Anatoly Antonov appointed Russian Ambassador in USA
MOSCOW, August 21. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has appointed Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia in the United States.
“By decree of the President Anatoly I. Antonov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the United States of America and permanent observer of Russian Federation at the Organization of American States in Washington, United States of America, part-time,” — said in a statement on the Kremlin website.
By another decree Putin freed Antonova from the post of Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs.
The President also signed a decree that the former head of the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak freed from duties of Russia’s Ambassador to the US and permanent observer of the Russian Federation to the Organization of American States in Washington.
Anatoly Antonov was born in 1955, in 1978 graduated from Moscow state University. In 2004-2011 he was head of the Department for security Affairs and disarmament Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 2011 to 2016 Antonov has held the position of Deputy Minister of defense of Russia. In December 2016 was appointed Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia.