“The most dangerous Ambassador” Sergei Kislyak will move from the USA to the Federation Council
And the interests of the head of Karelia in the upper house will represent the FSB General.
Russia’s Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, who is an American website Politico called “the most dangerous diplomat in Washington,” after his return to Russia will be represented in the Federation Council interests of one of the Russian governors, told “Vedomosti” two close to the presidential administration of the interlocutor.
New appointment Kislyak will only take place after regional elections in September, but before that one of the acting Governor should name him among the three senatorial candidates, the procedure reminds one of the interlocutors.
Which of the 16 taking part in elections of regional leaders will nominate the Ambassador, the sides did not specify. The press service of the Russian Embassy in the United States at the request of “Vedomosti” about the plans Kislyak on Monday did not answer.
Kislyak has the rank of Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary that exempts him from the residency requirement under the law on the procedure of forming the Federation Council (candidates for Senator must reside in the region five years prior to appointment, or a total of 20 years). Kislyak is a Russian in the USA for nine years, but in recent months have been “natural persecution”, said on July 14, the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The name of the Ambassador has repeatedly mentioned in connection with the investigation of Russian influence in the election of the President of the United States: in particular, conversations with Kislyak became an official occasion to resignation of the Advisor to Donald trump on Michael Flynn.
About the imminent return to Russia, the Ambassador said in an interview with TASS in early July, and in may, the international Committee of the state Duma and the Federation Council approved a new candidate for the post of Deputy foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov.