McFaul confirmed as Russia ambassador
The Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has confirmed Michael McFaul as the US Ambassador to Russia.
Reports that McFaul would succeed John Beyrle as Russia ambassador were published in May.
President Obama made an official statement to this effect in September.
Prior to his appointment, McFaul worked for the US National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Russian and Eurasian Affairs.