Sergey Lavrov

Timeline of the US and Russia trading diplomatic blows

The U.S. ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco, as well as two diplomatic annexes in Washington, D.C., and New York, Thursday, responding to a Kremlin demand that hundreds of American diplomatic staff in Russia be cut. The consulate closure was the latest turn in a cycle of Read more

Vladimir Putin appoints new ambassador to the United States

The Kremlin announced today that Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Anatoly Antonov as Russia’s ambassador to the United States, replacing Sergey Kislyak . Antonov, a former deputy defense minister who has been sanctioned by the European Union for his role in Russia's takeover of Crimea in Read more