US Ambassador To Russia Retires

At a glance

  • U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan departed Moscow on Sunday and will officially retire when he returns home.
  • Sullivan’s post will be temporarily filled by Elizabeth Rood, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
  • Sullivan, of Boston, appointed to the post in 2019 under former President Trump. His his retiring from a four-decade career that spanned five presidencies.
  • Boston native is a former deputy secretary of State and held senior posts at the departments of Commerce, Defense and Justice.



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