U.S. State Department
President Joe Biden introduced he would nominate Lynne Tracy, the present ambassador to Armenia, to function U.S. ambassador to Russia.
Tracy, a profession diplomat, will take over from John Sullivan who left Moscow originally of the month and introduced his intention to retire. Tracy served because the second-highest official on the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, the deputy chief of mission, from 2014 to 2017. She additionally beforehand served as senior advisor for Russia affairs within the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
Tracy’s nomination comes at a vital second for U.S.-Russian relations amid tensions over the persevering with invasion of Ukraine.
Throughout her profession Tracy has labored at U.S. diplomatic outposts together with Turkmenistan, Pakistan and Kazakhstan. Tracy majored in Soviet Studies and holds a regulation diploma. She speaks Russian.
Elizabeth Rood, deputy chief of mission to Russia, has led the U.S.’s embassy in Moscow since Sullivan left.