said in Russian.

Introducing the successor, Alexander Vershbow served as U.S. ambassador to Russia since 2001, oharekterizoval Burns as "an experienced, professional diplomat," and expressed confidence that the latter is "a talented and effective" representative of America in Russia.

Among the priorities of the new envoy, said Vershbow, - the fight against anti-American stereotypes , which in his opinion, are becoming increasingly common in Russia. The outgoing ambassador also believes that the successor "will find time to enjoy the Russian culture, the musical life of Moscow and travel around the country."

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