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US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, who is currently in the United States, on Friday denied Russian media reports that he would leave his post by the end of this year.

MOSCOW, November 9 (RIA Novosti) – US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, who is currently in the United States, on Friday denied Russian media reports that he would leave his post by the end of this year.

“I came to Stanford [in California] only for a vacation. I’m returning to Moscow next week,” the ambassador said in a Russian-language Twitter message.

US officials said earlier in the day that the rumors were untrue.

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